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Holland America Line Launches 'Discover Canada & New England' Pinterest Sweepstakes

Fans pin a photo of Canada/New England for opportunity to receive one of five $500 American Express gift cards

SEATTLE, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line launched a "Discover Canada & New England Sweepstakes" that will award five of the line's Pinterest followers a $500 American Express gift card. The sweepstakes runs through Sept. 20, 2014, and the winners will be selected in a random drawing at the end of September.

Participants can visit the Discover Canada & New England tab on Holland America Line's Facebook page and choose their favorite Canada & New England highlight photo from a selection of six colorful and captivating images. Entrants then provide the required information and click submit, which will pin the image to one of their personal Pinterest boards. In order to be eligible to win, entrants must also follow Holland America Line's Pinterest Page (www.pinterest.com/halcruises). 

"Pinterest continues to be an exciting and very visual social media network that is an easily accessible way to show off the destinations we visit," said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "Canada/New England is one of the most scenic parts of the world that really comes to life in photos, and perhaps the imagery will entice the winners to use their gift card toward one of our Canada/New England cruises."

Participants can enter once through Sept. 20 for a chance to win a gift card. (The sweepstakes is limited to persons 18 years of age or older who are legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia or Canada — except Quebec).

Holland America Line's Pinterest page is a community of thousands of fans who appreciate beautiful photos and have a passion for the company. Followers can browse dozens of boards that virtually travel around the world to the destinations Holland America Line's 15 ships visit throughout the year. Followers also can peruse more whimsical boards that feature topics like wine, cruise towel animals, packing and photography, as well as boards that showcase Holland America Line's entertainment partners like "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" and B.B. King's Blues Clubs.

For more information about the sweepstakes and official rules, visit: https://www.facebook.com/HALCruises/app_363845683737502?ref=ts.

For more information about Holland America Line, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

Find Holland America Line on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and the Holland America Blog.  Access 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; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, 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.

World's Leading Cruise Lines
Holland America Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.

SOURCE Holland America Line

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