Carnival Corporation is reporting record bookings for Holland America Line during the third week of January. This follows having reported record bookings for three other of their brands—P&O Cruises UK, AIDA, and Cunard.
Holland America Line’s bookings were the highest for any week in January. The week ending on January 20 also surpassed booking during the same week in 2019 by more than 20 percent.
The increase in bookings was especially noticeable for Alaska voyages at more than 25 percent higher than the same week in 2019. Holland America offers more cruises to Glacier Bay than any other brand and is the only cruise line with owned land operations in both Denali and Yukon.
Holland America Line had the highest single day bookings on January 17 and noted that travelers are planning ahead by booking more cruises into the future. More than 25 percent of cruises booked on January 17 were for 2024.
“Seeing this level of booking is a great sign for Holland America Line and for the industry,” said Gus Antorcha, president, Holland America Line. “Travelers are clearly excited to get back to cruising and they appreciate the service and experiences unique to Holland America Line including our Alaska Up Close onboard programming. It’s especially encouraging that so many guests are already looking ahead to 2024 and planning their next vacation.”
The cruise line’s “Time of Your Life” Wave is being offered through the end of February. “Time of Your Life” includes a stateroom upgrade, free fare for children and discounts in fares, reduced deposits, and more. It is available on select summer 2023 through spring 2024 cruises.