Holland America Line Rolls out Early Advantage Savings on 2011 Cruises

July 26, 2010

SEATTLE, July 26 /PRNewswire/ — Holland America Line is offering exceptional Early Advantage savings of up to 50 percent off on a wide selection of 2011 cruises and CruiseTours when booked by September 15, 2010. The premium cruise line is also reducing deposits by half for all Caribbean cruises in fall of 2010, meaning as little as $175 per person guarantees a cruise vacation booking. Many of these sailings are featuring Early Advantage savings of up to 50% off.

“Holland America Line’s Early Advantage promotion encourages cruisers to plan ahead by offering substantial rewards for those who book early,” said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. “Guests benefit from significant savings and have more stateroom and departure choices.”

On select sailings, free and reduced cruise fares are available for third or fourth guests who share the same stateroom and no additional deposits are required. Reduced add-on airfares also are offered from select domestic gateway cities in conjunction with designated cruises. Taxes and fees are additional.

With savings of up to 50 percent off per person, the Early Advantage promotion encompasses an extensive selection of fall 2010 Caribbean and 2011 cruises sailing to more than 350 ports of call in destinations around the world: Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Panama Canal and South America/Antarctica.

In 2011 Holland America Line’s newest Signature-class ship, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, will sail its first full year of itineraries, including popular Mediterranean sailings. With Early Advantage savings, guests can book a 12-day cruise with fares starting as low as $1,699 per person, double occupancy, for an inside stateroom and $2,499 for a verandah — and third or fourth guests start from only $99.

In other regions with the special fares, a 12-day South America cruise starts at $1,299 for an inside stateroom. A 14-day Australia/New Zealand cruise starts at $1,499 for an inside stateroom and $1,599 for an outside stateroom.

A seven-day 2011 Caribbean cruise starts at $599 for inside staterooms and $899 for verandahs. For vacationers looking to travel sooner, the timing has never been better with all fall 2010 Caribbean cruises also providing Early Advantage benefits and special pricing starting at $499 for seven-day itineraries.

A 14-day 2011 Circle Hawaii cruise starts at $1,599 with an optional upgrade to an outside stateroom for only $200 more. And a 14-day full transit of the Panama Canal begins at $1,399 for an inside stateroom or $1,599 for an outside stateroom.

Popular seven-day Alaska Inside Passage cruises from Seattle or Vancouver start at $699 for inside staterooms or $1,299 for verandahs. Another option is one of Holland America Line’s Alaska CruiseTours, varying in length from 10 to 20 days and starting at $999 for inside staterooms and $1,199 for outside staterooms.

For information about sailing dates and cruise destinations, contact a travel agent or call Holland America Line at 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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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 350 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies. Two- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $525 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 Cafe 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.

World’s Leading Cruise Lines

Holland America Line is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World’s Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com

    CONTACT:       Sally Andrews
    PHONE:         800-637-5029
    FAX:           206-262-5934
    EMAIL:         pr@hollandamerica.com

SOURCE Holland America Line

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