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Scientific American Travel. See Australia's beaches, architecture, and New Zealand's Maori heritage.



Chart new science territory in Oceania with Scientific American Travel. Adventure calls, and scientific inquiry beckons on the Bright Horizons 27 cruise conference on Holland America Line’s Noordam, sailing from Sydney Australia to Auckland New Zealand. Exercise your curiosity, celebrate the moment, and join a floating community of keen minds amidst the scenic splendor of Australia and New Zealand.

Learn about research on the self, social motivation, and society. Multiply your mental math abilities, and see the calculations that tip gaming odds. Explore the state of astronomy in Australia. Tap the energy and excitement of contemporary science aboard Bright Horizons 27.

Then head ashore and discover why New Zealand’s Maori culture, period architecture, hiking tracks, wildlife, and food and wine are the stuff of legends. Stroll Sydney’s beaches, walk Melbourne’s urban lanes and arcades, and hike Tasmania’s outback in one seamless journey.

Stargaze and dine on local seafood and wine with friends; enjoy long-awaited downtime. Relax and absorb innovative thinking from the experts aboard Bright Horizons 27. We take care of the details so you can focus on fun. Please join us!



Cruise prices vary from $1,739 for an Interior Stateroom to $6,999 for a Neptune Suite, per person (pp) based on double occupancy. For those attending our SEMINARS, there is a $1,575 fee. For detailed info and pictures of our ship, please visit the CABIN & SHIP INFO tab. For the cruise itinerary please review our SCHEDULE and/or MAP. Add’l pp fees: gov’t taxes and fees ($389), booking service fee ($100), cruiseline gratuities ($11.50 per day), and Tour Leader gratuities ($140). All prices and fees are detailed on the PRICING & TERMS tab. Use our PRICING CALCULATOR for a quick price quote.

Visit a Koala, one of Australia's indigenous animals on Bright Horizons 27. Tour Sydney's UNESCO World Heritage Opera House before Scientific America's Australia-New Zealand cruise. Explore Sydney's vibrant city centre on Bright Horizons 27 educational science cruise. Enjoy Sydney's evening skyline with Scientific American Travel.

For all the details please peruse the tabs above. Sydney Opera House picture provided by Adam.J.W.C.


Insight Cruises occasionally charges more than Holland America for the same cabin category because our cruise pricing includes several parties, meeting room space, plus a pair of Tour Leaders traveling with the group. Therefore, if you ask us to match a price you see on the website we will do so but we add a $150 pp Facility Fee. See the TERMS & CONDITIONS section in the PRICING & TERMS tab for further information.

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