Offers include $140 shipboard credit per stateroom; 50% reduced deposits
on select 2013 sailings; and free or reduced 3rd and 4th cruise fares
SEATTLE, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - To celebrate its upcoming 140th
anniversary on April 18, 2013, Holland America Line is offering
"historic" savings on a wide selection of 2013 cruises and CruiseTours
and 2014 winter/spring Exotic Voyages. The savings include a $140 per
stateroom credit on select sailings and extended Collectors' Voyages,
savings up to 50 percent off cruise fares, reduced deposits and free or
reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests who share the same
"Holland America Line's historic legacy is very rich and we are
celebrating that history in a variety of ways that also includes
special savings," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president,
marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. "We want
both our loyal fans and first-time cruisers to come on board and
celebrate with us, and these offers make it the best time to book a
Holland America Line cruise."
Destinations featured in the 140th Anniversary Celebration promotion
include Alaska cruises and CruiseTours, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico,
Canada/New England, Panama Canal, Asia, Australia/New Zealand,
Hawaii/Tahiti and South America. Bookings must be made by April 21,
2013, to take advantage of the offers.
Multigenerational travel continues to rise in popularity and guests
looking for a family-friendly vacation can book an affordable seven-day
cruise to Alaska or Canada/New England, or even a 14-day cruise to
Europe, under the free or reduced third and fourth fares promotion.
These idyllic regions offer exciting experiences for the whole family
with a variety of shore excursions and cultural encounters.
With this promotion, a family of four could explore the beautiful
shoreline of Canada and New England this summer on a seven-day cruise
paying just $749 per person for the first two guests in an ocean-view
stateroom, while the two children would sail free of charge in the same
cabin. Families looking for a magical voyage to the land of the
midnight sun in northern Europe could take a 14-day cruise this summer,
with the first two guests in an ocean-view stateroom paying just $1,999
per person, and two children sailing free of charge in the same cabin
making it an economical family adventure.
Holland America Line was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-American
Steamship Company, a shipping and passenger line. Because it was
headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it
became known as Holland America Line. Within 25 years, the company
owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships, and operated between
Holland and the Dutch East Indies. The line was primarily a carrier of
immigrants from Europe to the United States until well after the turn
of the century, bringing 850,000 to new lives in the New World.
Though transportation and shipping were the primary sources of revenue,
in 1895 the company offered its first vacation cruise. In 1973, the
company sold its cargo shipping division. Today, the premium cruise
leader operates 15 ships sailing to all seven continents and carries
nearly 800,000 cruise passengers a year.
For more information and cruise fares, contact a professional travel
agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.
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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,
Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.
The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard
for delivery in fall 2015.
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 Cafe 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
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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
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