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.
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.