Four massive 27+ day voyages have arrived via Holland America Line

Four massive 27+ day voyages have arrived via Holland America Line
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Holland America Line is unveiling four new ‘Legendary Voyages’ including a 28-day exploration of the South Pacific Islands from Sydney to Auckland, and a roundtrip 45-day cruise from New York to the Mediterranean.

    As travellers’ interest in longer cruises grows, these region-centric journeys, which will depart in 2025 and early 2026, allow guests to foster deeper connections and engage more intimately with the destinations visited.

    For an island-hopping adventure, Aussie/Kiwi guests can embark Noordam on 4 January 2026 for the new 28-day “Islands of the South Pacific” voyage. This itinerary sails from Sydney to Auckland, visiting 20 ports across seven countries. The ship will sail along the east coast of Australia, with four calls in Queensland and then calls at the Conflict Islands en route to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga, before three calls in New Zealand.

    “Our 28-day Islands of the South Pacific voyage offers Aussie/Kiwi travellers a port-intensive itinerary, allowing them to see the world from their doorstep and explore a range of countries across the region. Aboard our mid-sized ship, Noordam, which comfortably accommodates 1,924 guests, you’re not just taking a trip — you’re indulging in a special experience at some of the world’s most unique ports,” said Ryan Taibel, vice president of sales and partnerships for Australia and New Zealand at Holland America Line.

    Other highlights include the 45-Day “Ultimate Mediterranean and Atlantic Passage” voyage aboard Volendam, departing 7 October 2025, offering a a bucket-list sailing roundtrip from New York that spans the Mediterranean, inspired by a voyage operated by the line 100 years ago. As part of this voyage, Aussie/Kiwi guests will visit 20 ports — many of which were visited in 1925 — in Portugal, Spain, U.K., Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Malta, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. Overnights include Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; and Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt. Guests will enjoy late departures from Gibraltar, U.K.; Istanbul and Alexandria.

    Noordam in NZ Fjords (Holland America Line)

    Other Newly Announced 2025-2026 ‘Legendary Voyages’:

    Cruisers who like relaxing sea days combined with visits to some of the most beautiful islands in the world have two Legendary Voyages to choose from in 2025 and 2026:

    • The 27-Day ‘South Pacific Crossing’ Legendary Voyage aboard Noordam departs 12 October, 2025, and sails from Seattle, Washington, to Sydney. The ship will traverse the hemispheres with visits to nine ports across the Pacific Ocean, including four in Fiji. An overnight and late departure from Honolulu, Hawaii, allows extra time for experiencing the city’s culture, cuisine and history.
    • The 36-day ‘South Pacific Crossing’ Legendary Voyage aboard Noordam departs 15 March, 2026. Sailing from Sydney to Seattle, the ship explores 17 ports throughout New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, the Cook Islands and Hawaii with overnight stays at Papeete, Tahiti; and Honolulu, along with late departures from Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii.

    These new Legendary Voyages join eight previously announced itineraries being offered in 2025 and 2026, including:

    • 28-Day ‘Arctic Circle Solstice’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 8 June, 2025; sails roundtrip Seattle aboard Westerdam.
    • 28-Day ‘Arctic Circle Crossing: Greenland and Iceland’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 29 June, 2025; sails roundtrip Rotterdam or 28 June, 2025; roundtrip Dover aboard Nieuw Statendam.
    • 25-day ‘Canada, New England, Greenland and Iceland’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 12 July, 2025; sails roundtrip from Boston aboard Volendam.
    • 35-Day ‘Voyage of the Vikings’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 19 July, 2025; sails roundtrip from Boston aboard Zuiderdam.
    • 28-Day ‘Glaciers and Volcanoes: Alaska to Hawaii’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 31 August, 2025; sails roundtrip Seattle aboard Westerdam.
    • 56-Days ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 24 September, 2025; from Vancouver to San Diego aboard Zaandam.
    • 30-Day ‘Amazon Explorer’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 21 November, 2025; from New York to Fort Lauderdale aboard Volendam.
    • 35-Day ‘Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas’ Legendary Voyage: Departs 14 February, 2026; roundtrip San Diego aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.

    ‘Have It All’ Early Booking Bonus

    For a limited time, when guests book these four new Legendary Voyages with the Have It All premium package, the standard package amenities of shore excursions, specialty dining, a Signature Beverage Package and Surf Wi-Fi are included — plus the added perk of prepaid Crew Appreciation, along with upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi.

    What is a ‘Legendary Voyage’?

    These lengthier cruises, which range from 25 to 59 days, combine the ceremony of Holland America Line’s Grand Voyages while focusing on a singular region. They visit some of the most interesting ports while offering guests extended exploration opportunities. Shipboard programming is specially curated to share insights into the history and culture of the destinations visited. Guests enjoy the “best of” Grand Voyages programming such as theme parties, memorable sailaways and classic cruise activities.

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