HAL-Holland America cancels European cruises on 2 ships (Nieuw Statendam and Volendam)

   June 11, 2021 ,   Accidents

While HAL-Holland America Line continues to work with port authorities and governments in correlation with the phased resumption of cruising, the company is canceling the remainder of its summer 2021 European voyages aboard two ships, ms Nieuw Statendam and ms Volendam.

This affects sailings that were scheduled to depart between September and November, along with the combined cruises (Collectors’ Voyages) associated with the departures.

In addition, HAL revealed that despite the on-schedule delivery from Fincantieri's Marghera Shipyard (planned for July 30), MS Nieuw Rotterdam will remain in non-passenger operations until September 26 (maiden voyage from Amsterdam). The ship's inauguration was previously planned for August 1. Plans for the naming ceremony of the liner are being finalized.

ms Nieuw Rotterdam cruise ship

Passengers booked on canceled departures will automatically be moved to a 2021 voyage on ms Eurodam in the Mediterranean, beginning with the ship's August 15 trip thru October 30 Transatlantic crossing, as well as receive a US$100 Onboard Spending Credit per person.

MS Nieuw Statendam and ms Volendam guests can also choose to move to an equivalent sailing in 2022 at the 2021 fare or receive an FCC (Future Cruise Credit) of 110% of any cash paid that will be placed in the passenger’s loyalty account.

HAL customers booked on a canceled Rotterdam sailing may choose an equivalent cruise in 2022 at the 2021 fare paid or can choose to receive an FCC of 110% of any cash paid.

Any passenger on a canceled cruise can also request a full refund of all money paid to HAL.