Holland America Line Launches New 'Flight Ease' Program Offering More Choices
For Air Travel
Guests can choose flexible or restricted fares for cruise bookings
SEATTLE, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Holland America Line recently launched the
"Flight Ease" air program that allows cruise guests to easily and affordably
select from two competitive airfare pricing options depending on their travel
needs: Flexible Fares to fit any schedule or Restricted Fares that are
generally more cost-effective for those sure of their travel plans.
Guests who book air with the new Flight Ease program enjoy more options, more
flexibility and competitive fares along with Holland America Line's assurances
on air travel versus booking through another travel website. Flight Ease is
available for departures from fall 2013 and beyond.
"With one-stop shopping, Flight Ease provides convenience, competitive pricing
and peace of mind to our guests," said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line's
executive vice president of sales, marketing and guest relations. "Our goal is
to make reserving all aspects of a cruise vacation an easy experience for
guests, and Flight Ease makes booking the air travel component a simple
Flight Ease features up-to-the-minute fight schedules that only include those
flights that arrive and depart in time for the specific cruise booked;
competitive pricing and availability from multiple carriers is presented. All
flights booked through Flight Ease feature 24-hour assistance for questions
and "Next Port Protection," which means that in case of an airline delay or
cancellation en route to a cruise, Holland America Line will take care of any
flight changes necessary to join the ship at the next available port of call.
Flexible Fares provide the greatest leeway for changes with no fees to adjust
a flight schedule and airfare payment is due with the final cruise payment.
Similar to other low-fare tickets, Restricted Fares are generally a lower
price, have cancellation fees and require full payment for the air reservation
at the time of booking.
For more information on Holland America Line's cruises and CruiseTours,
consult a professional travel seller, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or
Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog.
Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the
home page at www.hollandamerica.com.
About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc. (NYSE:
CCL and CUK)] Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska,
Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a
new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and
stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's
World's Leading Cruise Lines Holland America Line is a proud member of World's
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise
Lines, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion
to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading
Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience.
Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the
world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at
CONTACT: Sally Andrews
SOURCE: Holland America Line
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