Rumor has it that this year’s “Wave Season” did not bring in the record bookings it has in the past. While this news is not so good for the cruise lines’ bank accounts, it could mean great deals ahead for would-be cruisers.
And the deals have already begun to appear. Holland America is offering a three-day Alaska sale from April 5 (today) through April 7. It used to be that Alaska sailings got snapped up, but Holland America is offering discounted rates on peak summer sailings. Inside cabins start at $699, outsides from $799, and a limited number of verandah suites from $1,099. Ask for promotion code FJ.
These prices are very good for a premium line like Holland America, especially on a popular itinerary. Cabins with verandahs are especially useful for private wildlife and glacier viewing, but if you take advantage of the lower rates for inside and outside cabins, you can always perch on deck with your binoculars.
Holland America has also put its “CruiseTours” on sale—these are cruises with a land package already included in the cost. Prices run from $1,149 up to $2,199 per person. Ask for promotion code RT.
If you are ready to commit, this sale could be a terrific way to get a very good price on a hot itinerary. Holland America is an Alaska expert with several ships plying the Alaskan waters this summer. Cruisers generally tend to be older, but summer Alaska sailings are seeing a wide range of ages and multigenerational families traveling together. If you’ve always wanted to cruise Alaska, this three-day sale could be your cheap ticket to a priceless vacation.
For more information or to book, call 877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or a travel agent.