Guests looking to set sail on their next Holland America Line vacation have until June 1, 2015, to book a cruise to take advantage of upgrades, special savings, onboard credits, dining packages and more during the line’s Anniversary Sale. Valid on numerous select voyages sailing from summer 2015 through spring 2016, the sale was launched to celebrate the company’s anniversary month of April.
Guests who book eligible voyages receive an ocean-view stateroom for the price of an interior, or a verandah for the price of an ocean-view; a shore excursion credit up to $400 per stateroom, a Dine Around Package, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in a stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits.
In addition to the dining package, special third- and fourth-guest fares and reduced deposits, guests who book a suite also receive a bonus double shore excursion credit up to $800 per stateroom, a 100-minute Internet package and an Anniversary Beverage Card valued at $100.
“Offering a shore excursion credit allows guests to design their own once-in-a-lifetime experience with one of our more than 400 shore excursions, and a dining package enables us to showcase some of our best premium amenities,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.
Eligible itineraries include select 2015 summer through 2016 spring Canada/New England, Panama Canal, Caribbean, South America and Antarctica, South Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Asia, northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Alaska, Alaska Land+Sea Journeys, trans-Atlantic, Mexico, Hawaii and Grand Voyages.
With the Anniversary Sale, guests who book an itinerary between seven and 10 days receive a shore excursion credit of $200 per cabin ($100 per person), while guests on a Land+Sea Journey or on cruises of 11 days or more receive a shore excursion credit of $400 per cabin ($200 per person). The $100 beverage card ($50 per person) for suite guests can be used for alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
With the Dine Around Package, guests can experience Holland America Line’s award-winning alternative dining venues such as the elegant Pinnacle Grill featuring fare from the Pacific Northwest, Canaletto with its Italian cuisine and Tamarind with a menu that offers exotic Pan-Asian flavors. Guests on Signature Class ships ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam receive a Dine Around Package with one reservation at all three restaurants, while guests on all other ships receive one reservation at both the Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto.
Having free or reduced third- and fourth-guest fares makes it more affordable for a family to set sail on a vacation to a tropical destination like the Caribbean or a more exotic region such as Asia. And the shore excursion credit enables guests to see more of each port and have an in-depth experience of the culture, history and scenic beauty of locales around the world.
The shore excursion credit and dining package are valid for the first and second guests in the stateroom, while third and fourth guests qualify for special free or reduced fares. All booked cruises are eligible for 50 percent reduced deposits, making it easier and more cost-effective to plan a cruise vacation in advance.
Among the itineraries available in the Anniversary Sale promotion are several 2015 Land+Sea Journeys on ms Zaandam; ms Maasdam’s seven-day Canada & New England Discovery cruise departing Sept. 19, 2015; ms Zuiderdam’s 11-day Greek Enchantment cruise departing Sept. 26, 2015; the 14-day Australia Circumnavigation on ms Volendam departing Nov. 7, 2015; ms Prinsendam’s 25-day Amazon Explorer voyage departing Nov. 24, 2015; the 92-day Passage to the Far East voyage on ms Rotterdam departing Jan. 7, 2016; and several segments of the 2016 Grand World Voyage, Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage and Grand Mediterranean Voyage.
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