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Holland America cancels cruises until mid-December due to Coronavirus

Holland America cruise ship at sea aerial

Holland America Line announced on Tuesday that it will extend its suspension of cruises until mid-December due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

All HAL cruises sailing to the Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Pacific Coastal, South America, Antarctica, Hawaii, South Pacific, Australia and Asia are cancelled through December 15, 2020.

Guests on affected cancelled bookings have the choice of a 125% Future Cruise Credit or a 100% refund.

HAL ship skyline

For the FCC, the value depends on how you were booked:

  • Paid in Full: Those who had paid in full will receive 125% FCC of the base cruise fare paid to Holland America Line.
  • Not Paid in Full: Those with bookings not paid in full will receive an FCC of double the amount of the deposit paid for the cruise. The minimum FCC is $100 and the maximum will be an amount up to the base cruise fare paid.

The FCC is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and may be used to book sailings departing through Dec. 31, 2022.

All other funds paid to Holland America Line may be transferred to a new booking or will automatically be refunded via the method of payment used to purchase the services.

Holland America had already cancelled Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England sailings for the rest of 2020.

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