Holland America has decided to cancel all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for the remainder of 2020.
Holland America Cancels More Cruises
Holland America has announced that it has cancelled all cruises in Alaska, Europe, and Canada/New England for the rest of the year. This means the Carnival-owned cruise line has extended its pause on cruise operations.
The cruise line also announced that Amsterdam will not operate the 79-day Grand Africa Voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that was scheduled to depart on Oct. 3, 2020.
Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, said:
“As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented and challenging times, the best decision right now is to extend our pause in cruise operations into the fall.”
“While this is very disappointing and we never want to let our guests down, as soon as it makes sense we will be back cruising again, giving our guests the memorable travel experiences they continue to dream about.”
This is an unprecedented time and the cruise industry has been hit hard. Cruise lines including Holland America are currently shut down due to the global pandemic and travel restrictions around the world.
Holland America will be notifying all guests booked on any impacted sailings and will be providing compensation. Those guests who have already paid in full will receive a Future Cruise Credit of 125% of their fare.
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Those that have not yet paid their booking in full will receive a Future Cruise Credit of double the amount of the deposit paid. The Future Cruise Credit will have to be used within 12 months of issue on a future sailing departing through December 31, 2022.
Guests can also simply get a full refund of their booking if they no longer wish to go ahead with their cruise vacation. Do check all the terms and conditions before making your choice.