Holland America opens bookings on 2022-23 Exotic Cruises

Holland America opens bookings on 2022-23 Exotic Cruises

SEATTLE — Books have opened for Holland America Line’s 2022-23 exotic cruises that explore the world’s most far-flung destinations.

Ranging from 14 to 50 days, the cruises sail from September 2022 through April 2023 onboard the Noordam, Oosterdam, Westerdam and Zuiderdam to offer guests carefully crafted itineraries that explore ancient traditions and natural wonders. Exotic voyages pricing starts at $1,949 per person, double occupancy, for a 12-day New Zealand Discovery sailing (taxes, fees and port expenses not included).

Here are some highlights:


  • Westerdam’s itineraries in the Far East are offered from September 2022 through April 2023
  • All cruises are 14 days and can be combined to form non-repeating 28-day Collectors’ Voyages
  • Cruises sail roundtrip from Yokohama, Japan; roundtrip from Singapore; or between Hong Kong, China and Yokohama or Singapore
  • Countries explored include China, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, South Korea and Russia
  • Eight different itineraries are offered: ‘Japan & Russia,’ ‘Japan, Taiwan & The Philippines,’ ‘Indonesian Discovery,’ ‘The Philippines, Malaysia & Thailand,’ ‘Far East Discovery,’ China & Japan,’ ‘Japan Explorer’ and ‘Southern Japan’
  • Overnight calls include Singapore; Hong Kong and Shanghai, China; Osaka and Kobe, Japan; Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand; and Benoa (Denpasar), Bali.
  • ‘The Philippines, Malaysia & Thailand’ visits an astounding six countries on one itinerary: China, The Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore
  • Two 14-day ‘North Pacific Crossings’ position the ship between Seattle, Washington, and Yokohama at the beginning and end of the season



  • Noordam will sail the Land Down Under from October 2022 through April 2023
  • Itineraries range from 12 to 35 days and are roundtrip from Sydney, Australia, or between Auckland, New Zealand, and Sydney
  • The season kicks off with an epic 35-day ‘Australia Circumnavigation’ that makes 15 calls in ‘Oz,’ including overnight stays in Fremantle (Perth) and Melbourne
  • ‘Australia & New Zealand’ itineraries are offered for 13, 14 or 15 days and call at a combination of ports in both countries; scenic cruising includes Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park and Queen Victoria Sound
  • One 14-day ‘New Zealand Discovery’ voyage departure in January includes six calls throughout the North Island and South Island of New Zealand, and scenic cruising in Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park
  • A 34-day ‘South Pacific Crossing’ in October 2022 from San Diego to Sydney positions the ship for the season and includes calls at Hawaii, Christmas Island, French Polynesia, Cook Islands and Tonga; a 25-day itinerary at the end of the season sails from Sydney to Vancouver and visits New Caledonia, Fiji, American Samoa and Hawaii on the transpacific journey




  • The Oosterdam will sail South America and Antarctica sojourns from November 2022 through March 2023
  • Itineraries range from 14 to 22-days; select cruises can be combined to form 31-day Collectors’ Voyages
  • Cruises sail between San Antonio (Santiago), Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina; 17-day ‘Panama Canal & Inca Discovery’ repositioning cruises at the beginning and end of the season sail between Fort Lauderdale, and San Antonio
  • Every South America cruise includes an overnight stay at Callao (Lima), Peru, or Buenos Aires; guests can enjoy extra time in these vibrant cities or set off on overland tours to Machu Picchu or Iguazú Falls.
  • The 14-day ‘South America Passage’ cruises include extensive scenic cruising in the Chilean Fjords, Glacier Alley and Cape Horn; calls explore Chile, Argentina, Falkland Islands and Uruguay
  • On the 22-day ‘South America & Antarctica’ voyages, Oosterdam spends four full days cruising the frozen continent; guests on these cruises also experience the Chilean Fjords, Glacier Alley, Cape Horn, Chile, Argentina, Falkland Islands and Uruguay



  • In September 2022 and February 2023, Zuiderdam will depart on two epic journeys around the Pacific Ocean
  • ‘Tales of the South Pacific’ is a 50-day voyage departing Sept. 28, 2022, that sails from Vancouver to San Diego, weaving a route to the region’s most beautiful islands:
    • Guests can embark Oct. 3 for a roundtrip voyage from San Diego
    • 22 ports of call throughout Hawaii, Kiribati, American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands and French Polynesia
    • Overnights calls include Honolulu, Hawaii; and Bora Bora and Papeete, French Polynesia
  • Departing Feb. 18, 2023, the 35-day ‘Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas’ itinerary sails roundtrip from San Diego:
    • Three island calls in Hawaii and nine calls on the French Polynesian islands of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine-Iti, Rangiroa, Tuamotu, Hiva ‘Oa and Nuku Hiva. Plus, a visit to Christmas Island
    • Overnights include Honolulu, Bora Bora and Papeete

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