Cruises are unique in that they allow travelers to visit multiple cities on one trip with relative ease. In addition to the cruise, Holland America Line wants to make the entire vacation a relaxing experience … and that includes a pre- or post-cruise city visit. Many guests choose to add a day (or more!) of travel pre- or post-cruise to explore a city or ease into the time change. When booking a Holland America Line cruise, guests can add pre- and post-cruise EXC City Stays and know that everything will be taken care of to make it a seamless vacation.
The EXC City Stays program is simple: Holland America Line provides our guests with hotel options in select embarkation and disembarkation cities, they choose the hotel, we make the reservation and then we manage every other detail of the stay! When guests choose to book an EXC City Stays hotel, they pay one fee that includes taxes, bellman gratuities and transfers – making it a great value. Plus, there’s no worry about any room charges during the stay.
Another perk of booking an EXC City Stays is that Holland America Line’s personalized service extends beyond the cruise — from the airport, where a HAL representative will assist guests upon arrival, to the hotel (or vice-verse for a post-cruise stay) and all the way through the visit.
The goal of our EXC City Stays program is to make the pre- or post-cruise experience as memorable as the cruise, allowing our guests to extend their vacation and focus on exploring the city, not on making arrangements.
Interested in adding an EXC City Stays to your next cruise? Visit our EXC City Stays & Pre/Post Overland Packages guide.