Holland America Opens Bookings For 2026 World Cruise, Australia Grand Voyage

Holland America has opened bookings for both its 2026 Grand World Voyage and its 2026 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage.

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Holland America has opened bookings for its 2026 Grand World Voyage aboard Volendam. The line has also opened bookings for its 2026 Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage on Zaandam. The two extended cruises sail roundtrip from the U.S. in January 2026 and will rendezvous in Sydney, Australia during their journeys.

The Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage will not only explore Down Under, but will also explore Hawaii, Fiji, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu across the South Pacific. With 10 extended port calls, guests will have more time to explore the culture and nightlife in places like Papeete, Tahiti, and Raiatea, French Polynesia.

The Holland America Grand World Voyage will depart from Fort Lauderdale, while the Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage will sail from San Diego, California. Both will be roundtrip.

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The Grand Australia and New Zealand sailing will visit 44 ports across 10 countries over a 93-day period. The 2026 Grand World Voyage will sail to 48 ports across 25 countries on an east-to-west route.

Zaandam and Volendam will be in Sydney together on March 7, 2026. Zaandam arrives March 6th for an overnight, and Volendam arrives March 7th for an overnight.

2026 Grand Australia and New Zealand Highlights

  • 93-day voyage. Departs Jan. 4, 2026, roundtrip from San Diego.
  • The ship heads southwest and around the Hawaiian Islands with an overnight in Honolulu before continuing south, island hopping around Fiji and the South Pacific. Zaandam explores the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea before nearly circling the Australia and visiting New Zealand before heading northeast through Tonga and French Polynesia, returning to San Diego.
  • 44 total ports in 10 countries across two continents.
  • Two-day Great Barrier Reef scenic cruising experience in the Ribbon Reef Region and Far North Region.
  • Six overnight calls: Honolulu, Hawaii; Fremantle (Perth), Sydney and Hobart, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Papeete.
  • Four late-night departures: Adelaide, Australia; and Moorea, Raiatea and Huahine, French Polynesia.

2026 Grand World Voyage Highlights

  • 132-day voyage. Departs Jan. 4, 2026, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Volendam heads south along the east coast of South America, crossing the equator and sailing down to Antarctica for a four-day scenic cruising experience. The ship then makes its way up the west coast of South America and over to Easter Island before traversing the islands of the South Pacific en route to Australia. Volendam explores Singapore and the Maldives, then calls at Alexandria, Egypt, for an overnight stay before meandering through the Mediterranean and northern Europe, ending with an Atlantic Ocean crossing.
  • 48 total ports in 25 countries across seven continents.
  • Nine overnight calls: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Papeete; Sydney; Bali, Indonesia; Singapore; Malé, Maldives; Safaga (Luxor) and Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt; and Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Five late-night departures: Moorea, French Polynesia; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Oslo, Norway; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • A rare grand cruise through the Gironde Estuary to Bordeaux, France.
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Early Booking Bonus

Passengers who book the full 132-day Grand World Voyage or 93-day Grand Australia and New Zealand Voyage by June 16, 2025 will receive onboard spending credits and amenities valued at up to $9,350 or $7,900 respectively, per person. Perks for all guests who book early feature a $500 air credit per person if booked through Flight Ease. They also receive roundtrip airport transfers, a $500 Grand Mariner Discount for past guests, and a three percent pay-in-full discount.

Additional extras can include onboard credits of up to $2,000 per guest. Complimentary luggage delivery service to and from the airport, prepaid gratuities, a free shore excursion, and laundry when booking certain staterooms are also possible extras.


Have you ever taken a Grand Voyage with Holland America? What about a world cruise with any cruise line? Drop us an anchor below and tell us about your experiences!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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