Holland America Line has launched a “View and Verandah” sale to entice savvy travelers to plan ahead and book a 2016 or 2017 cruise. The special offers include free stateroom upgrades, up to 10 percent off select shore excursions and savings on Collectors’ Voyages if booked by Feb. 29, 2016.
“Cruisers tend to be planners, and with our View and Verandah promotion we’re adding extra incentives to encourage more travelers to book early,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “Cruising is already an exceptional value, and with stateroom upgrades and savings on tours and Collectors’ Voyages we’re making a dream vacation all the more affordable.”
As part of the promotion, depending on departure and ship, guests who book an inside stateroom will be upgraded to an outside stateroom and those booking an ocean-view stateroom will get upgraded to a verandah, representing a value of up to $300 per stateroom.
Select Collectors’ Voyages also are eligible for up to 25 percent off — a savings of up to $3,198 per stateroom — under the View and Verandah promotion. Collectors’ Voyages combine back-to-back cruises to form a non-repeating longer itinerary that provides a more in-depth exploration of a region. For example, a cruiser would receive an upgrade to a verandah category and save $1,299 by booking an ocean-view stateroom on next year’s 29-day Pacific Treasure and New Zealand Discovery Collectors’ Voyage sailing roundtrip Sydney, Australia. The cruise departs Nov. 22, 2016, aboard ms Noordam.
In Europe, the ms Eurodam’s 24-day Magic of the Mediterranean Collectors’ Voyage departing May 30, 2016, begins at $2,499 per person for a verandah stateroom (upgraded from ocean-view), a savings of $850.
Guests who reserve select shore excursions prior to cruising can take advantage of up to 10 percent savings if booked by March 15, 2016. This date is extended beyond the View and Verandah offer deadline. More than 1,500 tours on all cruise itineraries will receive the savings.
Cruise destinations featured in the View & Verandah sale include Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Europe, Hawaii/Tahiti, Mexico and South America.
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