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Your own private island paradise, Half Moon Cay

Imagine two miles of perfect white sand beach. On a Bahamian island so pristine it's been designated an international wild bird preserve. Brimming with all manner of watersports and luxurious lounging. And all yours for the day. This is Half Moon Cay, guests' favorite Caribbean port—and no wonder.

  • Private beachside cabanas with optional butler service
  • One luxurious Oasis Cabana with hot tub, wet bar, barbecue, massage area and more for up to 25 people
  • Three Water Sports Centers with kayaks, snorkel gear, floating swim mats and sailboats for rent
  • Tropics Restaurant, an open-air pavilion
  • Three waterfront bars
  • Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park
  • Bahamian village: hair braiding, straw market, ice cream parlor, shopping for pearl and conch jewelry
  • Bahamian Chapel for weddings or renewing vows
  • Club HAL children's playground
  • Superb ADA access

Why see the Caribbean with Holland America Line?

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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.

On board

  • 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.


  • 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.