Come 2026, Holland America Line will sail on a special world cruise, which will visit every continent on the planet. A highlight for the cruise will be a special four-day experience in Antarctica. 

Volendam will sail across 47 ports in 39 countries, as a roundtrip out of Fort Lauderdale. The ship will go south as far as Antarctica and as far north as Oslo in Norway.

President Gus Antorcha said: “We asked thousands of past guests and travel advisors for their opinions about the perfect Grand World Voyage. This may be one of our most thoroughly researched routes ever for a world cruise.

“This itinerary includes destinations we know guests love, packed with memorable moments and overnight stays. We are purposefully visiting fewer ports to allow more time to explore the destinations we visit. And this is to create a voyage that does not feel rushed.”

Interested guests can call and begin to call Holland America now and express their interest. 

Cruise highlights of the Holland America World Cruise

  • The cruise will traverse the East Coast of South America, heading through Easter Island and other South American attractions en route to Antarctica.
  • Next the cruise will hit pacific hotspots like the Greater Barrier Reef, Singapore and the Maldives, before heading to Europe.
  • Alexandria, Egypt will be the next port of cool before an exploration of the Mediterranean. 
  • Nine overnight calls: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Malé, Maldives; Safaga (Luxor) and Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt; and Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Five late-night departures: Bahia d’ Opunoha, French Polynesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Oslo, Norway; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Early booking benefits

For a limited time, guests who book early can receive USD$2000 in onboard credit, a 3% discount, the WiFi surf package and USD$500 air credit.

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