Holland America Line is expanding its cruise offerings with four new 'Legendary Voyages' set for 2025 and 2026. These cruises will take travelers on unique, extended journeys to various regions, allowing them to deeply explore each destination.

Holland America Line Expands 'Legendary Voyages' for 2025-2026 - Here's What to Expect
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Holland America Line Announces New 'Legendary Voyages' for 2025-2026

Scheduled to depart in October 2025, the 45-day "Ultimate Mediterranean & Atlantic Passage" is a standout voyage. It begins and ends in New York, covering 20 ports in countries like Portugal, Spain, the U.K., Italy, Tunisia, Malta, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. 

Breaking Travel News says this cruise offers overnight stays in cities like Rome, Istanbul, and Cairo, giving guests more time to experience these locations.

Another exceptional trip is the 28-day "Islands of the South Pacific" voyage, which sets sail in January 2026. Starting from Sydney and ending in Auckland, this journey includes 20 stops across seven countries. Highlights include the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Conflict Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand.

Holland America Line is also offering two additional Legendary Voyages focusing on the South Pacific. These include a 27-day trip from Seattle to Sydney in October 2025 and a 36-day journey from Sydney back to Seattle in March 2026. Both cruises feature several stops, including Fiji and Hawaii, with overnight stays in Honolulu.

These four new itineraries join eight previously announced Legendary Voyages for 2025 and 2026. This expansion demonstrates Holland America Line's commitment to offering unique, in-depth cruise experiences. Travelers booking these voyages can enjoy the 'Have It All' early booking bonus, which includes amenities like shore excursions, specialty dining, beverage packages, Wi-Fi, and more.

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Breaks Sales Record with High Demand for Cruises

Holland America Line, a well-known cruise company, has recently hit a new sales record. On Jan. 16, the company experienced its highest-ever single-day bookings, surpassing its previous record set on July 11, 2023, by 18%. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Holland America Line's 150-year history.

The surge in bookings continued through the week ending Jan. 19, breaking another record for the company. This period is known as the "wave" season, which usually runs from January to March and is a busy time for cruise bookings. A notable portion of these bookings, over one-third, were for the company's popular Alaska cruises. Interestingly, 22% of the reservations were for trips planned for 2025 or later.

Gus Antorcha, the president of Holland America Line, expressed enthusiasm over these achievements. PR Newswire reported that he noted that these records show the company's strong position in the market and the high level of satisfaction among its guests. Particularly, Holland America Line's unique offerings in Alaska, such as glacier visits and wildlife viewing opportunities, have been well-received.

Additionally, the company's recent "Time of Your Life" sale contributed to these record-breaking numbers. This sale, running until Feb 29, offers various incentives like free stateroom upgrades, fare discounts, and reduced deposits. Guests booking before Jan. 31, also get up to $500 onboard credit.

Holland America Line is recognized for its extensive Glacier Bay tours in Alaska. The company enhances the cruise experience with local cultural immersion and specially curated shore excursions.

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