These are the options for this cruise package…
OPTION 1: Holland America Air
Flight Ease offers you convenience, competitive pricing and the peace of mind of 24-hour assistance while traveling to and from your cruise. Features transportation from cities to your cruise, as well as transfers between the airport and ship on sailing day. Now available from 330 days to up to 4 days prior to departure.
Provides current, competitive rates from multiple carriers.
Saves search time by providing only those flights that arrive and depart in time for your journey.
Your flights are confirmed immediately, at the time of air booking.
Next Port Protection
In case of airline delay or cancellation, we’ll take care of any flight changes, if necessary, to join the voyage at the next available port of call.
Holland America Line is there to support you with 24-hour flight assistance.
Based on your travel needs, Flight Ease offers two booking options.
1: Flexible Fares
For those who want greater flexibility.
Pay at final cruise payment: No need to pay at time of air booking.
Flexible Conditions: When booking our Flexible Fares there is no fee for making changes prior to the cruise final payment due date. Changes to the booking after the cruise final payment due date may require cancellation and rebooking of flights. The original schedule and airfare may no longer be available and a new reservation may need to be created at the current available price. If the current available price exceeds the original airfare, the guest must pay the additional charge. Cancellations after the cruise final payment due date will incur a fee, up to
the full cost of the ticket, per ticket. Tickets are nontransferable. In some instances, name changes will not be permitted, and will require cancellation and rebooking of flights. Prices are subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment for your air-inclusive cruise. Prices are not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in taxes, fees and port expenses.
2: Restricted Fares
For those sure of their traveling plans; generally lower rates.
Pay at time of air booking: Full payment for air reservation is due at time of air booking.
Change/Cancellation fees apply: Changes to air reservations will result in cancellation of air booking and cancellation fees up to the full cost of the ticket. Air prices are non-refundable (no money back).
For security reasons, first and last names on an air booking must match the government-issued identification used for boarding. For guests with Holland America Line’s Flight Ease plan, spelling corrections or name changes may result in a higher air rate, loss of space and/or change fees. Visit www.tsa.gov for more details.
Please contact each airline directly to request meals, oxygen, wheelchair or other airport assistance. Guests traveling with other guests who originate from different cities or who request Flight Ease at different times may not receive routings on the same flights.
Air Schedule Changes
Due to potential last-minute schedule changes, we recommend contacting your airlines directly to reconfirm your flights prior to travel. If schedule changes occur after tickets are issued, Holland America Line may adjust your itinerary or air carriers accordingly.
Liability and Relation with Airlines
As the air rates we use are based on capacity-controlled, promotional and group fares, Holland America may limit or close sales without prior notice at any time. If, due to any cause beyond Holland America control, the air travel is unavailable or otherwise fails to materialize, their liability will be limited to refunding the air price paid to us. Holland America assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to or delay or loss of baggage, flight delays, equipment failures, accidents, pilot or other staff shortages, overbooking or computer errors. The liabilities and obligations of an airline, and the rights against an airline, are subject to any and all terms and conditions of the airline’s ticket and tariffs.
Once you have booked your flight, please check the airline's website or contact it directly for information regarding baggage fees and other charges.
Baggage allowance is governed by airline regulations. All baggage fees, including excess baggage charges are the responsibility of the passenger. Holland America assumes no responsibility for loss, damage, or delay while baggage is in the custody of airlines. Please contact your airline for baggage fees and restrictions.
Liability and Relation with Airlines
Holland America reserves the right to use the carriers, routing, and fare structure of their choice, and to utilize commuter and/or charter air service without prior notice. As the airfares used are based on capacity controlled, promotional, and group fares, we may limit or close sales without prior notice at any time. If, due to any cause beyond our control, Holland America is unable to arrange for air travel or the air travel arranged is unavailable or otherwise fails to materialize, their sole liability will be limited to refunding the air add-on amount paid. Holland America assume no liability for any acts or omissions of any airline, including, without limitation, those involving cancellation of flights, schedule changes, re-routings, damage to or delay or loss of baggage,
Overnight Hotel Accommodations
It may be necessary for passengers to overnight en-route to or from their cruise due to airline schedules and/or availability. If necessary, the cost of hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the guest and is not included in the air price. Hotel options and costs will be communicated to and agreed by guests prior to being confirmed. Guests are responsible for meals and items of a personal nature. For some packages, Flight Ease guests may incur an additional air cost due to a stopover.
OPTION 2: Cruise-only Guests
We recommend that you schedule a minimum of 3–5 hours both at the beginning and end of your cruise to allow for transfers, customs clearance and airport security checks.
Note: If you purchase air transportation independently from Holland America Line, you will be responsible for any and all expenses incurred when joining the vessel in progress
Should you elect to provide your own air transportation, note that transfers from the airport to the ms Nieuw Amsterdam are not included, but are available for purchase, for $45.60 pp roundtrip or $22.80 pp each way in Ft. Lauderdale.
Note: Guests with independent flight arrangements who wish to purchase transfers must advise Holland America Line of their flight information at least 14 days prior to departure by completing Online Check-in. Unused transfers are not refundable.