Holland America Line Cancels Sailings Through December 15

Holland America Line announced on Tuesday afternoon that they’d be cancelling sailings through December 15, 2020. This includes voyages from the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal and Australia.

Nieuw Statendam drone
Nieuw Statendam via Holland America Line

The company said in a statement, “With the continuation of travel and port restrictions due to global health concerns, Holland America Line is extending its pause of cruise operations and cancelling departures on all ships through December 15, 2020.”

Compensation Offered 

Those booked on impacted cruises automatically will be cancelled, and no action is needed for guests wanting to receive a Future Cruise Credit (FCC). All guests will receive a FCC per person as follows:

  • Paid in Full: Those who had paid in full will receive a 125% FCC of the base cruise fare paid to Holland America Line.
  • Not Paid in Full: Those with bookings which have not yet been paid in full will receive a FCC of double the amount of the deposit paid for the cruise. The minimum FCC is $100 and the maximum will be an amount up to the base cruise fare paid.

The credit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may be used to book sailings departing through Dec. 31, 2022. All other funds paid to Holland America Line may be transferred to a new booking or will automatically be refunded via the method of payment used to purchase the services.

READ MORE: Is It Time To Cancel The Entire 2020 Cruise Season? 

Guests who prefer a 100% refund of monies paid to Holland America Line can visit the Cancellation Preferences form to indicate this preference no later than Sept. 15, 2020.

As previously announced, Holland America Line paused global cruise operations and cancelled all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for 2020; additional departures from the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 2020; and select Hawaii itineraries for early 2021.

Holland America recently sold off four cruise ships to help them weather the financial storm buffeting the entire industry. In July, it was announced that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam were being sold off.


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