Summer is waning, but Holland America Line is prepared with no fewer than 7 vessels that will head to the Caribbean. During October 2019 and April 2020, Holland America Line will offer Caribbean travelers 160 cruises to select from, ranging from seven to 21 days. The cruises will take place on seven of the line’s premium, mid-sized ships including the two newest vessels — Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam — all conveniently sailing round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The selection from 160 cruises features excursions to the eastern, western and southern regions of the Caribbean, as well as cruises that include a day discovering the Panama Canal. Guests can choose a cruise on Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Volendam and Zuiderdam. Among the many wonderful itineraries featured, two in particular are not to be missed:
Half Moon Cay: Award-Winning Private Island & Best Rated Caribbean Port
Most itineraries include a call at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas. Porthole Cruise Magazine and Travel Weekly readers have named Half Moon Cay the industry’s best private island and Caribbean port. This unforgettable private-island experience features a two-mile expanse of powdery-soft sand and offers one of the finest beaches found anywhere in the Caribbean, nestled against a natural 700-acre lagoon. An vast array of activity choices are available in this paradise, from relaxing in a two-story villa or private cabanas to delectable dining options that feature the Lobster Shack and island barbecue. Other activities include a children’s waterpark and fun-filled shore excursions for nature lovers of all ages.
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