After cancelling a sailing because of a technical issue with the ship’s propulsions system, Holland America announced today that the next sailing of Nieuw Amsterdam is back on schedule.
“Nieuw Amsterdam will depart as scheduled on the Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 Caribbean cruises,” Holland America said in a statement.
“The ship has been cleared as safe to sail by several regulatory authorities and meets all international safety standards. We look forward to welcoming our guests on their holiday cruises.”
According to a statement from Holland America, an “unexpected technical issue with one of two Azipo propulsion systems” on the ship forced the cruise line to cancel the ship’s Dec. 14 sailing.
All guests had been notified of the cancellation and were given the option of staying onboard for a night in Port Everglades or disembarking right away (the line helped guests with travel arrangements). The line also allowed guests to rebook on other Holland America sailings. A number of guests, according to Holland America, rebooked for sailings leaving Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 15.