Holland America Line extends pause in cruise operations to 30 April

Cruise company Holland America Line will extend the pause in its operations for all departures through April 30, 2021. The measure includes Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Canada/New England departures.

The line also will cancel all Alaska cruises through mid-May, Alaska departures on three ships through early June, any Land+Sea Journeys connected with cancelled Alaska sailings, Mediterranean cruises through early June and Zaandam’s Canada/New England itineraries through August. These include cruises aboard the Eurodam, Oosterdam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Zuiderdam, Volendam, Westerdam and Zaandam.

CDC approval

Holland America Line previously paused global cruise operations and cancelled all departures on all ships through March 31, 2021. In the meantime, the company prepares to meet the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in hopes of meeting all requirements for approval to sail following the pause.

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Author: Mariska Buitendijk