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HAL opens sales for 2023 world cruise, voyages around Africa, South America

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Zaandam, here, will operate the Grand Africa Voyage and Grand World Voyage, while Volendam will sail the Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage
Holland America Line’s 2022 Grand Africa Voyage, 2023 Grand World Voyage and 2023 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage are open for sale.

Ranging from 71 to 127 days, these longer journeys take travelers to the far corners of the world across six continents, all round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, without the need for international air travel.

Each voyage offers an early booking bonus valued at up to $6,730 per person for travelers who book the full Grand Africa Voyage itinerary by Feb. 25, 2022, or the full Grand World Voyage or Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage by June 1, 2022.

2022 Grand Africa Voyage

This 71-day cruise departs Oct. 10 next year aboard Zaandam, sailing clockwise around Africa.

Travelers will visit 25 ports in 21 countries and territories, in the order of calls: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Seychelles, Tanzania, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Senegal, Cape Verde and Puerto Rico.

Four overnight port stays are planned, in Aqaba, Jordan; Cape Town, South Africa (two nights); Zanzibar, Tanzania; and Victoria, Seychelles.

Highlights include a daylight Suez Canal transit, the chance to visit Jordan's Lost City of Petra and safari and wildlife opportunities at Serengeti National Park, Maasi Mara Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, Tsavo National Park, Jozani Forest Reserve, Lokobe National Park, the Black Lemur Sanctuary, Kruger National Park, Phinda Mountain Lodge and Thanda Private Game Reserve.

2023 Grand World Voyage

The 127-day world cruise departs Jan. 3, also aboard Zaandam. The ship will cross the South Pacific to New Zealand and Australia before sailing up the west coast of Africa and charting a path through Northern Europe.

The itinerary includes 61 ports in 30 countries and island nations: Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Mauritius, Réunion, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Senegal, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, France, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Scotland and Ireland.

Eight overnight port calls are planned, at Fuerte Amador (Panama City), Panama; Papeete, Tahiti; Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide and Fremantle (Perth), Australia; Cape Town and Amsterdam. Twenty calls around the African continent provide numerous opportunities for overland safaris.

2023 Grand South America & Antarctica

This 74-day voyage departs Jan. 3 aboard Volendam and sails on a counterclockwise route.

Travelers will visit 34 ports in 16 countries and island nations across two continents: Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica, Falkland Islands, Uruguay, Brazil, French Guiana, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

Five overnight port calls are planned, at Panama City, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Callao (Lima), with double overnights at Buenos Aires and Callao.

Highlights include a daylight Panama Canal transit and overland opportunities to visit Machu Picchu, the Galápagos Islands, Patagonia and Iguazu Falls, 12 calls in Brazil and a journey along the Amazon River to Manaus.

There will be four days of scenic cruising in Antarctica. Additional scenic cruising includes the Chilean Fjords, Strait of Magellan, Amalia or Brujo Glacier, Cockburn and Beagle channels, Glacier Alley and Cape Horn.

 

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