July 25. Add Holland America, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line to the list of cruise brands that finally have restarted departures after a 16-month-long, COVID-19-related hiatus.
Holland America resumed operations on Saturday with a single ship sailing out of Seattle, and Princess and Norwegian are resuming operations today — also with single ships sailing out of Seattle and Piraeus, Greece, respectively.
For all three lines, these are the first departures from any port in the world since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic in March of 2020.
All of the sailings only will be open to passengers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 — a policy that many (but not all) cruise lines have been implementing as they restart departures.
Source: The Points Guy