NEW YORK -- Holland America Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s
Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International brands are
offering special rates and other incentives to would-be vacationers
booked on canceled departures of American Classic Voyages.
AMCV filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and suspended operations of
all but one ship on Oct. 19.
HAL, along with small-ship sister line Windstar Cruises, is
offering special rates on a variety of cruises, ranging from $359
per person for seven-day Caribbean cruises to $1,699 for 5-day
Hawaii cruises, to those with deposits or full payments on canceled
The fares are commissionable to agents and the offer applies to
sailings departing between Oct. 21 and Jan. 4.
Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, meanwhile, are offering
passengers previously booked on a future AMCV sailing onboard
credits of $25 per first and second passenger for cruises of two to
five nights, $50 for six to nine nights and $75 for cruises of 10
nights or more.