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Holland America is Offering $300 of Onboard Credit

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Holland America is supporting October’s National Plan a Cruise Month with two offers: onboard spending money for new 2017-2018 Caribbean cruise bookings and additional onboard credit for all Explore 4 promotion bookings covering several destinations in 2018 and 2019. The month-long event aims to inform consumers about cruising, as well as take advantage of one of Holland America’s best promotions of the year.

$300 Onboard Spending Money

New bookings in an oceanview stateroom or higher for all of Holland America’s upcoming Caribbean cruises from October 2017 to March 2018 are eligible to receive up to $300 in onboard credit. One reason for this offer is to make the public aware that though some islands were badly damaged during recent storms, much of the Caribbean is still open and welcoming guests.

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Onboard Spending Money and Explore 4

For the second Plan a Cruise Month offer, guests making a booking on select 2018 and 2019 cruises receive onboard spending money up to $400, depending on the length of the cruise and type of cabin booked. This offer can be combined with the Explore 4 promotion that adds four extras on select March 2018 to April 2019 cruises. The four offers are: a Signature Beverage Package, dinner for two at the Pinnacle Grill, reduced fares for third and fourth guests in a cabin, and 50 percent reduced deposits.

Suite bookings also receive $200 onboard spending money per cabin ($100 per person) in addition to the four offers and Plan a Cruise Month spending money, making it possible to receive a total of up to $600.

Guests looking to take advantage of the savings can choose itineraries to nearly all of Holland America’s destinations around the world, including Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, the Baltic, Bermuda, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Cuba, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Mexico, northern Europe, the Panama Canal, South America, and the South Pacific.

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Québec, Canada Wants Wintertime Cruise Guests

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With the increased demand for cruises to Canada and New England, and the growing trend of cold weather cruises, Québec tourism and port officials recently invited representatives from Adventure Canada, Huerten-Groten and Ponant cruise lines to partake in the first-ever winter familiarization trip to the region.

A ship docked in Québec City – photo: Flickr/Visavis

The group visited Québec from February 8-14, and explored Montréal, Trois-Rivères, Québec, and Saguenay. Activities in Québec included a tour of the port, a taste of the winter Carnaval, a visit to the city’s famed ice hotel “Hotel de Glace,” and urban discovery tours. There was also a trip to Montmorency Falls and the Valcartier Vacation Village, the largest winter playground in America. It has over 35 snow slides, skating paths, snow rafting, 5,000 inner tubes and 17 mechanical lifts, plus ice skating, tobogganing, dog sledding, ski-dooing, and ice fishing.

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Other wintery activities were shown to the group in presentations and discussions. Hôtel 71 in Old Québec City hosted the group during their stay and Chlorophylle, a local manufacturer of upmarket outdoor gear outfitted them in warm year.

For information on activities in Québec City, click here.

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Jeff Foxworthy to Headline 2019 Country Music Cruise

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The Country Music Cruise has announced their lineup for the 2019 sailing, and it’s full of talented superstars. The 2019 Country Music Cruise will set sail from January 29 to February 3, 2019 aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam. 

Television star, author, and one of the world’s best comedians Jeff Foxworthy is set to headline the voyage. The Country Music Cruise has sold out each of its first five years, and the 2019 sailing is already nearly 70 percent filled.

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Emceeing the sixth annual cruise will be television and radio host Lorianne Crook, and back by popular demand will be a special Grand Ole Opry at Sea performance event. The following artists will be performing on this special cruise:

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  • The Oak Ridge Boys
  • Patty Loveless
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Joe Diffie
  • The Bellamy Brothers
  • Shenandoah
  • Jimmy Fortune
  • Johnny Lee
  • David Ball
  • TG Sheppard
  • Jeannie Seely
  • Wade Hayes
  • Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys
  • Elvis Tribute Artists

Guests aboard the Country Music Cruise will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the stars. In addition to over 50 live performances, cruises can mingle with their favorite artists at theme nights, panel discussions, cooking demonstrations, jam sessions, meet and greets, autograph sessions, and more. The cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale and stop in Key West, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay. To book a cabin, visit countrymusiccruise.com.

Read More: 5 First Impressions of Nieuw Amsterdam

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Carnival $49 Early Saver Deposits Return

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Carnival Cruise Line is having a 48 hour Early Saver sale on sailings through April 2020. The sale will last until midnight Thursday, February 22, 2018. Deposits start at $49 and go up to $199 if you’re planning an Alaska or Europe cruise.

Carnival’s Price Protection Guarantee is also in place during this sale, which covers you if the cruise price drops.

Deposits Start at $49 

  • $49 per person deposit is applicable to 2 – 9 day sailings
  • $149 per person deposit is applicable to Vista and Horizon sailings
  • $199 per person is applicable to 10+ days, Alaska and Europe sailings
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Carnival will honor your request for price protection if the reduction on the total amount paid for your booking results only from a lower cruise fare and not from the booked ancillary services, such as air, transfers, pre-paid gratuities, or Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses.

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Details:

  • Book by Thursday, January 22
  • Early Saver rates include free room upgrades, $50 onboard credit, plus Free Price Protection
  • Deposits are non-refundable

Sailings available on most ships through April 2020, including Carnival Horizon, Carnival Vista, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory, Carnival Elation and more.

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