3 HAL-Holland America ships restart in Spring 2022

   September 9, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

By late spring 2022, HAL-Holland America Line will have its entire fleet back into service with the restart of three more vessels.

  • MS Noordam is scheduled to restart on March 14th in Japan, out of Yokohama-Tokyo.
  • MS Oosterdam will start on May 1st in the Mediterranean, out of.
  • MS Westerdam will restart on May 8th in Alaska, out of Seattle.

The 3 ships will join the rest of the fleet which returned to service or are expected to restart by December. MS Volendam and ms Zaandam are expected to restart in May 2022.

Holland America is working with Japanese authorities to commence cruising for Noordam next spring in Japan with 4 cruises scheduled.

When Noordam sets sail in March 2022, the ship will offer three 14-day voyages exploring Japan. Sailing roundtrip from Yokohama-Tokyo Japan, the liner makes a number of calls around the country and with a 1- or 2-day visit on each itinerary to Russia, Taiwan, or South Korea. The 14-day trips can be combined to create 28-day Collectors’ Voyages.

In April 2022, Noordam is due to cross the Pacific and sail a season in Alaska with voyages between Vancouver BC Canada, and Whittier Alaska.

ms Noordam cruise ship

Passengers eager to visit the Mediterranean in 2022 can embark on Oosterdam beginning with the ship's May 1 departure. The liner will sail the season in the region between Civitavecchia-Rome and Venice Italy, as well as between Barcelona Spain and Venice Italy, or roundtrip from Venice on 7- and 12-day itineraries. 

After a transatlantic crossing in November 2022, the liner will transit the Panama Canal and then take a southerly route to offer South America & Antarctica 14-22 days sailings between Buenos Aires Argentina and San Antonio/ Valparaiso (Santiago) Chile.

When Westerdam restarts on May 8, she will embark on a season of 7-day Alaska voyages roundtrip from Seattle Washington. From September, Westerdam will cross the Pacific and start a season in the Far East offering 14-day itineraries from Yokohama (Tokyo), Singapore, and Hong Kong.