Several Carnival Corp. cruise line executives have new titles and responsibilities in a C-suite shakeup put in motion by Orlando Ashford’s departure as President of Holland America Line at the end of May.
Holland America Line has extended its suspension of operations, issuing a list of cancelled Panama Canal, Hawaii, Pacific Coastal and South America cruises out of Vancouver this fall, plus Circle Hawaii voyages in early 2021.
Several major cruise lines have extended their suspension of operations until at least June 30 in the wake of the CDC’s announcement earlier this week that the no-sail order for U.S.-based cruise lines could be in place until mid-July.
Holland America Line’s Zaandam and Rotterdam have both docked at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, with the first groups of passengers transported to Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport for flights home.
Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford says the stranding of the Zaandam and the Rotterdam is a humanitarian crisis and is calling on government officials to do the right thing and permit the ships to dock.