Holland America Line and Princess Cruises have announced they are extending their pause of cruise operations to now include all June 2021 roundtrip sailings to Alaska from Seattle, Washington.
Following the earlier Canadian Transport Ministry Interim Order that closed Canadian ports to passenger vessels, discussions continue with Canadian and United States government authorities to try to preserve remaining Seattle Alaska sailings.
The extension in the pause of cruise operations from Seatltle includes six cruises on Eurodam and Oosterdam with a call at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Holland America Line previously announced the cancellation of all 2021 Alaska cruises to or from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
For Princess Cruises the extended pause in operations affects seven-night Alaska Inside Passage cruises on Emerald Princess and Majestic Princess.
At this time, Alaska cruises sailing roundtrip from Seattle departing in July and onward have not been canceled.
All guests will be moved to a comparable Alaska cruise in 2022
Guests currently booked on the canceled Holland America Line roundtrip Seattle-Alaska June departures will automatically be moved to an equivalent cruise in 2022 at the 2021 fare – with all cash and Future Cruise Credit funds moved to the new booking.
Once a new booking confirmation is received, if guests decide not to accept the 2022 cruise booking, they will have the option to decline the booking and receive an FCC of 110% of any cash paid. Guests will also be able to request a full refund of all monies paid to Holland America Line.
For guests booked on a cancelled voyage with Princess Cruises, the cruise line will offer to move guests to the equivalent cruise in 2022. The rebooking process will have the added benefit of protecting the guests’ 2021 fare on their 2022 voyage. Alternatively, guests can choose a future cruise credit (FCC) equivalent to 100% of the cruise fare paid plus an additional non-refundable bonus FCC equal to 10% of the cruise fare paid or a full refund to the original form of payment.
Requests must be received through an online form by April 15, 2021 or guests will automatically receive the FCC option. FCCs can be used on any cruises booked by and sailing by December 31, 2022.