Holland America’s Record Demand for 2024 Eclipse Sail

Holland America is enjoying a strong comeback. On July 11, the line registered record-breaking bookings and revenue, higher than any they’d experienced in 150 years of operations.

Holland America's Rotterdam in Half moon cay
Rotterdam off the coast of Half Moon Cay

Though exact numbers haven’t been disclosed, Holland America shared that most bookings were for 2024 and 2025. It’s a good sign, says the line, that cruisers are excited to travel and want to plan ahead. 

Many of the sailings include a variety of destinations like the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, Australia, Asia, the South Pacific, and South America. Holland America also noted great interest in its recently launched Legendary Voyages, longer sailings lasting up to 35 days.

Many Notable Partnerships

Holland America also recently unveiled immersive experiences onboard that capitalize on partnerships with National Geographic.

Through National Geographic Day Tours available on Oosterdam and Nieuw Statendam, cruisers will get unique opportunities to foster deeper connections with the people and places in Europe and the Mediterranean.

2024 Solar Eclipse Cruises

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photo by Igor Zhuravlov/iStock/Carnival Cruise Line

Other interesting sailings include select voyages on Koningsdam and Zaandam, which will host the 2024 Solar Eclipse Cruise in April next year. During these spring voyages, passengers fascinated by North America’s first eclipse in seven years can attend demonstrations and lectures about the phenomenon. They will also receive tips on best viewing the eclipse and be taught how to create their own eclipse viewers. 

Adam Burgasser, a University of California San Diego Professor, is scheduled to join passengers aboard Koningsdam as it makes its way off the coast of Mazatlán, Mexico. Meanwhile, Jim McParland will serve as the expert on Zaandam.

Already touted as the “best way to see the eclipse,” interested cruisers can check out Koningsdam’s 22-day cruise that leaves on April 5, 2024, to experience this unique offering. For a shorter itinerary, Zaandam will begin a 14-day sailing that departs on March 30, 2024.

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