First Grand Voyage Cruise from US

Holland America Line will sail what’s believed to be the primary ever Grand Voyage “Pole-to-Pole” roundtrip from the USA in 2025. Particulars of the brand new 133-day crusing together with a simultaneous 124-day 2025 Grand World Voyage have been introduced at this time by President Gus Antorcha aboard Zuiderdam to Grand World Voyage friends at present crusing within the North Sea.

With the Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole and Grand World Voyage each departing in January 2025, this would be the first time that Holland America Line is providing two Grand Voyages of greater than 120 days concurrently. The Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole aboard Volendam permits cruisers to go to 5 continents on a journey that travels south-to-north, whereas the Grand World Voyage aboard Zuiderdam covers six continents on an east-to-west route, every conveniently crusing roundtrip from a U.S. homeport.

“This shall be a really historic pair of voyages,” Antorcha advised friends. “Our Grand World Voyage travels east to west and our different Grands concentrate on one area, so designing this first-of-its-kind route that explores south to north roundtrip from the U.S. is an unbelievable approach to enable our friends two completely different decisions to journey internationally.”

“Detailed planning went into this voyage to make sure we’re visiting locations when the climate is favorable, and we included areas which can be wanted just like the Amazon River, Greenland and Iceland, along with Antarctica and the Arctic,” mentioned Paul Grigsby, vp for deployment and itinerary planning for Holland America Line. “We’ve created two voyages that linger in ports for memorable moments and a number of other in a single day stays. We even timed it so the 2 voyages will meet-up to share an in a single day expertise in Barcelona.”

Beginning at this time (April 20), vacationers involved in both the 2025 Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole or 2025 Grand World Voyage can name Holland America Line’s World Cruise Reservations Desk or a journey advisor to make a deposited Future Cruise Request. Friends with a deposited Future Cruise Request will get precedence reserving affirmation previous to the 2 voyages formally opening to the general public Might 24, 2023.

2025 Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole Highlights — Volendam

• 133 days. Departing Jan. 25, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.

• Follows a south-north-south route by way of the Panama Canal, down alongside the west coast of South America to Antarctica, then up alongside Argentina and Brazil to the center of the Amazon River. The ship then crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Africa, sails north to Europe and as much as the North Cape earlier than heading west throughout the northern Atlantic Ocean through Iceland and Greenland, and eventually down the japanese shores of North America.

• Pole to Pole: Down south Volendam spends 4 days of scenic cruising in Antarctica and up north the ship crosses the Arctic Circle to the North Cape.

• 68 complete ports throughout 5 continents and 28 nations.

• 8 in a single day 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 Greenland.

2025 Grand World Voyage Highlights — Zuiderdam

• 124 days. Departing Jan. 4, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.

• Transits the Panama Canal and makes approach to Easter Island earlier than crossing the South Pacific to Australia. Explores the Nice Barrier Reef en path to Indonesia and Sri Lanka, then sails south to Cape City, South Africa, by the use of the Seychelles, again up alongside the japanese coast of Africa, by way of the Suez Canal to Portugal earlier than crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

• 46 complete ports in 32 nations throughout six continents.

• 9 in a single day calls: Callao (two nights); Easter Island; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Cape City; Mombasa, Kenya; Safaga, Egypt; and Barcelona.

• 7 late-night departures: Manta, Ecuador; Seychelles; Cape City and Durban, South Africa; Aqaba, Jordan; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; and Gibraltar, U.Ok.

• Memorable Moments: Panama Canal transit, two nights at Callao permitting time to go to Machu Picchu, Easter Island, scenic cruising within the Nice Barrier Reef, two full days in Cape City, the chance to go to Petra from Jordan and expertise Luxor from Safaga.

Grand Rendezvous in Barcelona

On April 24, 2025, Volendam and Zuiderdam will meet in Barcelona, Spain, for a joint in a single day name, bringing the 2 Grand Voyages collectively for a celebration. Particular festivities involving each ships will mark the event of the peerlessly deliberate twin go to.

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