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Holland America Line
Five ships to depart from five North American homeports

Holland America Line has opened bookings for its 2025-2026 Panama Canal and Hawaii cruises.

Departures from five North American homeports will be available on five ships. Panama Canal and Hawaii cruises are offered from October 2025 through April 2026 and range from 15-22 days.

The season of six different Panama Canal cruises will include several firsts, like the addition of the port of Acajutla, El Salvador on most of the sailings. Additionally, guests can sail aboard the Pinnacle-Class ship Koningsdam as it makes the transit through the canal for the first time. And for those hoping to transit the canal aboard Zuiderdam, new this season are departures from Miami, with voyages spanning 15 to 22 days.

In Hawaii, Nieuw Amsterdam will make its debut, cruising roundtrip itineraries from San Diego, California. The ship will be joined by Koningsdam and Zaandam on island-hopping adventures that nearly all include an overnight at Honolulu. 

Beginning cruise-only fares for 2025-2026 Hawaii cruises start from US$1,579 and Panama Canal fares begin at $1,779 per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.


Highlights of the 2025-2026 Panama Canal season

  • Panama Canal cruises sail aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam and Zuiderdam
  • Cruises start or end in Vancouver, BC; Seattle, Washington; San Diego, California; or Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Guests enjoy a daylight transit of the Panama Canal, with commentary on the open decks
  • Itineraries range from 15-22 days and include a combination of calls in: Aruba; California; Canada; Colombia; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Mexico; Panama; and Turks and Caicos
  • Several cruises offer multiple embarkation or disembarkation options (ie. Ft. Lauderdale to Sani Diego, Seattle of Vancouver)
  • Select Panama Canal sailings include a call at Acajutla, a new port for Holland America Line, offering excursions to Mayan ruins, volcanoes and cacao plantations, while also providing a gateway to see more of El Salvador
  • Many Panama Canal cruises include a call at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas


Highlights of the 2025-2026 Hawaii Cruise season 

  • Cruises to Hawaii sail aboard Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Zaandam (this will be Nieuw Amsterdam’s first season in Hawaii)
  • Guests sailing aboard Nieuw Amsterdam will be able to enjoy the ship’s newest restaurant, Morimoto by Sea
  • Itineraries are roundtrip from San Diego, roundtrip from Vancouver, or from Vancouver to San Diego
  • The 17-day “Circle Hawaii” from Vancouver to San Diego visits Nawiliwili, Kahului, Hilo, Honolulu (overnight) and Kona
  • The 17-day roundtrip from San Diego features either an overnight or late departure from Honolulu, a call to Ensenada, Mexico, and more Hawaiian ports like Kona and Kahului
  • The 18-day “Circle Hawaii” sails roundtrip from San Diego or Vancouver and calls at Kahului, Hilo, Honolulu (overnight), Nawiliwili and Kona (roundtrip San Diego adds a call at Ensenada and roundtrip Vancouver includes Victoria, Canada)


Have it all booking bonus 

For a limited time, when guests book select 2025-2026 Panama Canal and Hawaii cruises with the Have It All premium package, the standard package amenities of shore excursions, specialty dining, a Signature Beverage Package and Surf Wi-Fi are included – plus the added perk of free prepaid Crew Appreciation, along with free upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi. 

For more information go to hollandamerica.com.


Source: Travelweek

Mar 15, 2024

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