HAL-Holland America restarts West Coast USA cruises with ms Koningsdam

   October 11, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

HAL-Holland America’s ship ms Koningsdam departed Port San Diego CA on Sunday, October 10, 2021, for the HAL’s first West Coast USA departure since the travel industry's halt in March 2020 due to the COVID crisis.

Koningsdam is the fleet's largest liner to be sailing from the USA's West Coast, and October 10 was the first in a series of 23x seven-day roundtrip voyages to the California Coast/Mexican Riviera running through April 3, 2022.

In addition to Koningsdam, the fleetmate ms Zuiderdam will also sail roundtrips from San Diego on longer itineraries to Mexico, a month-long trip to Tahiti, as well as Panama Canal transits.

MS Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam each make a call in spring 2022.

ms Koningsdam cruise ship

Holland America cruises from San Diego in 2021-2022 include:

  • ms Koningsdam: 23 seven-day sailings to Mexico/the California Coast.
  • ms Zuiderdam: Four 9-, 10- or 14-day "Mexico & Sea of Cortez" sailings December 2021-April 2022; Two 14-day Panama Cruises January 2022; a 35-day "Hawaii, Tahiti & Marquesas" cruise departing February 27, 2022; one 5-day Pacific Coastal (repositioning) from San Diego to Vancouver BC Canada/Alaska, departing April 22, 2022.
  • ms Eurodam: one 4-day Pacific Coastal repositioning from San Diego to Vancouver/Alaska, departing April 25, 2022.
  • ms Nieuw Amsterdam: one 5-day Pacific Coastal repositioning from San Diego to Vancouver/Alaska, departing April 26, 2022.
  • Note: For more ship relocation voyages (including to Alaska) see at RepositionCruises.com

Holland America has been homeporting from San Diego since the 1990s. For the upcoming 2021-2022 season, HAL will bring 81000+ passengers to the city, which will result in USD 35+ million in direct spending.