Holland America Line ships will visit Canadian ports from late spring until autumn
Holland America Line is to sail a full season of Alaska and Canada/New England itineraries following the publication of procedures for the safe resumption of cruises to Canadian ports by governmental organisations in Canada.
The cruise line will sail itineraries that include Canadian homeports and ports of call from late spring until autumn 2022.
"The completion of this guidance by Transport Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada, and port officials will allow us to sail our Alaska and Canada/New England seasons as planned," said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. "This is a positive step for everyone who loves to travel to these regions and for all of the businesses in Canada that we support through tourism. We are well-positioned to follow Canada's direction and continue delivering memorable cruise vacations that include Canadian ports.”
Ships will cruise between Montreal and Quebec City in Canada to Boston, USA. Itineraries range from six to 24 days and call at 13 Canadian ports in Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.
Holland America Line ships visiting Alaska will use Vancouver, Canada, as a homeport for roundtrip cruises and itineraries between the city and Whittier, Alaska. Cruises that sail roundtrip from Seattle, Washington, to Alaska call at the port of Victoria, Canada.
"We greatly value our long-standing partnership with Holland America Line, which was the first cruise line to call at the new Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver in 1986," said Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. "We're pleased to see the return of cruising in Canada, and we look forward to welcoming cruise lines, guests and crew back to Vancouver."
The first Holland America ship to arrive in Canada will be Koningsdam, which will call at Victoria on 9 April while en route to Vancouver for a 10 April arrival. On the east coast, Zaandam will call at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 17 May while on a nine-day Atlantic Coast cruise sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Montreal.
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