This 133-day Cruise Sails From the South Pole to the North Pole — With Epic Stops on 5 Continents Along the Way
Luxury Cruise Guide
29 April, 2023
Holland America Line has announced first-ever “Pole-to-Pole” Grand Voyage roundtrip from the U.S. in 2025. Details of the new 133-day sailing along with a simultaneous 124-day “2025 Grand World Voyage” were unveiled by President Gus Antorcha aboard Zuiderdam to “Grand World Voyage” guests sailing in the North Sea.
With the “Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole” and “Grand World Voyage” both departing in January 2025, this will be the first time the line is offering two Grand Voyages of more than 120 days simultaneously. The “Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole” aboard Volendam enables cruisers to visit five continents on a journey that travels south-to-north, while the “Grand World Voyage” aboard Zuiderdam covers six continents on an east-to-west route, each sailing roundtrip from a U.S. homeport.
The 133-day “2025 Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole” departs January 25, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. The itinerary follows a south-north-south route through the Panama Canal, down along the west coast of South America to Antarctica, then up along Argentina and Brazil to the heart of the Amazon River. The ship then crosses the Atlantic Ocean to Africa, sails north to Europe and up to the North Cape before heading west across the northern Atlantic Ocean via Iceland and Greenland, and finally down the eastern shores of North America.
Down south Volendam spends four days of scenic cruising in Antarctica and up north the ship crosses the Artic Circle to the North Cape. Other highlights:
- 68 total ports across five continents and 28 countries
- Eight overnight calls: Fuerte Amador, Callao (Lima), Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Lisbon and Reykjavik
The 124-day “2025 Grand World Voyage” departs January 4, 2025, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. The itinerary transits the Panama Canal and makes way to Easter Island before crossing the South Pacific to Australia. Zuiderdam explores the Great Barrier Reef en route to Indonesia and Sri Lanka, then sails south to Cape Town by way of the Seychelles, back up along the eastern coast of Africa, through the Suez Canal to Portugal before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include:
- 46 total ports in 32 countries across six continents
- Nine overnight calls: Callao (two nights), Easter Island, Papeete, Sydney, Singapore, Cape Town, Mombasa, Safaga and Barcelona
- Seven late-night departures: Manta, Seychelles, Cape Town, Durban, Aqaba, Civitavecchia and Gibraltar
Guests who book the full 133-day “Grand Voyage: Pole-to-Pole” or 124-day “Grand World Voyage” by June 3, 2024, receive onboard spending credits and amenities valued at up to $8,800 or $8,500, respectively, per person. Perks for guests who book early include a complimentary Surf Wi-Fi package, $500 air credit per person if booked through Flight Ease and complimentary roundtrip airport transfers to and from the Fort Lauderdale airport.
For more details, visit hollandamerica.com.
- Regent Seven Seas unveils details of 2025-26 Grand Voyages
- Announcement of Atlas Ocean Voyages’ Itineraries for Summer/Fall 2024
- Princess Cruises to Sail in Path of 2024 Total Eclipse
- Princess Cruises Offers Longest Voyage Ever with Epic 116-Day World Cruise in 2025
- MSC Cruises announces Food and Beverage Offerings on MSC Euribia
- MSC Cruises offers New Children's Entertainment
CruiseDirect is a leading online cruise travel company dedicated to providing customers with better deals than any other cruise website and access to great deals on cruise vacations. Offering special rates and savings on cruise bookings with some of the most popular cruise lines in the world, we are so confident in our cruise packages that each and every deal is backed by a price guarantee. You won't find these prices on other cruise booking sites.
Since 2001, we've helped our customers find the perfect cruise packages and book dream cruise vacations for less. We are a cruise finder and booking website committed to helping you research all your cruise travel options to find a cruise that fits what you're looking for. After you find a cruise the perfect cruise, make your reservation with our cutting-edge booking engine. We are the best site to book a cruise with because we are driven by our passion for cruise ship travel. Book a cruise today and enjoy the excitement of cruising the world with us!Find Great Cruise Deals
Beach or Water Villa?
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visitingRead More
Best Maldives Resort Offers & Packages
Find out more about the most unparalleled Maldives hotel deals and special rates, when Book Direct your next beach holidayRead More
Maldives Hotel Reviews
Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotelsRead More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives
The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelers Read More
The Maldives’ Hottest Luxury Hotel Openings for 2022
hese are the hotel openings in the Maldives is most excited for in 2022 for planning your next luxurious getaway Read More
Maldives Luxury Guide
Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More
Maldives Romantic Guide
The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More
Maldives Budget Guide
Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays Read More
Maldives Family Guide
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More