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Eastern, Western, Southern and Tropical Caribbean Cruises: What’s the Difference?

Eastern, Western, Southern and Tropical Caribbean Cruises: What’s the Difference?

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…   read more of “Eastern, Western,…”

Uncovering the ABC Islands

Uncovering the ABC Islands

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…   read more of “Uncovering the ABC…”

Cruise Diary: Exploring the Caribbean Aboard Koningsdam with a Seasoned Cruiser

Cruise Diary: Exploring the Caribbean Aboard Koningsdam with a Seasoned Cruiser

Georgina Cruz, a seasoned traveler and frequent Holland America Line guest, recently cruised to the Caribbean aboard the beautiful Koningsdam. Wondering if this cruise is your dream getaway? Read below for a peek into her tropical vacation! My husband Humberto and I have always known about the joys of a Caribbean cruise: idyllic beaches, tropical…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

A Message from the Caribbean Islands: We’re Open for Cruise Vacations

A Message from the Caribbean Islands: We’re Open for Cruise Vacations

More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered. “In Key West, we are looking…   read more of “A Message from the…”

Looking to Get Away This Winter? Holland America’s Caribbean Cruises Are Calling

Looking to Get Away This Winter? Holland America’s Caribbean Cruises Are Calling

If you’re looking for a warm winter getaway, a Holland America Line Caribbean cruise is exactly what you need. The line’s elegant ships let guests experience the Caribbean in absolute comfort and style, sailing to some of the region’s most popular islands as well as some off-the-beaten-path jewels. The Caribbean features something for everyone. For…   read more of “Looking to Get Away…”

Book Now! Half Moon Cay Highlights Every Koningsdam Caribbean Cruise

Book Now! Half Moon Cay Highlights Every Koningsdam Caribbean Cruise

Guests who have been anticipating booking a Caribbean voyage on Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, can now do so. Bookings opened for the cruises that feature Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private Bahamian island, as well as a host of other tropical favorites. The ship, launching in April 2016, will homeport at…   read more of “Book Now! Half Moon…”