Following a series of four cruises to Greece this summer, Holland America’s ship Eurodam will assume the previously-scheduled cruises for Westerdam around the Mediterranean.
From September 12 through the October 30 transatlantic departure, Eurodam will offer five 12-night itineraries roundtrip from Venice, between Venice and Piraeus (Athens), Venice and Barcelona, or from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale.
Those who were booked on Westerdam will automatically be rebooked on the same departure date aboard Eurodam in a comparable stateroom. Eurodam has a slightly larger capacity than Westerdam, and will be able to accommodate all of the booked passengers.
Previously, Holland America announced that Eurodam would restart cruising in the Mediterranean on August 15 and offer three 7-night departures roundtrip from Piraeus and one 7-night cruise from Piraeus to Venice.
Here are the ship’s additional Mediterranean cruise itineraries, all of which are 12 nights:
- September 12: Venice, Italy; Zadar and Hvar, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Argostólion, Crete; Rhodes (overnight), Mykonos, and Piraeus, Greece (overnight)
- September 24: Piraeus, Greece; Istanbul (overnight) and Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Sarandë, Albania; Dubrovnik, Korcula, and Rijeka, Croatia; Koper, Slovenia; and Venice, Italy (overnight)
- October 6: Venice, Italy; Katakolon (Olympia), Piraeus, Rhodes (overnight), Santorini, and Crete, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro; Korcula, Croatia; and Venice, Italy (overnight)
- October 18: Venice, Italy (overnight); Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu and Katakolon, Greece; Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), and Livorno (Pisa/Florence), Italy; Cannes and Marseille (Provence), France; and Barcelona, Spain
- October 30: Barcelona, Cartagena, Malaga (Granada), and Cadiz (Seville), Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Funchal, Madeira; Ponta Delgada, Azores; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
These 12-night sailings can be combined to form 24-night Collectors’ Voyages. The itineraries were designed to offer non-repeating ports on back-to-back itineraries to enable guests doing these extended trips to visit more ports and more countries. Booking a Collectors’ Voyage represents a significant savings versus booking the two cruises separately.
Immediately following the transatlantic crossing, Eurodam is expected to begin its scheduled Caribbean season roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From November to March, passengers can embark on 7, 10, and 11-night itineraries that explore various parts of the Caribbean, as well as partial Panama Canal voyages.
These 2021 cruises in the Mediterranean are open to those who have been fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Bookings open on Thursday, May 27.