ms Volendam

ms Volendam current position

ms Volendam current location is at East Australia (coordinates -40.06758 S / 149.33915 E) cruising at speed of 16.9 kn (31 km/h | 19 mph) en route to AU AUP => AU SYD. The AIS position was reported 23 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of ms Volendam

ms Volendam current cruise is 59 days, one-way from San Diego to Sydney. The itinerary starts on 03 Jan, 2024 and ends on 02 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
03 Jan 16:00    Departing from San Diego, California hotels
09 Jan 07:00 - 10 Jan 18:00    Honolulu, Oahu Island Hawaii
11 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Hilo, Hawaii Island
15 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Fanning Island, Line Islands, Kiribati
18 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Pago Pago, Tutuila Island American Samoa
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Apia, Upolu Island Samoa
22 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Suva, Viti Levu Island Fiji
23 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Lautoka, Fiji
25 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Mystery Island, Aneityum, Vanuatu
26 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Lifou Island, New Caledonia
27 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Noumea, Grande Terre Island New Caledonia
30 Jan 08:00 - 17:00    Brisbane, Queensland Australia
01 Feb 09:00 - 18:00    Townsville QLD, Queensland Australia
02 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Cairns, Queensland Australia
07 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Pulau Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
10 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Darwin, NT Australia
12 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Broome WA, Kimberley, Western Australia
14 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Exmouth WA, Western Australia
16 Feb 08:00 - 17 Feb 17:00    Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
19 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Albany WA, Western Australia
22 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Port Lincoln, South Australia
23 Feb 08:00 - 19:00    Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, South Australia
24 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Adelaide, South Australia
26 Feb 08:00 - 17:00    Melbourne, Victoria Australia
28 Feb 08:00 - 29 Feb 05:00    Hobart, Tasmania Australia
29 Feb 09:00 - 18:00    Port Arthur, Tasmania Australia
02 Mar 08:00    Arriving in Sydney, NSW Australia hotels

Specifications of ms Volendam

Year of build1999  /  Age: 25
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassRotterdam
Building costUSD 400 million
Speed23 kn / 43 km/h / 26 mph
Length (LOA)237 m / 778 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage61214 gt
Passengers1432 - 1718
Crew647
Passengers-to-space ratio36
Decks10
Cabins716
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsMS Zaandam (identical), MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam
Christened byChristine Marie Evert
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorHolland America Line

ms Volendam Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jan 03 59 days, one-way from San Diego to Sydney San Diego
2024 Jan 03 94 days, round-trip Grand Australia New Zealand Voyage San Diego $15999
2024 Mar 02 35 days, one-way from Sydney to San Diego Sydney $6499
2024 Apr 06 15 days, one-way from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale San Diego $899
2024 Apr 21 13 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Montreal Fort Lauderdale $809
2024 May 04 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $774
2024 May 11 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $794
2024 May 18 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $774
2024 May 25 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $794
2024 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $894
2024 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $894
2024 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $894
2024 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $894
2024 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $894
2024 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $894
2024 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $894
2024 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Historic Coasts Boston $1064
2024 Jul 27 24 days, round-trip Canada, New England Iceland Boston $3319
2024 Aug 20 11 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $1204
2024 Aug 31 10 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $1849
2024 Sep 10 11 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $1334
2024 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $794
2024 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $794
2024 Oct 05 14 days, one-way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale Montreal $939
2024 Nov 09 42 days, round-trip Ultimate Mediterranean Atlantic Passage Fort Lauderdale $5789
2024 Dec 21 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Fort Lauderdale $1389
2025 Jan 04 21 days, one-way from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Miami $1929
2025 Jan 25 133 days, round-trip Grand Voyage Pole To Pole Fort Lauderdale $26399
2025 Jun 07 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Montreal Fort Lauderdale $1059
2025 Jun 21 10 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $1299
2025 Jul 01 11 days, round-trip Canada New England Circle Acadia Newfoundland Boston $1539
2025 Jul 12 25 days, round-trip Canada, New England, Greenland Iceland Boston $4699
2025 Aug 06 10 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $1399
2025 Aug 16 11 days, round-trip Canada New England Circle Newfoundland Montreal Montreal $1539
2025 Aug 27 11 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $1439
2025 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $1079
2025 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Montreal to Boston Montreal $1079
2025 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Boston to Montreal Boston $1079
2025 Sep 28 9 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $1299
2025 Oct 07 45 days, round-trip Ultimate Mediterranean Atlantic Passage New York $5749
2025 Nov 21 30 days, one-way from New York to Fort Lauderdale New York $5009
2025 Nov 24 27 days, round-trip Amazon Explorer Fort Lauderdale $5189

