HAL's New EZpay Service Allows Paying Off Cruise Over Time
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Holland America Line's new EZpay helps budget travellers pay off a cruise over time.
EZpay spreads out the cruise balance into equal, interest-free monthly payments leading up to final payment. The plan gives guests the flexibility to pay for their cruise at their own pace, with the ability to opt out at any time without penalty.
Nearly all of Holland America Line's worldwide itineraries are eligible for EZpay, as long as they are not within the final payment deadline. Following the payment of a cruise deposit, EZpay charges a credit card monthly to pay for the cruise balance in full by the final payment deadline, and there are no additional fees.
"Cruising is the best vacation value there is, and EZpay makes it possible for our guests to book their dream vacation now and conveniently budget it over an extended period of time," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.
Guests can choose the date of the monthly charge and a confirmation is sent following each payment. Extra funds also can be added to a payment, with the remaining balance recalculated into equal amounts.
The service can be requested at any time leading up to final payment.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.