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Alaskan Explorer
Holland America
ms Oosterdam
Departures begin May 6, 2012
7 days / 6 nights
Seattle, WA roundtrip

 

From $719 CAD

Pricing is per person

Interior - category K

Amenities

  • “As You Wish®” dining with flexible times and seating
  • 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Fewer guests, more personal space
  • Mid-sized ships with larger staterooms, most with ocean views or verandahs
  • Mariner’s Dream™ staterooms featuring plush Euro-Top mattresses, flat-screen TVs and DVD players
  • Elegant public spaces adorned with fine art and fresh floral arrangements
  • Gracious, attentive style of service, anticipating your wishes
  • Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine
  • Digital Workshop powered by Windows®
  • Club HAL® for children and ‘tweens; The Loft and The Oasis for teens
 

Overview

Be surrounded by awesome scenic beauty everyday from Seattle's beautiful Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska and back again. Watch massive glaciers calve in Glacier Bay or Tracy Arm/Sawyer Glaciers. Explore Sitka's Russian legacy and Ketchikan's Native Alaskan culture. Take an adventure tour in Juneau and visit Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Throughout your journey delight in fresh, regional cuisine, spacious staterooms, award-winning service and onboard amenities including enrichment programs with naturalists, Park Rangers and Huna Totem native presentations.


Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington • Puget Sound • Tracy Arm, Alaska • Juneau, Alaska • Sitka, Alaska • Ketchikan, Alaska • Victoria, British Columbia • Seattle, Washington


Terms & Conditions

Sample fares are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy in the minimum categories. Airfare is additional. Fares are in Canadian dollars. Taxes are an additional $129. Holland America Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $9USD per person per day should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX increase to over $70USD per barrel. Fares based on Oosterdam 5/6/12, Ensemble group rates. Additional sailings and rates available. Amenities based on double occupancy and may vary per ship & sailing date. Offers are subject to availability and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Ships' Registry: The Netherlands.

 

Mediterranean Tapestry
Holland America
ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Departures begin May 6, 2012
12 days / 12 nights
Barcelona to Venice

 

From $1,729 USD

Pricing is per person

Based on double occupancy

Amenities

  • “As You Wish®” dining with flexible times and seating
  • 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Fewer guests, more personal space
  • Mid-sized ships with larger staterooms, most with ocean views or verandahs
  • Mariner’s Dream™ staterooms featuring plush Euro-Top mattresses, flat-screen TVs and DVD players
  • Elegant public spaces adorned with fine art and fresh floral arrangements
  • Gracious, attentive style of service, anticipating your wishes
  • Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine
  • Digital Workshop powered by Windows®
  • Club HAL® for children and ‘tweens; The Loft and The Oasis for teens
 

Overview

Europe has been our home for over 137 years; we know this land, from its sophisticated capitals to its most remote hidden gems. With Holland America Line European cruise vacations, the splendors of Europe are not seen as much as felt. Experience Renaissance art, charming cafes and Greek ruins. Longer days in port and one-of-a-kind excursions give you access to events and sights experienced only by a lucky few. On board, spacious accommodations, gourmet meals and a wealth of activities combine with timeless elegance, modern amenities, and warm, intuitive service to complete your dream European vacation.


Ports of Call

Barcelona, Spain • Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy • Naples, Italy • Cruising Strait of Messina • Messina, Italy • Nafplion, Greece • Katakolon, Greece • Kerkira, Corfu, Greece • Dubrovnik, Croatia • Venice, Italy (overnight)
*Itinerary may vary


Terms & Conditions

Sample fares are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy in the minimum categories. Airfare is additional. Fares are in Canadian dollars. Taxes are an additional $89. Holland America Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $9USD per person per day should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX increase to over $70USD per barrel. Fares based on Nieuw Amsterdam 4/18/12, Ensemble group rates. Additional sailings and rates available. Amenities based on double occupancy and may vary per ship & sailing date. Offers are subject to availability and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Ships' Registry: The Netherlands.

 

Portugal, Spain & Canary Islands
Holland America
ms Ryndam
Departs April 16, 2012
19 days / 19 nights
Rotterdam roundtrip

 

From $2,239 CAD

Pricing is per couple

Based on double occupancy

Amenities

  • “As You Wish®” dining with flexible times and seating
  • 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Fewer guests, more personal space
  • Mid-sized ships with larger staterooms, most with ocean views or verandahs
  • Mariner’s Dream™ staterooms featuring plush Euro-Top mattresses, flat-screen TVs and DVD players
  • Elegant public spaces adorned with fine art and fresh floral arrangements
  • Gracious, attentive style of service, anticipating your wishes
  • Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine
  • Digital Workshop powered by Windows®
  • Club HAL® for children and ‘tweens; The Loft and The Oasis for teens
 

Overview

So many pleasures, and the time to fully enjoy them. Discovery your favorite lounge or spa treatment on your way to Lisbon, the city that launched explorers Magellan, da Gama and Columbus. Take a cooking class in the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, en route to Arrecife and ride a camel up the slopes of a volcano cone to see the tortured, yet beautiful, lunar-like landscape that spreads out below. And when you're day is done, return to your gracious retreat to find your Mariner's Dream™ bed turned down and a fine chocolate on your pillow.


