Medevac off Réunion
On May 19, 2020, the 'Nieuw Amsterdam' arrived off La Réunion to medevac two crew members who should be taken care of for medical reasons - except Covid-19 - by the SNSM. The ship had sailed from Cape Town on May 12 and had no passengers on board.
Cruise cancelled due to azipod issue
The 'Nieuw Amsterdam' will not sail the sheduled cruise on Feb. 1, 2020, because of an issue with one of the two azipod propulsion systems. Instead of embarking on the seven-night Caribbean cruise, the ship will head to the Grand Bahama shipyard for repairs. All guests and their travel advisors have been notified of this cancellation. Guests booked on the cancelled cruise have the option to move to any other 2020 winter or spring seven-night Caribbean or Mexico sailing in an equivalent stateroom and received a 100% future cruise credit. Guests can also move to a sailing in another region and apply cruise fare paid, and receive a 50% future cruise credit. The ship will resume its regular schedule on Feb. 8.
Allision in Vancouver
The "Oosterdam" allided with the docked "Nieuw Amsterdam" near Canada Place in Vancouver on the morning of May 4, 2019, around 6:30 a.m. when the "Oosterdam" was approachiong its berth. No one was injured and the ships sustained minor damag. Passengers felt a jolt and heard loud scraping. Then the captain of the "Nieuw Amsterdam" came on the speaker and he said ‘Evacuate the stern of the ship.' The "Oosterdam" hit the starboard side of her ship and came to a stop against the dock. No injuries or pollution were reported. Transport Canada worked with the cruise line, Holland America, to assess the damage. Six aft stateroom verandas on the "Nieuw Amsterdam" were damaged in the incident, but the seaworthiness of the ships has not been affected. All the repairs required were above the waterline, and both cruises would embark on schedule. The "Nieuw Amsterdam" was due to departi on a seven day cruise to Alaska on May 4, and the "Oosterdam" will be headed to Seattle. Reports with photos and video: https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/05/04/two-cruise-ships-collide-near-canada-place/ https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/cruise-ship-collides-with-locked-cruise-liner-in-vancouver-portUpload News