Holland America Line’s breathtaking South America cruises

Zaandam cruise ship in South America
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Holland America Line has announced its 2024-2025 South America season, which will feature a series of cruises on the Osterdam And Zaandamexplore the diverse landscapes of South America, Antarctica and the Amazon.

The unveiling comes after the cruise line launched new voyages for its 2024-2025 Caribbean season, introducing a new category called Legendary Voyages last month, all of which offer much longer itineraries that give guests the opportunity to fully explore the sailing destinations.

South America and Antarctic cruises

Holland America Line’s South America cruises from November 2024 to March 2025 offer guests several unforgettable experiences, from visiting the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu to circumnavigating Cape Horn and sailing to the remote continent of Antarctica.

“Holland America Line’s South America cruises continue to attract travelers looking for unforgettable experiences such as the Amazon, Macchu Pichu and Antarctica, and South America offers not only cultural immersion but also some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer, Holland America Line.

“Our perfectly sized vessels allow these remote locations to be explored and smaller ports to be visited, offering our guests a unique perspective of the continent.”

Cruise ship Zaandam in South America (Photo: Ion Mes / Shutterstock)

The South America and Antarctic Season includes 14-day “South America Passage” itineraries, 17-day “Panama Canal and Inca Discovery” cruises, and 22-day “South America and Antarctica” itineraries.

Highlights include overnight visits to Buenos Aires, cruises through the Panama Canal, four days of Antarctic exploration guided by an onboard naturalist, and scenic cruises along the Chilean Fjords, the Drake Passage, the Beagle Channel, and Glacier Avenue.

In February 2025, Zaandam will set sail on a 27-day round-trip Amazon adventure from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, crossing the world’s longest river. The cruise will explore 12 ports in the Caribbean and Brazil, French Guiana and spend several days on the Amazon. The itinerary includes an overnight stay in Manaus, the heart of the Amazon, and two equatorial crossings.

Holland America Line is offering guests an early booking bonus, additional amenities and upgrades on their 2024-2025 South American and Antarctic cruises.

Guests booking the Have It All premium package receive standard package amenities such as shore excursions, specialty dining, a signature beverage package and surf WiFi, as well as complimentary prepaid Crew Appreciation and upgrades to the elite beverage package and premium WiFi. Fi.

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Mariner Society loyalty members can also enjoy up to $400 onboard credit per stateroom on select cruises when booked by June 5, 2023.

Holland America Line recently introduced a new category of longer cruises with immersive destinations called Legendary Voyages. Departing March 7, 2023, these cruises, with itineraries ranging from 25 to 59 days, commemorate Holland America Line’s 150th anniversary.

Besides the Amazon and South America, The Legendary Voyages will visit different locationsincluding Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific and Hawaii, Greenland and Iceland, Asia, Alaska and the Arctic Circle.

Additionally, on March 30, 2023, the cruise line unveiled its 2024-2025 Caribbean season. Holland America Line will offer cruises ranging in length from five to 21 days, covering the eastern, western and southern Caribbean and including Panama Canal cruises. with Boston as the new Caribbean port of departurein addition to Fort Lauderdale.

Source: News Network

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