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THE DEAL: Holland America Line is offering a seven-night Norway cruise onboard Rotterdam, sailing roundtrip from Rotterdam on May 9, 2015. Prices start from $999 per person for an inside cabin and include bonuses as part of the Explore 4 package.
WHAT WE LOVE: Pay from $143 per person, per night and explore four ports in Norway with two opportunities for scenic fjord cruising. Scenery is spectacular in May, and you’ll be immersed in the countryside with just two days at sea. If you book an outside or above category cabin, the value of your Holland America sailing increases with their Explore 4 promotion, offering cruisers a free Signature beverage package, free dinner at the Pinnacle Grill, reduced cruise fares for third and fourth passengers and reduced deposits. Suite passengers receive all the above plus $300 in onboard credit and a free Canaletto dinner. You’ll never forget where you’re sailing from on this ship — both the port of embarkation/disembarkation and the ship are Rotterdam.
WHAT GIVES US PAUSE: Taxes, fees and expenses are an additional $161 so you have to factor that into the price. To receive any of the bonuses, expect to spend roughly $1,560 per person (including those fees). Rotterdam is an older vessel — updated, sure, but it may not have any of the bells and whistles of newer ships if you’re looking for that.
HOW TO BOOK IT: For all the nitty-gritty on this deal (including that pesky fine print), click here.
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