Holland America Line has announced a new offer that allows kids ages 5 to 17 to sail for free as the third and fourth passengers in a stateroom.
The offer is valid for select sailings departing through May 31, 2022. The cruise line’s ships are already exploring the Caribbean and Mexico, along with the California coast. Come spring, families can also cruise to Europe, Canada and New England, or Alaska through May with the offer.
“Now that kids ages 5 and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, getting out and seeing the world is on everyone’s mind,” said Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line. “A multigenerational cruise is the perfect way to return to travel, and we can’t wait to welcome our junior guests and feel the excitement as everyone is able to explore the world together again.”
To include this offer, bookings must be made by November 18, 2021.
On board, kids, tweens, and teens ages 5 to 17 can enjoy Holland America’s youth activities program, Club HAL. Young cruisers can meet other kids their age and enjoy arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, team games, themed parties, and more.
Holland America is continuing to operate fully-vaccinated cruises as defined by the CDC through at least February 28, 2022. Now that the vaccine has been approved for those five years and older, they will be eligible to sail.
In addition to providing proof of vaccination, guests must produce a negative PCR or antigen test taken within two days of embarkation on all Holland America sailings.
Cruise fares start at $898 for a family of four with the “Kids Cruise Free” offer, as starting fares for a Holland America cruise are $449 per person based on double occupancy.
Over the holidays, fares begin at $549 per person at double occupancy.
“Have it All” fares are available for an additional fee at the time of booking. This premium package includes two shore excursions, a Signature Beverage Package, two nights of dining in Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto, or Tamarind (depending on the ship), and a Wi-Fi Surf Package.