Holland America Line has received approval to restart cruising from Greece from August.
Four departures aboard Eurodam will sail from Piraeus (Athens), with bookings opening from May 6.
Guests must have had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to boarding, and provide proof.
Departing on August 15th and 29th , HAL’s seven-day Idyllic Greek Isles itinerary calls at Kotor, Montenegro, plus the Greek isles of Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos.
An Ancient Wonders itinerary departs on August 22nd, calling at Haifa, Israel, as well as Náfplion, Mykonos and Rhodes in Greece. Both cruises can be combined to form a longer, back-to-back 14-day Collectors’ Voyage.
A seven-day “Adriatic Allure” itinerary departs on September 5 and will sail from Piraeus to Venice, Italy, with calls at Mykonos, Katakolon (Olympia) and Crete (Chania), Greece, as well as Sarandë, Albania.
HAL said additional Mediterranean cruises aboard Eurodam through the autumn will be announced in the coming weeks and include ports in Italy and Greece.
Eurodam is scheduled to return to the United States to begin sailing its published Caribbean cruises in mid-November.
Fares for Eurodam’s seven-day Greece cruises begin at a ‘Have it All’ fare of £1,949 per person (based on a Veranda stateroom) including one shore excursion, a drinks package, speciality dining and WiFi. Free air travel is also included from London and select regional airports including transfers between ship and airport and late arrival protection.
To accommodate the new Greece sailings, Eurodam’s published Seattle roundtrip Alaska cruises will be moved to similar accommodations on sister ship Nieuw Amsterdam, which is scheduled to sail on the same departure dates.
European cruises departing from July 1 to 25 on Volendam and July 1 to August 31 on Westerdam will be cancelled.