Holland America Introduces Extended Destination Cruisesby Dori Saltzman /
Holland America is introducing a new style of cruise, extended Legendary Voyages, which range in length from 25 to 59 days. Each sailing features a comprehensive collection of ports that enrich the experience in each destination.
Most of the new Legendary Voyages sail roundtrip or to/from a North American homeport, making it easier for travelers to see the world without a long-haul flight. The itineraries are offered on a variety of the line's ships and travel to places such as Australia and New Zealand, the Amazon and South America, South Pacific and Hawaii, Greenland and Iceland, Asia, Alaska and the Arctic Circle.
"As the leader in long itineraries, Holland America Line is excited to continue to connect our deployment and onboard programming to further enrich the guest experience," said Kacy Cole, vice president of marketing and e-commerce at Holland America. "The destination-rich itineraries found on Legendary Voyages are crafted to allow guests to linger longer and enjoy the journey as well as the destination. With many departures from North America, this creates yet another way for our guests to see the world from their doorstep."
Three of the Legendary Voyages on offer are brand-new itineraries for Holland America. They are:
- 28-day Arctic Circle Solstice – features 11 calls in Alaska, including lesser-visited ports like Nome and Homer; roundtrip from Seattle
- 53-day Majestic Japan – features 21 total ports, 13 of which are in Japan, including overnights in Yokohama (Tokyo) and Kobe; roundtrip from Seattle (a 52-day option is Vancouver to Seattle)
- 28-day Coral Triangle, Volcanoes and the Great Barrier Reef – features 10 ports in five countries, with scenic cruising near the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait and past the Kumba and Krakatau volcanoes; roundtrip from Singapore
Fourteen additional Legendary Voyages itineraries are available.