Why Not Now? Promotion Features Free Upgrades, Air Credit, Reduced Deposits & Shore Excursion Savings

Why Not Now? Promotion Features Free Upgrades, Air Credit, Reduced Deposits & Shore Excursion Savings

Are you looking to book a Holland America Line cruise vacation for late 2019 or even 2020? If you are thinking about it, now is the time to book! We just launched Why Not Now?, a promotion to entice savvy travelers to plan ahead. The special offer on cruises from summer 2019 through winter/spring 2020 includes free stateroom upgrades, shore excursion discounts, up to $1,000 air credit per stateroom and deposits from $99 person if booked by Feb. 28, 2019.

Guests who book a suite with Why Not Now? also receive up to $600 in onboard spending money, in addition to the other perks.

The Wave promotion comes just after the announcement by Cruise Critic that Holland America Line received the 2018 Editors’ Pick Award for Best Value for Money, making Why Not Now? even more enticing. The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards are chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories.

As part of the promotion, depending on departure and ship, guests who book an interior stateroom get a free upgrade to an ocean view stateroom and those booking an ocean view stateroom be upgraded free to a verandah. Free upgrades are based on available space at the time of booking and may differ based on sailing date. Every effort will be made to accommodate.

Koningsdam Verandah


By booking air through Holland America Line’s Flight Ease program from offered gateways, guests are eligible to receive an air credit up to $1,000 per stateroom. Reduced deposits starting from $99 are available with the Why Not Now? offer, and booked guests who also reserve select shore excursions by Feb. 28 can take advantage of up to 10 percent savings.

The bonus $600 onboard spending money for suite bookings can be spent on a variety of amenities, including specialty dining, spa services, shore excursions, gift shop purchases, beverages and more.


Cruise destinations featured in Why Not Now? include select Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, EXC In-Depth Voyages, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Canada & New England, the Caribbean, Cuba, Europe, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, South America and South Pacific.

Visit Holland America Line’s website and browse our itineraries. Take your pick and join us for an unforgettable cruise experience.


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  1. Laurie Rae January 9, 2019 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Would like to learn more about the layout and size of the cabins for solo travelers on the Nieuw Statendam!

  2. Noella Thompson February 10, 2019 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Alaska June 2020 on Eurodam is not part of the Why Not Now savings. Is there a chance their will be another promotion for Summer 2020?

  3. Laura February 25, 2019 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    How can you see pricing estimates for the Flight Ease program if you don’t already have a cruise booked?

  4. Lee March 29, 2019 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Great promotion–worked well for me booking two cruises. I like the airfare credits because sometimes it’s hard to use up all the shipboard credits. Would like to see this promotion repeated in the future.

  5. Cheri Jorgenson May 12, 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

    We are going on the Baltic Cruise May 31 and booked Veranda rooms under the Why Not Now? offer. Now suites are cheaper than verandas. Will we be upgraded to a suite or at least a better Veranda room? Excited for our trip!

  6. Cheri Jorgenson May 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Julie, I did try to call, but was on hold for 45 minutes, and gave up. I also tried to email, but two bounced back. I don’t know if the third email address was successful, but I haven’t heard anything. It would be helpful to have extra space as we are bringing a wheelchair and walker for my mom. Thanks.

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