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Holland America Line Announces 'Explore 4' Early Bookings Savings For 2014

Monday, July 29, 2013

Holland America Line Announces 'Explore 4' Early Bookings Savings For 2014

14:57 EDT Monday, July 29, 2013

SEATTLE, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line is enticing travelers to book early for the 2014 season with four exceptional offers under the "Explore 4" early booking promotion. Explore 4 focuses on four value-added exclusive extras for guests who book on select December 2013 holiday cruises and 2014 sailings. To receive all four offers together, bookings must be made by Oct. 15, 2013.

The Explore 4 benefits include a free Signature Beverage Package or beverage card, a free specialty restaurant dinner, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Guests may receive all four offers when booking a qualified itinerary.

"With the Explore 4 promotion, there is a real benefit to planning ahead and booking that dream cruise well in advance," said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line's executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "These offers add even more value to the Holland America Line experience, and by giving our guests four perks under one promotion, we're showing how worthwhile it is to book early." 

Guests looking to take advantage of the Explore 4 program can choose select itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line's global destinations, including Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico/Hawaii, Panama Canal, South America/Antarctica, the South Pacific and holiday cruises.

Depending on the cruise selected, guests receive either a free Signature Beverage Package or a beverage card. The beverage package, which is excluded on Caribbean and Mexico sailings, is valued at $100 per stateroom ($50 per person), per day and includes wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, sodas and coffee. The beverage card is applied to Caribbean and Mexico sailings and is valued at $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) and applies to alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The beverage offer is only applicable on the cruise portions of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys.

The complimentary specialty dinner includes either the award-winning Pinnacle Grill for guests in an ocean-view stateroom or above, or the Italian restaurant Canaletto for guests in an interior stateroom. The Pinnacle Grill offers a tantalizing menu featuring Pacific Northwest steak and seafood dishes ranging from cedar-planked halibut with shrimp scampi to bone-in rib eye steaks. Canaletto showcases cuisine from regions throughout Italy.

With free or reduced third and fourth guests, a family of four can take a dream vacation to Europe, a tropical holiday to the Caribbean or longer journey to an exotic destination. In the Caribbean, fares start at $599 for the first and second, and the third and fourth guests sail free. An 11-day European cruise starts at $1,799 for an interior stateroom and $1,999 for an ocean-view stateroom for the first and second guests, and the third and fourth guests sail free.

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.

For more information about Holland America Line and the new Explore 4 program, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog.  Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the home page at www.hollandamerica.com.

About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc. (NYSE:  CCL and CUK)]

Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine ? a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes ? Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.

World's Leading Cruise Lines

Holland America Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.

CONTACT:

Sally Andrews

PHONE:

800-637-5029

FAX:

206-262-5934

EMAIL:

pr@hollandamerica.com

SOURCE Holland America Line

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