Seven ships – including two Pinnacle class ships – hop from island to island throughout the region and explore the Panama Canal
SEATTLE, April 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Caribbean conjures up images of white sand beaches, gentle breezes and sunny skies, but a cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America Line delves beyond beauty and immerses customers in the local way of life. For the 2022-23 season, seven ships will explore the traditions and tranquility of the region – including the two new Pinnacle-class ships – on round-trip itineraries from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Holland America Line’s Island hopping adventures sail from October 2022 to April 2023 and offer five- to 14-day itineraries to the eastern, western and southern regions, including crossings that spend a day exploring the Panama Canal. All Caribbean cruises include a stop at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas, and the 2022-23 season commemorates the 25th anniversary of the line’s acquisition of the Tropical Jewel.
Customers can book a Caribbean cruise on board Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Volendam, Zuiderdam and a vacation cruise on Zaandam.
Half Moon cay: Best private island and top rated Caribbean port
Porthole Cruise Magazine, Travel Weekly and TravelAge West have repeatedly named Half Moon Cay the best private island in the business, and it is consistently ranked among the top rated. Caribbean port by Holland America Line customers. The quintessential and picturesque sanctuary has evolved into a playground for cruise passengers, and boasts the most beautiful beach in the world. Caribbean, a 700-acre natural lagoon, two-story villas and private cabanas, delicious restaurants like Lobster Shack, a children’s water park, and a variety of shore excursions for nature lovers, adventurers and explorers .
Two Pinnacle-class ships in the Caribbean
During the 2022-2023 season, the two new ships of Holland America Line will explore the islands of the Caribbean, offering more guests the opportunity to experience the tropics in the privacy of a veranda cabin. In addition, family and single cabins, unique to Pinnacle-class ships, offer additional configurations to meet passenger needs. Both ships also have all of the Holland America Line Music Walk specialty sites and restaurants.
Holland America Line’s ships explore the Caribbean on a variety of routes:
Ports: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint thomas, USVI; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Length: 7 days
Ships: Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Volendam, Zuiderdam
Ports: Amber cove, Dominican Republic; Half Moon Cay
Length: 5 days, one departure December 18, 2022
Boat: Nieuw Amsterdam
Ports: Combination of Cozumel, Mexico; Falmouth or Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Key West, Florida; Half Moon Cay
Length: 7 days
Ships: Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Zuiderdam
Ports: Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; Half Moon Cay
Length: 7 days
Ships: Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Zuiderdam
Ports: Combination of Basseterre, St. Kitts; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, Saint Lucia; Strong of-France, Martinique; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Philipsburg, Sint Maarten; Saint Georges, Grenade; Amber cove; Aruba; Curacao; Grand Turk; Half Moon Cay; San Juan; Saint thomas
Length: 9, 10, 11 or 14 days
Ships: Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Volendam, Zaandam
Ports: Amber cove, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Key West
Length: 7 days
Ships: Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam
Panama Canal Partial Sunfarer
Ports: Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Aruba, Curacao, Half Moon Cay, Panama Canal Partial Transit (Gatun Lake / Scenic)
Length: 10 or 11 days
Boat: Eurodam, Volendam
Is: Rotterdam (Dec 21), Nieuw Amsterdam (23 december), Volendam (Dec 27), Eurodam (Dec 28)
Westerner: Eurodam (Dec 21), Zuiderdam (Dec 22), Rotterdam (Dec 28) |
From South: Nieuw Statendam (Dec 17, 27), Zaandam (Dec 20), Zuiderdam (December 29), Nieuw Amsterdam (December 30),
Partial Panama Canal: Volendam (Dec 17)
Celebrate the season with a festive cruise
During a December holiday cruise, guests can participate in a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, enjoy traditional holiday meals with all the trimmings, and indulge in a special Royal Dutch tea with fancy cookies and pastries. The international ship crew choir puts on a magical holiday show, while Christmas carols and carols take place around the ship. Offering something for all ages, kids will be delighted with a Santa Claus tour and holiday themed craft. New Year’s Eve cruises are the perfect setting to ring in a New Year, with a holiday ball and champagne toast followed by a day of college football matches.
Combine consecutive cruises for longer collection trips
Many cruises can be extended into collection trips to create the ultimate Caribbean exploration with cheaper rates than booking cruises individually. Ranging from 12 to 21 days, these longer trips combine non-repetitive, consecutive itineraries, allowing customers to cover more than one Caribbean region and enjoy the ultimate island hopping trip.
Dive deeper into Caribbean life
Throughout each cruise, the EXC programming brings the Caribbean local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences at life. Guests can gain insightful insight into life under the water’s edge or learn the history of rum at an engaging EXC conference. Foodies can discover how to achieve the perfect balance of smoke and spice for authentic jerk chicken during a Port à Table cooking demonstration featuring local dishes or join an exclusive culinary-themed shore excursion in partnership with the FOOD & WINE magazine presenting the region’s food scene from a local perspective.
Cruise rates for Caribbean cruises start at $ 699 for a seven day departure. Taxes, fees and port charges are extra.
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line has been exploring the world since 1873 and was the first cruise line to offer adventures to Alaska and the Yukon over 70 years ago. Its fleet of premium vessels visit more than 470 ports in 98 countries around the world, providing the ideal midsize ship experience. A third Pinnacle class ship, Rotterdam, is under construction and will join the fleet in July 2021.
A leader in premium cruising, Holland America Line ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination exploration and personalized travel. The best live music at sea takes place every night at Music Walk, and the restaurants feature exclusive selections from Holland America Line’s esteemed Culinary Council of world-renowned chefs.
In light of COVID-19, Holland America Line is currently improving health and safety protocols and their impact on future cruises. Our actual offers may differ from what is displayed or described in marketing materials. Review our stream Cruise Updates, Health and safety protocols and CDC Travel Advisory.
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