133-day Grand Voyage in 2025 spans five continents on south-to-north route, including Antarctica and the Arctic Circle; offered simultaneously with 2025 Grand World Voyage
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 very recently 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 the 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.
Travelers interested in either the 2025 Grand Voyage Pole-to-Pole or the 2025 Grand World Voyage can be connected to a Travel Advisor about being waitlisted to book. To be Waitlisted for the 2025 Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole or the 2025 Grand World Voyage, please complete the form below and we will have an agent contact you:
2025 Grand Voyage Pole-to-Pole Highlights — Volendam
133 days. Departing Jan. 25, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
Follows 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.
Pole to Pole: Down south Volendam spends four days of scenic cruising in Antarctica and up north the ship crosses the Artic Circle to the North Cape.
68 total ports across five continents and 28 countries.
8 overnight calls: Fuerte Amador, Panama; Callao (Lima), Peru; Buenos, Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Memorable Moments: 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 — Zuiderdam
124 days. Departing Jan. 4, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
Transits the Panama Canal and makes way to Easter Island before crossing the South Pacific to Australia. Explores the Great Barrier Reef en route to Indonesia and Sri Lanka, then sails 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.
46 total ports in 32 countries across six continents.
9 overnight calls: Callao (two nights); Easter Island; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Australia; Singapore; Cape Town; Mombasa, Kenya; Safaga, Egypt; and Barcelona.
7 late-night departures: Manta, Ecuador; Seychelles; Cape Town and Durban, South Africa; Aqaba, Jordan; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; and Gibraltar, U.K.
Memorable Moments: 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.
A Grand Onboard Experience
On each Grand Voyage, Holland America Line ships provide gracious service, superior amenities and unexpected experiences. Guests can relax during leisurely days at sea, taking advantage of the extra time to participate in shipboard activities. Shipboard entertainment shines in the evening with local cultural performers and special guest headliners. Festive gala balls and dressy nights create memorable moments, along with a Captain’s Grand Voyage Dinner. 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.
To be Waitlisted for the 2025 Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole or the 2025 Grand World Voyage, please complete the form below and we will have an agent contact you: