Cruise cancellations: Holland cancels cruises on two ships

Holland America Line cancels European voyages on two ships

Cruises on Nieuw Statendam and Volendam have been pulled

Holland America Line has cancelled all European sailings aboard two of its ships for the remainder of its summer season.

The Carnival-owned cruise line has scrapped its European sailings aboard Nieuw Statendam and Volendam cruise ships, scheduled to depart from September to November 2021, following talks with governments and port authorities.

Collectors’ Voyages (combined cruises) associated with those departures have also been cancelled.

Affected guests will be automatically moved onto a Mediterranean voyage on the Eurodam, which will sail from August 15 through to its October 30 transatlantic crossing. Passengers will receive a $100 onboard spending credit.

Alternatively, guests can take a full refund, opt to move to an equivalent cruise in 2022 at the 2021 fare or receive a future cruise credit of 110% of any cash paid.

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New vessel Rotterdam is on schedule to be delivered from Fincantieri’s Marghera yard on July 30, but it will not take passengers until it makes its maiden voyage on September 26 from Amsterdam.

The new flagship is the third in Holland’s Pinnacle-class fleet and will house 2,668 guests.

Plans for Rotterdam’s naming ceremony will be announced at a later date.

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