Holland America Line Launches '4 Corners of the World' Facebook Sweepstakes to Celebrate 140th Anniversary

Four lucky fans will win a cruise for two on any Holland America Line sailing up to 14 days

Mar 21, 2013, 10:15 ET from Holland America Line

SEATTLE, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its upcoming 140th anniversary April 18, 2013, Holland America Line is launching a sweepstakes on Facebook that will award four fans a cruise for two on any Holland America Line sailing of up to 14 days in an ocean-view stateroom, subject to availability. The sweepstakes ends May 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. PDT, and the four winners will be selected in a random drawing on or around May 13, 2013.

To enter the "4 Corners of the World" sweepstakes, visitors to Holland America Line's Facebook page must "like" the company, click on the "Win a Cruise" tab then submit the required information. (The sweepstakes is limited to legal residents 18 years of age or older from the United States, District of Columbia, Canada — except Quebecthe Netherlands and the United Kingdom.)

"Holland America Line's 140th anniversary is an exciting milestone and this sweepstakes is our way of saying thank you to our social community for their loyalty, devotion and enthusiasm over the years," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president of sales, marketing and guest programs for Holland America Line. "Facebook is an easy and friendly way to engage our guests and fans, and we look forward to telling four lucky winners that they will enjoy a two-week vacation with us."

In addition to the "4 Corners of the World" sweepstakes, the company is offering exceptional savings on a wide selection of 2013 cruises and Alaska CruiseTours, and 2014 winter/spring Exotic Voyages to celebrate its 140th anniversary. The savings include a $140 per stateroom credit on select sailings and extended Collectors' Voyages, savings up to 50 percent off cruise fares, reduced deposits and free or reduced cruise fares for third and fourth guests who share the same stateroom.

With this promotion, a family of four could explore the beautiful shoreline of Canada and New England this summer on a seven-day cruise for just $749 per person for the first two guests in an ocean-view stateroom, while the two children would sail free in the same stateroom. Families looking for a magical voyage to the land of the midnight sun in northern Europe can take a 14-day cruise this summer, with the first two guests in an ocean-view stateroom for only $1,999 per person, and two children sailing free of charge in the same stateroom.

For more information about the Facebook sweepstakes or special savings, consult a professional travel seller; call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425); or visit www.hollandamerica.com or the Plan a Cruise tab at www.Facebook.com/HALcruises.

Find Holland America Line on all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the home page at www.hollandamerica.com.

About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:   CCL and CUK)]

Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.

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