Holland America adds new health protocol search tool on website

Holland America Line has added a new tool on its website that makes it easier for guests to find what health protocols are required for their cruise.

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Holland America Line recently relaxed its health requirements on most voyages, which opened cruising to a wider range of guests. Now the cruise line is making it easy to find out what protocols are required for guests’ cruises.

With a new Health Protocols Tool on Holland America Line’s website, booked guests can simply enter their booking number and the exact vaccination and testing requirements will be outlined.  All 2022 cruises are available, and 2023 departures are to be loaded soon. 

Earlier this month, Holland America Line announced that for most voyages the line opened cruising to more guests while still ensuring the company is protecting the health of everyone on board and the communities they visit. Vaccinated guests no longer need a pre-cruise COVID-19 test to board and unvaccinated guests are welcomed on board with proof of a negative COVID-19 self-test. Exceptions remain for some destinations, including cruises to Canada, Alaska and Australia.

“We’ve had a great response as we’ve opened up cruising to more guests, but we recognize different destination specific requirements can be confusing” said Beth Bodensteiner, chief commercial officer for Holland America Line. “This search tool makes it simple for guests to know exactly what they need for embarkation.”

Also new is that the VeriFLY app will now include the health requirements needed specific for each cruise. VeriFLY already speeds up the embarkation process by allowing users to preload proof of vaccination and testing information. Now the app will also prompt guests for specific information needed for their cruise.

Also read: Costa Cruises updates health protocols

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