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Holland America Line Launches Alaska Cruise Tablet App

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Holland America Line Launches Alaska Cruise Tablet App

PHOTO: The Westerdam in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Courtesy Holland America Line.

THE PULSE: Holland America Launches New Alaska Travel App

WHY IT RATES: This new app is going to enhance the Alaska cruise experience for Holland America’s guests by putting the destination quite literally in the palm of their hands. The ability for consumers to personalize their vacation gives them more information up front and will allow agents to cut through a lot of the basic questions and more quickly fulfill the travelers' need en route to booking Alaska cruises.

Holland America Line has made it easier and more convenient for travelers to tap and swipe their way through the line's Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys with the launch of a new application for tablets. Those using an Apple, Android or Windows tablet can search key words such as "Holland America Alaska" in their respective app store and download the application for free.

"Today's consumer wants to have a thorough understanding of the travel experience before they book, and technology is essential in helping vacationers choose the right fit," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "Our new app makes it easy for anyone to get an inside look into Holland America Line's Alaska options anytime, anywhere."

The app is optimized for tablets and offers the best of Holland America Line's Alaska brochure, web site and other collateral in an easy-to-navigate mobile tool. Users can explore both cruises and Land+Sea Journeys with a new level of detail, including an interactive map with destination details and excursion options, as well as a sampling of the line's Glacier Bay podcasts.

Users can post, share or print information. For those without a tablet, there is also a "desktop viewer" that offers the same rich content with mouse-click navigation.

Through the app, Holland America Line Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys itineraries are available "on the go." The app can be used to electronically view different itinerary options and route maps and to personalize travel plans. Once a day-by-day itinerary is finalized, a PDF flyer to email can be created with the swipe of a finger.

Anniversary Sale Adds Value to Alaska Bookings This Summer

Cruisers who book an Alaska cruise or Land+Sea Journey by June 1, 2015, will gain a valuable shore excursion credit, dining package and more when an oceanview and above stateroom is selected. Holland America Line's Anniversary Sale provides a shore excursion credit of up to $400 per stateroom, a dining package, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in a stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits for bookings on select summer Alaska and Land+Sea Journeys.

Guests who book a suite also receive a bonus double shore excursion credit up to $800 per stateroom, a 100-minute Internet package and an Anniversary Beverage Card valued at $100. Anniversary Sale Alaska cruise fares start at $649 interior or $799 ocean-view per person, while Land+Sea Journeys begin at $899 per person for both categories on a 10-day Denali Land+Sea Journey.

The Holland America Line Alaska tablet app is available in the Apple, Android or Windows app stores. For more information about Holland America Line, contact a travel professional or call 1-877-724-5425 or visit

SOURCE: Holland America Line press release

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