HAL-Holland America Line cancels Alaskan cruises from Seattle through July

   March 17, 2021 ,   Accidents

HAL-Holland America Line announced it is extending the pause of passenger shipping operations to all June 2021 roundtrips to Alaska from Seattle WA. This includes 6 voyages on ms Eurodam and ms Oosterdam with a visit to Victoria, BC Canada.

At this time, Alaskan roundtrips from Seattle departing in July and onward have not been cancelled.

Following the Canadian Transport Ministry Interim Order that closed Canadian ports to passenger ships, discussions continue with Canadian and US government authorities to try to preserve remaining Seattle Alaska voyages. Holland America previously announced the cancellation of all 2021 Alaska sailings to/from Vancouver, BC Canada.

ms Oosterdam cruise ship

Passengers currently booked on the cancelled roundtrip Seattle-Alaska June departures will be automatically moved to an equivalent voyage in 2022 at the 2021 fare - all cash and FCC funds will be moved to the new booking.

Once a new booking confirmation is received, if passengers decide not to accept the 2022 cruise booking, they have the option to decline the booking and receive an FCC (future cruise credit) of 110% of any cash paid. Passengers will also be able to request a full refund of all money paid to Holland America.

The minimum FCC is US$25, valid for sailings departing through December 31, 2022, and will be moved to the passenger loyalty account. Non-cruise fare purchases (airfare, shore excursions, dining, spa, and gifts) will be transferred to a new booking or automatically refunded through the method of payment used to buy the goods or services.