Cruise HAL pulls Noordam from Eastern Med in 2014 By Tom Stieghorst / October 21, 2013 Share 1 -- Holland America Line said it has made the decision to redeploy the Noordam away from its Eastern Mediterranean itineraries for all of 2014. HAL had already canceled port calls in Egypt for 2014 due to the unrest there. It said those cancellations created further operational and port implications that led to the redeployment. Noordam will now do central and western Med itineraries next spring and summer. The cruise line is in the process of notifying guests and travel agents. Guests booked on the previous itineraries can choose any 11- to 14-day cruise in Europe as a substitute, and receive the same stateroom category for the original cruise fare paid, plus a shipboard credit based on the stateroom category previously booked, HAL said. Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.