Holland America Line extends pause in sailings to mid-December

Koningsdam by Holland America Line
Koningsdam by Holland America Line

Holland America Line is extending its pause of cruise operations and cancelling departures on all ships up to 15 December 2020.

The pause extension affects Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Pacific Coastal, South America, Antarctica, Hawaii, South Pacific, Australia and Asia itineraries.

Those with impacted cruises automatically will be cancelled, and no action is needed for guests opting for the Future Cruise Credit (FCC). All guests will receive an FCC per person as follows:

Paid in Full: Those who had paid in full to HAL will receive 125% FCC of the base cruise fare paid to Holland America Line.

Not Paid in Full: Those with bookings not paid in full to HAL will receive an 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 FCC 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.

Full Refund Available: 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 15 September 2020.

Holland America Linehas already 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.

Early today, other Carnival Corporation brands announced updates to their pause in sailings. Costa Cruises announced it would resume sailings on 6 September offering Greek Island cruises from Trieste and Mediterranean cruises from Genoa.

Seabourn announced Seabourn encore would not sail until 25 November 2020, Seabourn Ovation resuming on 20 December and Seabourn Sojourn not sailing until 24 May 2021, due to the World Cruise being cancelled.

Meanwhile, P&O Cruises announced it would be cancelling cruises up to mid-November and long duration cruises up to March 2021.