Holland America Line marks first West Coast departure since pause

Holland America Line marks first West Coast departure since pause

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Holland America Line’s team celebrated the resumption of cruises as guests boarded Koningsdam

Holland America Line has marked its first sailing from the US West Coast since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic as Koningsdam departed from the Port of San Diego in California.

The cruise line’s team celebrated the return of sailing with a welcome to guests as they boarded the ship. Koningsdam is the largest Holland America Line ship to be cruising from the West Coast and the departure is the first in a series of 23 seven-day cruises to the California coast or Mexico that will run until 3 April 2022.

"We are thrilled to get back to cruising from San Diego and to supporting this wonderful city and the ports we visit along the West Coast – from Mexico to Washington," said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. "Our guests are eager to be back onboard and our team members look forward to reconnecting with them and providing a memorable vacation. We're ready for a successful season of cruising."

Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam will also sail longer roundtrip cruises from San Diego to destinations in Mexico, a month-long cruise to Tahiti, and Panama Canal itineraries. Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam will each make one call at the port in spring 2022.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
11 October 2021

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