Holland America is shifting some of its ships around in 2010 with the net result of fewer voyages and passengers.

The line will send eight ships to Alaska but one of the ships will sail a 14-day, round-trip itinerary out of Seattle, reducing the number of voyages by 13 and passengers by 14,732.

The Amsterdam will sail out of Seattle on Mondays on a 14-day voyage, which is nine fewer than it sailed in 2009.

The Rotterdam takes over Amsterdam’s 2009 itinerary, sailing a seven-day journey that includes Seattle-Juneau-Hubbard Glacier-Sitka-Ketchikan-Victoria-Seattle.

The Veendam, long a familiar visitor to Alaska, will spend the summer sailing between New York and Bermuda. Its departure leaves only two Holland America ships – Ryndam and Statendam – crossing the Gulf of Alaska to Seward.

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