Holland America, Princess and Seabourn cancel all departures through/including June 30

   April 16, 2020 ,   Accidents

Carnival Corporation-owned companies Princess, Holland America and Seabourn extended fleetwide passenger shipping operations through and including June 30.

Holland America and Seabourn previously paused their operations from March 14 through May 14, 2020, while Princess cancelled all departures between March 12 and May 10. In addition, Princess cancelled all Alaska Gulf cruises and land tours. The 5 wilderness lodges, buses, and trains operated by the line in Alaska will not open during the summer. Princess will operate Alaskan roundtrips from homeport Seattle WA with two liners - Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess.

HAL-Holland America also cancelled all Alaskan itineraries in 2020, which affected the ships Maasdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Volendam and Westerdam. HAL's Alaskan cruisetours (Land and Sea Journeys) are also cancelled. Company's McKinley Chalet Resort, McKinley Explorer (rail cars) and tour buses will also not operate in 2020.

ms Westerdam cruise ship

  • Seabourn passengers on impacted sailings receive a 125% refund in the form of a future cruise credit, which must be booked by December 30, 2020, on any future voyage through December 31, 2021. Or, passengers can choose a 100% refund to the original form of payment.
  • Princess is offering 2 cancellation options. Passengers who have paid in full receive a future cruise credit equivalent to the fare paid and, as an added incentive, an additional 25% credit. Vacationers must use their credits on a voyage that sails on/before May 1, 2022.
  • Holland America is also offering a 125% future cruise credit and an onboard credit of US$250 per person, which can be applied toward any future sailing(s) through December 31, 2021, and booked by December 31, 2020. The cruise line also offers a full refund; passengers must choose their option by June 1.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.

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