SEATTLE — Holland America Line has updated its summer 2021 Europe cruise schedule, with some cancellations.
The cruise line’s Eurodam will maintain its recently announced Mediterranean season through October 2021. However cruises onboard Nieuw Statendam and Volendam cruises will be cancelled, and Rotterdam’s season will shift.
The move comes as Holland America Line continues to work with governments and port authorities in correlation with the phased resumption of cruising. Holland America is cancelling the remainder of the summer 2021 European sailings aboard Nieuw Statendam and Volendam, impacting cruises that were scheduled to depart from September through November, along with the Collectors’ Voyages associated with those departures.
Rotterdam will remain in non-guest operations until its Sept. 26 cruise from Amsterdam, after an expected on-schedule delivery from the Fincantieri shipyard July 30. Plans for Rotterdam’s naming ceremony are being finalized, says the cruise line.
Passengers currently booked on cancelled Nieuw Statendam and Volendam departures automatically will 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 US$100 onboard spending credit per person.
Nieuw Statendam and Volendam passengers 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.
Passengers 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 passenger on a cancelled voyage also can request a full refund of all monies paid to Holland America Line.