Holland America Line has become the third Carnival Corporation brand in 24 hours to further extend cruise cancellations following Seabourn and P&O Cruises.
HAL is extending its pause of cruise operations and cancelling departures on all ships until December 15.
The line blamed “the continuation of travel and port restrictions due to global health concerns”.
The pause extension affects Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Pacific Coastal, South America, Antarctica, Hawaii, South Pacific, Australia and Asia itineraries.
HAL previously cancelled all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for 2020; additional departures from Vancouver this year and selected Hawaii itineraries for early 2021.
Passengers with bookings on newly affected sailings will receive a 125% future cruise credit valid until the end of 2022.
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 line said.
Refunds are also being offered with a deadline of September 15 set to apply.
Travel agent commissions will be protected on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full and for the total amount of the FCC when rebooked, “recognising the vital role travel advisors play in the success of the cruise industry”.
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