Explore the seas in luxury

Holland America Line’s popular Explore4 promotion is back and better than ever, with four top offers on select cruises between January 2017 and April 2018.

Travellers looking to book a cruise or Land+Sea Journey for next year or beyond can take advantage of the benefits, which include complimentary beverages and specialty dining onboard, as well as reduced deposits and special fares for friends and family. Suite bookings feature internet credit and prepaid gratuities.

The Explore4 promotion for guests booking any category stateroom includes a Signature Beverage Package valued at up to US$2400, dinner in the Pinnacle Grill, reduced cruise fares for friends and children in the same stateroom and 50 per cent reduced deposits. Bookings must be made by 18 November 2016.

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$200 internet credit per stateroom (US$100 per person) and prepaid gratuities (valued at US$13.50 per guest, per day).

“Cruisers are early planners, and our popular Explore4 promotion encourages our guests to book their vacation now while rewarding them with some exceptional bonuses,” said the President of Holland America Line, Orlando Ashford. “By making their reservations during Explore4, guests have more itinerary and stateroom options for next year, and the value of a cruise vacation increases even more.”

Beverage, dining and other onboard amenities add to cruise value
Guests who book any category stateroom receive a Signature Beverage Package valued at up to $2400 per stateroom ($1200 per person), which 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 based on days if a longer cruise is booked.)

Explore4 offers also include a complimentary dinner at the award-winning Pinnacle Grill. Featuring a tantalising menu, highlighting steak and seafood dishes such as filet mignon and Alaskan king salmon, the Pinnacle Grill also includes favourites such as roasted pumpkin risotto and grilled lamb chops.

With reduced cruise fares on select sailings for friends and children sharing a stateroom (with two other guests), a group of four can take an affordable vacation to the Caribbean or a longer journey to an exotic destination. For example, in Alaska, fares for seven-day cruises start from $1399 for the first and second guests, with reduced fares applying to the third and fourth guests. A seven-day European cruise starts at $1499 for the first and second guests, with reduced fares for third and fourth guests.

By taking advantage of the 50 per cent reduced deposit offer, guests will have more flexibility and time before having to pay the final deposit on their cruise.

Global itineraries available with Explore4
Guests looking to take advantage of the Explore4 program can choose select itineraries to nearly all of Holland America Line’s global destinations, including Alaska and Alaska/Yukon Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Baltic, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, Mediterranean, Mexico, Panama Canal and South America.

For more information about Holland America Line and the Explore4 promotion, consult a travel professional, call 1300 987 322 or visit Hollandamerica.com