As it continues to work with governments and port authorities in connection with the phased resumption of cruising, Holland America Line is advising that it’s canceling the remainder of the summer 2021 European sailings aboard two ships, Nieuw Statendam and Volendam.
The move affects cruises that were scheduled to depart from September through November, along with the Collectors’ Voyages (combined cruises) associated with those departures.
As well, after an expected on-schedule delivery from the Fincantieri shipyard July 30, Rotterdam will remain in non-guest operations until its Sept. 26 cruise from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Plans for Rotterdam’s naming ceremony are being finalized.
Holland America indicates that guests currently booked on cancelled Nieuw Statendam and Volendam departures will automatically be moved to a 2021 cruise on Eurodam in the Mediterranean, beginning with the Aug. 15 cruise through the Oct. 30 transatlantic crossing, and receive a $100 Onboard Spending Credit per person.
Nieuw Statendam and Volendam guests also can choose to move to an equivalent cruise in 2022 at the 2021 fare or receive a Future Cruise Credit of 110% of any cash paid that will be placed in the guest’s loyalty account.
Guests currently booked on a cancelled Rotterdam voyage may select an equivalent sailing in 2022 at the 2021 fare paid, or they can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit of 110% of any cash paid.
Any guest on a cancelled voyage also can request a full refund of all monies paid to Holland America Line.
Sail on over to www.hollandamerica.com for more.