ms Volendam Review

Review of ms Volendam

The 1999-built MS Volendam cruise ship is the 2nd Rotterdam/R-class Holland America liner, with sistership ms Zaandam (fleetmate), and also ms Rotterdam (now Fred Olsen Borealis) and ms Amsterdam (now Fred Olsen Bolette).

The vessel (IMO number 9156515) is currently Netherlands-flagged (MMSI 245968000) and registered in Rotterdam.

History - construction and ownership

Holland America Line (HAL) is a Seattle-based cruise company owned by Carnival Corporation (shipowner). Between 1873-1989, HAL was a Dutch cargo and passenger shipping company operating regular Transatlantic crossings between Holland and the Americas. HAL was founded in 1873 as "Dutch-American Steamship Company" headquartered in Rotterdam Netherlands. In 1989, HAL was acquired by Carnival Corporation for around EUR 530 million. Among the company's assets are the Westmark hotel chain (Alaska-Yukon), Worldwide Shore Services (warehouses-logistics) and Half Moon Cay (Caribbean private island).

Holland America MS Volendam cruise ship

When the 1500-passenger ship Volendam (named after the Dutch city Edam-Volendam) debuted in 1999, she had the fleet's highest capacity and the first to have a dedicated Internet center (with 8x satellite-connected computer stations). Going back on the Colonial past of its Dutch roots, HAL has made it a practice during the years to hire Indonesian crew, touting their amiability and efficiency. There had been some solicitude about visa renewals for the Indonesians, but those problems seem to have straightened themselves out. Service staff are mainly Indonesian and Filipino. Most of the officers are European, mainly from Holland. There is one notable difference aboard Volendam, and this is the manner in which the crew members welcome and accommodate cruisers with physical challenges. Careful and genuinely caring, crew members help the passengers in wheelchairs and those with predicament walking when required, and there is never a sense of impatience or rushing. There are thirty wheelchairs onboard for passenger use.

Decks and Cabins

MS Volendam staterooms (716 total, in 26 grades) include 197 Suites, no Balconies, 383 Oceanviews, 21 Lanai, 136 Inside cabins. Most staterooms are sized 175-255 ft2 / 16-24 m2). Around 30% of all accommodations have step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are 23. The largest accommodations are the Pinnacle Suites (940 ft2 / 87 m2, with terrace sized 190 ft2 / 18 m2).

The boat has 10 passenger decks, of which 5 are with cabins.

Implemented fleetwide in 2019, "Club Orange" program provides exclusive amenities to Suite passengers booked in categories Neptune and Pinnacle. Bonus perks by this program include:

