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Holland America Extends Cruise Pause to June 30

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 15, 2020

Cruise company Holland America Line has extended its pause of global cruise operations to June 30, the company announced. 

The moves comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with all sailings scheduled to depart through June 30 having been canceled. 

The company said it was assessing the future impact of the recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control “no sail order” which covered cruises through mid-July. 

“These are unprecedented times,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “We know this decision impacts our loyal guests, travel advisor partners, staff members and local businesses who rely on summer tourism for their economies.”

The company said guests whose cruises had been impacted would have a pair of options: one, to defer a refund and get a future cruise credit for 125 percent of the base cruise fare — along with an onboard credit of $250 per person. 

The other option is a 100 percent refund, with all monies paid to the company reimbursed. 

— CJ

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