Holland America Line Extends Pause in Cruise Operations

Pause to include things like April sailings, Alaska departures as a result of mid-Could, Mediterranean by means of early June and select Canada/New England 

SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As Holland America Line carries on to prepare and acquire its strategies to satisfy the Framework for Conditional Sailing Purchase issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Command and Avoidance (CDC), the enterprise is extending its pause of cruise functions for all departures as a result of April 30, 2021. This consists of Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coastline, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Canada/New England departures.

The line also will terminate all Alaska cruises by mid-May perhaps, Alaska departures on a few ships by means of early June, any Land+Sea Journeys related with canceled Alaska sailings, Mediterranean cruises through early June and Zaandam‘s Canada/New England itineraries by August.

Cruises impacted by this pause in operation are:

  • All cruise departures as a result of April 30, 2021.
  • Alaska: Eurodam and Oosterdam by way of the to start with 7 days of June (roundtrip from Seattle) Koningsdam through mid-Could (roundtrip from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Nieuw Amsterdam and Noordam as a result of mid-May perhaps (roundtrip Vancouver and between Vancouver and Whittier, Alaska) and Zuiderdam while early June (roundtrip from Vancouver).
  • Mediterranean: Volendam cruises by means of early June (among Venice and Civitavecchia [Rome], Italy) Westerdam however early June (roundtrip from Venice or among Venice and Piraeus [Athens], Greece).
  • Canada/New England: Zaandam cruises by way of August (amongst Boston, Massachusetts, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

Company and their travel brokers are getting notified of the cancellations and options for Potential Cruise Credits (FCC) and rebooking.

Holland America Line is carefully subsequent the protocol established forth by the CDC, and is planning ships and applying procedures to meet up with all needs for approval to sail adhering to the pause.

Attendees Quickly Obtain Reward Long term Cruise Credit score
Cruises impacted instantly will be canceled, and no action is necessary when opting for the Upcoming Cruise Credit rating. All guests will receive an FCC for every individual as follows:

  • Paid out in Comprehensive: These who have paid in whole will acquire 125% FCC of the foundation cruise fare compensated to Holland The us Line.
  • Not Compensated in Full: Those with bookings not compensated in entire will get an FCC of double the volume of their deposit. The minimum amount FCC is $100 and the highest will be an quantity up to the base cruise fare paid out.

The FCC is legitimate for 12 months from the date of situation and may be applied to e book sailings departing by means of Dec. 31, 2022.  Noncruise fare purchases — these as shore excursions, gifts, eating and spa — will not be transferred to a new reserving and will be refunded to