Holland America Cruise Ship will Stop in Bali

The Holland America cruise ship Volendam will open a 132-day trip dubbed the 2026 Grand World Voyage across seven continents, which is set to stop by various destinations, including Bali. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the 1,432-capacity voyage will begin the journey on January 4, 2026.

The cruise ship will head south along the eastern coast of South America to Antarctica. The Antarctica journey will fully be scenic cruising, with passengers aboard the ship.

From Antarctica, the Volendam will cross the South Pacific and stop at Easter Island, visit Australia, and continue to Southeast Asia. The voyage will stop in Bali, where passengers are invited to visit travel destinations on the island.

Next up is a journey across the Indian Ocean with visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka, followed by a transit of the Suez Canal. After a few stops in the Mediterranean, the ship will make for Northern Europe, then finish with a transatlantic crossing to take guests back to Fort Lauderdale.

All in all, the Grand World Voyage will visit 47 ports in 39 countries, and there will be nine overnight calls in various destinations, including the one in Bali.

“We asked thousands of past guests and travel advisors for their opinions about the perfect Grand World Voyage, so this may be one of our most thoroughly researched routes ever for a world cruise,” Gus Antorcha, Holland America’s president, said during the announcement, taking place aboard the Zuiderdam, which currently sails the 2024 Grand World Voyage.

“This itinerary includes destinations we know guests love, packed with memorable moments and overnight stays. We are purposefully visiting fewer ports to allow more time to explore the destinations and create a voyage that does not feel rushed.”

The voyage isn’t yet open for bookings. For context, the 124-day Grand World Voyage in 2025 starts at US$24,999 per cabin based on double occupancy.

Source: en.tempo.co