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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Looking Forward to Fall Cruise Deals

PHOTO: Holland America Line’s Amsterdam in Alaska. (photo by Jason Leppert)

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

While Hapag-Lloyd Cruises‘ sale is available on reservations made by November, 30 2017, it is especially in anticipation for April and May 2018. The Summer Specials Campaign is good towards five EUROPA 2 cruises in Asia and the Middle East.

Savings include up to 30 percent off per person when reserving a guaranteed Veranda or Ocean Suite. Three price tiers—Silver, Gold and Platinum—are ready based on the chosen suite category.

For example, the 8-night May 14, 2018, sailing is available for $4,820 per person in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite (category 1 or 2).

Michael Steffl, Head of International Sales at Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said, in a press release, “Hapag-Lloyd Cruises continues to increase its international guest share. We do have a very high satisfaction rate among our guests, however, we are committed to increasing this figure further, in particular looking to create more awareness for the EUROPA 2. Our new online campaign showcases these five Asia and Middle East cruises, which offer guests truly inspirational experiences.”

Holland America Line

Holland America Line is currently running its Explore4 promotion extending a quartet of deals applicable on over 600 sailings from March 2018 to April 2019. Offers include free onboard beverages and specialty dining, reduced deposits, complimentary or lowered rates for friends and family, plus onboard credits for suite bookings.

Cruise and Alaska Land+Sea Journey guests in any category get a Signature Beverage Package per cabin, dinner for two at the Pinnacle Grill, free or reduced cruise rates for friends and kids in the same cabin, and 50 percent lowered deposits. Reservations must be placed by November 17, 2017. Meanwhile, suite occupants will also receive $200 onboard credit per stateroom.

Thanks to the reduced fares, Caribbean cruises begin at $799 per person, and European sailings start at $1,199 per person.

“Explore4 is a popular promotion that our guests eagerly await each year because they appreciate perks like complimentary beverages, dinner at Pinnacle Grill and reduced fares for thirds and fourths in the same stateroom — which are great for multi-generational travel,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, in a press release.

“There’s no better incentive to encourage cruisers to book early than an exceptional value, and by booking now for next year with Explore4, our guests ensure they are able to reserve their preferred itinerary and stateroom.”

Thomson Cruises

For an international taste, British Thomson Cruises has four specials across its fleet starting at £830 (appx. $1,075) per person. Fares include return air from UK airports, transfers, port taxes, tips and service charges.

Its Classical Greece itinerary on Thomson Spirit is priced accordingly leaving from Dubrovnik, Croatia and heading to Corinth (for Athens), Greece; Itea (for Delphi), Greece; Katakolon (for Olympia), Greece; Corfu Town, Corfu and Kotor, Montenegro on September 28, 2017.

Beginning at £899 (appx. $1,160) per person, the Mediterranean Medley sailing on Thomson Majesty will depart from Palma, Majorca for Villefranche (for Monaco and Nice), France; Livorno (for Florence and Pisa), Italy; Calvi, Corsica; Marseille, France and Barcelona, Spain on September 19, 2017.

Starting at £1,079 (appx. $1395) per person, the Iberian Treasures aboard TUI Discovery 2 will go from Malaga to Vigo, Spain; Porto and Lisbon, Portugal; Cadiz, Spain and Gibraltar on September 3, 2017.

Lastly, beginning at £1,100 (appx. $1425) per person, Highlights of the Mediterranean will sail from Palma, Majorca to Ajaccio, Corsica; Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy; Livorno (for Florence and Pisa), Italy; St Raphael (for St Tropez and Cannes), France and Barcelona, Spain on September 30, 2017.

This post first appeared on TravelPulse.

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