Holland America Line has added a novel and nostalgic itinerary to its Legendary Voyage roster of longer sailings. Departing in November 2024, the 42-night cruise aboard Volendam will mimic a voyage that set sail in February 1925, visiting lots of the identical ports of name and providing company the prospect to go to 9 completely different nations within the Mediterranean.
New Legendary Voyage Supplied
The brand new 42-night “Final Mediterranean & Atlantic Passage” crusing is scheduled to depart on November 9, 2024. A roundtrip voyage from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, the cruise will go to 16 numerous ports of name throughout 9 nations in addition to present company with each eastbound and westbound transatlantic crossings.
“Holland America Line was one of many first firms to function cruise holidays that went past a transatlantic crossing, and right this moment we’re persevering with to innovate our itineraries by providing memorable voyages like this final Mediterranean and Atlantic passage crusing,” stated Beth Bodensteiner, chief industrial officer, Holland America Line.
Ports of name for the upcoming voyage embody Tangier, Morocco; Naples, Italy; Athens, Greece; Haifa (Tel Aviv) and Ashdod (Jerusalem) in Israel; Alexandria, Egypt; Cadiz, Spain, and extra.
Of particular curiosity are two in a single day stays – Livorno (Pisa/Florence) and Rome in Italy, giving company additional time to discover these wealthy and historic locations. The cruise will finish December 21, 2024 again in Fort Lauderdale.
Greater than 20 days at sea – which incorporates scenic cruising via the Strait of Gibraltar – will guarantee company can completely take pleasure in all of the facilities that the 61,214-gross ton, Rotterdam-class Volendam presents. The ship debuted in 1999 and is the oldest and smallest in Holland America Line’s fleet, however nonetheless presents magnificence and distinction for all vacationers to expertise.
Volendam‘s distinctive décor has a floral- and nature-inspired theme, together with large vases of contemporary flowers to lend each magnificence and aroma to the environment. The Greenhouse Spa & Salon presents leisure and wellness remedies together with a thermal suite, and company can keep match with a pleasant sport of pickleball onboard.
Different options embody modern exhibits, the onboard movie show, an outside walkaround promenade, nice music on the Piano Bar, 24-hour room service, quiet areas within the library, and rather more.
Almost 100 years in the past, Holland America Line operated the same crusing, 42 nights roundtrip from New York Metropolis aboard Rotterdam IV. That cruise departed on February 4, 1925 and visited lots of the identical ports of name scheduled on the 2024 itinerary.
The 2 ships are very completely different, nonetheless, as Rotterdam IV solely had capability for 550 passengers, whereas Volendam will welcome 1,432 (primarily based on double occupancy), bringing this distinctive alternative to almost 3 times as many adventurous vacationers.
About Legendary Voyages
Legendary Voyages are Holland America Line’s longer sailings, starting from 25-59 days. Much like Grand Voyages, these itineraries sometimes concentrate on a single area, visiting a number of ports of name and providing in-depth exploration and longer port visits the place obtainable.
“Since introducing this new Legendary class of cruises that provide an in-depth concentrate on one area, they’ve been extremely popular. We’re excited so as to add an extended voyage that makes it simple to discover the Med in depth with out a long-haul flight,” stated Bodensteiner of the newly launched itinerary.
Onboard these distinctive sailings, vacationers may even take pleasure in curated programming and particular company to share cultural and historic insights into the ports of name, providing much more immersion for a very memorable, and certainly legendary, expertise.
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Different Legendary Voyages arising from Holland America Line embody a 35-day cruise to Hawaii, Tahiti, and Marquesas from San Diego; a 35-day “Voyage of the Vikings” visiting Canada, Greenland, Iceland and Norway from Boston; and a 53-day “Majestic Japan” crusing from Seattle and visiting ports in Alaska, Japan, Halfway, and Hawaii.
From homeports exterior the US, spectacular Legendary Voyages embody a 28-day “Coral Triangle, Volcanos, & Nice Barrier Reef” crusing from Singapore, in addition to a 35-day “Australia Circumnavigation” from Sydney.