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Extend Your Vacation with Holland America Line’s ‘EXC City Stays’ Program

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.

couple walking in city

With EXC City Stays, guests have more time to explore their favorite cities.

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.

7 Comments
  • Jan Lander

    Looking to book two nights hotel in Vancouver…disembark date 12 May 2019….

  • Julie

    Jan, please contact your travel agent or Holland America Line reservations: 1–877–932–4259.

  • Tom Redrow

    How do I find any Holland America Hotel packages for Rome and Paris?

  • Julie

    Hi Tom, once you book your cruise you have access to the hotel packages. Alternatively, you can call reservations: 1–877–932–4259 or 206-286-3900

  • Thomas Redrow

    Why can I not find your Hotel Packages on you web site for Rome?

  • Julie

    Unfortunately they aren’t listed if you haven’t booked. You will have to call, apologies. 1-855-932-1711

  • Brenda Cobham

    Arriving Amsterdam May 9th 2020
    Ideas for a 3 or 4 day stay. Some limited mobility for husband,,,, can walk short distances. Tour of areas in Holland etc:
    Many Thanks

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