Breaking Travel News Special Fares for Workers and Military

  The personal sacrifice and hard work of teachers,
firefighters, police officers, and active military should be remembered and
rewarded, which is why is extending deep discounts from
Holland America Cruise Line to community service workers as a token of appreciation
for all of their efforts.  Effective on select 2004 sailings, our hometown heroes
can enjoy special savings with Holland America’s Community Appreciation Fares.

Applicable sailings feature Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries on seven of Holland
America’s ships.  Travelers taking advantage of this offer will save an average of
$200 off regular rates. Sailings are available at the last minute in May and June,
or for those who prefer to plan, eligible cruises depart through November and
December. Additionally, July and August cruises offer an ideal timeframe for
teachers before they head back to school.

To cash in on this offer, qualifying travelers should log on to and look for the Holland America link under “Cruise Deals”.
Travelers may book their cruise online or talk to a travel agent toll free at
1-888-740-1998.  Be sure to request “COMMUNITY APPRECIATION FARES” in the “Special
Requests” section of the online booking form to receive the discount, or mention it
to the 11thHourVacations’ travel agent when booking over the phone.  To qualify,
Holland America requires proof of employment in one of the applicable fields.


“ recognizes the contribution of all community service
workers”, states Sue Bruns, Vice President of the Travel Services Division for  “Through similar promotions, we continually provide
discounts to active military members and their immediate families, and we are
pleased to extend this token of appreciation to other professionals who make a big
difference in our communities.”