HOLLAND AMERICA LINE ENTICES TRAVELLERS TO BOOK EARLY WITH ‘EXPLORE 4’ REWARDS ON SELECT 2015 AND 2016 CRUISES

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Best ever Explore 4 early booking benefits include free Pinnacle Grill dinner, new suite offer, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests and more

Sydney, Aust., July 28, 2014 – Holland America Line knows the trend for savvy travellers is to book holidays well in advance. To encourage those early bookings the line is returning with its popular “Explore 4” savings program that is better than before with four exceptional offers on select 2015 and 2016 sailings.

The “Explore 4” benefits include a free stateroom upgrade and free Pinnacle Grill dinner for guests booking an ocean-view and higher category stateroom, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom on select sailings and 50 percent reduced deposit. Suite bookings also receive a US$300 onboard spending credit per stateroom (US$150 per person) and a free Canaletto dinner in addition to the other four offers. Guests may receive all of the offers when booking a qualified itinerary.

“This years ‘Explore 4’ promotion is the best we’ve ever had and is all about rewarding guests who book their cruise holiday 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 an even better value, plus helps ensure the best choice of sailing dates and staterooms.” 

Guests looking to take advantage of the “Explore 4” 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, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico/Hawaii, Panama Canal and South America.

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 US$300 onboard spending credit per stateroom (US$150 per person) and a free Canaletto dinner. Canaletto is the line’s alternative dining venue that showcases cuisine from regions throughout Italy and a new “small plate” menu designed around contemporary new serving styles with flavourful dishes designed for sharing.

Good Things Come in Fours for Holland America Line Cruisers

Guests who book an ocean-view or higher category stateroom receive a complimentary dinner at the award-winning Pinnacle Grill.  The Pinnacle Grill features a tantalising menu highlighting steak and seafood dishes like filet mignon and broiled Alaska king salmon, yet also includes favourites like roasted pumpkin risotto and grilled lamb chops.

“Explore 4” offers also include free stateroom upgrade and reduced cruise fare for third and fourth guests on select 2015 and 2016 sailings.  A family of four can take a holiday to Europe, a tropical sailing to the South Pacific or longer journey to an exotic destination. In the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexico, fares for seven-day cruises start from $999 for the first and second guests in an ocean-view stateroom,and receive reduced fares for third and fourth guests. A seven-day European cruise starts at $1,299 for an ocean-view stateroom for the first and second guests, and receive 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.

For more information about Holland America Line, contact a travel professional, call 1300 987 321 or visit www.hollandamerica.com.au

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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; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.

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 Café 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 Dream Beds.

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