Holland America Line, which owns Carnival, has introduced a new AARP member credit card that can be used across the board. The credit will be for almost all trips, and the amount varies depending on the length of the trip and the type of stateroom.
New Onboard Credit for AARP Cruisers
Holland America Line has become the exclusive provider of cruise benefits for AARP members with a new credit option of up to $200 (USD) per stateroom.
“Holland America Line is proud to offer this service to AARP members, who are the most active and important travelers to our brand,” he said. said Kacy Cole, chief marketing officer, Holland America Line. “We hope to attract AARP members to join us on a cruise to one of the amazing areas we explore.”
The charter credit can be used to purchase a variety of amenities on any Holland America Line ship, including cruises, spas, beverages, specialty restaurants, photography, souvenirs, and more. This will provide AARP members with additional purchasing power as they explore the world via the 11 flagship cruise ships.
The offer also includes a number of other special offers, discounts, and discounts, making it cheaper than ever for travelers over 50 to embark on their dream vacation.
“Holland America Line’s cruises open up the world to AARP members, allowing them to explore new areas and experience different cultures with ease and comfort,” said Victoria Borton, vice president, sales and life services, AARP Services. “Members appreciate the sailing experience and level of service that is synonymous with Holland America Line.”
Holland America Line is a luxury cruise line, which offers special services in the most sought-after destinations such as Antarctica, Australia, the Mediterranean, South America, South Pacific, Asia, etc., as well as well-known destinations such as the Caribbean, Europe, Canada / New England, and Mexico.
The ship is very good at delivering special events in Alaskawhere Holland America Line has been offering cruises for 75 years – longer than any other line.
Visiting Alaska is an experience for many travelers, and doing so from a cruise ship is a great way to make new memories in the Last Frontier.
AARP members can book their Holland America Line cruises directly with the cruise line or through their preferred travel advisor and still receive credit. The cost ranges from $50-200 per stateroom, depending on the type of cabin and the length of the trip.
Other Travel Excludes
While most Holland America Line cruises are eligible for the special AARP bonus, select cruises are not. Grand Voyages or Grand Voyage Sessions are not included, nor are any voyages under five days.
The cruise offers some amazing long trips, however, from one-week cruises to “Legendary Voyages” from 25-59 days, all of which are eligible.
Many of the most popular flights all start and end in North American homeports, making them convenient for travelers without the need for international flights.
Examples of popular tours coming later this year and into 2025 include:
- “Tales of the South Pacific” – 51 days round trip from San Diego to climb Volendamdeparts on October 2, 2023
- “Arctic Circle Solstice” – Sailing Westerdam for 28 days round trip from Seattle, departing June 9, 2024
- “Voyage of the Vikings” – A round trip from Boston for 35 days on board Zuiderdamdeparts on July 20, 2024
- “Australian Circumnavigation” – 35 days on board Westerdam return flight from Sydney, departing November 14, 2024
- “Amazon Explorer” – 27 days of travel Zaandam round trip from Ft. Lauderdale, departing on February 8, 2025
Founded in 1958, GAAP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on issues for people over 50, from health care and ageism to accessibility, driver safety, and more, with a special commitment to improving the quality of life for everyone as they age.
Membership in AARP is a small annual fee (usually less than $20 USD), and members receive great discounts and savings from top companies and brands.
Travel-related savings include discounts on flights, car rentals, and hotels, as well as cruises. AARP has more than 38 million members.