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  • Post: Eastern, Western, Southern and Tropical Caribbean Cruises: What’s the Difference?
    Published On: Nov 19, 2021|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 963|

    Imagine a perfect tropical island. Does it include lush volcanic peaks rising dramatically above the sea? Or maybe a palm-fringed beach with crystal-clear water? Whatever your ideal island escape looks like, you are likely to find it in the Caribbean. The warm waters are host to some 7,000 different islands belonging to 28 nations. It is a varied lot in ...

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  • Post: Don’t Forget to Pack These Five Essential Items for Your Caribbean Cruise
    Published On: Sep 21, 2021|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 1060|
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    The Caribbean cruising season is quickly approaching, and as we prepare to island-hop among the palm-fringed jewels of the region, there are some packing essentials you'll want to be sure to bring along. These items are in addition to your staples, like clothing, swimsuits, toiletries and flip flops. Whether lounging on the golden beaches of Half Moon Cay or snorkeling ...

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  • Post: Uncovering the ABC Islands
    Published On: Jul 22, 2020|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1610|
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    We invite you on a whirlwind tour of the sundrenched ABC Islands. Part of the Leeward Antilles in the southern Caribbean, islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao feature diverse natural habitats that call for adventure. The stories below show the importance of these special surroundings to the people who live there and offer a glimpse of how you can experience ...

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  • Post: Fact & Lore of Half Moon Cay: The History
    Published On: Jul 30, 2018|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 1050|

    Half Moon Cay is Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas. Know for its pristine beaches, abundance of family-friendly activities, private villas and cabanas, and unparalleled beauty, there’s a reason why it’s our most popular port in the Caribbean. This series of “Fact & Lore” blog posts about Half Moon Cay takes you deeper into the island’s history, ...

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  • Post: Fact & Lore of Half Moon Cay: The Geography
    Published On: Jul 20, 2018|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 873|

    Half Moon Cay is Holland America Line's award-winning private island in the Bahamas. Know for its pristine beaches, abundance of family-friendly activities, private villas and cabanas, and unparalleled beauty, there's a reason why it's our most popular port in the Caribbean. This series of "Fact & Lore" blog posts about Half Moon Cay takes you deeper into the island's history, ...

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  • Post: Caribbean: Eastern vs. Western vs. Southern. Which Cruise Is Best For You?
    Published On: Mar 16, 2015|Categories: Travel Inspiration, Where to Travel|Views: 995|

    Travelers new to cruising might not know that the Caribbean presents itself in very different ways. There are several common options -- from the ease of the eastern Caribbean to the adventure of the western and exotic charm of the southern Caribbean, each itinerary has its own characteristics. Comparing and contrasting these destinations can give you an idea of what ...

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  • Post: Shore Excursions Uncover the Mystical Mayan Civilization on Mexico Cruises
    Published On: Sep 10, 2014|Categories: Activities, Shore Excursions|Views: 236|

    When it comes to ancient ruins, there's more to explore than just Europe and South America. Mexico boasts some of the most incredible and significant ruins in the world. The Mayan civilization spanned more than 2500 years, and hundreds of ruins in Mexico have been documented. In fact, there are so many sites that it's believed that more than 4,000 ...

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  • Post: Port Highlight: Grand Turk
    Published On: Oct 16, 2013|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 468|

    Grand Turk is a beautiful island that is relatively new to cruise ships. The port facility was completed in 2006 and it is one of the newest and most impressive anywhere in the Caribbean. A small island in the British West Indies, it is a part of the commonwealth that is known as the Turks and Caicos. Only 7 by ...

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  • Post: Port Highlight: San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Published On: Oct 09, 2013|Categories: Activities, Tours & Land Programs|Views: 448|
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    As highlighted in the above video, Holland America Line’s seven-day eastern Caribbean cruises feature the gorgeous port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in addition to Grand Turk, St. Maarten and Half Moon Cay. Puerto Rico is the largest island that the ships visit on this exciting itinerary. Rich in history and culture, it is always a guest favorite. Dating back ...

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  • Post: Top 10 Things to Bring on a Caribbean Cruise
    Published On: Sep 20, 2013|Categories: Cruise Planning, Preparations|Views: 632|

    We asked Holland America Line Facebook fans to share their “must-haves” when they go on a cruise. Here are the Top 10 responses, along with some other great ideas and unusual suggestions. Is there something not on these lists that you always bring with you? Let us know in the comments below! Family and friends are tops when it ...

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