Cruise NewsHolland America LineAnother Major Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Through March 2021

Another Major Cruise Line Cancels Cruises Through March 2021

Another major cruise line has canceled all cruises through March as Holland America Line extends their cruise pause for another three months.

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Holland America Line was forced to cancel more cruises as the cruise line works with the CDC to meet the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order. This comes hours after sister cruise line Princess Cruises canceled cruises until the end of March.

Cruises impacted by this latest pause in operation by Holland America Line are:

  • All cruise departures from January 1 through March 31, 2021.
  • Cruises of eight days or more that call at a U.S. port through November 1, 2021.
  • Select longer voyages in Asia, Australia/New Zealand and South America through mid-April 2021. Some departures will be rescheduled to comparable dates in 2022.

Guests and their travel agents are being notified of the cancellations and options for Future Cruise Credits and rebooking.

Holland America Line has begun to prepare cruise ships and implement procedures to meet all requirements for approval to sail following the pause. More details on the cruise line’s return to cruise will be announced in the near future.

Guests with impacted cruises canceled through March 31 automatically will be canceled, and no action is needed when opting for the Future Cruise Credit (FCC).

Guests who prefer a 100% refund of monies paid to Holland America Line can visit the cruise line’s Cancellation Preferences form to indicate this preference no later than December 31, 2020.

Guests booked on several longer cruiees to South America aboard Westerdam, Asia aboard Noordam and Australia/New Zealand aboard Oosterdam will be rebooked to similar dates and itineraries in 2022. Those booked on the Voyage of the Vikings cruise, scheduled to depart July 9, 2021, aboard Zaandam, will move to a similar date in 2022.

All guests moving to a new sailing in 2022 will receive a $150 per person in onboard credit, protected pricing and equivalent stateroom category.

Holland America Line previously paused global cruise operations and canceled all departures on all cruise ships through December 31, 2020, and select Hawaii and Grand Voyage itineraries for early 2021.

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