Grand World Voyage Cruises

Hong Kong, China

Cruise to Hong Kong

You feel the buzz of South Asia's legendary financial generator the moment you arrive. Immersing yourself in Hong Kong life takes only seconds as the pulse of the island city-state beats so quickly and never sleeps. The deep-water harbor, the high rise corporate headquarters glowing at night in neon and LED light displays, zillions of restaurants, old world markets, unbelievable shopping — have you rested yet? Only a few of Aberdeen's old world junks and sampans remain, but you can still rise above it all on the tram ride to the top of Victoria Peak. Where else can ancient herbal remedies mix with designer fashions, Buddhist monks, and modern international businessmen?

Extend your Hong Kong vacation before or after your cruise and explore this city more comprehensively. To learn more about hotel packages for pre- or post cruise, please contact your travel professional or Holland America Line.

Discover more about Hong Kong with AFAR’s local experts in the Hong Kong Destination Guide.

Osaka, Japan

Cruise to Osaka

Succulent Kobe beef, sukiyaki and sushi all tantalize in this boisterous, earthy city. Nearby: Kyoto, Japan's spiritual center, and ancient Nara with its marvelous temples. Sample shore excursions: Nara & the Horyuji Temple; Osaka Castle & Sightseeing; Kyoto: the Ancient Capital.

Discover more about Osaka with AFAR’s local experts in the Osaka Destination Guide.

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Cruise to Saipan

For a capital island of the 14 Northern Marianas, this South Pacific gem measures a scant five miles by 12. Even so, expect no less than a bounty of rewards from what this hidden paradise has in store. Saipan lies near the famed Mariana Trench, now a national monument and magnet for reef divers internationally. Discover a community spirit receptive to travelers and a relaxing lifestyle that's contagious, whether you lay low on a beach or break for shopping. Try excellent local cuisine that creatively reflects myriad historical traditions and ethnicities.

Discover more about Saipan with AFAR’s local experts in the Saipan Destination Guide.

Xingang (Beijing), China

Xingang (Beijing), China

Cruise to Xingang (Beijing)

Beijing is ancient, older almost than imagining. The first human habitations date back some 700 millennia, to the very dawn of the human species. 24 emperors called it home. Today, it is the center of culture, education and politics in China. It is a leading city of the world. And it is a hive of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are places in and around the city so potent they've become touch points of our global psyche: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and since the 2008 Olympic Games, the National Stadium (aka the "Bird's Nest"). Everywhere cruise visitors go they touch history.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Cruise to Barcelona

Explore Barcelona: Our Destination Guides, in partnership with AFAR, offer guests the most distinctive and insightful guides to our ports of call, along with personalization tools to help you plan your perfect journey.

Barcelona effuses the ancient, the modernist, and the Gaudi. Legend has it the city was founded by Hercules 400 years before the founding of Rome. Whatever the truth, the city today is a global capital of commerce, fashion, culture, and sunshine (the city gets about 300 days of it a year). Cruise visitors should start with a walk down Las Ramblas, the glorious tree-shaded thoroughfare at the heart of the city. Claim a patch of sand on one of the city beaches. But, most of all, see what visionary architect Antoni Gaudi wrought. Seven of his creations have been honored as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including La Sagrada Familia, the Park Guell, and Casa Mila.

Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan

Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan

Cruise to Aqaba

Ages ago, the Nabateans of Southern Jordan carved a magnificent city out of sheer limestone cliffs amidst breathtaking terrain resembling Utah's famed national parks. Petra, a magnificent city of rock once at the crossroads of overland trade, attracts most of the visitors coming to the port in Aqaba because nothing in the entire world compares. Even the entrance, a path though a slot canyon called the Siq, stirs the imagination. Behold the Street of Facades, the Roman Theater, the Monastery — and especially al Khazneh ("The Treasury"), a monumental Greek-influenced edifice that emerges from the cliff.

Not far from Petra, Hollywood took advantage of the endless vistas to film Lawrence of Arabia.

Discover more about Aqaba with AFAR’s local experts in the Aqaba Destination Guide.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cruise to Colombo

Resembling a sublime pearl hanging just south of the Indian Subcontinent, Sri Lanka's attractions include ancient cultures, enchanting natural parks, welcoming people, and must-see wildlife. Sri Lanka boasts no less than eight UNESCO World Heritage sites; you expect to find plenty of temples hand crafted by artisans through time. Look for resident leopards, water buffaloes, birds, and assorted primates if you decide to photo-safari on tour in search of wildlife. Travelers also head higher above sea level to discover green tea plantations and cloud forests in the hills. Of course, world-class beaches are always close — perfect for relaxing, strolling, surfing, or diving.


Cruise to Singapore

It's an island city-state, a World War II battleground, a global economic superstar, and a crossroads of the world. Cruise to Singapore with Holland America Line and in the space of a few hours you can relax in a Chinese teahouse, purchase a colorful sari in Little India and visit the gold-domed Sultan Mosque.

Discover more about Singapore with AFAR’s local experts in the Singapore Destination Guide.

Mumbai (Bombay), India

Mumbai (Bombay), India

Cruise to Mumbai (Bombay)

Start with either of two Mumbais. First is the ancient religious India you see at Elephanta Island. Lying about 6 miles south of Mumbai, the hilly island contains a network of caves that Hindu and Buddhist artisans have sculpted over the last 1,500 years into monuments to their faiths. Second is the British colonial India manifest in the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The railway station is the busiest in India and its architecture a mixture of high Victorian gothic and Indian palace. Both the caves and the railway are UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the city itself is merely the pulsing economic and cultural dynamo of the world's most populous country. Cruise visitors can start anywhere – perhaps with a delicious bhelpuri and a walk along Marine Drive – then jump in.

Grand World Voyages

Our intimate ship; your unforgettable experiences

An exhilarating global exploration that weaves out-of-the-way finds with essential world sights, days at sea with dramatic days of discovery, energetic Asian cities with tranquil South Sea isles. All roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale aboard the ms Amsterdam.

Designed by our global expert, a Captain himself, our 2017 Grand World Voyage promises some of the most iconic travel destinations on the planet. Come and be astonished.

Join us for the 2017 111-day Grand World Voyage aboard the luxe ms Amsterdam!

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What people are saying
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I have been blessed to take 2 World Cruises on the beautiful Amsterdam and it does not get old after two weeks or two months. The time just flies with all the activities, friends and wonderful stops. Ready to make it number 3!quotation mark

Susan T.
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Was on the Amsterdam and boarded in Hong Kong fablous, wish I was still sailing loved every minute of it.quotation mark

Linda H.
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Holland America has ruined me! I don't want to work...I just want to cruise!!! and only with them. I have been on 5 and wish I could go on them more often. I also don't want to even try another cruise line even though better deals are to be had simply because I don't think they can compare to HAL.quotation mark

Margie B.


Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale   •  ms Amsterdam  •  Jan 4, 2018

Book Early & Save

Your rewards for booking early on these Grand Voyages are
substantial. Not only will you enjoy the best selection of
staterooms, but Holland America Line offers compelling savings
as well as a host of welcome amenities and upgrades for
full-cruise guests booked by June 1, 2017.
A value up to US$4,300 per person.

