(PRESS RELEASE)_Seattle, Wash., Oct. 12, 2023 — With the demand for summer travel expected to be high in 2024, Holland America Line is encouraging cruisers to start planning now with an “Explore with More” offer that includes an air credit, shore excursion credit and kids cruising free. Running from Oct. 13 to Nov. 15, 2023, the promotion is available on Have it All cruise package fares for select departures from April through October 2024.
Through “Explore with More,” guests receive a $500 air credit on European cruises, a $100 bonus shore excursion credit and kids cruising for free on select sailings — making a summer family vacation to Alaska, Europe or Canada/New England all the more affordable. “Explore with More” perks are in addition to the amenities of shore excursions, beverages, specialty dining and Wi-Fi that come with the “Have it All” premium package.
“With travel continuing to gain momentum, we’re seeing more people planning their vacations farther out and looking to take advantage of offers like ‘Explore with More’ that add value,” said Beth Bodensteiner, Holland America Line’s chief commercial officer. "With ‘Kids Sail Free’ and an air credit for Europe, this is a great time to book a multigenerational family cruise.”
‘Explore with More’ Benefits
With the most visits to Alaska’s glaciers and more ways to see wildlife and wilderness on a shore excursion than any other cruise line, Holland America Line offers seven-day cruises or the 14-day Great Alaskan Explorer itinerary from Seattle, Washington; Whittier, Alaska; and Vancouver, Canada. Alaska Cruisetours range from nine to 18 days and include a visit to Denali National Park. Select Cruisetours also head to the unspoiled riches of the Yukon, visiting Dawson City where Tr'ondëk-Klondike — which includes eight parcels of land in Dawson City — recently was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruisetours are included in “Explore with More” for the $100 bonus shore excursion credit only.
European cruises in “Explore with More” reach from the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Baltic to the sun-kissed skies of the Canary Islands, Iberia and Mediterranean. The Canada/New England cruises depart from Boston, Massachusetts; and Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. Spanning from summer to fall, guests can enjoy North America’s Atlantic coast during warmer weather and the changing hues of the leaves.
In addition to cruises from seven to 14 days, travelers looking for an extended voyage can book a longer itinerary, including the 42-day Ultimate Mediterranean and Atlantic Passage, 35-day Voyage of the Vikings and 35-day Ultimate Viking Explorer.
Great Savings and Values with “Explore with More”
“Explore with More” fares start at $869 per person, double occupancy, for Alaska seven-day cruises and include up to a $763 value per person with all added benefits. In Europe, fares begin at $1,499 per person, double occupancy, for a Mediterranean sailing and include the $763 per person in added benefits, and two guests receive an additional air credit of $500 each. With Kids Sail Free, a family of four could pay as little as $1,738 for a stateroom on a seven-day bucket-list Alaska cruise next season, and enjoy an added value totaling $1,586.
“Explore with More” benefits apply to the first and second guest in a stateroom. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional. “Explore with More” is not valid on Grand Voyages or cruises of three days or less.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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