Chris Cruises: Holland America’s Global Adventure

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132-day Grand World Voyage on Volendam will call 47 ports in 39 countries

Calling all adventurous travelers! Holland America Line is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with its most ambitious Grand World Voyage in 2026. This meticulously-planned 132-day journey will take you across all seven continents, including a special four-day exploration of Antarctica. Sailing aboard the intimate Volendam, you’ll visit a staggering 47 ports in 39 countries, starting and ending in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prepare to be dazzled by the French countryside as you cruise the Gironde Estuary and explore the charming city of Bordeaux. This east-to-west route will take you as far south as the breathtaking landscapes of Antarctica and north to the vibrant city of Oslo, Norway. Don’t miss your chance to experience the world like never before on this unforgettable adventure.

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Starting today, the wait is over for those eager to secure their spot on Holland America Line’s most ambitious Grand World Voyage in 2026. Travelers can now express their interest by calling the World Cruise Reservations Desk or contacting their travel advisor to submit a deposited Future Cruise Request. This ensures priority booking confirmation before reservations are officially open to the public. Take advantage of this chance to secure your spot on this epic journey!

2026 Grand World Voyage Highlights —Volendam

  • 132-day voyage. Departs Jan. 4 2026, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Heads south along the East Coast of South America, crossing the equator and sails down to Antarctica. Makes way to Easter Island before traversing the islands of the South Pacific en route to Australia. Explores the Great Barrier Reef, Singapore and the Maldives, then calls at Alexandria, Egypt, for an overnight stay before meandering through the Mediterranean and northern Europe before an Atlantic Ocean crossing.
  • 47 total ports in 39 countries across seven continents.
  • 9 overnight calls: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Malé, Maldives; Safaga (Luxor) and Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt; and Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 5 late-night departures: Bahia d’ Opunoha, French Polynesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Oslo, Norway; San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Memorable Moments: Four-day Antarctic Experience, scenic cruising of Chilean fjords, a visit to Easter Island followed by scenic cruising Pitcairn Island, a call at Bordeaux paired with scenic cruising of Gironde Estuary.
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Early Booking Bonus Benefits

For a limited time, guests who book the 132-day Grand World Voyage receive up to $2000 USD in onboard credit per guest, a 3% pay in full discount, a free Wi-Fi Surf package and more. Additional perks for all guests who book early include a $500 USD 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. Once the voyage is live for purchase, full details will be available at hollandamerica.com.

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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.

Guests who want to make a Future Cruise Request for a stateroom on the 2026 Grand World Voyage can contact their travel advisor or call World Cruise Reservations: 1-800-522-3399.

For more information about other Holland America Line voyages, consult a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com

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