2022 Grand Africa Voyage is a Sweeping Expedition of Colors and Contrast

Africa is a continent of riches, from the rolling grasslands of the savanna to the pristine beaches of the Seychelles. Travelers on the 2022 Grand Africa Voyage aboard Zaandam are in for an experience unlike any other, and with Holland America Line at the helm it will be a memorable journey. Overnight calls in port allow for extra time to explore some of the world’s most sought-after sites, while an abundance of safari opportunities make it possible to see Africa’s “Big Five” — lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo. Circle the continent on a 71-day day adventure that will immerse you in the colorful cultures of the region and leave you feeling deeply connected to the places you visit and people you meet along the way.

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• 71 days. Departs Oct. 10, 2022, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale aboard Zaandam on a clockwise navigation around the continent.

• 4 overnight calls: Aqaba, Jordan; Cape Town, South Africa (two nights); Zanzibar, Tanzania; and Victoria, Seychelles.

Cape Town

Cape Town and the surrounding areas can be explored over two full days.

• 25 ports in 21 countries and territories, in the order of calls: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Seychelles, Tanzania, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Senegal, Cape Verde, Puerto Rico.

• A memorable daylight transit of the Suez Canal en route to Aqaba, Jordan, for the opportunity to travel to the Lost City of Petra.


Guests can visit Petra on an overnight call in Jordan.

• Safari and wildlife opportunities include Serengeti National Park, Maasi Mara Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, Tsavo National Park, Jozani Forest Reserve, Lokobe National Park, the Black Lemur Sanctuary, Kruger National Park, Phinda Mountain Lodge and Thanda Private Game Reserve.


• Two full days at Cape Town, South Africa, to explore Table Mountain, Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Kulala Desert Lodge and more.

A Grand Onboard Experience
On a Grand Voyage, evening shipboard activities shine with local cultural entertainment and special guest headliners. Festive gala balls and formal nights create memorable moments, along with an exclusive Captain’s Grand Voyage Dinner for full-cruise guests. Dining is elevated to a new level on each Grand Voyage with menus that change daily and are seldom repeated, featuring local ingredients and regional cuisine.

Grand Voyage Early Booking Benefits
Guests who book the full 71-day Grand Africa Voyage by Feb. 25, 2022, receive 3% savings off the cruise-only fare, along with amenities valued at up to $3,970 per person, including an onboard spending credit, prepaid gratuities, luggage delivery service and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine. Suites also receive an initial in-suite liquor setup, free shore excursion, unlimited luggage delivery service and Signature Internet Package.


Join the Discussion


  1. Leona Purchio September 1, 2022 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Please e-Mail me the inoculation shots required. (ASAP)
    Was originally booked to go last Oct. and exited to sail with you this Oct.

    A good many of the countries I have visited before, but have only flown into Cape Town then on to Johannesburg on to Madigwe for a Week of Premier Tours African Safaris . Did see the Big Five👏
    Long to see all the glories of Africa on this trip. Love traveling with Holland America. Leona Purchio

  2. Margery August 25, 2022 at 10:25 am - Reply

    I’m booked on the 2022 cruise; it had been postponed due to the pandemic and NOW it’s finally in-the-works with only about 50 days til curtain!! Hurray. I’ve noted that, while Madagascar was initially on the itinerary, it is no longer offered. Alas, no lemur sightings. Perhaps, Sharm al Sheik and visit to St Catherine’s will make up for it!!

  3. Marie Riffle August 23, 2022 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I would like to go on the African cruise. I need a roommate to share cabin expenses. I am a retired 81 yr old female teacher in good health. This year I have been on a cruise to Egypt and also Iceland.

  4. Peg Makowski July 16, 2022 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    We are having a heck of a time finding yellow fever innoculations for the Africa cruise. Any insight ? We have called drug stores doctors health dept and $500 to $2000 for 2 seems a bit expensive. Where are others on this cruise going and price? Thks

  5. Mindy E Diehl June 18, 2022 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    My brother and myself are planning on going. So many places I’ve wanted to see.

  6. Norma Barne September 6, 2021 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Yes I am very interested

  7. John Fahey July 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    It sounds like a great Trip of a lifetime
    About how much would it cost for two people. We would like a room with a barcony.
    What happens if covid 19 becomes worse again? What are the cancellation options?
    It is such a long trip. What happens if a person develops a serious health problem

  8. Lin Ferg June 19, 2021 at 7:28 pm - Reply


  9. Natalia Cardona April 9, 2021 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Hello. My husband and me are interested in the Africa cruise for 2022, I would like to receive news as soon as you open for bookings. My marine number is 11765833

  10. Zilpha Blair March 26, 2021 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    We are booked for this wonderful adventure. Talk about bucket list ports, and just the right amount of sea days in between. Thank you for offering this unique opportunity.

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