Sail Holland America Fall 2021 And Beyond


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Great news for guests who want to sail Holland America Fall 2021: Zuiderdam and Koningsdam will be sailing from San Diego beginning in September and October and Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eurodam, and Nieuw Statendam will be sailing from Fort Lauderdale beginning in October and November.

Official Statement: Sail Holland America Fall 2021

We’re now gearing up to restart cruising out of San Diego for a Fall 2021 season of cruises to Mexico, Hawaii and along the California Coast aboard Koningsdam and Zuiderdam and Caribbean cruises out of Ft. Lauderdale on Nieuw Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Statendam. All voyages are for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.

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Guests can sail Holland America from San Diego and Ft. Lauderdale beginning Fall 2021

Like many of the other cruise lines, to sail Holland America, guests will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof. While that could change, as of June 2021, this is the current policy. No word on whether there will be a small number of exceptions like Carnival has announced.

As a result of the option to sail Holland America from Florida and California, there were also some cancellations which is not a surprise at all — all the cruise lines have said they were going to have a staggered restart. The statement regarding cancellations is below.

While we continue to work with governments and port authorities in coordination with the phased resumption of cruising in other areas of the world, we regret to [announce] that we have canceled cruises in Asia, Australia and New Zealand and South America through the remainder of 2021, along with the Collectors’ Voyages (combined cruises) associated with those departures. This affects itineraries on Noordam (Asia), Oosterdam (Australia) and Westerdam (South America). Volendam and Zaandam fall sailings through the end of 2021, and Rotterdam’s Sep 26 and Oct 10 voyages have also been canceled.

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Impacted cruises include:

  • Westerdam departures in South America through and including December 14th, 2021 
  • Noordam departures in Asia through and including December 20th, 2021 
  • Oosterdam departures in Australia/New Zealand through and including December 22nd, 2021
  • Volendam departures from November 25th through and including December 23rd, 2021  
  • Zaandam departure on December 20th, 2021  
  • Rotterdam departures in Northern Europe on September 26th and October 10th, 2021

If you were impacted by the changes made as a result of being able to sail Holland America from Ft. Lauderdale and San Diego, or if you’re ready to begin planning your next getaway call Joel (844-483-6669).