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Holland America cancels Nieuw Amsterdam sailing for propulsion repairs

Holland America cancels Nieuw Amsterdam sailing for propulsion repairs

Holland America announced the February 1st sailing of the Nieuw Amsterdam will be cancelled because of one of the chip’s two azipod propulsion systems.

Nieuw Amsterdam will go to Grand Bahama shipyard to conduct the repairs before resuming scheduled sailings on February 8.

“All guests and their travel advisors have been notified of this cancellation, and we sincerely regret impacting their vacation plans,” Holland America said in a statement. “We sincerely regret impacting their vacation plans.”

Guests booked on the cancelled cruise have the option to move to any other 2020 winter or spring seven-night Caribbean or Mexico sailing in an equivalent stateroom and received a 100% future cruise credit. Guests can also move to a sailing in another region and apply cruise fare paid, and receive a 50% future cruise credit.