SEATTLE, June 18 /CNW/ -- Gearing up for its 2008 cruise season, Holland
America Line will offer Early Advantage savings on a great selection of
cruises and CruiseTours when booked by September 15, 2007. Past guests can
save even more, and on select sailings, special fares are available for third
or fourth guests who share the same stateroom starting at just $99 per person.
The Early Advantage promotion encompasses an extensive selection of 2008
cruises sailing to destinations around the world: Alaska, Asia Pacific,
Australia & New Zealand, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii &
Tahiti, Mexico, Panama Canal, and South America & Antarctica.
Some of the exciting new highlights for the 2008 cruise season include
the inauguration of the new ms Eurodam as she embarks on her maiden voyages to
Europe, Canada and New England and the Caribbean; more options than ever to
experience the wonders of Antarctica aboard the ms Rotterdam and the ms
Prinsendam; more 2008 CruiseTour itineraries in Alaska and the Yukon than any
other major cruise tour company; and for the first time, Holland America Line
offers a 25-day Western Pacific World War II Historical Cruise.
"Cruising is a popular choice so we want to reward those who book early,"
said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and
guest programs. "Planning ahead has great benefits at Holland with great
values, the best staterooms and the cruise date of your choice."
With these special advance fares, guests can book a 10-day Mediterranean
cruise with fares starting as low as $1,599 per person, double occupancy, for
an inside stateroom and $2,399 for a verandah; and take a third or fourth
guest from only $299. A 16-day South America cruise starts at $2,099 for an
inside stateroom or $2,649 for an outside stateroom.
In other regions, a 7-day Caribbean cruise starts at $749 for inside
staterooms and $1049 for verandahs. A 15-day Circle Hawaii cruise starts at
$1,599 with an optional upgrade to an outside stateroom for only $200.
The very popular 7-day Alaskan Explorer cruise, roundtrip from Seattle,
starts at $799 for inside staterooms or $1,329 for verandahs. Another option
is an Alaska and the Yukon CruiseTour, varying in length from 10 to 20 days,
starting at $1,249 for inside staterooms and $1,489 for outside staterooms.
For more information, consult a travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL
(877-724-5425) or visit http://www.hollandamerica.com.
About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 13 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to
more than 320 ports. Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents,
including Africa, 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.
In the 2006 Portrait of Affluent Travelers survey by Yesawich,
Pepperdine, Brown and Russell, Holland America Line topped the list of cruise
lines sought after by affluent leisure travelers. Its recently completed $225
million fleetwide Signature of Excellence enhancements added features such as
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 Cafe powered by The New York Times, teens-only activity areas and
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top
Mariner's Dream Beds. For more information, consult a travel agent, call
1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit http://www.hollandamerica.com.
World's Leading Cruise Lines
The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland America Line
is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also
includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise
Line and Costa Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a
commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of
lifestyles and budgets. The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and
enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.
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