HAL Adds More West & South Caribbean Cruises With 2020 Return To Tampa

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Holland America Line is returning to Port Tampa Bay in 2020 with a full season of 18 Caribbean cruises aboard Veendam.

Offering a premium, mid-sized ship experience with just 1,350 guests on board, Veendam marks the return of the cruise line to Tampa following a two-season departure.

Adding western Caribbean and Gulf ports in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to the line’s Caribbean offerings, roundtrip cruises from Tampa sail from NOV 2020 through MAR 2021 and include five- to 14-day itineraries.

In the western Caribbean, the ship will sail four different seven-day itineraries, and in the southern Caribbean guests can choose from among three different 14-day cruises. A five- and 12-day cruise round out the offerings.

“Port Tampa Bay is a fantastic homeport that opens up a wonderful ability to sail further west and south in the Caribbean for more diverse itinerary offerings,” said HAL president Orlando Ashford. “We’re excited to return to Tampa and give our guests an even wider selection of Caribbean cruises as well as provide a convenient drive market for cruisers along the west coast of Florida.”

Tampa cruise itinerary highlights include:

  • A special five-day cruise to Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico, kicks off the season 3NOV, 2020.
  • Four different seven-day itinerary options take cruising to the edge of the western Caribbean.
  • Three variations of a 14-day southern Caribbean sailing explores deeper into the islands of the region.
  • One 12-day, 8-port southern Caribbean sailing departing 28MAR, 2020.
  • Many of the cruises can be extended by combing two back to back into Collectors’ Voyages of 19 or 21 days for less than the cost of each cruise individually.

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