SEATTLE, May 24, 2023
/CNW/ -- Following a successful prebooking period, Holland America
Line officially opened bookings to the public today, May 24, for its two newest Grand Voyages. With
the Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole and Grand World
Voyage both departing in January
2025, this will be the first time that Holland America Line
is offering two Grand Voyages of more than 120 days
Line has officially opened bookings to the public for its
two newest Grand Voyages.
The Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole aboard Volendam enables
cruisers to visit five continents on a journey that travels
south-to-north, while the Grand World Voyage aboard
Zuiderdam covers six continents on an east-to-west route, each
sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale,
"We craft one-of-a-kind itineraries that resonate with our world
voyage guests, as indicated by pre-bookings on these cruises," said
Beth Bodensteiner, Holland America
Line's chief commercial officer. "Our team put together two amazing
Grand Voyages so our guests can't go wrong with either. We're
excited to offer two distinctly different, yet equally bucket-list
2025 Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole Highlights — Volendam
- 133 days. Departing Jan. 25,
2025, roundtrip from Fort
- Follows a south-north-south route through the Panama Canal,
down along the west coast of South
America to Antarctica, then
up along Argentina and
Brazil to the heart of the Amazon
River. The ship then crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Africa, sails north to Europe and up to the North Cape before heading
west across the northern Atlantic Ocean via Iceland and Greenland, and finally down the eastern shores
of North America.
- Pole to Pole: Down south Volendam spends four days of scenic
cruising in Antarctica and up
north the ship crosses the Arctic Circle to the North Cape.
- 68 total ports across five continents and 28 countries.
- 8 overnight calls: Fuerte
Amador, Panama; Callao
(Lima), Peru; Buenos, Aires,
Argentina; Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil; Barcelona, Spain;
Lisbon, Portugal; and Reykjavik, Iceland.
- Memorable Moments: Panama Canal transit, Cape Horn,
Antarctica, Falkland Islands, exploring the Amazon River,
Strait of Gibraltar, Norwegian
fjords, North Cape, Iceland and
2025 Grand World Voyage Highlights — Zuiderdam
- 124 days. Departing Jan. 4, 2025,
roundtrip from Fort
- Transits the Panama Canal and makes way to Easter Island before crossing the South Pacific
to Australia. Explores the Great
Barrier Reef en route to Indonesia
and Sri Lanka, then sails south to
Cape Town, South Africa, by way of
the Seychelles, back up along the
eastern coast of Africa, through
the Suez Canal to Portugal before
crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
- 46 total ports in 32 countries across six continents.
- 9 overnight calls: Callao (two nights); Easter Island; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Cape
Town; Mombasa, Kenya;
Safaga, Egypt; and Barcelona.
- 7 late-night departures: Manta, Ecuador; Seychelles; Cape
Town and Durban, South
Africa; Aqaba, Jordan;
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; and Gibraltar, U.K.
- Memorable Moments: Panama Canal transit, two nights at Callao
allowing time to visit Machu Picchu, Easter
Island, scenic cruising in the Great Barrier Reef, two full
days in Cape Town, the opportunity
to visit Petra from Jordan and
experience Luxor from Safaga.
The combined Grand Voyages will feature more than 4,000 live
performances, 1,400 shore excursions and 5,800 pickleball games —
more than any two simultaneous voyages for Holland America Line. An
infographic about the breadth and depth of the voyages can be found
Grand Rendezvous in Barcelona
On April 24, 2025, Volendam and Zuiderdam will meet
in Barcelona, Spain, for a joint
overnight call, bringing the two Grand Voyages together for a
celebration. Special festivities involving both ships will mark the
occasion of the perfectly planned dual visit.
Early Booking Bonus Benefits
Guests who book the full
133-day Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole or 124-day Grand World Voyage by
June 3, 2024, receive onboard
spending credits and amenities valued at up to $8,800 or $8,500
respectively, per person. New perks for all guests who book early
feature complimentary Surf Wi-Fi package, a $500 air credit per person if booked through
Flight Ease and complimentary roundtrip airport transfers.
Additional extras can include complimentary luggage delivery
service to and from the Fort
Lauderdale airport, prepaid crew appreciation and laundry
and drycleaning service when booking certain stateroom categories.
Terms and conditions apply. Visit hollandamerica.com for full
Cruise fares for the 2025 Grand World Voyage begin at
$24,999, while cruise fares for the
2025 Grand Voyage: Pole to Pole begin at $26,399, both per person, double occupancy.
Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a
travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit
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About Holland America Line
Holland America Line, part of Carnival Corporation and
plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL and NYSE:CUK), has been exploring the world for
150 years with expertly crafted itineraries, extraordinary service
and genuine connections to each destination. Offering an ideal
mid-sized ship experience, its fleet visits nearly 400 ports in 114
countries around the world and has shared the thrill of
Alaska for 75 years — longer than
any other cruise line. Holland America
Line's 11 vessels feature a diverse range of enriching
activities and amenities focused on destination immersion and
personalized travel. The best live music at sea fills each evening
at Music Walk, and dining venues feature exclusive selections from
a Culinary Council of world-famous chefs.
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