  • priority services (check-in, disembarkation, tendering, dining reservations)
  • 24-hour concierge service (assistance, information, reservations)
  • exclusive dining venue (serving complimentary Pinnacle Grill breakfast and Dining Room dinner, plus exclusive dishes)
  • dedicated Concierge Desk (Guest Services and Tours)
  • room service (a la carte breakfast menu with complimentary gourmet dishes - including smoked salmon, steak and eggs)
  • sparkling wine (embarkation day), Club Orange tote bag, premium bathrobes (cabin use, available for monogramming and purchasing).
  • Club Orange Restaurant is part of the Main Dining Room (designed as separate VIP dining section).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Dining options on ms Volendam are plentiful and range from early morning continental breakfast to Indonesian-themed midnight buffet. Apart from regular restaurant service, hungry guests will also find afternoon tea, 24-hour room service and a pizza/hot dog/hamburger/taco/fajita station near the Lido pool (it's self-serve, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Special diets, from diabetic to Kosher and low-carb, are easily accommodated, but advance notice is required. The 2-story Rotterdam Restaurant (ship's Main Dining Room), is located aft and surrounded with windows. It serves open-seating breakfast and lunch and features plenty of small tables for passengers who prefer to dine a deux. MS Rotterdam also provides a 22-dish, vegetarian menu for lunch and dinner, consisting of salads, soups, entrees and appetizers. Options include dishes like Vietnamese vegetable spring rolls, portobello mushroom and chipotle quesadillas, spicy lentil and garbanzo salad.

Follows the complete list of ms Volendam restaurants and food bars.

  • Pinnacle Grill (84-seat reservations-only seafood/steakhouse restaurant with fine wines selection; free for passengers under 12 yo). The venue transforms into “An Evening at le Cirque” once per cruise via a partnership with NYC “Le Cirque” French restaurant.
  • Rotterdam Restaurant (792-seat, aft Dining Room; features open seating Breakfast and Lunch, two Dinner options – 2 fixed seatings or “Any Time” dining between 5:15 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • King’s Room (Rotterdam restaurant annexe, reservations-only; for private dining)
  • Terrace Grill (fast food pool bar; complimentary)
  • Lido Restaurant (394-seat complimentary buffet restaurant; offers self-service Breakfast 6:00 a.m. -11 a.m., Lunch 11:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Afternoon Tea, and Dinner 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (Lido Restaurant annexe; operates as an Italian restaurant for Dinner, reservations required).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The entertainment on ms Volendam is quite diverse, with nightly shows in the 574-seat, 2-tiered Frans Hals lounge (featuring HAL's Dancing With the Stars at Sea - guests volunteer to be partnered with dancers from ship's production staff and perform during the final show on the last night of sailing). Frans Hals is also the setting for the Marriage Game and a magician show. Instead of Broadway-style production shows, Volendam's dancers and singers put together a series of country and pop song revues. A perennial favourite of Holland America Line is the crew show, featuring folkloric presentations from the countries of these hard workers. Other amenities include: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Kids Program ("Club Hal"), cruise ship weddings, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry/Self-Serve Laundromats.

Holland America MS Volendam cruise ship

Follows the complete list of ms Volendam lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Atrium (3-deck high midship open-floor area with live performances)
  • Promenade Deck, Walking Track (jogging is not permitted)
  • Frans Hals Lounge (574-seat theatre/main show lounge; also serves Holland America’s enrichment program (via a partnership with BBC Earth)
  • Queen’s Room (34-seat meeting room; hosts digital workshops via Microsoft partnership, computer classes, social networks, blogging, photo editing)
  • Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery
  • Wine Tasting Bar, Gourmet Shops (bottles available for purchasing, wine sampling)
  • Wajang Theatre & Culinary Arts Centre (124-seat cinema; offers culinary classes and cooking shows presented in demonstration kitchens)
  • Atrium Terrace with boutiques; Atrium Shops (boutiques for duty-free tobaccos and liquor, perfumes, watches, clothing, HAL logo merchandise, souvenirs); Marabella Luxury Shop
  • Ocean Bar (104-seat Atrium bar and lounge, with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Casino (served by Casino Bar)
  • Piano bar (84-seat)
  • Hudson Room (50-seat meeting room; used as Cards Room)
  • Explorations Cafe (65-seat speciality coffee bar and patisserie; also serves as ship’s Library and Online Centre/Internet computers room)
  • Explorer’s Lounge & Bar (94-seat lounge with bar; classical concert performances)
  • Neptune Lounge (22-seat club venue for Deluxe Suite and Pinnacle guests only)
  • Fitness Center (gym with separate Aerobics Room); 2 jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon; Lido Pool area, served by Lido Bar and Terrace Grill; Sea View Pool area served by Sea View Bar
  • Crow’s Nest (220-seat observation lounge; bar and dance floor; becomes disco at night)
  • Tennis Court; Basketball Court; Shuffleboard
  • Club HAL (kids lounge, complimentary youth programming)
  • The Loft (teens club lounge area, with Video Games Arcade, computers, PlayStations; teen disco)
  • The Oasis (40-seat teen-only outdoor area)

