Holland America’s Extended ‘Legendary Voyages’ Set to Dazzle in 2024-2025 Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific Cruises


Key Takeaways

  • Three ships—Westerdam, Koningsdam, and Zaandam—will traverse Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific in 2024-2025.
  • Westerdam starts a South Pacific crossing in October 2024, concluding with an Australia Circumnavigation. Koningsdam and Zaandam offer extended Legendary Voyages beginning September 2024 and February 2025, respectively.
  • These voyages, spanning 25 to 59 days, blend ceremonial travel with immersive explorations, prioritizing convenience with roundtrip or North American homeport departures.

Seattle, WA– Holland America Line is slated to exhibit the magnificence of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific with three of its ships during 2024-2025. Westerdam will journey through these enchanting regions. Koningsdam and Zaandam offer extended Legendary Voyages, including South Pacific and Hawaii adventures.

According to a release, Westerdam commences its South Pacific crossing in October 2024, culminating in an Australian circumnavigation. From December 2024 through March 2025, Westerdam will set sail for 14-day voyages starting from Sydney, Australia, or between Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney. Zaandam and Koningsdam will initiate their legendary voyages in September 2024 and February 2025, respectively.

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Exploring Iconic Locations

“Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific are iconically beautiful locations, but they have so much more to offer which is why they remain high on the bucket list of travellers who are looking to see the world with the ease of a cruise,” said, as per the release, Beth Bodensteiner, a chief commercial officer of Holland America Line.

The release noted that the extended Legendary Voyages, spanning 25 to 59 days, amalgamate grand ceremonial travel with rich itineraries. These voyages provide an in-depth immersion into each destination, with most sailing roundtrip or to/from a North American homeport for convenience.

The 2024-2025 season will feature Legendary voyages like the 35-day “Australia Circumnavigation” and the 51- or 56-day “Tales of the South Pacific.” The itinerary offers a round trip from Sydney and includes scenic cruising in the Great Barrier Reef. Zaandam and Koningsdam will embark on extensive South Pacific journeys, offering explorative stops and overnight stays in scenic locales.

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The release stated that Holland America Line had conceptualized Collectors’ Voyages to offer an even more extensive cruise experience. These voyages merge consecutive non-repeating itineraries, perfect for avid travelers. For a limited time, bookings of select 2024-2025 Australia/New Zealand cruises come with a premium package, including additional benefits.

Starting fares for these 2025 cruises range from $2,449 to $10,999 per person, not including taxes, fees, and port expenses.

What We Think

Holland America Line’s 2024-2025 voyage lineup promises enchanting journeys through captivating destinations. The extended Legendary Voyages, spanning significant durations, offer immersive experiences, allowing travellers to delve into the essence of each locale.

With rich itineraries and ceremonial travel, these cruises provide a unique blend of exploration and comfort. Plus, the concept of Collectors’ Voyages is ideal for enthusiastic travellers seeking diverse and extensive cruise experiences.

The premium package inclusion for select bookings adds further allure, promising a memorable and enriched travel experience.
Learn more in the release on PR Newswire.

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