HAL’s Koningsdam To Base At Port Everglades For Winter 2016/2017

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Following its inaugural Europe season in 2016, Holland America Line's new ms Koningsdam will homeport at Port Everglades, offering a series of round-trip Caribbean voyages and one cruise to the Bahamas from November 2016 through March 2017.

Seven-day cruises will visit popular ports in the region, while the longer nine-, 10- and 11-day itineraries provide more time for exploring less-travelled ports. A four-day cruise to the Bahamas kicks off the Caribbean season.

“We are excited to sail Holland America Line's newest ship from Port Everglades on the most varied Caribbean itineraries of any of our ships," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.

“The Caribbean remains among the most popular cruise destinations in the world, and by having itineraries that range from four to 11 days guests will be able to enjoy a vacation that fits their schedule."

Two different seven-day itineraries are featured, with the first calling at Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay and the second at Half Moon Cay, Georgetown, Cozumel and Key West. The two itineraries can be combined to create a nonrepeating 14-day Caribbean Collectors' Voyage.

Guests looking for a slightly longer Caribbean vacation can embark Dec. 14, 2016, for a nine-day voyage that showcases six popular ports. Another nine-day voyage departing Dec. 30 rings in the New Year.

With several departures featured, Koningsdam's 10-day itinerary highlights ports including Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Kralendijk, Willemstand and Oranjestad.

The eastern Caribbean takes center stage on three 11-day voyages visiting the ports of Philipsburg, Castries, Bridgetown, Fort-de-France, Basseterre, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay.

The inaugural Caribbean season of Koningsdam will open for booking in April 2015.

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