Holland America Line is gearing up to restart cruising out of Port of San Diego. The line will offer a season of cruises to Mexico, Hawaii and along the California coast aboard Koningsdam and Zuiderdam.
It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which has returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy after successfully completing two sets of sea trials.
Working in close coordination with the government of Greece, Holland America Line has received approval to restart cruising from Piraeus (Athens).
A number of cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation, including Seabourn and Holland America Line, have revealed a new wave of cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Holland America Line has named Werner Timmers, a captain with nearly 40 years sailing for the cruise line, to take the helm of Rotterdam when the ship enters service in July next year.
The line is extending its pause of operations for all departures until April 30th. This includes trips to Alaska, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Jan Swartz will be responsible for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia, as well as Holland America Princess Alaska Tours and inter-group operations.
The line is extending its pause of cruise operations for all departures up until March 31st at the earliest. Some departures will be rescheduled to comparable dates in 2022.
Holland America Line has become the latest cruise operator to extend its pause in operations, cancelling departures on all ships until December 15th.
The seventh ship to bear the name, Rotterdam will be delivered in July next year, pushed back slightly from its original delivery of May due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Holland America Line has announced that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam will be leaving the fleet during 2020. Fred. Olsen will take ownership of two ships, with the buyer for the remaining pair yet to be confirmed.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is introducing two new ships to its ocean-going fleet as the company looks to strengthen the brand on the other side of the Covid-19 pandemic.