Holland America Line has revealed plans for an ambitious 132-day Grand World Voyage set for 2026. This cruise will take travelers across all seven continents, including a special four-day Antarctic Experience. The announcement was made by President Gus Antorcha to guests currently on the 2024 Grand World Voyage.

Holland America Line's 2026 World Tour Hits All Seven Continents

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Holland America Line cruise ship viewed from the A'DAM Tower (originally the Shell Tower)

Holland America Line Announces Grand World Voyage for 2026

The 2026 voyage, embarking from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will be on the Volendam, a smaller ship in the fleet, allowing for a more intimate experience. Travelers will visit 47 ports in 39 countries, exploring destinations from the southern reaches of Antarctica to the northern tips of Oslo, Norway. 

According to Breaking Travel News, the journey is designed to provide ample time at each location, with nine overnight calls in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, and Singapore, and five late-night departures.

Holland America Line has engaged with past guests and travel advisors to craft what they believe is an ideal itinerary, focusing on popular destinations and allowing more time for exploration. The voyage will feature memorable moments such as scenic cruising of the Chilean fjords, a visit to Easter Island, and a call at Bordeaux, France, complete with a cruise through the Gironde Estuary.

For those interested in booking, Holland America Line is now accepting deposited Future Cruise Requests. Guests who make an early booking can enjoy several benefits, including up to $2,000 in onboard credit, a 3% discount for paying in full, a free Wi-Fi Surf package, and more. Additional perks like air credit, complimentary airport transfers, and services such as luggage delivery and laundry are also available for early bookings.

This Grand World Voyage promises to be one of Holland America Line's most meticulously planned and exciting journeys to date, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore the world in comfort and style.

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Brings Deal or No Deal Game Show to Cruises

Holland America Line has introduced the famous TV game show Deal or No Deal to nine of its cruise ships. This exciting game, powered by TimePlay's interactive technology, is now available on over 85 ships globally. Deal or No Deal is known for its engaging format and strong brand identity, making it a perfect match for Holland America Line's entertainment options.

This live game show not only offers contestants on stage the chance to win cash prizes but also involves the audience, giving them the opportunity to win, including a free cruise. Nasdaq reported that the game will be featured once or twice per voyage, taking place in the World Stage or Rolling Stone Lounge, depending on the ship.

Aaron Silverberg, SVP of Entertainment at TimePlay, emphasized the growing demand for entertainment options and how Deal or No Deal meets this need with its high-energy and interactive gameplay. Similarly, Daniel Materassi, senior vice president of guest commerce for Holland America Line, expressed excitement about adding this program to their entertainment lineup, looking forward to guests enjoying the interactive game experience.

Holland America Line aims to enhance guest experiences with this addition, continuing to innovate and offer varied entertainment options on their cruises.

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