Holland America Line (HAL) has announced it is pausing all cruise operations until May, with some suspensions to run into the summer.
The move covers various Alaska, Mexican riviera, Pacific coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Canada and New England departures.
All Alaska cruises due to depart through to mid-May are off, as are Alaska departures on three ships up to early June, as well as any Land+Sea journeys connected with cancelled Alaska sailings.
A number of Mediterranean cruises due to depart in early June, and Zaandam’s Canada and New England itineraries scheduled for August, have also been cancelled.
HAL said the decision reflected its efforts to comply with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new framework for conditional sailing order, which will guide the resumption of cruising in the US under strict new Covid health and safety rules.