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More Mexican Riviera with Holland America starting this fall

More Mexican Riviera with Holland America starting this fall

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SEATTLE — Holland America Line will offer 20 cruises on three ships in the Mexican Riviera between October 2019 and April 2020.

A seven-day series of itineraries will be offered aboard Oosterdam and Eurodam, while Maasdam’s popular EXC In-Depth Voyages expand to Mexico in 2020.

All of the regular season cruises sail roundtrip from San Diego and each itinerary features three Mexican ports of call, including an overnight at Puerto Vallarta.

All cruises also include calls at Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.

“Mexico continues to be a top cruise choice among our guests because it offers such a rich experience, from warm weather and beautiful beaches to diverse cultural and culinary landscapes,” says Holland America President, Orlando Ashford. “By visiting several iconic ports within this captivating country, we’re able to provide guests with an authentic, immersive experience that leaves them with a deeper understanding of this colorful part of the world.”

Oosterdam kicks off the season Oct. 6, 2019, with one of 14 seven-day cruises offered through April 18, 2020, including two holiday departures Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.

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Passengers will find an identical itinerary aboard Eurodam Oct. 19, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, 2019. Cruisers interested in a longer sailing can extend Eurodam’s Oct. 19 voyage by embarking four days earlier at Vancouver for an 11-day cruise that adds a call at Santa Barbara, California.

For an even deeper exploration of the Mexican Riviera, Maasdam’s 12-day EXC In-Depth Voyage departs April 3 and April 15, 2020, and includes seven Mexican ports that rim the Sea of Cortez. Along with Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, guests see La Paz, Loreto, Guaymas and Topolobampo.

Maasdam’s April 15 departure can be extended for an 18-day Collectors’ Voyage that also visits Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco before arriving at Victoria and then Vancouver where guests will disembark.

Throughout the voyages EXC programming brings Mexico’s local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life on board.

Fares start at US$699 per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional. Several Mexico sailings are eligible for Holland America Line’s newly launched ‘Pack These Values’ promotion where clients looking to plan ahead for next year can take advantage of prepaid gratuities valued at up to $224 per stateroom (based on 7-day cruise), free or reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom, and 50% reduced deposits. Guests receive all benefits when booking a stateroom on an eligible cruise by May 15, 2019.

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