Since 2023, all HAL ships have pickleball courts (installed on the top deck) operated via an exclusive partnership with PPA-Professional Pickleball Association. HAL also offers complimentary beginner lessons (led by onboard instructors), sells branded pickleball starter kits (at the ship's retail shops) and Play Pickleball tutorial videos are included in the cabin TV programming.

Itineraries

MS Volendam itinerary program is based on Caribbean voyages out of homeport Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida USA.

Holland America is among the few companies that offer partial Panama Canal cruises that combine popular Caribbean islands with Panama's Gatun Lake. The itinerary's "Panama Canal" segment includes passing through the Gatun Locks and scenic cruising in the Gatun Lake.

Next table shows HAL's "Panama Canal Sunfarer" itinerary (11-day roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale).

Date / TimePort
DAY1 (4 pm)Departing from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale
DAY2 (8 am - 3 pm)Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
DAY4 (1-11 pm)Oranjestad, Aruba Netherlands Antilles
DAY5 (8 am - 11 pm)Willemstad, Curacao Netherlands Antilles
DAY7 (7 am - 1 pm)Cartagena, Colombia
DAY8 (5 am)Entering Panama Canal for docking at Port Colon (Cristobal Pier)
DAY8 (9-10 am)Cruising the Gatun Lake with land access (limited only to organized shore excursions)
DAY8Cruising the Gatun Lake (no land access)
DAY (1 pm)Exiting Panama Canal for docking at Port Colon (Cristobal Pier)
DAY8 (3-8 pm)Colon, Panama
DAY9 (5:30 am - 3 pm)Puerto Limon/San Jose, Costa Rica
DAY11 (7 am)Arriving in Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale

Volendam's schedule 2022 was planned to restart in January with the 74-day World Cruise (Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage) leaving roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. The program also included European itineraries (Baltic and Mediterranean) leaving, respectively, from homeports Rotterdam (Holland) and Venice (Italy).

However, due to the Coronavirus crisis, the ship was initially paused for 2+ years (March 2020 thru May 2022) and "World Cruise 2022" was canceled. Operations were scheduled to restart on May 15, 2022, with Europe-Baltic itineraries (from Rotterdam Holland), followed by a mini-Mediterranean season from Venice Italy (fall), Caribbean and South America (from Fort Lauderdale) and in 2023 - Alaska (7-day from Vancouver BC Canada). However, after HAL chartered Volendam for 5 months (May thru September 2022) to serve as a hotel ship for Ukrainian refugees, the ship's restart was postponed for Sept 24th (Holy Land roundtrip from Venice).

For 2025 HAL scheduled its ever-first "Pole-to-Pole" Grand World Voyage (on Volendam) leaving roundtrip from Port Everglades on January 25th. The 133-day itinerary visits 68 ports in 28 countries (5 continents). Destinations include a full Panama Canal transit, South America/Amazon River, Iceland and Greenland, the European Arctic (North Cape), Antarctica, Australia.

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Named after Volendam Holland (small town in North Holland), Volendam is HAL-Holland America's 2nd R-class liner, with sisterships Amsterdam (Fred Olsen Bolette), Rotterdam (Fred Olsen Borealis), Zaandam. Volendam's Inaugural Cruise/Maiden Voyage was on November 12, 1999. The boat's Godmother was Christine Marie Evert (aka Chris Evert Lloyd ) - 1954-born pro tennis player.

