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.
Carnival Corporation has announced two moves within its global leadership team as part of a broader effort to enhance operations and prepare for the eventual resumption of cruising.
Holland America Line has become the latest cruise company to extend the pause in its operations. The line will cancel departures from the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, later this year, as well as select Hawaii itineraries for early 2021.
Orlando Ashford, who heads the premium cruise line within the Carnival Corporation family of brands, has been at the company for nearly five and half years.