Holland America has announced that the Volendam and Zaandam will resume sailings in May 2022, joining the Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Zuiderdam, which will return to service or are slated to restart cruising by November 2021.
With their restart in May 2022, the Volendam will explore Northern Europe, while the Zaandam will return to the Canada/New England region.
With these new start dates, the Grand World Voyage and Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage will not operate in 2022 and will resume in 2023.
Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, said: “We have been diligently planning and preparing to move our ships back into service, and after an extremely successful restart in Alaska and Europe we are thrilled to have return-to-service dates for Volendam and Zaandam.”
Antorcha continued: “The team members on our ships in service have shared what a positive experience it has been welcoming guests back on board. We look forward to next spring when even more eager travelers can get back to cruising with us.”
For guests who were booked on the 2022 Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage, they will be automatically moved to the 2023 departure aboard Volendam. Guests who were booked on the 2022 Grand World Voyage aboard Zaandam will be automatically moved to the 2023 Grand World Voyage aboard Zuiderdam.
Antorcha pointed out that: “Our 2022 Grand World Voyage booked in record time, and with the pent-up demand to get back to world cruising we moved the cruise to Zuiderdam.”
And he added: “For the first time on a Grand World Voyage our guests will be able to book a verandah stateroom category, which makes for spectacular scenic cruising, breakfast with a view or relaxing outside without leaving your stateroom.”
For guests who prefer a 100% refund of monies paid to Holland America Line, they can visit the Cancellation Preferences Form to indicate their preference by Sept. 24, 2021.
Sail on over to www.hollandamerica.com for more.