HAL to visit all seven continents in 2026 World Cruise

Holland America Line will visit all seven continents in its 2026 Grand World Voyage in response to demand from agents.

The 132-day cruise on the 1,432-passenger Volendam will depart on January 4, 2026, and call at 47 ports in 39 countries.

Sailing round trip from Fort Lauderdale, the ship will cruise along the east coast of South America before beginning a four-day Antarctic experience, which will include cruising the Chilean fjords and Pitcairn Island as well as a visit to Easter Island.

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The ship will then call at destinations in the South Pacific, Australia, Singapore, the Maldives, the Mediterranean and northern Europe.

The itinerary features nine overnight calls in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Australia; Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Malé, Maldives; Lisbon, Portugal; and Safaga and Alexandria, Egypt.

There will also be late-night departures in Bahia d’Opunoha, French Polynesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Civitavecchia, Italy; Oslo, Norway; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Prices have not been announced and bookings are not yet open, but agents can register their interest by making a deposited future cruise request.

Once open, an early booking bonus will be available, offering up to $2,000 in on-board credit per passenger, £400 air credit, a 3% pay-in-full discount and free W-Fi access.

President Gus Antorcha said the itinerary has been designed based on feedback from agents.

“This itinerary includes destinations we know guests love, packed with memorable moments and overnight stays,” he said.

“We are purposefully visiting fewer ports to allow more time to explore the destinations we visit and to create a voyage that does not feel rushed.

“In fact, we asked thousands of past guests and travel agents for their opinions about the perfect Grand World Voyage so this may be one of our most thoroughly researched routes ever.”

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