Holland America Line will start off by offering four cruises in August on Eurodam. The cruises will leave from Piraeus (Athens) and will open for bookings on May 6, 2021.
Departing August 15 and 29, the “Idyllic Greek Isles” itinerary feature ports stops in Kotor, Montenegro, plus the Greek isles of Kékira (Corfu), Thíra (Santorini) and Mykonos. “Ancient Wonders” departs August 22 to explore Haifa, Israel, as well as Náfplion, Mykonos and Rhodes in Greece.
A seven-day “Adriatic Allure” itinerary departing September 5 will sail from Piraeus to Venice, Italy, with calls at Mykonos, Katakolon (Olympia) and Crete (Chania), Greece, and Sarandë, Albania.
Additional Mediterranean cruises aboard Eurodam through the fall will be announced in the coming weeks and include ports in Italy and Greece. Eurodam returns to the United States to begin sailing its published Caribbean cruises in mid-November.
These new cruises from Holland America Line will be for fully vaccinated passengers. The cruise line has added new health measures that include health screenings, face mask requirements, physical distancing and capacity controls. The cruise ships now feature enhanced environmental sanitation and air ﬁltration with upgraded HVAC systems and ultraviolet technology.
HEPA ﬁlters will be used in key areas as a further safeguard. In addition, medical centers will be equipped with COVID-19 testing and treatment capabilities.
Holland America Line’s protocols are subject to change as work continues in collaboration with medical experts and government bodies to ensure the practices evolve in line with the latest advice.
The cruise line said that cruise fares, information on shore excursions, and other details are being finalized and will be published in the near future.