Holland America Line on Tuesday announced that it is extending its voluntary suspension of sailings through at least Dec. 15 as the cruise line continues to navigate travel and port restrictions from different governments around the world.
The suspension includes all departures in all areas that Holland America sails, including Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, and Australia. The Dec. 15 date is farther out than CLIA’s suspension, which was announced last week and lasts until at least Oct. 31 2020.
For those guests paid in full, Holland America is automatically crediting them with a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC). For guests not paid in full, the line is offering a FCC worth double of what the guest paid in their cruise deposit, with a minimum of $100 and maximum of total base cruise fare paid.
The FCC can be used 12 months from the date of issue and can be used to book all Holland America sailings through the end of 2022.
Guests can also opt for a full refund of 100%—to get the refund, guests have to indicate that they are opting for a refund no later than Sept. 15.
Anything else paid to Holland America will be transferred to a new booking or will be refunded.
Holland America also announced that it will continue to protect travel advisor commissions on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full and for the total amount of the FCC when rebooked.