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Holland America Line’s Eurodam extends 2021 Mediterranean cruise season

Holland America Line’s Eurodam extends 2021 Mediterranean cruise season
Holland America Line's Eurodam extends 2021 Mediterranean cruise season
Written by Harry Johnson

Holland America Line cruises in 2021 to the Mediterranean are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.

  • Eurodam to sail five 12-day itineraries from¬†Italy,¬†Greece¬†or¬†Spain
  • Eurodam assumes previously scheduled Westerdam itineraries
  • Holland¬†America Line¬†guests will be required to comply with all health and safety protocols in place¬†

Following a series of four cruises to¬†Greece¬†in summer 2021, Holland America Line‘s¬†Eurodam¬†will assume the previously scheduled cruises of¬†Westerdam¬†that span the Mediterranean. From¬†Sept. 12¬†through its¬†Oct. 30¬†transatlantic departure,¬†Eurodam¬†will offer five 12-day itineraries roundtrip from¬†Venice, Italy; between¬†Venice¬†and Piraeus (Athens),¬†Greece;¬†Venice¬†and¬†Barcelona, Spain; or from¬†Barcelona¬†to¬†Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bookings open¬†Thursday, May 27, for these cruises.

Guests who were booked on Westerdam cruises automatically will be rebooked on the same departure date aboard Eurodam in a comparable stateroom. As a Signature Class vessel, Eurodam has a slightly larger capacity and will be able to accommodate all Westerdam guests (Eurodam 2,104; Westerdam 1,964).

Holland America Line previously announced Eurodam would restart cruising in the Mediterranean Aug. 15, 2021, and offer three seven-day departures roundtrip from Piraeus and one seven-day cruise from Piraeus to Venice.

Mediterranean Cruise Itineraries (all cruises are 12 days):

  • Sept. 12:¬†Venice; Zadar and Hvar,¬†Croatia; Kotor,¬†Montenegro; Argost√≥lion,¬†Crete, Rhodes (overnight), Mykonos and Piraeus (overnight),¬†Greece.
  • Sept. 24: Piraeus;¬†Istanbul¬†(overnight) and Kusadasi (Ephesus),¬†Turkey; Sarand√ę,¬†Albania; Dubrovnik, Korcula and Rijeka,¬†Croatia; Koper,¬†Slovenia;¬†Venice¬†(overnight).
  • Oct. 6:¬†Venice; Katakolon (Olympia), Piraeus, Rhodes (overnight), Santorini and¬†Crete, Greece; Kotor; Korcula;¬†Venice¬†(overnight).
  • Oct. 18:¬†Venice¬†(overnight); Dubrovnik; Kotor; Corfu and Katakolon,¬†Greece;¬†Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), and Livorno (Pisa/Florence),¬†Italy;¬†Cannes¬†and¬†Marseille¬†(Provence),¬†France;¬†Barcelona.
  • Oct. 30:¬†Barcelona, Cartagena,¬†Malaga¬†(Granada) and Cadiz (Seville),¬†Spain;¬†Lisbon, Portugal; Funchal, Madeira; Ponta Delgada, Azores;¬†Fort Lauderdale.

The 12-day cruises can be combined to form epic 24-day Collectors’ Voyages that offer in-depth exploration of the region. The Mediterranean itineraries were designed to offer nonrepeating ports on back-to-back itineraries to enable guests to visit more ports and more countries on one extended voyage. Booking a Collectors’ Voyage represents a significant savings off booking the two itineraries separately.

Immediately following the transatlantic crossing, Eurodam is expected to begin its scheduled Caribbean season of cruises roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. From November 2021 through March 2022, guests can embark on seven-, 10- and 11-day itineraries that explore the eastern, southern and tropical Caribbean, as well as partial Panama Canal cruises that spend a day on Gatun Lake.

These Holland America Line cruises in 2021 to the Mediterranean are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.

Holland America Line guests will be required to comply with all health and safety protocols in place at the time of departure for travel to and from the ship, as well as all onboard protocols and procedures for visiting ports.