Booking a cruise vacation well in advance of sailing has always been a good idea. If for no other reason, selection of staterooms is best far in advance. But early bird savings that had traditionally been realized by booking early seemed to disappear for a while over the last few years. Now, Holland America Line is offering Early Advantage savings on a wide selection of 2013 cruises and CruiseTours to guests who book well in advance of departure.
“By planning ahead, our guests can take advantage of significant savings and ensure they are able to take their dream vacation,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. “Whether it’s upgrading to a verandah stateroom or deciding to enjoy a longer cruise vacation, these savings show the value of booking in advance.”
The promotion features free upgrades on select sailings, as well as savings of up to 50 percent by combining two cruise itineraries on select Collectors’ Voyages in Europe. Also on some sailings, free and reduced cruise fares are available for third or fourth guests who share the same stateroom.
We’ll be on Holland America’s Oosterdam in Alaska coming up next month, sailing round trip from Seattle on this fabulous itinerary.