General Amenities (No expiration, regardless of when booked)

  • Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning and pressing, categories PS-SB*
  • Complimentary unlimited in-suite bottled water and soft drinks, categories PS-SB*

Pinnacle Suites, Neptune Suites, Signature Suites & Vista Suites

  • Onboard Credit
    –  US$2,000 per person, category PS
    –  US$1,000 per person, categories SA-SB
    –  US$750 per person, categories A-BC
  • Prepaid Internet Service (400 minutes per person)
  • Prepaid Hotel Service Charges
  • Complimentary Journey Ashore™ from The Collections of Holland America Line
  • Unlimited Luggage Delivery Service (to/from Ft. Lauderdale only)†
  • Initial In-suite Liquor Set-up (4 bottles)
  • “Welcome On Board” Bottle of Champagne

Select Ocean-view Staterooms (categories C–F only)

  • Onboard Credit
    –  US$500 per person, categories C-F only
  • Prepaid Hotel Service Charges
  • Luggage Delivery Service (2 pieces per person to/from Ft. Lauderdale only)†
  • “Welcome On Board” Bottle of Champagne

Segment Guests (categories PS–F)

  • Onboard Credit
    –  29+ Days: US$500 per person, categories PS–BC, US$300 per person, categories C–F
    –  Up to 28 Days: US$250 per person categories, PS–BC, US$175 per person, categories C–F

Pay in full by June 1, 2017 and receive a 3% discount off your total cruise fare.

* Guests receiving complimentary upgrades or who purchase a PLUS offer are excluded.
Applies to U.S. and Canadian residents only; residents of all other countries will receive a US$200 (categories PS–BC) or US$125 (categories C–F) per-person Onboard Credit. Certain restrictions apply.
Do You Offer A Cancellation Protection Plan?

Holland America Line's Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) is designed to help protect your vacation investment from loss. CPP is available for purchase on Holland America Line Cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, and is offered as a Standard Plan or a Platinum Plan. Be it illness, family matters, unforeseen work events - anything, CPP is a product that enables you to cancel your vacation plans before you leave, for any reason and receive a refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

Four reasons to choose the Holland America Line Cancellation Protection Plan:

  1. YOU CAN CANCEL BEFORE DEPARTURE FOR ANY REASON. Even if it's up to 24 hours before departure under our Standard Plan or right up to departure with our Platinum Plan. Your reservation may be easily cancelled for any reason whatsoever - no claim forms to submit or fine print to review.

  2. YOU GET MONEY BACK. Holland America Line refunds 80-90% of eligible amounts paid, regardless of your reason for canceling, as long as you cancel more than 24 hours prior to departure (right up to departure with the Platinum Plan).

  3. SAME PRICE FOR ALL AGES. We offer the same excellent protection for everyone, at the same cost.

  4. NO PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. Our Standard and Platinum Plans do not contain pre-existing condition exclusions.

Our Standard and Platinum plans at a glance

Unforeseen events do happen. When you book your next cruise, be sure to ask about our Cancellation Protection Plans to protect your cruise investment.

CPP Standard Plan – Provided by Holland America Line

Our Standard Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP Standard Plan) will allow you, for any reason, to provide written cancellation up to 24 hours prior to the start of your scheduled travel (sea, land and/or air) arrangements made by Holland America Line and receive a refund equal to 80% of the eligible amounts paid. CPP Standard is available to all guests, regardless of residency.

In addition, Holland America Line (HAL) automatically assumes an additional $500 (USD) of liability for lost, damaged or delayed baggage of guests who purchase the CPP Standard Plan still subject, however, to the limitations in our baggage policies. For example, we do not cover losses while baggage is in the custody of airlines. Please review our Baggage Policy.

Please note: The CPP Standard Plan is not insurance – this is an optional purchase offered by and administered by Holland America Line. It may be added to your reservation to provide you with trip cancellation protection for up to 24 hours prior to the start of your scheduled travel. It provides no rights other than those explained above. For example, it does not protect double-triple-quad occupancy rates should one or more members of your party cancel, nor does it cover expenses for unused services due to trip interruption.

The CPP Standard Plan is available for purchase prior to the date on which cancellation fees begin to accrue. Payment is due at time of purchase. The cost of CPP Standard is non-refundable. The per person, per cruise cost is listed with the cruise fares. To add our Cancellation Protection Standard Plan to your new or existing bookings, please call us at 1‐877‐932‐4259.

