HAL-Holland America commemorates 150th Anniversary with extended Legendary Voyages

   March 8, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

HAL-Holland America Line, globally recognized as an expert in longer voyages, will commemorate its 150th Anniversary in 2023 with extended Legendary Voyages.

The lengthier voyages, which range between 25-59 days, combine the ceremony of Holland America's Grand Voyages with itineraries featuring a comprehensive collection of ports enriching the experience in each destination.

Most of the Legendary Voyages sail roundtrip or to/from a homeport in North America, allowing vacationers to see the world from their doorstep with a domestic flight/easy embarkation. The itineraries are offered on a variety of HAL's perfectly sized liners, bringing guests to Australia & New Zealand, South America and the Amazon, Hawaii and South Pacific, Greenland and Iceland, Alaska, Asia, and the Arctic Circle.

Highlights of Legendary Voyages include:

3 Legendary Voyages are brand-new itineraries for Holland America: the previously announced 28-day "Arctic Circle Solstice" heading north to the Arctic Circle and featuring 11 calls in Alaska; 53-day "Majestic Japan" with 21 ports of call; and 28-day "Coral Triangle, Volcanoes and The Great Barrier Reef" exploring 10 ports in 5 countries, with scenic cruising in the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait, and past Kumba and Krakatau volcanoes.

Destination-rich itineraries are focused on a singular region, visiting unique ports while offering passengers an in-depth exploration.

Guests enjoy the "best of" Grand Voyages onboard programming to enhance each Legendary Voyage with experiences like iconic theme parties memorable sail aways and classic activities.

Shipboard programming is curated to share insights into the history/culture of the destinations visited.

Travelers have more time in port to experience the nightlife with overnights in marquee ports.

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HAL's Legendary Voyages include:

56-day (Vancouver BC-San Diego CA)/51-day (roundtrip from San Diego CA) "Tales of the South Pacific" Sept. 27/October 2, 2023, aboard ms Volendam

34-day "South Pacific Crossing" October 8, 2023, aboard ms Noordam (San Diego to Sydney NSW Australia)

28-day "Amazon Explorer" February 17, 2024, aboard ms Zaandam (roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale FL)

35-day "Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas" February 17, 2024, aboard ms Koningsdam (roundtrip from San Diego CA)

25-day "South Pacific Crossing" April 6, 2024, aboard ms Noordam (from Sydney to Vancouver BC)

28-day "Arctic Circle Solstice" June 9, 2024, aboard ms Westerdam (roundtrip from Seattle WA)

35-day "Voyage of the Vikings" July 20, 2024, aboard ms Zuiderdam (roundtrip from Boston MA)

53-day (roundtrip from Seattle)/52-day (Vancouver to Seattle) "Majestic Japan" September 1/2, 2024, aboard ms Westerdam

56-day (Vancouver to San Diego)/51-day (roundtrip from San Diego) "Tales of the South Pacific" September 25/30, 2024, aboard ms Zaandam

35-day "Australia Circumnavigation" November 17, 2024, aboard ms Westerdam (roundtrip from Sydney NSW)

28-day "Coral Triangle, Volcanoes and The Great Barrier Reef" January 5, 2025, aboard ms Noordam (roundtrip from Singapore)

27-day "Amazon Explorer" February 8, 2025, aboard ms Zaandam (roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale)

35-day "Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas" February 15, 2025, aboard ms Koningsdam (roundtrip from San Diego)

29-day "South Pacific Crossing" March 30, 2025, aboard ms Westerdam (from Sydney to Vancouver BC).