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Holland America Line’s Explore4 Promotion Offers Early Booking Discounts

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Holland America Line | September 07, 2016

Holland America Line’s Explore4 Promotion Offers Early Booking Discounts

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WHY IT RATES: This early booking promotion reduces a cruise’s cost, but doesn’t restrict the destinations where it applies — itineraries feature destinations across the world. -Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor

Holland America Line’s popular Explore4 promotion is back and better than ever with four top offers on select January 2017 through April 2018 cruises. Travelers looking to book a cruise or Land+Sea Journey for next year or beyond can take advantage of the benefits, which include complimentary beverages and specialty dining aboard ship, as well as reduced deposits and fares for friends and family. Suite bookings feature an Internet credit and prepaid gratuities.

The Explore4 promotion for guests booking any category stateroom includes a Signature Beverage Package valued at up to $1,400, dinner in the Pinnacle Grill, reduced cruise fares for friends and kids in the same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Bookings must be made by Nov. 18, 2016.

Suite Travelers Receive Added Perks

Guests who book a cruise in a suite category stateroom will receive the above four offers plus an additional $200 Internet credit per stateroom ($100 per person) and prepaid gratuities (valued at $13.50 per guest, per day).

“Cruisers are early planners, and our popular Explore4 promotion encourages our guests to book their vacation now while rewarding them with some exceptional bonuses,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “By making their reservations during Explore4, guests have more itinerary and stateroom options for next year, and the value of a cruise vacation increases even more.”

Beverage, Dining and other Onboard Amenities Add to Cruise Value

Guests who book any category stateroom receive a Signature Beverage Package valued at up to $1,400 per stateroom ($700 per person) that includes wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, sodas and coffee. The beverage offer is only applicable on the cruise portion of Alaska Land+Sea Journeys. (Beverage package value is based on a 14-day cruise and will increase based on days if a longer cruise is booked.)

Explore4 offers also include a complimentary dinner at the award-winning Pinnacle Grill. Featuring a tantalizing menu highlighting steak and seafood dishes like filet mignon and broiled Alaska king salmon, the Pinnacle Grill also includes favorites like roasted pumpkin risotto and grilled lamb chops.

With reduced cruise fares on select sailings for friends and kids sharing a stateroom with two other guests, a group of four can take an affordable vacation to the Caribbean or a longer journey to an exotic destination. For example, in the Caribbean, fares for seven-day cruises start from US$799 for the first and second guests in an ocean-view stateroom and reduced fares apply for the third and fourth guests. A seven-day European cruise starts at US$999 for an ocean-view stateroom for the first and second guests, with reduced fares for third and fourth guests.

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.

Global Itineraries Available with Explore4

Guests looking to take advantage of the Explore4 program can choose select itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line’s global destinations, including Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Baltic, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Panama Canal and South America.

For more information about Holland America Line and the Explore4 promotion, consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit

SOURCE: A Holland America Line press release

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