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2022 Feb 01 Press Release HAL extends Military on board spending offer to Canadians

 

Holland America Line Extends Military Onboard Spending Money Offer to Canadians; Now Includes First Responders and Healthcare Heroes for Select Cruises Through May 2022

Bonus credit good for sailings to a variety of destinations including Alaska, Europe, Caribbean, Mexico and Panama Canal

 

Seattle, Wash., Feb. 1, 2022 — To honor and thank first responders and healthcare workers, Holland America Line is extending its Military Appreciation Offer to members of these communities with $100 Onboard Spending Money. The premium cruise line is now also including heroes in Canada, along with the U.S., in the offer.

The bonus credit is available for select Have It All cruise bookings to a variety of destinations through May 2022. Reservations must be made by March 15, 2022.

“As a company committed to service, we wanted to recognize those who continue to give incredibly selfless service with an extra ‘thank you’ for answering the call,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “Our hope is that while they are relaxing on vacation with us, they can enjoy their time on board just a little more.”

The appreciation offer — that now includes first responders, healthcare workers and active, retired and veteran members of the military from the U.S. and Canada — can be earned on a variety of cruises to Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Pacific Coast, Canada/New England and Panama Canal:

  • Alaska and Cruisetours: 7-day cruises roundtrip from Seattle, Washington, or Vancouver, B.C., Canada; or between Whittier, Alaska, and Vancouver.
    • Every Alaska cruise includes a visit to one or more of Alaska’s iconic glacier destinations.
    • Ports include Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan or Skagway, Alaska, along with Victoria, B.C., Canada.
    • 9- to 18-day Cruisetours that combine a cruise with an overland journey to Denali and the Yukon are included.
    • Aboard Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam and Zuiderdam.
  • Canada/New England: 7- or 9-day itineraries from Fort Lauderdale to Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and between Boston, Massachusetts, and Montreal.
    • Ports of call include Bar Harbor, Maine; and Canada’s Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, P.E.I.; and Quebec City, Quebec.
    • Aboard Zaandam.
  • Caribbean: 6- to 11-day cruises roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale that all include a call at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s pristine Bahamian private-island.
    • Southern, western, eastern, tropical and partial Panama Canal itineraries.
    • Guests will explore a combination of ports depending on the itinerary, including the islands of Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao; St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Grand Turk and Jamaica.
    • Aboard Rotterdam, Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Nieuw Statendam.
  • Europe: Seven- to 28-day cruises, including back-to-back Collectors’ Voyages, to Norway, the Baltic, Mediterranean, Iberia and transatlantic.
    • Depart from Barcelona, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Civitavecchia (Rome) and Venice, Italy; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    • Transatlantics depart from Fort Lauderdale and cruise eastbound.
    • Aboard Nieuw Statendam, Oosterdam, Rotterdam and Volendam.
  • Hawaii: 18-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego.
    • Calls at Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Nawiliwili and Kahului, Hawaii, and Ensenada, Mexico.
    • Aboard Koningsdam.
  • Mexico: 7- to 14-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego.
    • Calls include the Mexican ports of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Loreto and Pichilingue.
    • Aboard Koningsdam and Zuiderdam.
  • Pacific Coast: 7-day cruises roundtrip from San Diego along California coast.
    • Ports include Avalon, Santa Barbara and an overnight in San Francisco, along with Ensenada, Mexico.
    • Aboard Koningsdam.
  • Panama Canal: 14- to 19-day transits between San Diego and Fort Lauderdale though the famed Panama Canal.
    • Calls along the way in Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
    • Aboard Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Zuiderdam.

Seattle, San Diego and Fort Lauderdale are convenient drive-to departure cities and easy-access homeports. Holland America Line’s sailings are especially convenient for the many troops stationed California and Florida.

Onboard, the appreciation credit can be used for shore excursions, spa treatments, beverages, specialty dining, gift shop purchases and more. The offer is valid with Holland America Line’s “The Ultimate Upgrade Event” promotion available with the Have It All premium fare that includes stateroom upgrades, 50% reduced deposit, and $75 kids fares in Alaska when sailings as a third or fourth guest, along with four popular amenities: shore excursions, a drink package, specialty dining and Wi-Fi.

For more information about how to book the Military Appreciation Offer, consult a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:  CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line has been exploring the world since 1873 and was the first cruise line to offer adventures to Alaska and the Yukon nearly 75 years ago. Its fleet of premium ships visits nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the world, offering an ideal mid-sized ship experience. A third Pinnacle-class ship, Rotterdam, joined the fleet in July 2021.

The leader in premium cruising, Holland America Line’s ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination exploration and personalized travel. The best live music at sea fills each evening at Music Walk, and dining venues feature exclusive selections from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council of world-famous chefs.

2 Comments

  1. Delighted to see you are again sending out your Blog. I am surprised that you are showing Hal’s Military Onboard Spending Offer. I applied for that offer for my January 2, 2022 cruise to Mexico on the MS Koningsdam and was refused! I received 5 separate reasons for the refusal, none of which matched the other! I’m sure there must be many other retired military military personnel who were also refused the offer.

  2. Goodmorning Captain,

    Nice to see that Holland America is further extending its Military Onboard Spending Offer. It would be nice if this were also to include the same categories of personnel from Holland, where Holland America ships are flagged. Hoping that this will happen in the (hopefully near) future.

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