Sail the World on a 2025 Grand Voyage

Penguin in Antarctica, standing on rocky land with snow-covered landscape in background.

Embark on an Incredible PoletoPole Adventure with
Holland America Line 

Though any cruise with Holland America Line is a getaway from the everyday, there’s nothing quite like a Grand Voyage. Roundtrip from the United States, Grand Voyages take you to bucket-list destinations while introducing you to hidden gems around the world. And in 2025, Holland America Line will embark simultaneously on two epic adventures for more than 120 days.   

Sail away with us on our first ever Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole cruise roundtrip from the United States, traveling a south-north-south route around five continents, or navigate the world’s seas on a Grand World Voyage, covering six continents on an east-to-west route. Whichever journey you choose, it’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard our timeless ships, draped with luxury and packed with adventure.  

“This will be a truly historic pair of voyages,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “Our Grand World Voyage travels east to west and our other Grands focus on one region, so designing this first-of-its-kind route that explores south to north roundtrip from the U.S. is an incredible way to allow our guests two different choices to travel across the world.” 

View of Holland America Line cruise ship sailing the Panama Canal.

Cruise the Panama Canal.

Why Embark on a Grand Voyage

With more ports, longer stays and luxurious overnights ashore, you’ll experience more of everything on a Holland America Line Grand Voyage. Travel to destinations you have only dreamt of, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and dive deep into cultures and historical aspects of every location.   

While onboard you’ll immerse yourself in timeless elegance with award-winning accommodations and personalized service dedicated to making your journey unforgettable. Plus, you’ll be surprised and delighted with special events, expert-led activities and authentic cuisine unique to the adventurous itinerary you choose.   

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

  • Depart on Jan. 25, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, embarking on a 133-day adventure.
  • Follow 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. 
  • Enjoy a Pole-to-Pole experience, spending four days of scenic cruising in Antarctica and sailing up north, crossing the Arctic Circle to the North Cape.  
  • Experience 68 ports across five continents and 28 countries with eight overnight calls in: Fuerte Amador, Panama; Callao (Lima), Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Reykjavik, Iceland. 
  • Memorable moments include: 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 Aboard Zuiderdam 

  • Depart on Jan. 4, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, embarking on a 124-day adventure. 
  • Travel the Panama Canal to Easter Island before crossing the South Pacific to Australia. Explore the Great Barrier Reef en route to Indonesia and Sri Lanka, then sail 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. 
  • Experience 46 ports in 32 countries across six continents, with nine overnight calls in: Callao (two nights); Easter Island; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Cape Town; Mombasa, Kenya; Safaga, Egypt; and Barcelona. 
  • Enjoy seven late-night departures in: Manta, Ecuador; Seychelles; Cape Town and Durban, South Africa; Aqaba, Jordan; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; and Gibraltar, U.K. 
  • Memorable moments include: 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. 
Kangaroo hopping away from tree at sunset in Australia.

Enjoy magnificent sites in Australia on a Grand World Voyage.

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 special celebration marking the occasion of the perfectly planned dual visit. 

Early Booking Bonus Benefits   

New perks this year for all guests who book early include complimentary Surf Wi-Fi package, a $500 air credit per person if booked through Flight Ease, and complimentary roundtrip airport transfers to/from the Fort Lauderdale airport. In addition, guests who book the full 133-day Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole or 124-day Grand World Voyage by June 3, 2024, will also receive onboard spending credits and amenities valued up to $8,800 or $8,500 respectively, per person.   

Those booking certain stateroom categories may be eligible for additional perks, including 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 details.

Iceland waterfall during sunrise or sunset accenting the lush landscape.

Explore the wonders of Iceland on a Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole.

A World of Wonder Awaits You 

Ready to begin planning your next epic adventure via a Grand Voyage? Learn more about our 2025 Grand Voyages and how they help you sail the world like never before. You can also learn more on our YouTube channel or check out these articles by USA Today and The Points Guy.

Holland America Line infographic with stats on Grand Voyages.
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  1. Mary Dygert April 26, 2023 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    looking forward to more info on this sailing.

  2. Theodore Earl Foster(Ted) May 4, 2023 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I, together with my wife Christie, would love to take the Pole to Pole Grand Cruise in 2025, if, God willing, we are still able.

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