Holland America Extends Cruise Pause to Include All Departures Through March 31, 2021, as it Prepares for CDC Requirements to Resume Cruising

As Holland America Line continues to prepare and develop its plans to meet the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the company is extending its pause of cruise operations for all departures through March 31, 2021.

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Holland America’s Maasdam is now the Aegean Myth, Joins Twin, Aegean Majesty

Holland America Line ship ms Maasdam has been renamed Aegean Myth. Photographs posted online show the new name being painted on the ship. Recently, the Maasdam’s twin, the ms Veendam, was renamed Aegean Majesty.

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to Resume Sailings July 25th New Health & Safety Measures Indicate Future of Cruising

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line today announced that sailings will resume onboard Grand Celebration July 25th and onboard Grand Classica October 3rd. Travelers booking two-night Bahamas ‘Micro-Cations’ can expect two-tier sanitation process, capacity control, enhanced sterilization and more.

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KLM Leads Airline Industry to help Shipping Sector & Seafarers

Thanks to air bridges established by KLM, seafarers can again be flown in to relieve their co-workers, who have now been on board for several extra months. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic they have had to remain on board. Finally, they will get the chance to join their families at home. KLM is acting in response to a request from the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR).

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Holland America will Protect Travel Advisor Commissions on Cancelled Cruises

Holland America promised to protect Travel Advisor commissions stating, “Recognizing the vital role travel advisors play in the success of the cruise industry, Holland America Line will protect travel advisor commissions on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full and for the total amount of the Future Cruise Credits when guests rebook.”

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American Airlines To Receive $5.8 Billion in Payroll Support From U.S. Department of the Treasury

American Airlines Group Inc. announced today that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved $5.8 billion in financial assistance from the Payroll Support Program (PSP) created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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