(1:37 p.m. EDT) – Three major Carnival Corporation brands have changed their scheduled cruise schedules for 2022, announcing new return-to-service dates for several ships and destinations.
Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and luxury brand Seabourn have all announced new restart dates for a variety of ships, leading to the cancellation of several trips, including global cruises and longer major voyages, until 2022. .
Holland America Line returns to Volendam and Zaandam in spring 2022
Holland America Line announced on Wednesday that it would return sisters Volendam and Zaandam to service in May 2022.
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The ships – currently the smallest vessels in the Holland America fleet – will cancel their existing Grand Voyages for 2022 to resume service in May. Volendam will offer a series of trips across Northern Europe, while Zaandam will sail the line’s popular routes in Canada and New England from Boston and Montreal.
The existing Grand World Voyage 2022, Grand South America and Antarctica crossings will not operate in 2022, but will return for 2023.
“We have diligently planned and prepared for the return to service of our vessels, and after an extremely successful restart in Alaska and Europe, we are delighted to have return to service dates for Volendam and Zaandam,” said Gus Antorcha. , President of the Netherlands. America line.
“Team members from our vessels in service shared the positive experience of welcoming guests back on board. We look forward to next spring when even more enthusiastic travelers can resume cruising with us. “
Volendam will restart on May 1, 2022 with round-trip crossings from Rotterdam, the Netherlands to the Baltic States, Norway, the British Isles and Iceland. The Zaandam returns to service on May 12 with a repositioning trip from Fort Lauderdale to Boston.
Holland America announces that its Grand World Voyage will resume on January 3, 2023 aboard Zuiderdam, which is making its world cruise debut. Volendam will operate a 74-day grand voyage to South America and Antarctica in 2023 that will depart on the same day. Passengers booked on Grand World Voyage 2022 will automatically transfer to 2023 trip on Zuiderdam, while those booked on Grand South America and Volendam Antarctica will automatically transfer to 2023 trip.
Princess Cruises Cancels World Cruises, Updates Island and Diamond Princess
Princess announced updated restarts for Island Princess and Diamond Princess, as well as the cancellation of the 2021-2022 crossings to South America and Antarctica, and the 2022 World Cruise. Two December 2021 trips aboard the Island Princess were also cleaned up.
Instead, Island Princess will now offer a series of Caribbean cruises in spring 2022, while Diamond Princess will resume its immersive cruises in Japan at the same time. Princess states that full details of these updated crossings will be offered at a later date.
“Following our successful restart in Alaska and the UK, we look forward to welcoming our guests on board once again as we continue our return to cruise operations, safeguarding the health and safety of our guests and teammates. our top priority, “said Jan Swartz, Princess President of Cruises.
Seabourn Cancels 2022 Global Cruise and Delays Return of Stay
Seabourn has announced that it will restart the 450-passenger Seabourn Sojourn on June 6, 2022, with departures to the Western Mediterranean.
Due to this revised in-service date, Seabourn is canceling the 2022 global cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn which was scheduled to depart Los Angeles on January 11. available for reservation in October.
“Based on feedback from our loyal customers and those looking to experience Seabourn for the first time, we have revised the Seabourn Sojourn reboot to coincide with the peak of summer travel in 2022,” said Josh Leibowitz, President of Seabourn. “We know our customers can’t wait to see the world with us again, and we look forward to welcoming them back to Seabourn.”
Seabourn currently operates two of its fleet of five vessels. The newest flagship in the line, Seabourn Venture, is set to debut next year.
Passengers on affected Seabourn crossings are encouraged to use the online information and booking modification tools on their respective websites rather than calling company call centers.