The Carnival Corporation-owned brands/subsidiary companies HAL-Holland America Line and Seabourn joined the sisterbrands Princess Cruises and P&O UK in cancelling sailings into 2021.
The cancellations come as cruise lines continue to develop plans to meet the US CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention framework for conditional sailing order.
Carnival Corporation increased a fresh fundraising round to US$1.45 billion and EUR500 million in 2 separate financial arrangements.
All Holland America departures have been paused until March 31, next year, from the previous date of the end of 2020. Cruises of 8+ days that call at a US cruise port will not resume until November 1, 2021. Selected longer sailings in Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand have been cancelled until mid-April 2021. Some of the departures will be rescheduled to comparable 2022 dates.
A series of 2021 cruises for a couple of Seabourn ships are affected as part of a broader redeployment in preparation for a return to service. Selected Seabourn Odyssey voyages are cancelled from January 16 through November 5, 2021, although 7-day Alaska and British Columbia and the Pacific Coast trips are expected to go ahead. Seabourn Quest voyages longer than 7 days and calling on a US cruise port are cancelled from July 22 through November 6, 2021.
The two companies offer 125% future cruise credits (FCC) for cancelled sailings or full refunds.
Customers booked on several Holland America longer cruises to South America on ms Westerdam, Asia by ms Noordam and Australia New Zealand by ms Oosterdam are rebooked to similar itineraries and dates in 2022.
Guests booked on a ‘Voyage of the Vikings’ itinerary by ms Zaandam scheduled for July 9, 2021, move to a similar date in 2022.
Passengers moving to a new sailing in 2022 receive a US$150 per person shipboard credit, equivalent cabin category, and protected pricing.