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Explore4 Promotion is Back with Four Enticing Offers on More Than 600 2018-19 Cruises

Holland America Line’s popular Explore4 promotion is back with four alluring offers on more than 600 March 2018 through April 2019 cruises. Travelers looking to book a cruise or Alaska Land+Sea Journey for next year or beyond can take advantage of all the benefits, which include complimentary beverages and specialty dining aboard ship as well as reduced deposits and free or reduced fares for friends and family. Suite bookings also receive onboard spending money.

The Explore4 promotion for guests booking any category stateroom includes a Signature Beverage Package valued at $1,400 per stateroom (based on a 14-day cruise), dinner at the Pinnacle Grill for two, free or reduced cruise fares for friends and kids in the same stateroom, and 50 percent reduced deposits. Guests receive all benefits, and bookings must be made by Nov. 17, 2017.

Suite Travelers Receive Added Perks
Guests who book a cruise in a suite category stateroom will receive the four offers plus an additional $200 onboard spending money per stateroom ($100 per person).

“Explore4 is a popular promotion that our guests eagerly await each year because they appreciate perks like complimentary beverages, dinner at Pinnacle Grill and reduced fares for thirds and fourths in the same stateroom — which are great for multi-generational travel,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “There’s no better incentive to encourage cruisers to book early than an exceptional value, and by booking now for next year with Explore4, our guests ensure they are able to reserve their preferred itinerary and stateroom.”

Beverage, Dining and Other Onboard Amenities Add to Cruise Value
Guests who book any category stateroom receive a Signature Beverage Package that includes wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, sodas and coffee. The beverage offer is only applicable on the cruise portion of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys.

Explore4 offers also include a complimentary dinner at the award-winning Pinnacle Grill, an alternative restaurant known for serving delectable Pacific Northwest favorites with the freshest, richest flavors. Featuring a tantalizing menu highlighting steak and seafood dishes like filet mignon and broiled Alaska king salmon, Pinnacle Grill also includes favorites like roasted pumpkin risotto and double-cut Kurobata pork chops.

Pinnacle Grill.

When booking with Explore4, guests get a dinner at the elegant Pinnacle Grill.

With reduced cruise fares on select sailings for friends and kids sharing a stateroom with two other guests, a group of four can take an affordable vacation to the Caribbean or a longer journey to an exotic destination. For example, in the Caribbean, fares for seven-day cruises start from US$799 for the first and second guests in an interior stateroom, and free or reduced fares apply for the third and fourth guests. A seven-day European cruise starts at US$1,199 for an interior stateroom for the first and second guests, with free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.

By taking advantage of the 50 percent reduced deposit offer, guests will have more flexibility and time before paying the final deposit on their cruise.

Global Itineraries Available with Explore4
Guests looking to take advantage of the Explore4 program can choose select itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line’s global destinations, including Alaska and Alaska and the Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Baltic, Bermuda, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Mexico, the Panama Canal and South America. Grand Voyages and Grand Voyage segments are excluded.

  • Rick Stuhlsatz

    is the EXPLOR4 package free for anyone on the May 2018 cruise -12 day european splendour?

  • Julie

    Please call your travel professional or 1–877–932–4259 to confirm this date.

  • David Brinson

    Seems to me that in the past, we were able to take advantage of Explore 4 on Caribbean cruises in the upcoming season. This version exempts the entire 2017-18 Caribbean season. Business must be good if you only offer promos good starting 14-15 months down the road!

  • Richard Grosenbaugh

    Enjoyed the cruise through Christian Sound in Greenland although it was cold to someone who comes from the Desert Southwest in the USA.

  • Donald

    I have Booking #HMWT4W, August14-24, 2018 “Jewels of the Baltic” Cruise.

    I would like to request the Exploere4 Promotion”Signature Beverage Package” and complementary dinner at the Pinnacle.


    Donald Vance

  • Julie

    Hi Donald, we cannot work with any bookings at the blog. Please contact your travel professional or Holland America Line reservations: 1–877–932–4259

  • Andree Emsley

    I wish you could open the Explorations Cafe one hour earlier! Waiting until 7AM for my Latte is very tough. I get up at 4AM every morning.

  • Mal K

    Any idea of when or if the Explore 4 deal will come in again for Iceland in August 19. Celebrity have their deal out and just about to make a booking (as theirs expires on 5th Apr18 but would like to compare as we use both Celebrity and Holland America.

  • Julie

    Currently we are offering Seas the Day, and the next promotion will be Ready Set Sail, but details have yet to be released.

  • Nita

    The Explore 4 special has been offered beginning in August each year. Can we expect that again for 2018?
    Thank you.

  • Julie

    Stay tuned … perhaps this week 😉

  • Gary G

    We had the explore 4 promotion on our cruise in February 2017 out of Ft. Lauderdale. Gratuities were included also. Apparently Holland America has eliminated this feature with the current promotion. Am I not reading it correctly?

  • Julie

    Hi Gary, Gratuities are included in the Ready Set Sail promotion (which just ended). This one is different. Best, Julie

  • Michelle Sanders

    Are drink gratuities included in the promotional beverage pkg for explore 4? Or are drink gratuities separate and paid on our own?

  • Julie

    They are included in Explore4. Cheers!

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