Holland America Line
has announced a quartet of special cruises for 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of the cruise line's world cruise.
Statendam IV embarked on the first Grand World Voyage in 1958, so 50 years later, Holland America Line
will be sailing four more Grand Voyages, two aboard the Amsterdam
and two aboard the Prinsendam
"A Grand World Voyage is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many travellers and we have 50 years of experience in delivering the ultimate in global cruising," said Richard D Meadows, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Holland America Line.
"Whether on the full voyage or one of our shorter segments, guests will experience a cruise specially designed to provide a lifetime of treasured memories."
In total, the four cruises will encompass 320 days of cruising, 118 ports and 74 countries, with the 114-day Grand World Voyage aboard the Amsterdam
the single cruise highlight.
will carry passengers on a 68-day cruise of South America and Antarctica, after which it will embark on a 73-day journey around Africa. Both cruises can be combined to create an incredible 141-day experience.Amsterdam
will also set off on a cruise to the Pacific Rim for 65 days in the autumn of 2008.
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