Holland America Line announces cruise restart dates

Holland America Line announces more restart dates

Volendam and Zaandam will return to service in May 2022

Holland America Line has announced a return-to-service date of May 2022 forVolendam and Zaandam.

Volendam will explore Northern Europe and Zaandam will return to the Canada and New England region.

The Grand World Voyage, and Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage will not operate in 2022 and will resume service in 2023.

The ships will join Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam and Zuiderdam, which have already returned to service or are due to restart cruising by November 2021.

Volendam returns on May 1, 2022, with the ship offering longer itineraries ranging from 14 to 35 days to the Baltic, Norway up to the North Cape and Spitsbergen, the British Isles and Iceland, all roundtrip from Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The ship also sails along the Iberian Peninsula to the Mediterranean and down to Egypt and Israel.

Zaandam restarts on May 12 in the Canada and New England region, with a cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Boston, Massachusetts, followed by itineraries between Boston and Montreal, Canada.

The ship will offer the popular 35-day Voyage of the Vikings itinerary in July that sails roundtrip from Boston, stopping at Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK.

Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, said: “We have been diligently planning and preparing to move our ships back into service, and after an extremely successful restart in Alaska and Europe we are thrilled to have return-to-service dates for Volendam and Zaandam.

“The team members on our ships in service have shared what a positive experience it has been welcoming guests back on board. We look forward to next spring when even more eager travellers can get back to cruising with us.”

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