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Holland America's 2025-26 South America Cruises Open

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In travel news for November 16, 2023 we talk about Holland America Lines 2025 - 2026 South America and Antartica cruises.

Holland America Line is setting sail for an extraordinary travel season from November 2025 through March 2026, offering travelers the chance to immerse themselves in the diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and rich historical tapestry of South America and Antarctica. These voyages are not just trips but in-depth explorations spanning up to 22 days, designed for those seeking an extensive and enriching travel experience.

Key Points

  • Holland America's new season features cruises up to 22 days in South America and Antarctica.
  • Itineraries include visits to 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves.
  • The Oosterdam will Cruise between San Antonio, Buenos Aires, and Fort Lauderdale.

Diverse Itineraries and Cultural Immersion

The Oosterdam will navigate between Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each itinerary is meticulously crafted, offering visits to iconic destinations such as Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu, and Torres del Paine National Park, as well as the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica.

Notable itineraries include the 14-day "South America Passage," featuring scenic cruising through the Chilean Fjords, Strait of Magellan, and Beagle and Cockburn Channels. The 17-day "Panama Canal and Inca Discovery" cruises promise a unique journey through the Panama Canal, with special excursions to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. The 22-day "South America and Antarctica" itinerary offers four days of Antarctic exploration, with scenic cruising in Drake Passage and Glacier Alley.

Exclusive Collector’s Voyages and UNESCO Heritage Sites

Travelers seeking an extended adventure can opt for the Collector’s Voyages, which combine back-to-back cruises such as the "Panama Canal and Inca Discovery" with the "South America Passage" for a comprehensive 31-day journey. These voyages offer an opportunity to visit 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves, showcasing the region’s most significant cultural, historical, and ecological landmarks.

Authentic Experiences Onboard and Ashore

Emphasizing cultural authenticity, Holland America Line ensures that each voyage is enriched with local flavors and experiences. Onboard, guests can indulge in regional specialties such as Chilean salmon and empanadas, paired with celebrated wines. Shore excursions range from meeting indigenous Emberá Tribes to dining at exclusive Argentine “closed-door restaurants.”

Exclusive Early Booking Benefits

For early birds, the "Have It All" premium package includes shore excursions, specialty dining, beverage packages, Wi-Fi, and prepaid crew appreciation, enhancing the overall Cruise experience.

Final Thoughts

Holland America Line's 2025-2026 South America and Antarctica itineraries offer a unique blend of adventure, culture, and luxury. With extended cruises, exclusive Collector’s Voyages, and a focus on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, these journeys are tailored for travelers seeking an in-depth exploration of this vibrant and diverse region. The emphasis on authentic experiences, both onboard and ashore, ensures a deep connection to the destinations, making these voyages a must for any avid traveler looking to uncover the wonders of South America and Antarctica.

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