Holland America Line Offers Four Grand Voyages That Span The Globe In 2014

Holland America Line Offers Four Grand Voyages That Span The Globe In 2014 
ms Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam sail epic cruises from 57 to 113 days 
SEATTLE, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - On Jan. 4, 2014, Holland America Line's ms 
Amsterdam kicks off the new year with a 113-day journey that calls at 38 ports 
across five continents. The Grand World Voyage is just one of four Grand 
Voyages featured by the line in 2014. Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam each sail 
two itineraries designed to discover and explore remarkable destinations on 
every traveler's list. 
Following its 68-day Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage in January, 
Prinsendam will begin its eastward journey across the Atlantic Ocean for a 
57-day Grand Africa and Mediterranean Voyage. In September, Amsterdam departs 
Seattle, Wash. on a 78-day Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage. 
"Our Grand Voyages are dream cruises because they offer extensive explorations 
in all parts of the world," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, 
marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. "Africa is 
highlighted on two 2014 Grand Voyages, and there are numerous additional 
unique opportunities for our guests — both new and loyal repeaters — to be 
excited about." 
Holland America Line's Grand Voyages make taking a longer vacation easier and 
more affordable. In addition, for those guests residing in the United States 
there is no need to fly internationally to board the ship if taking the full 
cruise except on the Grand Africa and Mediterranean Voyage. Whether visiting 
one or several global destinations, the voyages feature famous landmarks, new 
destinations and extended time in port with late departures, overnight calls 
and overland tours. 
Each Grand Voyage also offers grand experiences on board. Guests can relax and 
unwind during leisurely days at sea, taking advantage of the extra time to 
indulge in a massage at the Greenhouse Spa, take in a lecture by a renowned 
expert, enjoy a cooking demonstration by a celebrated chef in the Culinary 
Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine, learn how to share photos at a 
class in the Digital Workshop powered by Windows®, or simply lounge on deck 
and watch the world sail by. 
Evening shipboard activities shine as well with local cultural entertainment. 
Festive gala balls and formal nights create memorable moments, along with an 
exclusive Captain's Grand Voyage Dinner for full-cruise guests. Dining is 
elevated on each Grand Voyage, with menus that change daily and are seldom 
repeated, featuring local ingredients and regional cuisine. 
Grand World Voyage Amsterdam departs Jan. 4 on its 2014 Grand World Voyage 
that sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rather than taking a 
traditional course back through Europe, Amsterdam crosses the equator four 
times and sails a route that deeply explores the Southern Hemisphere. 
The ship begins the journey by sailing west with a daylight transit of the 
Panama Canal followed by two full overnights at Callao, Peru. After calling at 
beautiful islands in the South Pacific, Amsterdam continues along the east 
coast of Australia up to Micronesia, the Far East and Indian Ocean. Adding to 
the adventure, the ship then travels south to explore several ports in east, 
south and west Africa before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean en 
route back to South Florida. 
Eight segments ranging in length from 20 to 86 days are available from 
departure ports along the route for guests who have less time to travel. The 
seven overnight calls included in the 2014 Grand World Voyage give guests an 
opportunity to visit Machu Picchu from Callao (Lima); snorkel on the Great 
Barrier Reef from Sydney, Australia; shop at the night market in Hong Kong, 
China; and go on a safari from Cape Town, South Africa. Additional overnight 
calls include Papeete, Tahiti; Victoria, Seychelles, and Singapore. 
Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage Prinsendam returns to South America, 
Antarctica and the Amazon in 2014 on a 68-day itinerary sailing roundtrip from 
Fort LauderdaleJan. 5. After passing through the Panama Canal, the ship will 
reach South America's Pacific coast and continue on to circumnavigate the 
During the voyage, Prinsendam will spend seven full days cruising the Amazon 
River and four days of scenic cruising in Antarctic, weather permitting. The 
2014 itinerary also features overnight calls at Manaus, Brazil, in the Amazon; 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina, and two full nights at Callao 
Segments of 32 and 36 days between Fort Lauderdale and Buenos Aires also are 
Grand Africa and Mediterranean Voyage Immediately following its Grand South 
America and Antarctica Voyage, Prinsendam departs on a 57-day Grand Africa and 
Mediterranean Voyage that sails from Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia (Rome), 
The ship visits the Caribbean before crossing over to Africa and making calls 
at Cape Verde, Gambia and Dakar. Following the Canary Islands, Prinsendam 
explores northern Africa, Spain, Italy, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece and 
Turkey. Calls in the Holy Land allow for a visit to the Dome of the Rock in 
Jerusalem, Israel, or the Giza Pyramids in Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt. An 
overnight call at Venice, Italy, allows ample time for shopping, exploring and 
a traditional gondola ride. 
A 27-day segment from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona, Spain, and a 30-day 
segment from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome) are available. This voyage can 
be combined with the Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage for an extended 
120-day cruise. 
Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage In fall 2014, Amsterdam will wrap up the 
year with a 78-day Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage sailing from Seattle, 
Wash., to San Diego, Calif. Departing Sept. 21, the ship takes a northerly 
route to Alaska before extensively exploring Japan, South Korea, China, 
Vietnam, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali and Indonesia. The voyage continues to 
Australia before circling back and visiting ports in the South Pacific and 
Hawaii en route to San Diego. 
This voyage includes eight overnight calls along the way at Tokyo, Japan; 
Incheon (Seoul), South Korea; Xingang (Beijing), Shanghai and Hong Kong, 
China; Singapore; Sydney, and Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Reservations can now be booked for 2014 Grand Voyages Reservations are 
currently being taken for all of Holland America Line's 2014 Grand Voyages, 
and early-booking bonus amenities for full-cruise guests include prepaid hotel 
service charges, shipboard credit, luggage delivery service and a 
complimentary shore excursion or event when booking select stateroom 
categories. Amenities vary by cruise, stateroom category and booking date. For 
guests based in North America, book a Penthouse Suite or Deluxe Verandah Suite 
on the full Grand Africa and Mediterranean Voyage and receive complimentary 
domestic business class air with deluxe transfer or $1,000 per person 
additional cruise savings. This offer expires July 31, 2013. 
Rates start at $19,999 for Amsterdam's 113-day Grand World Voyage; $13,399 for 
Prinsendam's 68-day Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage; $9,999 for 
Prinsendam's 57-day Grand Africa and Mediterranean Voyage, and $11,499 for 
Amsterdam's 78-day Grand Pacific and Far East Voyage. Cruise fares are per 
person, double occupancy. The four grand voyages are available to book for the 
full cruise or in segments ranging from 27- to 86-day sailings. 
While at port, guests can choose from a multitude of diverse shore excursions 
including Overland Adventures, off-the-beaten-track explorations, Signature 
Collection private-car touring and exclusive Medallion Collection excursions. 
For more information on the 2014 Grand Voyages, contact a professional travel 
seller, visit www.hollandamerica.com or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425). 
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc. (NYSE: 
 CCL and CUK)]  Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  One- to 
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include 
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand 
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, 
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship 
on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016. 
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a 
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts 
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show 
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide 
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New 
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and 
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
World's Leading Cruise Lines Holland America Line is a proud member of World's 
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise 
Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a 
passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's 
Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation 
experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise 
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at 
CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
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FAX:     206-262-5934 
EMAIL:   pr@hollandamerica.com 
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