Ship to sail five 12-day itineraries from Italy, Greece
SEATTLE, May 25, 2021 /CNW/ -- Following a series of
four cruises to Greece in summer
2021, Holland America Line's Eurodam will assume the
previously scheduled cruises of Westerdam that span the
Mediterranean. From Sept. 12 through
its Oct. 30 transatlantic departure,
Eurodam will offer five 12-day itineraries roundtrip from
Venice, Italy; between
Venice and Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Venice and Barcelona, Spain; or from Barcelona to Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. Bookings open Thursday, May 27, for these cruises.
Guests who were booked on Westerdam cruises automatically
will be rebooked on the same departure date aboard Eurodam
in a comparable stateroom. As a Signature Class vessel,
Eurodam has a slightly larger capacity and will be able to
accommodate all Westerdam guests (Eurodam 2,104;
Holland America Line previously
announced Eurodam would restart cruising in the
Mediterranean Aug. 15, 2021, and
offer three seven-day departures roundtrip from Piraeus and one
seven-day cruise from Piraeus to Venice.
Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries (all cruises are 12 days):
- Sept. 12: Venice; Zadar and Hvar, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Argostólion, Crete, Rhodes (overnight), Mykonos and Piraeus
- Sept. 24: Piraeus; Istanbul (overnight) and Kusadasi (Ephesus),
Turkey; Sarandë, Albania; Dubrovnik, Korcula and Rijeka,
Croatia; Koper, Slovenia; Venice (overnight).
- Oct. 6: Venice; Katakolon (Olympia), Piraeus, Rhodes (overnight),
Santorini and Crete, Greece;
Kotor; Korcula; Venice
- Oct. 18: Venice (overnight); Dubrovnik; Kotor; Corfu
and Katakolon, Greece;
(Rome), and Livorno (Pisa/Florence), Italy; Cannes
and Marseille (Provence),
- Oct. 30: Barcelona, Cartagena, Malaga (Granada) and Cadiz (Seville), Spain; Lisbon,
Portugal; Funchal, Madeira; Ponta Delgada, Azores;
The 12-day cruises can be combined to form epic 24-day
Collectors' Voyages that offer in-depth exploration of the region.
The Mediterranean itineraries were designed to offer nonrepeating
ports on back-to-back itineraries to enable guests to visit more
ports and more countries on one extended voyage. Booking a
Collectors' Voyage represents a significant savings off booking the
two itineraries separately.
Immediately following the transatlantic crossing, Eurodam
is expected to begin its scheduled Caribbean season of cruises roundtrip from
Fort Lauderdale. From November 2021 through March 2022, guests can embark on seven-, 10- and
11-day itineraries that explore the eastern, southern and tropical
Caribbean, as well as partial
Panama Canal cruises that spend a day on Gatun Lake.
Cruise and Stay Healthy
These Holland America Line
cruises in 2021 to the Mediterranean are available 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
Holland America Line guests will
be required to comply with all health and safety protocols in place
at the time of departure for travel to and from the ship, as well
as all onboard protocols and procedures for visiting ports.
Travelers are encouraged to regularly check hollandamerica.com
since updates will be posted as new procedures are finalized and
existing protocols evolve.
Full details, including information on shore excursions, are
being finalized and will be shared in the coming weeks at
hollandamerica.com. Attractive airfares will be available through
Holland America Line's FlightEase program. Flexible cancellation
terms, including COVID-19 Protections, are offered through "Book
with Confidence" when booked by June 30,
2021, for sailings through Dec. 31,
2021. The cruise line's Cancellation Protection Plan allows
cancellation up to 24 hours in advance of departure.
Fares for Eurodam's 12-day Mediterranean cruises begin at
a "Have It All" premium package rate of $2,299 per person that includes four high-value
amenities: two shore excursions, a Signature Beverage Package, one
night specialty dining in both Pinnacle Grill and Tamarind, and a
Wi-Fi Surf Package to stay connected throughout the cruise.
Cruise-only fares start at $1,699 per
person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are
Holland America Line previously
canceled eight Europe cruises in
July and August aboard Nieuw Statendam and Volendam,
as well as two Caribbean cruises
in October and November on Eurodam. The Caribbean cancellations were made to
accommodate the Mediterranean cruises Eurodam will now
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About Holland America Line
Holland America Line has been exploring the world since
1873 and was the first cruise line to offer adventures to
Alaska and the Yukon more than 70 years ago. Its fleet of
premium ships visits nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the
world, offering an ideal mid-sized ship experience. A third
Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, is under construction and will
join the fleet in July 2021.
The leader in premium cruising, Holland America Line's ships
feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching
experiences focused on destination exploration and personalized
travel. The best live music at sea fills each evening at Music
Walk, and dining venues feature exclusive selections from Holland
America Line's esteemed Culinary Council of world-famous chefs.
In light of COVID-19, Holland America Line is currently
enhancing health and safety protocols and how they may impact
future cruises. Our actual offerings may vary from what is
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