HAL Cancels Four Asia Sailings Aboard Westerdam

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Due to the uncertainty of ports accepting cruise ships in Asia, Holland America Line says it has decided to cancel Westerdam’s four MAY and APR 2020 Asia cruises. 


The cancelled cruises include:

  • 14–28MAR, 14-day South Korea and Japan, sailing roundtrip Yokohama, Japan.
  • 28MAR–11APR, 14-day Japan Explorer, sailing roundtrip Yokohama.
  • 11–25APR, 14-day Japan and Russia, sailing roundtrip Yokohama.
  • 25APR–10MAY, 16-day North Pacific Crossing, sailing Yokohama to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Details and itineraries regarding Westerdam deployment through early MAY will be provided in the coming days.

"Holland America Line has been closely monitoring the very fluid and evolving situation with respect to the ability to successfully operate cruise itineraries in Asia due to the regional concerns surrounding COVID-19. We never want to disappoint our guests, however we are not confident that we could deliver a cruise experience that meets their expectations," says the cruise line in a statement.

All guests will receive a full refund of the cruise fare paid. Each guest will also receive a future cruise credit of 25-50% of fare paid depending on the departure date and reimbursement of any travel cancellation fees. 

For more information, travel advisors may call 1-800-577-1729 or 206-626-7385, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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