Marking the return of the entire Holland America Line fleet, the Volendam is resuming guest service in Europe.


Following a humanitarian charter, the ship is offering a short program in the Mediterranean ahead of a winter season in South America and the Caribbean.


Sailing roundtrip from the Italian port of Trieste, the itinerary sails to the Eastern Mediterranean and the Holy Land and departs on Sept. 24.

The 14-night voyage features calls in several ports in both regions, including Ashdod, Haifa, Agios Nikolaos, Piraeus, Dubrovnik and Kusadasi.


Following the cruise, the Volendam is set to offer two additional 14-night Mediterranean cruises before crossing the Atlantic on its way to the Caribbean.


During the 2022-2023 winter season, the vessel is sailing longer itineraries to the Caribbean and also South America.


In November, for instance, it departs Fort Lauderdale on a month-long voyage to the Amazon. Sailing all the way down to the Brazilian river, the cruise includes calls in Manaus, Parintins, Belém and Macapá.


Before returning to Fort Lauderdale, the Volendam is also set to visit French Guinea and several destinations in the Caribbean, such as Barbados, Aruba and St Maarten.


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