HAL Offers Choice Of 160 Caribbean Cruises For 2019-2020 Season
Between OCT 2019 and APR 2020, Holland America Line will have 160 cruises to the Caribbean to choose from, ranging from seven to 21 days. There are seven of the line’s premium, mid-sized ships to choose from including the two newest ships — Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam — all sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Holland America Line’s offering of itineraries features cruises to the eastern, western and southern regions of the Caribbean, including cruises that spend a day discovering the Panama Canal. New Veendam sailings offer a unique mix of calls at some of the region’s most beautiful locales.
“The Caribbean offers that perfect combination of laid-back relaxation, fun and colourful culture, and a cruise gives travellers the most value for their money and easiest way to visit several idyllic islands in one vacation. This upcoming season has several new itineraries and special promotions, such as Save on Sunshine offering up to 50% off on cruise fares, so now is definitely the time to book,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line.
In the Caribbean, guests can choose a cruise on Eurodam, Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Veendam, Volendam and Zuiderdam, which will sail seven- to 11-day cruises that can be combined into longer, back-to-back Collectors’ Voyages ranging from 14 to 21 days.
Most itineraries include a call at Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private Bahamian island. This private-island experience features a two-mile expanse of powdery-soft sand, nestled against a natural 700-acre lagoon.
Combine Back-to-Back Cruises for Longer Collectors’ Voyages — Many of the cruises can be extended into Collectors’ Voyages ranging 14 to 21 days to create the ultimate Caribbean exploration with more economical fares than if booking the cruises individually.
Celebrate the Season with a Festive Holiday Cruise — During the winter holidays, a total of 12 holiday sailings will ply the warm waters of the Caribbean on far-reaching itineraries that range from seven to 16 days. During the holiday cruises, guests can take part in a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, participate in Hanukkah celebrations, and other festive activities.
Explorations Central (EXC) Brings the Caribbean to Life on Board — Throughout the cruises, EXC programming brings the Caribbean's local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life on board. There will be an EXC Talk about the ports of call, a cooking demonstration, and much more.
Caribbean cruise fares start at US$499 per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional. Several Caribbean sailings are eligible for Holland America Line’s Save on Sunshine promotion where travellers may save up to 50% on cruise fares. Suite bookings also receive a Premium Internet Package. Guests receive the benefits when bookings are made by 30SEP, 2019.