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Holland America Line Tempts Cruisers to Book a 2016/2017 Departure With More Explore 4 Rewards Than Ever

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Travellers looking to plan a cruise for next year and beyond can book now with the popular “Explore 4” promotion and take advantage of four exceptional offers on select January 2016 through April 2017 sailings, also including 2015 holiday cruise dates. The “Explore 4” benefits for guests booking any category stateroom include a free Signature Beverage Package valued at up to US$2,400, free Pinnacle Grill dinner for two, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests in the same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits. Bookings must be made by Oct. 30, 2015.

“We know that many travellers like to plan in advance, so we’re offering some great incentives to entice them to book a cruise with us sooner,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “By making their reservations now, guests can also ensure a better selection of the itinerary and type of stateroom they prefer and receive a great value with all that’s included.”

Suite Travellers Receive Added Perks
Guests who book a cruise in a suite category stateroom will receive the above four offers plus an additional US$300 onboard spending money per stateroom (US$150 per person) and a free Canaletto dinner for two. Canaletto is the line’s alternative dining venue that showcases cuisine from regions throughout Italy and a “small plate” menu designed around contemporary serving styles with flavourful dishes intended for sharing.

Suite guests may use the spending credit to enjoy a wellness ritual in the line’s luxurious Greenhouse Spa & Salon or explore the wonders and beauty of the cruising regions on one of more than 5,000 unique shore excursions. Ship offered tours range from soft adventure nature experiences to hands-on cultural immersions such as learning to cook regional cuisine from a local chef.

Beverage, Dining and other Onboard Amenities Add to Cruise Value
Guests who book any category stateroom receive a free Signature Beverage Package valued at up to US$2,400 per stateroom (US$1200 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 24-day cruise and will increase or decrease based on days if a shorter or longer cruise is booked.)

“Explore 4” offers also include a complimentary dinner at the award-winning Pinnacle Grill. Featuring a tantalising menu highlighting steak and seafood dishes like filet mignon and  seared Alaska king salmon, the Pinnacle Grill also includes favourites like roasted pumpkin risotto and grilled lamb chops.

With reduced cruise fare for third and fourth guests on select sailings, a family of four can take an affordable holiday to the Caribbean or a longer journey to an exotic destination. For example, in Alaska, fares for seven-day cruises start from AU$1349 for the first and second guests and reduced fares for the third and fourth guests and a seven-day Mediterranean cruise starts at AU$1499 for the first and second guests, and 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 ‘Explore 4’
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 Mediterranean and Baltic Europe, Australia  & New Zealand, Asia & the Pacific, Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Canada/New England, plus the Caribbean, Panama Canal and South America.

For more information about Holland America Line, contact a Travel Professional, call 1300 987 322 or visit hollandamerica.com.au

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