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Holland America to offer Qantas A380 packages

Holland America Line is offering a new cruise-and-fly package on select 2009 Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand sailings that includes airfare between Los Angeles and Sydney. Passengers booking air-inclusive Asia and South Pacific cruises on the line's Volendam and Amsterdam starting in September will fly on the new Qantas Airbus A380, the largest commercial aicraft in the world, either to or from Sydney, depending on the itinerary. Segments of the Grand Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific voyages also are eligible for the offer.

This package combines the best of Australia and New Zealand with the opportunity to fly on one of the newest, most spacious and state-of-the-art aircrafts available, said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, Executive Vice President for Holland America Line.