CPP Platinum

Our Platinum Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP Platinum) enables you to supplement the benefits provided under the CPP Standard Plan with higher cancellation reimbursement and extends the eligible cancellation period up until the start of your scheduled travel (sea, land and/or air) arrangements made by Holland America Line. CPP Platinum also provides insurance coverage for trip delays and interruptions, medical expenses and much more. In addition, CPP Platinum includes 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services.

CPP Platinum is comprised of the following:

Cancel for Any Reason Waiver
Provided by Holland America Line

You may cancel for any reason prior to the start of your scheduled travel (sea, land and/or air) arrangements made by Holland America Line and receive reimbursement equal to 90% of the eligible amounts paid to Holland America Line. Note: CPP Platinum does not protect double-triple-quad occupancy rates should one or more members of your party cancel prior to departure.

Underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company

  • Trip Interruption: Enables you to cancel or interrupt your cruise vacation for illness, injury or death to you, an immediate family member or a traveling companion, as well as certain other non-medical reasons affecting you or your traveling companion, and receive up to 150% of your cruise vacation cost.
  • Trip Delay: If you miss the departure of your cruise due to carrier-caused delays or other specified reasons, you will be reimbursed up to $500 for additional accommodations, meals and “catch-up” transportation expenses.
  • Baggage Protection: If your baggage or personal property is lost or damaged, you will be reimbursed up to $1,000. If your bags are delayed or misdirected by a common carrier for more than 24 hours, you will be reimbursed up to $500 for the purchase of necessary personal effects.
  • Medical Expense Coverage: Should you become injured or sick during your vacation, you will be reimbursed up to $10,000 for medical expenses.
  • Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: In the event that serious illness or injury requires air or ground transportation to a specialized facility or to return home, you will be provided up to $50,000 in covered medical services and supplies (coordinated by our 24-hour assistance provider) to help ensure your safe transport. Repatriation coverage provides for shipment of remains in the event of death during the cruise vacation.

The Travel Insurance Program is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OH, OR, VT, WA and WY Policy Form #'s TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Certain coverages are under series TAHC6000 and TAHC7000.

Provided by On Call International

Provides 24-hour assistance services including: pre-cruise health, safety and weather information; assistance with travel changes; lost luggage assistance; emergency cash transfer assistance; emergency medical and dental assistance; lost travel document assistance; and emergency medical payment assistance.

Note that the benefits and services provided in CPP Platinum are available only to guests who enroll in and pay the appropriate program cost to Holland America Line. Payment of the required cruise deposit does not automatically activate enrollment in CPP Platinum Protection. In order to activate enrollment, you must pay the appropriate program costs in addition to the required cruise deposit amount.

IMPORTANT: This is only a brief description of the program. A summary of the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you or your travel advisor. For details of the terms, conditions and exclusions of CPP Platinum, view the CPP Platinum plan description.

The CPP Platinum Plan is in effect for cancellations for any reason up to the start of your scheduled travel. Other benefits and services provided in CPP Platinum are effective once you depart on your trip.

The CPP Platinum Plan is optional and available for purchase prior to the date on which cancellation fees begin to accrue. Payment is due at time of purchase. The cost of the cancellation portion of CPP Platinum is non-refundable. The per person, per cruise cost is listed with the cruise fares. To add our Cancellation Protection Platinum Plan to your new or existing bookings, please call us at 1‐877‐932‐4259.

If you have any questions regarding CPP Platinum Protection, please contact Aon Affinity at 1‐800‐453‐4047.

The Holland America Cancel For Any Reason Waiver may be purchased separately from the Travel Insurance Program. Contact 1-877-538-3815 for details.

This program was designed and is administered by Aon Affinity.
Aon Affinity is the brand name for the brokerage and program administration operations of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (TX 13695); (AR 244489); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. (CA 0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency. Affinity Insurance Services is acting as a Managing General Agent as that term is defined in section 626.015(14) of the Florida Insurance Code. As an MGA we are acting on behalf of our carrier partner.


updated 4/21/15