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Standby Program

Ready to embrace your sense of adventure for the chance at an unbeatable fare? Join our Standby List! For $49 per person per day for an Inside or Oceanview stateroom or $79 per person per day for a Verandah, you can enjoy extraordinary value on an unforgettable cruise vacation this year.* 

7-2 days prior to embarkation our standby list will be reviewed. If we have space to confirm standby bookings, we will let you know to pack your bags! If we are unable to clear standby bookings, we will notify you no less than 2 days prior to departure. Eligible sailings are listed below. To join the standby list for your preferred cruise, contact your travel advisor or call 877-724-5425.

Plus, add the Have It All Package to your booking today to receive our best savings on Beverage Packages, Wi-Fi, Shore Excursions, and Specialty Dining. 

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Sailings from Seattle + Vancouver

Sailings from Whittier

Sailings from Boston

Sailings from Montreal + Quebec

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Terms & Conditions

Holland America Line (“HAL”) is offering guests the ability to sign up to be on standby to cruise on eligible and select cruises (the “Program”). The Program is available to guests 21 years of age or older and is intended for those residing within driving distance from a port. In order to add yourself to a cruise’s standby list, call 877-724-5425 and provide the agent with the cruise information for the cruise for which you would like to join the standby list. If the cruise is still accepting standby guests (the “Cruise”),   you will be required to make full payment on the Cruise’s reduced cruise fare of $49 per person, per day, for an Inside or Ocean View stateroom (for the first two guests in a stateroom) or the Cruise’s reduced cruise fare of $79 per person, per day, for a Verandah stateroom (for the first two guests in a stateroom) at the time you are placed on the Cruise’s standby list. If a guest is on the Verandah Standby List and no Verandah staterooms are available, they will be offered an Inside or Ocean View stateroom, if available, at the reduced cost of $49 per person, per day. The Verandah Standby List guest may choose not to accept this alternate option for a full refund if no Verandah staterooms are available. Payment is not a guarantee or promise that Cruise will have space/availability for guest; guest will only be cleared for standby to cruise when/if the guest receives official confirmation from HAL.  HAL will begin reviewing the standby list approximately 7 days before Cruise’s departure and up until cruise embarkation date. This Program is not combinable with other offers or promotions. Per day fare amount excludes Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses. Guests shall have no ability to select or request a certain room type on the Cruise and, if a stateroom is available, guest will automatically be assigned to such stateroom. Once a guest puts themselves on the standby list for a Cruise, they cannot be removed from it, and if such guest clears it, their full charge will remain (regardless of whether the guest actually sails on Cruise). If HAL does not confirm guest on the Cruise’s standby list at two (2) days prior to the Cruise’s departure,  guest has two options. They may choose to either have their reservation canceled and be refunded the full amount of the cruise fare that they were charged at the time they were placed on the standby list or remain on the Cruise’s standby list until 90 minutes prior to departure, at which time their booking will be fully refundable if they do not sail. Guests who would like the ability to remove themselves/not be charged for the Cruise if they elect not to sail should instead opt for a cruise waitlist (and pay at prevailing rates) rather than this non-refundable Program. Free 3rd & 4th Guests: 3rd and/or 4th guests in a stateroom are eligible to travel free (Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional) when booked as a 3rd and/or 4th guest in a stateroom with 1st/2nd guests booked on select cruises via the Program. The Program is subject to availability and available only in connection with new bookings on participating HAL cruises. The Program and/or its terms may be modified or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. HAL is neither responsible nor liable for any Offer errors, including printing or advertising errors. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands.