Zuiderdam, from Carnival Corporation division Holland America Line, has resumed cruising from Port of San Diego in California, US.
With this development, the vessel has become the second from Holland America to restart service in San Diego since the industry-wide disruption owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In October this year, Koningsdam recommenced cruising in San Diego.
The initial cruise for Zuiderdam is a 10-day Mexico and Sea of Cortez.
Thereafter, the ship will leave Panama Canal and go for a 35-day South Pacific sojourn and Pacific cruise.
Meanwhile, Koningsdam will go for several seven-day voyages to the California Coast or Mexico, along with two longer Hawaii cruises that will continue till April next year.
While calling at San Diego, both Koningsdam and Zuiderdam will receive shore power, minimising the vessels’ carbon footprint.
Additionally, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam will make one call at San Diego in spring next year.
Holland America Line president Gus Antorcha said: “We are proud to be part of the San Diego community, which has continued to show us tremendous support throughout our restart. There’s no better way to kick off Zuiderdam’s season than with a holiday cruise full of joyful guests and our grateful crew who are happy to have them back on board.”
At present, nearly six vessels of Holland America Line have resumed services in the Caribbean, Mexico and along the Pacific Coast of the US.
In August this year, Holland America Line welcomed a new cruise ship, Rotterdam, from shipbuilder Fincantieri.