Holland America Line cancels summer cruises on two ships

Holland America Line has cancelled voyages on two of its European-based ships this year.

Following discussions with governments and port authorities, the line decided to pull cruises on Nieuw Statendam and Volendam between September and November.

Nine sailings on Nieuw Statendam in the Mediterranean and 11 voyages on Volendeam in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean have been scrapped.

Passengers will be moved onto sailings on Eurodam (pictured) between August 22 and October 30 and affected passengers will receive $100 onboard credit.

The replacement voyages on Eurodam cover destinations in the Adriatic and the Mediterranean before the ship repositions from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 30. The sailings depart from Venice, Piraeus and Barcelona.

Alternatively, passengers can choose to move to an equivalent cruise in 2022, receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 110% of any cash paid, or take a full refund.

New ship Rotterdam will not come into service until September 26 when it sails its maiden voyage from Amsterdam. The ship is expected to be delivered from Fincantieri’s Marghera yard on July 30.

Plans for the ship’s naming ceremony are currently being finalised.

More: Holland America Line to resume sailing in August

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