Holland America Line confirms restart for two more ships

Holland America Line has confirmed plans to return its whole fleet to operation by late subsequent spring.

Noordam will restart with a March 14th cruise in Japan; Oosterdam will start cruising May 1st within the Mediterranean, and Westerdam will return to service May eighth in Alaska.

The ships will be part of Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Zuiderdam, which have returned to service or are slated to restart cruising by December.

Volendam and Zaandam will return in May.

“We have been working intensely to get all of our ships back into service, and to have final restart dates that will complete the fleet is rewarding for everyone who has put their all into making this happen,” mentioned Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.

“Our progressive rollout plan allows us to be back in full service over the next several months, and we look forward to welcoming guests on all 11 ships cruising in different regions around the world.”

Holland America Line is working with Japanese authorities to start cruising for Noordam subsequent spring in Japan with 4 sailings scheduled.

When Noordam units sail in March, the ship plans to supply three 14-day cruises that deeply discover Japan.

Sailing roundtrip from Yokohama (Tokyo), Japan, the ship makes a number of calls across the unique nation and with a one- or two-day go to on every itinerary to South Korea, Taiwan or Russia.

The 14-day journeys might be mixed to type 28-day Collectors’ Voyages.

In April, Noordam will cross the Pacific Ocean and sail a season in Alaska with cruises between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Whittier, Alaska.

Guests keen to go to the Med subsequent 12 months can embark Oosterdam starting with the May 1st departure.

The ship will sail the season within the area, cruising between Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain, and Venice; or roundtrip from Venice on seven- and 12-day itineraries.

Oosterdam will discover ports in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, France, Malta and Israel.

Following a transatlantic crossing in November subsequent 12 months, the ship will transit the Panama Canal and take a southerly route to supply a collection of South America and Antarctica expeditions starting from 14 to 22 days between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Antonio (Santiago), Chile.

When Westerdam returns on May eighth, the ship will embark on a season of seven-day Alaska cruises roundtrip from Seattle, Washington.

Come September subsequent 12 months, the ship will cross the Pacific Ocean and start a season within the Far East providing a wide range of 14-day itineraries from Singapore; Hong Kong, China; and Yokohama (Tokyo).

With these restart dates for Noordam, Oosterdam and Westerdam, cruises in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and South America and Antarctica from January via the return-to-service departures will probably be cancelled.

Guests on Westerdam’s cancelled transatlantic crossing departing April 18th, will probably be moved to a comparable crossing on Nieuw Statendam departing April seventeenth.

Guests on Noordam’s affected Asia departures in 2022 will probably be moved to the identical itinerary in 2023 aboard Westerdam.

At the identical time, friends on Oosterdam’s cancelled Australia and New Zealand voyages will probably be moved to the identical itinerary in 2023 aboard Noordam, and friends on Westerdam’s cancelled South America and Antarctica Voyages will probably be moved to the identical itinerary aboard Oosterdam in 2023.

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