Holland America Caribbean cruises are premium cruising at its best, with cruise rates that your family will appreciate.
You will find several available inclusive Holland America cruises to the Caribbean.
Holland America family cruises are known for excellence at cruising!
If you have sailed with Carnival Cruise Line, think of that experience with two notches above.
Every member of your family will enjoy a Holland America cruise.
This cruise line is known for impeccable service, more elegant and spacious staterooms, fine dining and a more intimate cruising experience.
There is a wide range of activities onboard and there are many varying sizes of ships, each offering some unique amenities and activities that will appeal to all age groups.
You will find a Holland America cruise ship with an itinerary that is perfect for your family.
And while this is premium cruising - a cut above Carnival, Norwegian, or Royal Caribbean - your family will love and appreciate the price you pay for the service you will receive and the memories you will make.
From which U.S. port can I board a Holland America cruise?
There are currently two U.S. homeports offering Holland America cruises to the Caribbean. Both of these ports are based in Florida.
The ports are:
1. Ft. Lauderdale Port / Port Everglades; and,
2. Port of Tampa.
While there are not many ports providing for inclusive Holland America cruises, there are many Caribbean cruise sailings during any given year - except during the summer months.
What you will appreciate about these two cruise ports is accessibility. Each port is located near a major airport, providing for quick access to and from the cruise port.
There are also several transfer options to consider such as that offered by Holland America Line, plus shuttle, or taxi service.
Your family will find the right Holland America Caribbean cruise sailing from one of these popular cruise ports.
Holland America Line has several ships of varying sizes that sail to the Caribbean.
In terms of ship's age, you can expect to find some newer vessels mixed in with some older ones (ships' debut dates range from 1997 through 2016).
Here are the ships:
1. ms Koningsdam (newest)
2. ms Osterdam
3. ms Eurodam
4. ms Nieuw Amsterdam
5. ms Westerdam
6. ms Zuiderdam.
7. ms Rotterdam
8. ms Prinsendam, and,
9. ms Veendam
All these ships fall into different categories according to size, with the Rotterdam and Prinsendam being among the smallest vessels and the Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam being among the largest Holland America ships.
Your family will find the right size ship and desired amenities to the Caribbean!
Note: The information above is subject to change, as Holland America Line re-positions its ships at will.
Where in the Caribbean does Holland America visit?
You will be happy to know that Holland America Line's cruise itineraries have the Caribbean covered. The cruises are generally 7-nights and longer.
Find inclusive family cruises with Holland America Cruises to the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean.
You can also find combo itineraries to the Caribbean and Central America.
For example, a sailing may include ports in Aruba, Curacao plus the Panama Canal or Costa Rica.
There are also combo itineraries which include calls in the Eastern and Western, Eastern and Southern or Western and Southern Caribbean.
You are covered.
You will find that itineraries include popular ports of call in places such as Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, Antigua, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, Honduras and many others.
Note too that your Caribbean cruise will often include a call at the Holland America's private Bahamian island, Half Moon Cay.
Your family will find an exciting, inclusive Holland America cruise heading to one or two of your dream destinations.
Sample of Cruise Itineraries
Ft. Lauderdale / Port Everglades
Eastern Caribbean Cruises - 7-nights and longer from Ft. Lauderdale
Western Caribbean Cruises - 6-nights and longer from Ft. Lauderdale
Southern Caribbean Cruises - 7-nights and longer from Ft. Lauderdale
Combo Caribbean Itineraries - 7-nights and longer
Port of Tampa
Combo Caribbean Cruises - 14-nights and longer from Tampa to Eastern, Southern and Western Caribbean ports
Note: The itineraries listed above are subject to change. Note too that some itineraries listed have a limited offering.
What kinds of foods are served on Holland America Caribbean sailings?
Well, since you are sailing to the Caribbean, you will find that your cuisines will include West Indian or Caribbean dishes.
Additionally, Holland America cruise ships offer varying cuisines onboard Caribbean cruises to appeal to all kinds of appetites.
Expect to be taken on a worldwide culinary journey with the hottest trends and high-caliber dining at sea.
Consequently, you will find American, Asian, and Italian cuisines, among others on board.
Note: There are specialty restaurants onboard, offering premium dishes at an additional charge.
Although Holland America Line has been long known to appeal to a more "mature" clientele, whether you are 6, 16, or 60, you will find enough fun on a Holland America cruise to the Caribbean.
You will also be excited to learn that this cruise has been re-branding itself as a premium family cruise line.
There are kids programs, supervised by specially trained workers, for your younger children.
The more mature kids (60 years old), can always get involved in activities organized by the Cruise Director. You will have a preview of the next day's scheduled events, from which you may choose.
You will find something to do that will keep you entertained.
If you choose not to get involved in organized activities, you may visit the fitness center, get a spa treatment, check out some great artwork, splash in a pool, warm yourself in a hot-tub, etc.
Additionally, there are several shows onboard – comedy, stage shows, karaoke, and many musicians for your entertainment.
I noted before that Holland America is premium cruising. You can expect more than what you experience on a Carnival or Norwegian cruise.
Consequently, you will pay more for an inclusive Holland America family cruise package. However, when your cruise ends you will agree that it was worth every dollar.
And while a Holland America cruise to the Caribbean generally costs more than Carnival or Norwegian, there are times when you can find a great deal on one of their cruise packages.
Check with your travel consultant or send us a cruise quote request.
You will be able to give your family an exciting cruise experience to the Caribbean and come away with a great appreciation for the time well spent aboard your Holland America cruise ship.
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Holland America is among those Caribbean cruise lines that add an automatic cruise gratuity charge to your onboard account.
However, based on the service received you may ask that your gratuity bill be adjusted up or down.
Holland's current gratuity rates are:
1. $13.50 per-person, per-day for guests in suites; and,
2. $12.50 per-person per-day for guests in all other staterooms.
In addition, a service fee is added to purchases made at certain places on board. These include beverages ordered from the bar, specialty restaurants and spa treatments.
Note: Check for increases, before sailing.
By wide acclaim, Holland America is among the top cruise lines to the Caribbean. It is also top-notch in its offering of inclusive family cruises.
You and your family will be very satisfied that you chose a Holland America cruise sailing over another.
I guarantee that you will cruise with them again.
So, are you ready to book one of many inclusive Holland America Caribbean cruise sailings?
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