Airfares to Europe have grown exceptionally cheap – making them a bargain for cruise lines, who use them to attract customers to European gateways to take cruises.
Holland America Line is offering travellers AUD 999 return airfares to Europe next year when booking a Verandah or above cabin category in conjunction with select sailings across the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Baltic.
Valid on select 2017 sailings booked between 1 September and 18 November 2016, the airfare offer is also combinable with with Holland America Line’s current Explore4 offer which includes a complimentary Signature Beverage Package, Pinnacle Grill dinner and a 50% reduced deposit.
“Once again, we are extremely pleased to provide our guests with this incredible flight offer. It’s definitely not every day Australian’s can fly return to Europe in peak season for less than AUD 1000!” said Tony Archbold, Holland America Line’s Director of Sales in Australia and New Zealand.
“There’s no shortage of culture, interesting ports and enriching experiences in Europe and our AUD 999 flight offer is making them all even more accessible for Australian cruisers. And, as always, Holland America Line’s extensive Journeys Ashore program will inform and engage guests at every port.”
The line release four eligible sailings yesterday:
29-day Adriatic Treasures and European Splendour
Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will sail four eligible itineraries. Launched in April this year, ms Koningsdam represents a new class of ship for Holland America Line. A highlight will be the 29-day Adriatic Treasures and European Splendour sailing departing 15 April 2017. Priced from AUD 8199 per person in Verandah, this itinerary will take guests from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Amsterdam with calls in 12 countries including Croatia, Greece, Portugal and France.
14-day Celtic Explorer
Departing 3 June 2017 from Amsterdam on ms Prinsendam, this sailing offers an extensive exploration of Ireland with five port calls including Dublin and Galway. In addition, Prinsendam will make calls in Guernsey, Wales and Antwerp before returning to the Netherlands. Priced from AUD 7999 per person in Vista Suites.
12-day Mediterranean Rivieras
Sailing from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome) on ms Westerdam. Visiting Mallorca, Corsica and Monaco to name a few, cruisers will be delighted with this incredibly rich and scenic sailing. From AUD 4499 per person in Verandah.
24-day Fjords & Highlands and Baltic Adventures
This 24-day roundtrip Copenhagen sailing on ms Zuiderdam will take cruisers on a journey spanning eight countries, with highlights including Estonia, Russia, Sweden and Norway. This intrepid itinerary is a once-in-a-lifetime journey to experience some of the world’s most fascinating and scenic destinations. From AUD 7899 per person in Verandah.
Edited by Peter Needham