Cruise News Today — January 21, 2022 [VIDEO]

Pride of America Restart Delayed Again

The restart for Norwegian Cruise Line’s Hawaii-based ship Pride of America has been pushed back again.

Last week, the line announced it would be resuming sailings on February 26. Now, the American-flagged ship is scheduled to restart her Hawaii program on April 9 from Honolulu.

Pride of America joins 12 other Norwegian ships which have either paused sailings, or had their restart dates pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak.

In addition, the March 20 sailing on Norwegian Jewel has been canceled due to what Norwegian is saying is a “significant revitalization” of the ship.

Holland America Extends Flexible Cancellation Plan

Holland America has extended its Flexible Cancellation Plan through September 30.

The program allows those who book a cruise by March 31, for cruises departing by September 30, to cancel for any reason up to 30 days prior to departure in exchange for a future cruise credit.

The line also offers a Cancellation Protection Program that can be purchased, which allows for cruise cancellation even closer to the sail date.

Previously, Holland America’s Flexible Cancellation Plan was offered for sailings departing through the end of April.

STORY: Holland America Extends Cancellation Policy through September 2022

Vancouver Gears Up For Record Year

Vancouver is gearing up for a record cruise year, according to a new report from Cruise Industry News.

The port has about 325 calls scheduled, with around 90 percent being homeport calls. 22 ships will be calling there for the first time.

The 2022 season will run from April to October, and Vancouver could see as many as 1.3 million cruise passengers during that time.

The port is making infrastructure updates to its Canada Place terminal, and already has plans for another terminal in the future.

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