Holland America Line’s Zaandam Returns to Service in Fort Lauderdale

Ship is the 10th in the fleet to restart considering that field-huge pause in March 2020

SEATTLE, Could 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Holland The us Line’s Zaandam returned to company Thursday, May well 12, 2022, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, leaving just one more ship right up until the cruise line’s comprehensive fleet is operational all over again. Zaandam embarked attendees for a nine-day Atlantic Coast cruise to Montreal, Canada, that will posture it in Canada/New England as a result of October. Not only is this a return to company for Zaandam, but it also marks a return to cruising in the Canada/New England area just after a two-calendar year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holland America Line’s Zaandam returned to service Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, leaving just one more ship until the cruise line’s full fleet is operational again.

To commemorate the event, Holland America Line held a ribbon-reducing ceremony in the terminal to open embarkation, attended by the ship’s captain and senior officers, with flag-waving fanfare from team associates lined up to greet guests as they boarded the ship.

“With Zaandam’s reentry into support, we are thrilled to not only have almost our entire fleet back again, but also to return Canada and New England immediately after two a long time away from this lovely cruising place,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland The usa Line. “Zaandam has some special cruises coming up, and we’re glad to have her back again in services with an awesome workforce prepared to give our visitors an remarkable cruise working experience.”

Adhering to the repositioning cruise together the east coast of North The usa, Zaandam will invest the summertime and early drop giving Canada and New England cruises among Boston, Massachusetts, and Montreal.

On July 9, Zaandam sets sail on the well known 35-working day Voyage of the Vikings itinerary roundtrip from Boston that retraces the routes of earlier explorers with ports in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Eire, Norway and the Netherlands. Pursuing tumble foliage cruises concerning Boston and Montreal, Zaandam embarks visitors Oct. 10 for the 71-day Grand Africa Voyage that sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale and incorporates 25 ports of phone, four overnights and numerous safari options to throughout the African continent.

Immediately after the Grand Africa Voyage, Zaandam will expend the holiday seasons in the Caribbean and then offer you a series of Panama Canal transits between San Diego, California, and Fort Lauderdale, with two Mexico selections roundtrip from San Diego in March. The ship will return to Canada/New England subsequent spring.

Due to the fact Holland The us Line restarted cruising in July 2021, Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Rotterdam and Zuiderdam have returned to company with cruises in Alaska, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, California Coast and South Pacific. Volendam presently is underneath constitution by the government of the Netherlands, positioned together with in Rotterdam accommodating Ukrainian family members.

Holland The united states Line will total the restart of the fleet June 12 with Westerdam in Seattle, Washington.

For extra information about Holland America Line, seek advice from a travel advisor, contact 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or go to hollandamerica.com.

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About Holland The united states Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:  CCL and CUK)]

Holland America Line has been exploring the planet given that 1873 and was the first cruise line to give adventures to Alaska and the Yukon virtually 75 years ago. Its fleet of premium ships visits approximately 400 ports in 114 countries about the planet, offering an best mid-sized ship practical experience. A 3rd Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, joined the fleet in July 2021.

The leader in high quality cruising, Holland The us Line’s ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse array of enriching ordeals targeted on destination exploration and personalized travel. The ideal are living new music at sea fills just about every night at Music Wander, and dining venues characteristic distinctive choices from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council of earth-famous chefs.

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Holland America Line's Cruise and Travel Director for Zaandam, Ian Page, cheers along with Zaandam crew as Cornelis and Cornelia Marinusssen (with Joska, their service dog) cut the ribbon celebrating Zaandam's return to service.  The ribbon is held by Florin Dragomir, Zaandam Hotel General Manager (left) and Zaandam Captain Jan Smit (right).

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