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Holland America Line is joining the many cruise lines that are simplifying travel for your clients: the line’s Travel Well COVID-19 protocols have eliminated the requirement for travelers on most itineraries to take a pre-cruise COVID-19 test, regardless of their vaccination status.

Holland America Welcomes Back Eager Travelers

Clients traveling on Standard Protocol cruises will not have their vaccination status checked—unless required by destinations—and unvaccinated guests no longer need a test prior to sailing.

“Our guests continue to show their excitement to return to cruising, and this is another step toward making it as easy as possible for them to safely explore the world in a way they love,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, in a press statement.

These protocols also include Panama Canal transits for up to 15 nights. You can stay up-to-date with Holland America Line’s protocols per cruise by using the line’s Health Protocol Tool using their booking number.

If you have clients embarking on Enhanced Protocol itineraries, you will be provided additional information about protocols based on ports the ship visits.

Holland America’s Rotterdam recently completed the first of two transatlantic cruises celebrating the line’s 150th anniversary, arriving in New York City. The occasion was marked by the announcement of a partnership between the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and Holland America—there will be a special exhibit about the Holland America Line launched at Ellis Island in 2023.

If your clients missed out on this crossing, the next phase of the celebration includes a second voyage departing April 2, 2023, from New York, arriving in Rotterdam on April 18, the cruise line’s 150th birthday.

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