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SEATTLE — Holland America Line is supporting CLIA’s Choose Cruise Month campaign with a shipboard credit offer worth up to US$400 for oceanview or above stateroom bookings, and applicable to more than 800 cruises.
Holland America says its Choose Cruise Month offer also can be combined with the Explore4 promotion to receive greater benefits that include complimentary beverages and specialty dining, reduced deposits and free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in a stateroom. With Explore4, suite bookings also receive additional onboard spending money.
The line’s month-long Choose Cruise event runs Oct. 1 – 31 and applies to select sailings from fall 2018 through spring 2020.
“The Choose Cruise initiative throughout the month of October puts a spotlight on cruising with the aim of educating consumers on the incredible ship and destination options that cruising offers, while remaining the best vacation value there is,” says Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line. “Combining the extra onboard spending money with our Explore4 promotion makes October the ideal time to make a Holland America Line booking, whether it’s for the first time or you’re a seasoned cruiser.”
For the Choose Cruise offer, clients making a booking on select fall and holiday 2018 through spring 2020 cruises (excluding Grand Voyages) in oceanview and above staterooms receive onboard spending money up to $400, depending on the length of the cruise and type of stateroom (ocean view or higher) booked. The offer can be combined with the cruise line’s Explore4 promotion that provides four added-value extras for guests booking any category stateroom, including a Signature Beverage Package, dinner at the Pinnacle Grill for two, free or reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom, and 50% reduced deposits.
With Explore4 suite bookings also receive $200 onboard spending money per stateroom ($100 per person) in addition to the four offers and exclusive Choose Cruise Month onboard spending money, making it possible to receive a total of up to $600 in onboard spending money.
Through the combined Choose Cruise and Explore4 promotions, guests can book a seven-day western Caribbean sailing aboard Nieuw Statendam Feb. 10, 2019, for $849 per person for an ocean view stateroom with a 50% reduced deposit required. Each stateroom would receive a total $50 shipboard credit in addition to Pinnacle Grill dinner for two ($70 value) and Signature Drink Package for two ($700 value). Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional.
Clients looking to take advantage of the Choose Cruise offer can book select itineraries to all of Holland America Line’s global destinations, including Alaska and Alaska Land+Sea Journeys (Explore4 applies to cruise portion only), Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Baltic, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Holiday, the Mediterranean, Mexico, the Panama Canal and South America.
Grand Voyages and Grand Voyage segments are excluded.