The liner's interior design theme is flowers - fresh flowers and all kinds of floral motifs can be found throughout its public areas (fabrics, tapestries, huge vases) and also in staterooms. In its Atrium area, HAL cruise ship Volendam has a 3-story high multicolored glass sculpture (by L.Vistosi). This HAL ship's art collection includes pre-Columbian artifacts and also authentic Renaissance fountains from Italy.

2013 was when the Volendam ship for the first time included in its itinerary program Kangaroo Island, Australia - the country's 3rd largest island (after Tasmania and Melville).

In late-January 2021, HAL opened for booking three World Cruises leaving roundtrip from Florida USA - two on Zaandam (Africa Voyage 2022 and World Voyage 2022) and one on Volendam (South America and Antarctica 2023).

Early-booking promo bonuses include prepaid gratuities, unlimited luggage delivery (to/from Fort Lauderdale only, Suites-only), welcome gifts (1x bottle of sparkling wine), 1x complimentary shore excursion, Signature Internet Package (4000 minutes pp), in-cabin minibar drinks (4x bottles/suites-only), complimentary laundry-dry cleaning-pressing (Suites-only). Guests who paid in full by June 1st (the voyage's year) also received 3% discount pricing on the fare.

Grand World Voyage 2026

In February 2024 was announced MS Volendam's Grand World Voyage 2026.

The 132-day itinerary (spanning all 7 continents) has a westbound route (leaving roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on January 4th, 2026), groups 47 destinations/ports in 39 countries (including 9 overnight port calls and 5 late-night departures), and reaches as far south as Antarctica and as far north as Oslo Norway.

The voyage's highlights also include cruising the Gironde Estuary and exploring Bordeaux (in France), navigation along South America's East Coast, crossing the equator to Antarctica, a 4-day Antarctic Experience, scenic cruising of Patagonia/Chilean Fjords, exploring Easter Island and Pitcairn Island UK, the South Pacific islands, Transpacific crossing to Australia, Red Sea and Suez Canal transit, visiting destinations in Europe (Mediterranean and Northern Sea) before the westbound Transatlantic crossing back to the USA.

Early bookings of the full/132-day World Voyage received as perks up to US$2000  in OBC/onboard credit per person, a 3% pay-in-full discount, a free Wi-Fi Surf package, a US$500 air credit per person (if the flight is booked through Flight Ease) plus complimentary roundtrip airport transfers (to and from Fort Lauderdale Airport), complimentary luggage delivery service, prepaid crew gratuities, free laundry services (for select cabin categories).

Grand World Voyage 2025 (Pole-to-Pole)

In April 2023 was announced HAL's first "Pole-to-Pole" World Voyage (on Volendam) leaving roundtrip from Port Everglades on January 25th (2025).

Curiously, the pole-to-pole voyage runs simultaneously with MS Zuiderdam's "Grand World Voyage 2025" (124-day itinerary), both are roundtrips from Florida USA (Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale) and both depart in January 2025.

Volendam's 133-day "Pole-to-Pole Grand Voyage 2025" visits 68 ports (28 countries/5 continents). The south-north-south route features a Panama Canal transit, navigation along South America's west coast to Antarctica and the Falklands, then up and along South America's east coast (Argentina and Brazil/including cruising on Amazon River). Follows a Transatlantic crossing to Africa, northbound to Europe and up to Norway's Nordkapp/North Cape and the Norwegian Fjords, then westbound (crossing again the Atlantic Ocean) and via Iceland and Greenland back to North America/USA.

