On cruises through September this deadline extension gives travelers the confidence to book a summer cruise.
Seattle, Wash., March 10, 2022 — As part of its “Worry-Free Promise,” Holland America Line wants to give their guests added confidence to book cruises and tours through the summer by extending their Flexible Cancellation Plan book-by date to May 31, 2022. The cruise line previously expanded the eligibility to cruise departures through Sept. 30, 2022.
The Flexible Cancellation Plan, guests who make a new booking by May 31, 2022, for itineraries that depart on or before Sept. 30, can cancel for any reason and receive a Future Cruise Credit in the amount of any cancellation fees that normally would be incurred. Cancellations must be made up to 30 days before departure.
“We want our guests to confidently make their summer cruise vacation plans,” said Beth Bodensteiner, Holland America Line’s senior vice president and chief commercial officer. “By extending the date our guests need to book their cruise under our Worry-Free Promise, it will allow them to take advantage of some great limited-time special offers with the peace of mind that if they change their plans they can still take a cruise at a later date.”
Another incentive for guests is the extension of due date for final payments for 2022 Europe cruise bookings made on or after March 15, 2022. Instead of final payment being due 75 or 90 days before sailing, final payment will now be due at 60 days.
Alaska Cruisetour Booking Reassurance
For added reassurance, Holland America Line’s Cancellation Protection Program can be purchased for new cruises or Alaska Cruisetour bookings or existing bookings as long as it is purchased before the date cancellation fees begin to accrue. Offered as a Standard or Platinum plan, guests can cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before cruise departure with Standard and right up to departure under Platinum and receive refunds between 80% to 90% of eligible amounts paid. The cost varies by cruise fare and is nonrefundable.