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Holland America Line’s ‘Explore 4’ & ‘Fall Finale’ Offers Woo Cruisers to Book Now

Travelers looking to plan a cruise this year, next or beyond have even more incentive to do so now with two incredible Holland America Line promotions. The “Fall Finale” offers feature cruises in 2015, while the popular “Explore 4” savings are available on select cruises from January 2016 through April 2017, including 2015 holiday sailing dates.

“We know that many travelers like to plan in advance, so we’re giving them some pretty great incentives to entice them to book a cruise with us sooner rather than later,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “By reserving a cabin now, our guests also will get the itinerary they want in the cabin category they prefer without the stress of worrying what’s still available, and at a great value with all that’s included.”

Cruise in 2015 with ‘Fall Finale’ Savings

From Hawaii to Asia to Rio, explore with world with Fall Finale savings.

From Hawaii to Asia to Rio, explore with world with Fall Finale savings.

Under the “Fall Finale” program, guests can save up to $1,000 per stateroom on at least 60 sailings over the next 60 days secured with a $60 deposit. Bookings must be made by Sept. 10, 2015 (60 days from the program’s launch date).

Select itineraries available under the “Fall Finale” promotion depart from August through December and range in length from seven to 75 days. Longer voyages, holiday cruises and Collectors’ Voyages that combine back-to-back sailings also are included.

For example, guests can book a seven-day Alaska Explorer voyage on ms Amsterdam departing Sept. 20, 2015; a seven-day Canada & New England Explorer cruise on ms Veendam departing Oct. 3; ms Volendam’s 75-day South Pacific and Australia Circumnavigation departing Sept. 23; ms Prinsendam’s 28-day Mediterranean and Black Sea Explorer voyage departing Sept. 28; a 14-day Western and Eastern Caribbean voyage on ms Nieuw Amsterdam; and ms Zaandam’s 21-day South America and Antarctica Holiday cruise. Many more departures are available.

‘Explore 4’ Features Four Fabulous Offers

The “Explore 4” benefits for guests booking any category stateroom include a free Signature Beverage Package valued at up to $1,400 per stateroom (value based on a 14-night cruise.), free Pinnacle Grill dinner for two, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Bookings must be made by Oct. 31, 2015.

Explore 4 promotions include a Beverage Package, dinner at the Pinnacle Grill and for suite guests, dinner at Canaletto.

Explore 4 promotions include a Beverage Package, dinner at the Pinnacle Grill and for suite guests, dinner at Canaletto.

The Signature Beverage Package includes wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, sodas and coffee. It is only applicable on the cruise portion of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys. A complimentary dinner at the award-winning Pinnacle Grill allows guests to dine on a tantalizing menu highlighting steak and seafood dishes like filet mignon and broiled Alaska king salmon. The Pinnacle Grill also includes favorites like roasted pumpkin risotto and grilled lamb chops.

With reduced cruise fare for third and fourth guests on select sailings, a family of four can take an affordable vacation to the Caribbean or a longer journey to an exotic destination. And 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.

Guests who book a cruise in a suite category stateroom will receive the above four offers plus an additional $300 onboard spending credit per stateroom ($150 per person) and a free dinner at Canaletto, the line’s alternative dining venue that showcases cuisine from regions throughout Italy.

Global Itineraries Available with ‘Fall Finale’ and ‘Explore 4’

Guests looking to take advantage of the “Fall Finale” promotion can choose select itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line’s global destinations, including Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Hawaii/Tahiti, the Mediterranean, Mexico, northern Europe and South America.

The “Explore 4” program features cruises to Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Baltic Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and Panama Canal.

Will you be taking advantage of these two special promotions? Where will you go?

14 Comments
  • Dave Brinson

    If they didn’t raise the fare $1320 for a Neptune Suite on the Koningsdam’s January 2017, 14-day Caribbean cruise, this promo might actually be a great value. These cruises had been open for booking exactly one month before the 12% rate increase coinciding with the Explore 4 promotion announcement! This may not be unethical, but it doesn’t pass the smell test!

  • Julie

    Dave, we raised rates on Koningsdam’s suites because demand has been greater than expected. We assure you that price depends on demand, not the launch of a new savings program. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to reach out to Guest Relations at guest_relations@hollandamerica.com. Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate any and all comments!

  • Dave Brinson

    Explore 4 is a $1320 stand alone option to Koningsdam Neptune suites on other sites. That reflects the same price for the suite as before, but you don’t get the Explore 4 promo unless you pay for it. HAL shows the $1320 price increase inclusive of Explore 4. That’s why I made my previous remarks.

  • Julie

    Dave, we’ll pass this along to the appropriate department for review. Thanks!

  • Donald White

    Interested in itineraries of South Pacific

  • Julie

    Donald, please reach out to HAL_reservations@hollandamerica.com or your travel agent. They will be able to assist you. Hope to see you onboard!

  • Joann grunewald

    Could you tell me the restrictions on the explorer 4 package. Example: draft beer, size of bottle water, limit on the cost of a drink. Could my husband order a house brand rob Roy?

  • Julie

    Joann, this offer ended last year. We are currently offering an Anniversary Sale. Be sure to check it out on hollandamerica.com!

  • Rosemary

    I’m disappointed that even though your promo for “all cabin catagories” on a Koningsdam, May 9 -20 day trip….for explore4. There is a minimum USD amount cost of a cabin so you really need to be in a suite to qqualify

  • Fran

    What brand of Scotch is served that is included in the beverage package on Alaskan tours?

  • Julie

    Hi Fran! The Signature Beverage Package serves Makers Mark, Jack Daniels, Jonnie Walker, Dewars, Jamison, and others that fit under the $9 per drink limit. The more premium brands would be available in the Elite Signature Beverage Package.

  • pam

    What brand wines, red/white served with signature package? Is bottled water included?
    What is the cost to upgrade from signature to elite?

  • Julie

    Hi Pam, we have quite an extensive wine list, and any glass $11 or less is included in the Signature Beverage Package. The package includes ALL drinks $11 and under, so yes, bottled water, soda, coffee, etc. Please call ship services for information on brands and cost to upgrade to Elite. 800-541-1576.

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