Alan Fine, May 21, 2021
Holland America Line crew members from Koningsdam received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at the Port of San Diego in California. Arranged in partnership with Sharp HealthCare, a not-for-profit regional health care group, 118 crew came ashore to be vaccinated. Sharp HealthCare also will vaccinate 179 crew aboard Noordam, which will be at a nearby anchorage just off Coronado for the day. Likewise, 231 crew from Nieuw Amsterdam will receive Pfizer vaccines from healthcare provider Ambulnz on Friday, May 21, while the ship is alongside at San Pedro, California.
Starting in October 2021 through April 2022, Koningsdam and Zuiderdam will homeport out of San Diego for a season of cruises to Hawaii, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal and South Pacific. In total, fours ships will make 35 calls. Koningsdam in its inaugural season in San Diego will make 21 calls, Zuiderdam will make 12, while Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam will make one call each. The estimated economic impact of each ship visit is $300,000 for the San Diego region. For more information call 877-724-5425 or visit www.hollandamerica.com.