Holland America Line

Holland America Line 2025 Grand World Voyage Itinerary Comes To South Africa

In a bid to prioritize safety and enhance traveller experience, Holland America Line has unveiled a refreshed itinerary for its highly anticipated 2025 Grand World Voyage aboard the Zuiderdam.


  • The 2025 Grand World Voyage will last 124 days covering 49 total ports in 34 countries across six continents.
  • The adjusted route will circumvent the Red Sea, ensuring peace of mind for guests well ahead of the voyage and introducing exciting new ports in Africa and Europe.
  • The adjusted route will also include a captivating stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Following the originally planned visit to Cape Town (South Africa) the new itinerary boasts captivating additions such as Walvis Bay, Namibia, and Praia, Ilha de Santiago, Cape Verde. The ship then ventures into the Mediterranean, exploring iconic ports like Gibraltar, Alexandria, Athens, Rome, and Barcelona. Additionally, newly added ports including Valletta, Malta, Tangier, Morocco, and Kusadasi, Turkey, promise enriching experiences and cultural immersion for travellers.


By eliminating the route through the Red Sea (affecting only the final 43 days of the 124-day journey) after extensive consultation with security experts and government authorities, the cruise line aims to provide travellers with increased certainty and peace of mind as they embark on this remarkable voyage around the globe.

Guests embarking on our 2025 Grand World Voyage can look forward to immersing themselves in a diverse tapestry of global destinations. From the ancient wonders of Ephesus to the iconic landmarks of Rome and Barcelona, this voyage offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the world’s treasures.

// Chief Commercial Officer for Holland America Line, Beth Bodensteiner


In addition to the revised itinerary, Holland America Line is offering an array of booking bonuses and perks for guests who secure their spots early. From onboard spending credits to complimentary Wi-Fi packages and airport transfers, these incentives ensure an exceptional and seamless travel experience from start to finish.


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