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Holland America Line announces final return-to-service dates

Holland America Line has announced its return-to-service dates, meaning that by May, 2022, the line will once again have a complete fleet sailing the oceans. 

Noordam is set to return on March 14 in Japan, Oosterdam will be back in the Mediterranean on May 1 and Westerdam will be hitting Alaskan waters on May 8.

Noordam will be offering three 14-day cruises that explore the ins and outs of Japan, sailing out of Tokyo and each itinerary pays a visit to South Korea, Taiwan or Russia.

Oosterdam will be cruising out of Rome, Venice and Barcelona and taking guests through the wonders of the region across Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, France and more.

Westerdam will be back sailing from Seattle to Alaska in May, before crossing the Pacific Ocean in September and sailing in the Far East from Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Tokyo.

The rest of the line’s ships have either returned to service or had their return dates locked in, making these final dates a true milestone for Holland America’s return to operations.

“We’ve been working intensely to get all of our ships back into service, and to have final restart dates that will complete the fleet is rewarding for everyone who has put their all into making this happen,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.

“Our progressive rollout plan allows us to be back in full service over the next several months, and we look forward to welcoming guests on all 11 ships cruising in different regions around the world.”

On the sadder side of the coin, this means that many sailings have had to be cancelled, including Australian and New Zealand voyages on Oosterdam. These have all now been moved to 2023 with the same itineraries but now aboard Noordam.

Guests can choose between these postponed itineraries or receiving a 100% refund.