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Holland America Offering Complimentary Excursions & ‘View and Verandah’ Onboard Credit

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Guests can receive two free shore excursions in select ports and up to $500 to spend on board


February 17, 2016 – Holland America Line is launching two new promotions that sweeten the deal for travelers who book select 2016 and 2017 cruises by February 29, 2016. Just added to the line’s perks in its “View and Verandah” promotion is an onboard spending credit applicable to more than 400 cruises. Also new is the opportunity for guests to receive two free shore excursions on cruises calling at select ports in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America.

Guests who cruise on ms Noordam or ms Maasdam in Australia and New Zealand on select departures between September 2016 and March 2017 can select two free shore excursions from Holland America Line’s extensive offerings when the itinerary visits Melbourne, Australia; or Auckland, Picton or Wellington, New Zealand.

In Asia, guests who cruise on select voyages from October 2016 through April 2017 aboard ms Volendam receive two free tours when calling at Kagoshima, Japan; Halong Bay, Vietnam; Jeju City, South Korea; or Nathon, Ko Samui, Thailand.

On select South America cruises from October 2016 through March 2017 aboard ms Zaandam, guests receive two complimentary tours when calling at Puerto Montt, Chile, and Montevideo, Uruguay.

‘View and Verandah’ Promotion Adds Onboard Spending Credit

Holland America Line also is now including an onboard spending credit to the popular “View and Verandah” promotion on select sailings. Guests who book select voyages by Feb. 29 receive an onboard spending credit of up to $500 per stateroom, in addition to stateroom upgrades, shore excursion discounts and Collectors’ Voyages savings.

On select cruises, guests will receive up to $300 per stateroom on cruises that are seven to nine days, up to $400 on 10- to 14-day cruises, and up to $500 on cruises 15 days or longer.

In addition to the onboard credit, depending on departure and ship, guests who book an inside stateroom will be upgraded to an outside stateroom, and those booking an ocean-view stateroom will upgrade to a verandah — a value of up to $1,000 per stateroom. Deposits also have been lowered to as little as $100 to reserve a stateroom on cruises up to 21 days.

Select Collectors’ Voyages also are eligible for up to 25 percent off — a savings of as much as $3,198 per stateroom — under the View and Verandah promotion. Collectors’ Voyages combine back-to-back cruises to form a nonrepeating longer itinerary that provides a more in-depth exploration of a region.

Guests who reserve select shore excursions prior to cruising can take advantage of up to 10 percent savings if booked by March 15, 2016. This date is extended beyond the View and Verandah deadline.