Holland America Line has announced its 2021-2022 cruise schedule for the Caribbean, which will see six ships sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale.
The offerings, between October 2021 and April 2022, feature 3 to 14-night itineraries to the eastern, western, and southern Caribbean. The ships sailing in the region will be Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Volendam, and the brand-new Rotterdam. Zaandam will also operate one holiday sailing in the Caribbean.
Holland America’s newest ship will kick off the Caribbean season with three and four-night sampler cruises. The four-night voyage departs November 3 and calls at Half Moon Cay and Key West. The three-night departs November 7 and calls at Half Moon Cay.
After that, the ship will sail a series of voyages in the western, eastern, and southern Caribbean that range from six to 11 nights long.
Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, and Rotterdam will sail three, four, or five-night cruises to Half Moon Cay and Nassau.
Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, and Rotterdam will operate seven-night sailings to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay.
Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, and Rotterdam will sail seven or eight-night cruises with a combination of some of the following ports: Belize City, Falmouth, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Half Moon Cay.
Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Volendam, and Zaandam will operate seven, nine, 10, 11, and 14-night cruises in the southern Caribbean. Calls include a combination of some of the following ports: Amber Cove, Barbados, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, Martinique, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Trinidad, Half Moon Cay, San Juan, and St. Thomas.
Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, and Rotterdam will sail six or seven-night cruises to Amber Cove, Grand Turk, and Half Moon Cay.
Partial Panama Canal
Eurodam will operate 10 or 11-night cruises to Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Aruba, Curaçao, Half Moon Cay, and a Panama Canal partial transit with scenic cruising through Gatun Lake.
Many cruises can be extended into Collectors’ Voyages to create the ultimate Caribbean vacation, with more economical fares than if booking the sailings individually. Ranging from 13 to 21 days, these longer sailings combine non-repeating itineraries allowing passengers to see more than one Caribbean region in one trip.
Those who like to get away for the winter holidays have nine holiday-sailings to choose from, which range from seven to 14 days, with a Holiday Collectors’ Voyage extend up to 21 days.
During these special holiday cruises, passengers can take part in a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, enjoy caroling and sing-alongs, participate in Hanukkah celebrations, and enjoy traditional holiday meals and a special Royal Dutch high tea with cookies and pastries. Kids have fun doing holiday crafts and having a visit with Santa Claus.
The New Year’s Eve sailings are a great way to ring in a new year, featuring a festive holiday ball with a champagne toast.
View & Verandah Offer
Those who book by February 28, 2021 can take advantage of the “View & Verandah” offer that includes stateroom upgrades, free beverages, one night of specialty dining, 10 percent off shore excursions, and more.
Caribbean cruises start at $699 per person for a seven-night voyage.