50th Reunion Cruise:
Class of 1959
York City to New
England and Canada
We embark September 16, 2009, in New York
City on Holland America
Line's brand-new showcase ship, the Eurodam. We will witness the
spectacular fall foliage of New England and Canada, plus visit seaside
destinations, such as Newport, Rhode Island; Boston; Bar Harbor, Maine;
Halifax and Sidney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edwards Island;
up the St. Lawrence River to Saquenay and its Fjord; and then spend a
day and night in Quebec before disembarking.
(Note: The cruise will not conflict with our 50th Reunion, which is
scheduled for the weekend of November 14-15, 2009.)
description of the
10-day cruise, Sept. 16-26, 2009;
NYC to Quebec, Canada
The ship: Holland America Line's
Eurodam – 2,104
passengers; maiden voyage July 2008. Visit http://eurodam.hollandamerica.com for a look.
Recently Reduced Fares for this
(avg. 143 sq. ft.)
(avg. 171 sq. ft.)
Cabins with balconies
(avg. 249 sq. ft.)
(1) Fares are per person, double occupancy, and
include taxes, fees, but do not include $90
for gratuities (a.k.a. "Hotel Service Charge") for dining room wait
staff and cabin stewards or a 15% service charge on bar bills. However, fares also do not
reflect the $100 credit given to each cabin.
See my Travel
Tips page for details.
(2) Fares do not include travel
insurance or airfare. However, Holland America offers cancellation
protection plans* (discussed below)
and an airfare plan that are reasonably priced. For more details on the
air travel plan, see Holland America's web site at www.hollandamerica.com and search “fly cruise plan.”
Requirement (per person)
at time of booking (locks in your fare)
Due 75 days
cancel 57 days or more prior to departure, full refund of fare
paid except for the $600 deposit
to 29 days prior to departure, 50% cancellation fee
to 16 days prior to departure, 75% cancellation fee
days or less prior to departure, no refund
Note: If you
purchase one of Holland America's Cancellation Protection Plans,
the amount of refund will depend on the plan you purchase.
The following plans are as per published in Holland America’s brochure
for 2009 Canada & New England cruises:
This is not
travel insurance, e.g., you do not have to prove a covered reason for
cancellation, such as illness. Rather if you cancel for any
reason up to 24 hours prior to departure, you'll receive a
refund of 80% of the applicable cancellation fee. For
example, assume you cancel 28 to 16 days prior to departure. Under the
Standard Plan you would receive 80% of the 75% cancellation fee. If you
cancel 15 days or less prior to departure (but more than 24 hours prior
to departure), you would receive 80% of the gross fare you paid.
if you cancel up to 24 hours before departure, the plan works just like
the Standard Plan, except you receive a refund equal to 90%
of the applicable cancellation fee. However, this coverage also
applies to cancellation within the 24 hours prior to
departure. Additionally, this plan provides travel insurance, such
as for trip interruption, trip delay, emergency evacuation and medical
expenses incurred during the cruise.
Example of Costs
Assume your fare
is $2,002. The Standard Plan costs $189; the Platinum Plan
Plan payment is
the time of booking and is nonrefundable.
For more information, see
www.hollandamerica.com and search “cancellation protection plans.”
Book Your Cruise
To book your cruise, contact our group travel agent, Kathy Holland, at Kathy.Holland@cruisecenter.com
or call her at 800-358-1168. She can answer any of your questions.
For some of my Travel Tips,
page. Also, please feel free to contact me at Jeremy@Lamar59.org.
50th Reunion Cruise
information: updated as of 4-06-2009
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