Cruise NewsHolland America LineCruise Line Cancels Additional Cruises Including Some in 2021

Cruise Line Cancels Additional Cruises Including Some in 2021

Holland America Line has announced that they are extending their pause in cruise operations and cancelling additional sailings out of Vancouver and British Columbia including two in 2021.

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Due to travel and port restrictions and global health concerns, Holland America Line has cancelled the following cruises:

Eurodam:  September 26, 2020, 22-day Panama Canal cruise from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Koningsdam: September 26, 2020, seven-day Pacific Northwest cruise from Vancouver to San Diego, California.  January 16 and February 2, 2021, Circle Hawaii Voyages roundtrip from San Diego.

Maasdam: September 21, 2020, 16-day Mexico and Sea of Cortez itinerary from Vancouver to San Diego.

Noordam: September 27, 2020, 14-day North Pacific Crossing from Vancouver to Yokohama, Japan.

Volendam: September 30, October 3 and October 10, 2020, three- and seven-day Pacific Northwest and coastal cruises from Vancouver.

Westerdam: Septemter 20, 2020, 17-day Circle Hawaii cruise roundtrip from Vancouver. October 7, 2020, 23-day Inca Discovery voyage from Vancouver to San Antonio (Santiago), Chile.

All shorter segments within the above cruise departures are cancelled. Collectors’ Voyages that combine back-to-back cruises including the above departure dates are also cancelled.

Guests Automatically Receive Future Cruise Credit

Those with impacted cruises automatically will be cancelled, and no action is needed for guests opting for the Future Cruise Credit (FCC). All guests will receive an FCC per person as follows:

  • Paid in Full: Those who had paid in full will receive 125% FCC of the base cruise fare paid to Holland America Line.
  • Not Paid in Full: Those with bookings not paid in full will receive an FCC of double the amount of the deposit paid for the cruise. The minimum FCC is $100 and the maximum will be an amount up to the base cruise fare paid.

The FCC is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may be used to book sailings departing through Dec. 31, 2022. All other funds paid to Holland America Line may be transferred to a new booking or will automatically be refunded via the method of payment used to purchase the services.

A full 100% refund is also available for those wishing to get their money back instead of a Future Cruise Certificate.

As previously announced, Holland America Line extended its pause of global cruise operations and cancelled all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for 2020. In addition, Amsterdam will not operate the 79-day Grand Africa Voyage.

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