Holland America Line is expanding its roster of longer voyages departing from North American homeports, most recently by announcing the return of a Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage for the first time in a decade. The 94-day journey departs 03JAN, 2024, aboard Volendam, sailing roundtrip from San Diego.
Guests on this circumnavigation of the land Down Under will experience the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii and the South Pacific, as well as New Zealand.
“Australia continues to be a sought-after cruising destination, and by offering it as a Grand Voyage we’re able to take our time and feature other beautiful locales like the islands of the South Pacific, New Zealand and the Great Barrier Reef,” said Beth Bodensteiner, Chief Commercial Officer of Holland America Line.
"The San Diego departure makes it easy for our North American guests to explore this region and make it a memorable journey along the way.”
2024 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage highlights include:
- 94 days, departing 03JAN, 2024, sailing roundtrip from San Diego aboard Volendam;
- 43 ports of call, including 17 around the Australian continent;
- 4 overnight calls: Fremantle (Perth) and Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Papeete, Tahiti;
- 2 evening departures: Honolulu, Hawaii, and Brisbane, Australia;
- 2 full days of scenic cruising in the famed Great Barrier Reef;
- 16 calls at a collection of stunning South Pacific islands;
- A call at Komodo Island, with the opportunity to see the iconic Komodo Dragon;
- Scenic cruising in the Torres Strait and Milford Sound;
- 2 shorter segments are available to book: 58 days from San Diego to Sydney and 36 days from Sydney to San Diego.
Special Offers and Perks
Guests who book the full 94-day Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage by 01JUN, 2023, receive 3 per cent savings off the cruise-only fare, along with amenities valued at up to USD $4,770 per person.
Perks for verandah and select ocean-view staterooms include onboard spending money up to USD $300 per person, prepaid gratuities, luggage delivery service to and from San Diego, initial in-suite minibar setup, a complimentary shore excursion and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine. Suites also receive onboard spending money up to USD $1,000 per person, unlimited luggage delivery service to and from San Diego and a Signature Internet Package.
Additional upcoming Grand Voyages include the 2022 and 2023 Grand Africa Voyage, 2023 and 2024 Grand World Voyages, and 2023 Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage.
For more information about Holland America Line, visit hollandamerica.com.