Holland America Line has announced that it is to restart cruises from Greece this August.
The company will embark on four sailings on Eurodam from Piraeus. Bookings open on May 6.
“Everyone at Holland America Line has been preparing for our return to service, and we are grateful to the government of Greece for allowing us to show that we can safely operate our cruises,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “The beautiful islands of Greece have been a highlight of our Mediterranean itineraries for decades, and we are honored to be able to restart out of Athens and give our guests a memorable vacation after all this time without cruise travel.”
The sailings will be available to guests who have received their final dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.
Departing August 15 and 29, the Idyllic Greek Isles itinerary features Kotor, Montenegro, plus the Greek isles of Kékira (Corfu), Thíra (Santorini) and Mykonos. Ancient Wonders departs August 22 to explore Haifa, Israel, as well as Náfplion, Mykonos and Rhodes in Greece. Both options can be combined to form a longer, back-to-back 14-day Collectors’ Voyage.
A seven-day Adriatic Allure itinerary departing September 5 will sail from Piraeus to Venice, Italy, with calls at Mykonos, Katakolon (Olympia) and Crete (Chania), Greece, and Sarandë, Albania. Additional Mediterranean cruises on Eurodam will be announced in the coming weeks, including ports in Italy and Greece. The company intends for Eurodam to sail to the United States to begin sailing its Caribbean cruises in mid-November.
Fares for Eurodam‘s seven-day Greece cruises begin at a “Have it All” premium package fare of £1,949pp (based on a Veranda stateroom) that includes one shore excursion, a beverage package, speciality dining and Wi-Fi. Free air is also included from London and select regional airports including transfers between ship and airport and late arrival protection.
“The Greek Islands have been welcoming Holland America Line ships for many years, and we are proud to work together to welcome the cruise line back this summer,” said Harry Theoharis, Minister of Tourism of Greece. “We are sure that all visitors to Greece will once again have unique experiences to our beautiful destinations and fully enjoy the rich history, culture and gastronomy of our nation.”