Date / TimePort
25 Jan 17:00Departing from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale, Florida
28 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Santo Domingo, Dominicana
30 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Santa Marta Colombia
01 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
02 Feb 06:00 - 06:00Panama Canal
02 Feb 21:00 - 03 Feb 16:00 (overnight)Panama City
05 Feb 06:00 - 20:00Manta, Ecuador
07 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Salaverry-Trujillo, Peru
09 Feb 06:00 - 10 Feb 18:00 (overnight)Callao-Lima, Peru
11 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Puerto General San Martin (Pisco, Paracas), Peru
13 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Arica, Chile
15 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Antofagasta, Chile
17 Feb 08:00 - 17:00San Antonio, Chile
19 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Robinson Crusoe Island Chile
21 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Montt, Chile
22 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Castro, Chiloe Island Chile
23 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
26 Feb 06:00 - 18:00Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
27 Feb 14:00 - 20:00Ushuaia, Argentina
28 FebCape Horn, Chile Antarctica
07 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Port Stanley, East Falkland Island UK
09 Mar 09:00 - 18:00Puerto Madryn, Argentina
12 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Montevideo, Uruguay
13 Mar 08:00 - 14 Mar 17:00 (overnight)Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Punta del Este, Uruguay
18 Mar 08:00 - 19 Mar 20:00 (overnight)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Buzios, Brazil
22 Mar 08:00 - 15:00Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
23 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Maceio, Brazil
24 Mar 08:00 - 23:00Recife, Brazil
26 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Fortaleza, Brazil
30 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
31 Mar 07:00 - 14:00Boca da Valeria, Brazil Amazon
01 Apr 08:00 - 02 Apr 15:00 (overnight)Manaus, Brazil Amazon
03 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Parintins, Brazil Amazon
04 Apr 08:00 - 14:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
07 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Iles du Salut, French Guiana
12 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island Cape Verde
13 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Praia, Santiago Island Cape Verde
15 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Banjul, Gambia
16 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Dakar, Senegal
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Arrecife, Lanzarote Canary Islands Spain
20 Apr 07:00 - 13:00Agadir, Morocco
21 Apr 07:00 - 20:00Casablanca-Marrakesh, Morocco
22 Apr 11:00 - 17:00Gibraltar, UK
24 Apr 08:00 - 25 Apr 17:00 (overnight)Barcelona, Spain
27 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Cadiz-Sevilla, Spain
28 Apr 11:00 - 29 Apr 17:00 (overnight)Lisbon, Portugal
30 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Leixoes-Oporto, Portugal
02 May 08:00 - 17:00Brest, France
03 May 08:00 - 18:00Cherbourg, France
04 May 10:00 - 18:00Zeebrugge-Bruges, Belgium
05 May 08:00 - 17:00Rotterdam, Netherlands South Holland
07 May 08:00 - 18:00Leith-Edinburgh, Scotland
09 May 08:00 - 17:00Eidfjord, Norway
11 May 08:00 - 17:00Trondheim, Norway
13 May 08:00 - 17:00Tromso, Norway
14 May 10:00 - 20:00Honningsvag, Mageroya Island Norway
17 May 08:00 - 15:00Djupivogur, Iceland
18 May 08:00 - 17:00Akureyri, Iceland
19 May 08:00 - 17:00Isafjordur, Westfjords Iceland
20 May 08:00 - 21 May 17:00 (overnight)Reykjavik, Iceland
24 May 08:00 - 17:00Nanortalik, Greenland
25 May 08:00 - 17:00Qaqortoq, Greenland
26 May 08:00 - 17:00Paamiut, Greenland
28 May 08:00 - 15:00St Anthony, Newfoundland-Labrador Canada
29 May 08:00 - 17:00St Johns, Newfoundland-Labrador Canada
30 May 08:00 - 17:00Saint Pierre and Miquelon Islands, France
01 Jun 07:00 - 16:00Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
02 Jun 08:00 - 18:00Bar Harbor, Maine
03 Jun 07:00 - 21:00Boston, Massachusetts
07 Jun 07:00Arriving in Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale

To book the unique itineraries customers were required to contact HAL's World Cruise Reservations Desk or a travel agent, starting from April 20th (2023). Customers with a deposited Future Cruise Request got priority booking confirmation before these voyages which were officially open to the public on May 24th (2023).

Grand Voyage 2024 (Australia and New Zealand)

In Sept 2022 HAL announced the 94-day "Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage 2024" (San Diego CA USA roundtrip on MS Volendam) departing on January 3, 2024.

