Holland America Line says, it has decided to lengthen its pause of global cruise operations and cancel all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for the rest of the year.
Moreso Amsterdam will not operate the 79-day Grand Africa Voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that was scheduled to depart on October 3rd, according to report.
This is latest development is coming , after the American line, previously cancelled all 2020 Land+Sea Journeys, which combine an Alaska cruise with an overland tour to Denali and the Yukon.
The company said sailing had become impossible due to the continuity of the travel restrictions, which is caused by uprising rages and health concerns from the COVID19 pandemic.
Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, stated that: “As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented and challenging times, the best decision right now is to extend our pause in cruise operations into the fall.
“While this is very disappointing and we never want to let our guests down, as soon as it makes sense, we will be back cruising again, giving our guests the memorable travel experiences they continue to dream about.”He furthered.
As a results of this latest development, All guests, or their travel advisors, will automatically be notified if their cruise departure has been cancelled.