Ports of Call

Rotterdam, The Netherlands • Dover (London), England • Lisbon, Portugal • Funchal (Madeira), Portugal (overnight) • Santa Cruz (Tenerife), Spain (overnight) • Las Palmas, Spain • Arrecife, Canary Islands • Casablanca, Morocco • Cadiz (Seville), Spain • Portimao, Portugal • Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Terms & Conditions

Sample fares are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy in the minimum categories. Airfare is additional. Fares are in Canadian dollars. Taxes are an additional $179. Holland America Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $9USD per person per day should the price of light sweet crude oil according to the NYMEX increase to over $70USD per barrel. Fares based on promo RH. Additional sailings and rates available. Amenities based on double occupancy and may vary per ship & sailing date. Offers are subject to availability and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Ships' Registry: The Netherlands.

Special Amenity Cruises: Mexico
Hover over promotion icons for details† **

Cruise Line Ship Days Embark Disembark Promo Date ID
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice 7 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale Hosted: Private cocktail party, services of an Ensemble host, complimentary shore event in one port of call. Some restrictions apply. 2012-03-18 24048
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Millennium 15 Miami San Diego Up to $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom plus a 2-category stateroom upgrade (within category booked), based on availability. AquaClass staterooms & Suites are not eligible for upgrade. In lieu of 2 category stateroom upgrade,AquaClass staterooms and Suites will receive $150 Onboard Credit. 2012-10-07 23683
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Century 15 San Diego Ft. Lauderdale Up to $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom plus a 2-category stateroom upgrade (within category booked), based on availability. AquaClass staterooms & Suites are not eligible for upgrade. In lieu of 2 category stateroom upgrade,AquaClass staterooms and Suites will receive $150 Onboard Credit. 2012-12-04 23692
Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony 18 New York Los Angeles Passengers booked in categories E-A will receive $200 per person shipboard credit (based on double occupancy) Passengers booked in categories PH,PS, and CP will receive $250 per person shipboard credit (based on double occupancy). 2012-10-31 22426
Holland America Line Statendam 14 San Diego Ft. Lauderdale Holland America Hosted cruises in 2012 feature 1. Ensemble Private Culinary Session Onboard with a Holland America Line Chef; 2. Complimentary Holland America Line Cookbook (1 per stateroom); 3.  Pinnacle Grill Lunch or Dinner for 2. 2012-01-20 19782
Holland America Line Ryndam 7 Tampa Tampa $25 US Shipboard Credit per person (max. two per stateroom). 2012-02-12 21104
Holland America Line Statendam 14 San Diego Ft. Lauderdale $50 US Shipboard Credit per person (max. two per stateroom). 2012-02-17 21105
Holland America Line Oosterdam 7 San Diego San Diego $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-03-10 20337
Holland America Line Ryndam 7 Tampa Tampa $25 US Shipboard Credit per person (max. two per stateroom). 2012-03-18 21116
Holland America Line Ryndam 7 Tampa Tampa $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-04-01 20343
Holland America Line Zuiderdam 18 Ft. Lauderdale San Diego Holland America Hosted cruises in 2012 feature 1. Ensemble Private Culinary Session Onboard with a Holland America Line Chef; 2. Complimentary Holland America Line Cookbook (1 per stateroom); 3.  Pinnacle Grill Lunch or Dinner for 2. 2012-04-20 24074
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-04-07 19966
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-05-05 19967
Princess Cruises Star Princess 10 San Francisco San Francisco $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. One Cotton Tote Bag. 2012-09-26 22605
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-10-13 22595
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-11-17 22595
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-12-22 22597
Princess Cruises Crown Princess 7 Galveston Galveston $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2012-12-29 22323
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2013-01-12 22599
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 7 Los Angeles Los Angeles $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. 2013-02-16 22600
Princess Cruises Grand Princess 17 Santiago (Valparaiso) San Francisco $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. One photo per stateroom. 2013-02-27 22639
Princess Cruises Grand Princess 10 San Francisco San Francisco $50 US Shipboard Credit per stateroom. One Cotton Tote Bag. 2013-03-31 22606
Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Navigator 10 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale Hosted: Private cocktail party, services of an Ensemble host, complimentary shore event in one port of call. Some restrictions apply. 2012-02-27 22274

** You can now sort the cruise specials! By default, the specials are sorted by DATE in ascending order. To sort by a different column just click a column header. To sort by more than one column, click a column header, press SHIFT, and then click the additional column(s) you'd like to sort by.

† Offers are subject to change without notice, subject to availability, and may be withdrawn at any time.

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IMPORTANT: When booking, ask us for the appropriate supplier brochure for complete details and terms and conditions for your vacations and as well inquire about any possible past guest savings. Offers are space available and may be withdrawn at anytime without prior notice and are not combinable with other offers (unless stated otherwise). All prices, details and offers are subject to change. We are not responsible for errors or omissions.

Articles by Susan Milne

Ensemble Travel Group - Experience That Takes You Places

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