The 3-month-long Australian expedition features 43x total call ports, two Transpacific crossings (via Hawaii), visiting Indonesia's Komodo Island, cruising the Great Barrier Reef (2x days), 4x overnight port stays (Fremantle-Perth, Sydney NSW, Auckland NZ, Papeete Tahiti), 2x late-evening departures (Brisbane QLD, Honolulu Hawaii), cruising NZ's Fiordland NP (Milford Sound), 16x South Pacific island visits.

Date / TimePort
03 Jan 16:00Departing from San Diego, California
09 Jan 07:00 - 23:00Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
10 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
11 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Hilo, Hawaii Island
15 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Fanning Island, Line Islands, Kiribati
18 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Pago Pago, Tutuila Island, American Samoa
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa
22 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
23 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Lautoka, Fiji
25 Jan 07:00 - 15:00Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
27 Jan 07:00 - 15:00Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia
29 Jan 12:00 - 23:00Brisbane, Queensland Australia
31 Jan 09:00 - 19:00Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia
01 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Townsville, Queensland Australia
02 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Cairns, Queensland Australia
06 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Darwin, NT Australia
09 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
11 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Broome, Kimberley Western Australia
13 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Exmouth, Western Australia
15 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Geraldton, Western Australia
16 Feb 08:00 - 17 Feb 17:00 (overnight)Fremantle-Perth, Western Australia
19 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Albany, Western Australia
22 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Port Lincoln, South Australia
23 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Penneshaw/Kangaroo Island, South Australia
24 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Adelaide, South Australia
26 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Melbourne, Victoria Australia
28 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Port Arthur, Tasmania Australia
01 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Hobart, Tasmania Australia
02 Mar 08:00 - 03 Mar 17:00 (overnight)Sydney, NSW Australia
06 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
08 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Port Chalmers-Dunedin, New Zealand
09 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Akaroa, New Zealand
10 Mar 09:00 - 18:00Wellington, New Zealand
11 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Napier, New Zealand
12 Mar 10:00 - 19:00Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
13 Mar 08:00 - 14 Mar 17:00 (overnight)Auckland, New Zealand
17 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Nukualofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
19 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Alofi, Niue Island
21 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Rarotonga Island, Avarua, Cook Islands NZ
23 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
24 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
25 Mar 10:00 - 17:00Huahine Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
26 Mar 08:00 - 27 Mar 17:00 (overnight)Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
28 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotus French Polynesia
30 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Taiohae/Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas French Polynesia
06 Apr 07:00Arriving in San Diego

GRAND VOYAGE 2024 includes two shorter itinerary segments available for booking - 58-day San Diego to Sydney NSW (USA-Australia), and the return 36-day Sydney to San Diego (Australia-USA).

All full 94-day itinerary bookings made by June 1, 2023, receive 3% savings (off the cruise-only fare) and amenities valued at up to US$4770 per person.

Grand Voyage 2023 (South America and Antarctica)

MS Volendam's 74-day Around South America cruise departs on January 3, 2023, roundtrip from Florida USA (Fort Lauderdale). The itinerary visits 16 countries (a total of 34 ports) including in the Caribbean (Caymans, Costa Rica, Panama, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bahamas). Special destinations include the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Falklands UK, Chilean Fjords-Patagonia, Magellan Strait (passage).

The voyage offers 5 overnight port stays - in Panama City (Port Fuerte Amador), Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires (2-nights) and Callao-Lima (2-nights).

