Half Moon Cay – our award-winning private island – celebrates its 15th anniversary!
For 15 years, Half Moon Cay has been providing guests with the ultimate Caribbean experience. The highest-rated port of call on our Caribbean cruise itineraries – Half Moon Cay is located on 65 pristine acres of the 2,400-acre Little San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. The island is so unspoiled that the Bahamian National Trust designated it as an international wild bird preserve. Stroll two miles of powder-soft, white-sand beach. Snorkel in warm, turquoise-blue waters. Swim among stingrays at Stingray Cove. Or indulge in a soothing beachside massage. From pure relaxation to exciting adventure and family-friendly activities, this island paradise offers something for everyone – and it just keeps getting better.
Waterfront Amenities It's hard to improve a perfect two-mile crescent of powder-soft sand and clear blue water, but Holland America Line has added fun, luxurious amenities to ensure an unforgettable Caribbean experience.
Bahamian Chapel, perfect for saying "I do" or "I still do"
Three Water Sports Centers
Three waterfront bars - the Lookout Bar, "I Wish I Could Stay Here Forever” Bar, and the newly opened Captain Morgan on the Rocks Bar
Something for Everyone Whether you want to parasail, snorkel, stroll barefoot on the beach, lie in a hammock beneath a palm tree or gain insight into Bahamian history and culture, you'll find it at Half Moon Cay.
A fully-equipped Club HAL children's playground and Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park, which is a supervised swimming area
Facilities that meet or exceed ADA requirements, including trams and special wheelchairs designed for use on the sand
Bridges across dunes for beach access, as well as hard-surfaced and sand pathways that connect venues
Shopping at the straw market or new Lustre – Jewelry By Nature, featuring pearl and conch jewelry
Half Moon Cay is a destination on most Holland America Line Caribbean and Panama Canal cruise itineraries sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Come discover for yourself why Half Moon Cay has received Porthole Cruise Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards for "Best Private Island" 11 years in a row, and Holland America Line guests call it their “Favorite Port of Call” in the Caribbean.
The Caribbean offers a wealth of diverse destinations, cultures and activities. And whether you are planning your first Caribbean cruise vacation or a return trip, you want to travel with the cruise line that offers the most memorable and unique experiences both on board and ashore. Holland America Line has been defining ultimate Caribbean cruise experiences for over four decades. When it comes to getting the most from your cruise vacation, experience matters.
Be pampered throughout your cruise by the unparalleled personal attention of our gracious crew. Spontaneous, genuine, never in the way but never out of reach. Our crew consistently win awards, but more importantly, they win hearts.
Savor exquisite cuisine across a variety of venues from casual to elegant. Menu items on Caribbean itineraries are often influenced by the delicious fusion of the region’s Caribbean, Latin and European flavors.
Relax in spacious comfort, surrounded by fresh flowers and a museum-quality art and antique collection.
Discover hidden talents and new passions with a wealth of onboard activities including our Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, Digital Workshop, powered by Windows® and the Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times. And for the kids we have a variety of exciting youth- and teen- friendly activities and facilities. With supervised fun for our younger guests, the entire family can have the cruise vacation of their dreams.
Be among the first to travel aboard our "nieuwest" ship: the Signature Class Nieuw Amsterdam is spending her inaugural fall, winter and spring season in the Caribbean.
Holland America Line’s Caribbean offers something for guests of all ages and interests. Tiny island nations with distinct personalities, ancient civilizations, centuries of colonial history, and of course world-class beaches, pristine jungles and duty free shopping.
Travel with fewer guests on board your elegant mid-sized ship and discover picturesque destinations not accessible by larger ships.
Spend the ultimate day in paradise on our award-winning private island, Half Moon Cay, featuring a huge interior lagoon and a two-mile crescent of perfect beach. Lounge in a private cabana or participate in a myriad of beach and water activities.
Expand your horizons with our unique and specialized shore excursions. Holland America Line offers a wide variety of shore activities to fit your lifestyle and interests, including The Collections of Holland America – shore excursions specially designed for guests with particular interests.