HAL opens sales for 2026 Grand Australia and New Zealand cruise

Holland America Line has opened sales for its 2026 Grand Australia and New Zealand itinerary.

The 93-day cruise on 1,432-passenger Zaandam will sail roundtrip from San Diego and call at 44 ports in 10 countries.

Departing on January 4, 2026, the itinerary will sail around the Hawaiian islands, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea before calling at Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and French Polynesia.

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The itinerary also features a two-day Great Barrier Reef scenic cruise and six overnight calls in Honolulu, Fremantle, Sydney, Hobart, Auckland and Papeete.

Four late-night departures will take place from Adelaide in Australia and Moorea, Raiatea and Huahine in French Polynesia. Prices start from £15,549.

On March 7, Zaandam will meet fellow Holland America Line ship Volendam in Sydney, as the ship completes its 2026 Grand World Voyage.

Chief commercial officer Beth Bodensteiner said: “Our Grand Voyages are renowned for connecting guests with the world’s most fascinating places while sailing roundtrip from the United States.

“Our team crafted this itinerary to show guests the parts of Australia and New Zealand they expect to visit, but also included frequently asked for, but rarely visited, ports throughout Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.”

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