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HAL's ‘View and Verandah’ sale offers upgrades, shore excursion savings

HAL's ‘View and Verandah’ sale offers upgrades, shore excursion savings
Holland America Line's 'View and Verandah' sale includes free stateroom upgrades, up to 10% off select shore excursions and savings on Collectors’ Voyages if booked by Feb. 29. The offers apply to 2016 and 2017 cruises.

Travel agents who set up a new group on select sailings with the 'View and Verandah' promotion will receive double GAP points to apply to a menu of 30 choices, from specialty restaurant dinners to theme parties. The GAP menu also includes the option of earning a tour conductor berth with 10 paid customers rather than the standard 15.

Depending on departure and ship, travelers who book an inside stateroom will be upgraded to an outside stateroom and those booking an ocean-view stateroom will get upgraded to a verandah, a value of up to $300 per stateroom.

Select Collectors’ Voyages also are eligible for up to 25% off, a savings of up to $3,198 per stateroom. These voyages combined back-to-back cruises without repeating ports. For example, a cruiser would receive an upgrade to a verandah category and save $1,299 by booking an ocean-view stateroom on next year’s 29-day 'Pacific Treasure and New Zealand Discovery' Collectors’ Voyage round-trip Sydney, Australia. The cruise sails Nov. 22 aboard Noordam.

In Europe, Eurodam’s 24-day 'Magic of the Mediterranean' Collectors’ Voyage on May 30 is priced starting at $2,499 per person for a verandah stateroom (upgraded from ocean-view), a savings of $850.

Travelers who reserve select shore excursions prior to cruising can take advantage of up to 10% savings if booked by March 15, 2016. This date is extended beyond the View and Verandah offer deadline. More than 1,500 tours on all itineraries are eligible for the savings.

Destinations featured in the View & Verandah sale include Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Bermuda, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Europe, Hawaii/Tahiti, Mexico and South America.