Date / TimePort
03 Jan 17:00Departing from Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades, Florida
05 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Grand Cayman Island, George Town Harbour
07 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
08 Jan 05:00 - 05:00Panama Canal
08 Jan 20:00 - 09 Jan 17:00 (overnight)Panama City
11 Jan 05:00 - 20:00Manta, Ecuador
13 Jan 16:00 - 15 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Callao-Lima, Peru
16 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Pisco/Puerto General San Martin, Peru
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Coquimbo-La Serena, Chile
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00San Antonio, Chile
22 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
24 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Montt, Chile
25 Jan 11:00 - 18:00Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
28 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
29 JanCape Horn
30 Jan 06:00 - 20:00Ushuaia, Argentina
06 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Port Stanley, East Falkland Island UK
08 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Madryn, Argentina
10 Feb 08:00 - 15:00Punta del Este, Uruguay
11 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Montevideo, Uruguay
12 Feb 08:00 - 14 Feb 15:00 (overnight)Buenos Aires, Argentina
17 Feb 08:00 - 19:00Santos-Sao Paulo, Brazil
18 Feb 08:00 - 19 Feb 15:00 (overnight)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21 Feb 09:00 - 23:00Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
23 Feb 08:00 - 23:00Recife, Brazil
25 Feb 08:00 - 14:00Fortaleza, Brazil
27 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Belem, Brazil
02 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
03 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Boca da Valeria, Brazil Amazon
04 Mar 10:00 - 05 Mar 17:00 (overnight)Manaus, Brazil Amazon
06 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Parintins, Brazil Amazon
07 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
10 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Iles du Salut, French Guiana
12 Mar 09:00 - 19:00Bridgetown, Barbados
13 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Roseau, Dominica
14 Mar 13:00 - 23:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
17 Mar 08:00 - 15:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
18 Mar 07:00Arriving in Fort Lauderdale

Full "Grand South America and Antarctica" early bookings (made by June 1st/2021 or 2022) received up to USD 4070 pp in OBC (onboard credit) ranging from $500 (oceanview cabins) to $1000 (Pinnacle Suite).

Grand Voyage 2022 (South America and Antarctica/canceled)

The next table shows the planned for 2021 "Around South America and Antarctica" itinerary (74 days) leaving roundtrip from Florida USA. However, this voyage was canceled as the ship's pause was extended thru May 2022.

Date / TimePort
04 Jan 17:00Departing from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale, Florida
06 Jan 08:00 - 17:00George Town, Grand Cayman Island
08 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
09 Jan 05:00 - 05:00Panama Canal
09 Jan 20:00 - 10 Jan 17:00 (overnight)Panama City, Fuerte Amador
12 Jan 05:00 - 20:00Manta, Ecuador
14 Jan 16:00 - 16 Jan 18:00 (overnight)Callao-Lima, Peru
17 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Pisco, Peru
20 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Coquimbo-La Serena, Chile
21 Jan 08:00 - 17:00San Antonio, Chile
23 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile
25 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Montt, Chile
26 Jan 11:00 - 18:00Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
29 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
30 JanCape Horn, Chile Antarctica
31 Jan 06:00 - 20:00Ushuaia, Argentina
07 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Port Stanley, East Falkland Island
09 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Puerto Madryn, Argentina
11 Feb 08:00 - 15:00Punta del Este, Uruguay
12 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Montevideo, Uruguay
13 Feb 08:00 - 15 Feb 15:00 (overnight)Buenos Aires, Argentina
18 Feb 08:00 - 19:00Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
19 Feb 08:00 - 20 Feb 15:00 (overnight)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
22 Feb 09:00 - 23:00Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
24 Feb 08:00 - 23:00Recife, Brazil
26 Feb 08:00 - 14:00Fortaleza, Brazil
28 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Belem, Brazil
03 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
04 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Boca da Valeria, Brazil Amazon
05 Mar 10:00 - 06 Mar 17:00 (overnight)Manaus, Brazil Amazon
07 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Parintins, Brazil Amazon
08 Mar 08:00 - 14:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
11 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Iles du Salut, French Guiana
13 Mar 09:00 - 19:00Bridgetown, Barbados
14 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Roseau, Dominica
15 Mar 13:00 - 23:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
18 Mar 08:00 - 15:00Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
19 Mar 07:00Arriving in Fort Lauderdale

Prices started from USD 9600 per person with double occupancy.