Published on : Thursday, August 13, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Holland America Line has decided to extend its pause in operations becoming the latest cruise operator to cancel sailings. Departures on all Holland America ships have been cancelled until December 15. The cruise line has already cancelled all Alaska, Europe and Canada and New England cruises for 2020.
The Carnival-owned company said the latest decision was undertaken due to the continuation of travel and port restrictions due to global health concerns. The pause extension affects Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Pacific Coastal, South America, Antarctica, Hawaii, South Pacific, Australia and Asia itineraries.
Additional 2020 departures from the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as well as select Hawaii itineraries for early 2021, have also been suspended. Earlier this week, P&O Cruises and Seabourn, both of which are also owned by Carnival Corporation, announced that they have decided to push back any resumption of services at least until November.