Monday, 4 August 2014

‘Explore 4’ early booking rewards on Holland America 2015 and 2016 cruises

Holland America Line has announced its latest and best “Explore 4” savings programme with four exceptional offers on select 2015 and 2016 sailings. 

The ‘Explore 4’ benefits include free stateroom upgrades, free Pinnacle Grill dinners, free or reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests and 50 percent reduced deposits. Suite bookings also receive a $300 (approx. £176) onboard spending credit per stateroom ($150 / £88 per person) and a free Canaletto dinner.  Guests booking Holland America Line’s round-trip cruises from Harwich during summer 2015 will also enjoy free parking at the port when they book ocean view or above staterooms.

Guests may receive all of these offers when booking a qualified itinerary. Offers are applicable to a wide range of itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line’s destinations, including Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico/Hawaii, Panama Canal and South America/Antarctica.

“This years ‘Explore 4’ promotion is the best we’ve ever had and is all about rewarding guests who book their cruise early with our four excellent value-added benefits and great cruise fares,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. “By planning ahead, next year’s cruise becomes even better value, plus helps ensure the best choice of sailing dates and staterooms.” 

Free upgrades
There are free stateroom upgrades available on selected sailings and categories, so guests can enjoy an ocean view stateroom but only pay the interior stateroom price.

Free Specialist dinners
‘Explore 4’ offers include a complimentary dinner at the award-winning Pinnacle Grill for guests who book an ocean-view or higher stateroom. The Pinnacle Grill features a tantalizing menu highlighting steak and seafood dishes like filet mignon and Alaska king salmon.

Reduced fares
With free or reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests on select sailings, a family of four can take a cruise for less. In the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexico, fares for seven-day cruises start from £499pp for the first and second guests in an ocean-view stateroom, and the third and fourth guests sail free. A seven-day European cruise starts at £699pp for an ocean-view stateroom for the first and second guests, and the third and fourth guests also sail free.

Reduced deposits
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.

Free parking
Free parking adds great value to a European cruise departing from the UK, where guests who book ocean view and above staterooms onboard ms Ryndam next summer will benefit from free parking at the Port of Harwich.

Suite travellers receive added perks
Guests who book a cruise in a suite category stateroom will receive all of the above offers, plus an additional $300 (£176) onboard spending credit per stateroom ($150/ £88 per person) and a free Canaletto dinner. Canaletto is the line’s alternative dining venue that showcases cuisine from regions throughout Italy and boasts a new “small plate” menu designed for sharing.

For more information about Holland America Line and the ‘Explore 4’ offers, contact a travel professional, call 0843 374 2300 or visit

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