Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2021
Holland America Line has decided to extend its pause of cruise operations for all departures until April 30 including trips to Alaska, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, Caribbean and Mediterranean as well as departures from Canada and New England. The cruise line said the decision comes as it continues to prepare plans to meet the requirements of a conditional sailing order issued by the United States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
The company also mentioned that it would cancel all Alaska cruises until mid-May, Alaska departures on three ships up to early June. Eurodam and Oosterdam trips have been cancelled through the first week of June (roundtrip from Seattle); Koningsdam have been cancelled through mid-May (roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada); Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam through mid-May (roundtrip Vancouver and between Vancouver and Whittier, Alaska); and Zuiderdam though early June (roundtrip from Vancouver).
On the other hand Mediterranean’s Volendam cruises have been called off through early June (between Venice and Civitavecchia [Rome], Italy) along with Westerdam though early June (roundtrip from Venice or between Venice and Piraeus [Athens], Greece). In addition Zaandam cruises will also be cancelled through August (between Boston, Massachusetts, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Guests and travel agents are being notified of the cancellations with options for future cruise credits, rebooking or refunds.