To celebrate its upcoming 140th anniversary on April 18, 2013 , Holland America Line is offering “historic” savings on a wide selection of 2013 cruises and CruiseTours and 2014 winter/spring Exotic Voyages. The savings include a $140 per stateroom credit on select sailings and extended Collectors’ Voyages, savings up to 50 percent off cruise fares, reduced deposits and free or reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests who share the same stateroom.
“Holland America Line’s historic legacy is very rich and we are celebrating that history in a variety of ways that also includes special savings,” said Richard Meadows , executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line . “We want both our loyal fans and first-time cruisers to come on board and celebrate with us, and these offers make it the best time to book a Holland America Line cruise.”
Destinations featured in the 140th Anniversary Celebration promotion include Alaska cruises and CruiseTours, Europe , the Caribbean, Mexico , Canada/New England, Panama Canal, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Hawaii/Tahiti and South America . Bookings must be made by April 21, 2013 , to take advantage of the offers.
Holland America Line was founded in 1873 as the Netherlands-American Steamship Company, a shipping and passenger line. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, it became known as Holland America Line. Within 25 years, the company owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships, and operated between Holland and the Dutch East Indies . The line was primarily a carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United States until well after the turn of the century, bringing 850,000 to new lives in the New World. Though transportation and shipping were the primary sources of revenue, in 1895 the company offered its first vacation cruise. In 1973, the company sold its cargo shipping division. Today, the cruise line operates 15 ships sailing to all seven continents and carries nearly 800,000 cruise passengers a year.
Holland America Line, 877-724-5425, www.hollandamerica.com