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HAL announces first Grand Voyage "Pole-to-Pole" cruise roundtrip from U.S.

  • Cruises
  •   04-20-2023  7:54 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

HAL announces first Grand Voyage "Pole-to-Pole" cruise roundtrip from U.S.
Zuiderdam. (HAL)
Pax Global Media

Holland America Line will sail what is believed to be the first ever Grand Voyage "Pole-to-Pole" roundtrip from the United States in 2025. 

Details of the new 133-day sailing along with a simultaneous 124-day 2025 Grand World Voyage were announced April 20 by President Gus Antorcha aboard Zuiderdam to Grand World Voyage guests currently sailing in the North Sea.   

With the Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole and Grand World Voyage both departing in January 2025, this will be the first time that Holland America Line is offering two Grand Voyages of more than 120 days simultaneously. 

The Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole aboard Volendam enables cruisers to visit five continents on a journey that travels south-to-north, while the Grand World Voyage aboard Zuiderdam covers six continents on an east-to-west route, each conveniently sailing roundtrip from a U.S. homeport.

"This will be a truly historic pair of voyages," Antorcha told guests. "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."

"Detailed planning went into this voyage to ensure we're visiting destinations when the weather is favourable, and we included locations that are sought after like the Amazon River, Greenland and Iceland, in addition to Antarctica and the Arctic," said Paul Grigsby, vice president for deployment and itinerary planning for Holland America Line. "We've created two voyages that linger in ports for memorable moments and several overnight stays. We even timed it so the two voyages will meet-up to share an overnight experience in Barcelona."

Starting April 20, travellers interested in either the 2025 Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole or 2025 Grand World Voyage can call Holland America Line's World Cruise Reservations Desk or a travel advisor to make a deposited Future Cruise Request. 

Guests with a deposited Future Cruise Request will get priority booking confirmation prior to the two voyages officially opening to the public May 24, 2023.

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 celebration.

 Special festivities involving both ships will mark the occasion of the perfectly planned dual visit.

Early Booking Bonus Benefits
Guests who book the full 133-day Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole or 124-day Grand World Voyage by June 3, 2024, receive onboard spending credits and amenities valued at up to $8,800 or $8,500 respectively, per person. 

New perks for all guests who book early feature complimentary Surf Wi-Fi package, a $500 air credit per person if booked through Flight Ease and complimentary roundtrip airport transfers to and from the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Additional extras can include 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. 


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