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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…”

Win a Caribbean Cruise with the ‘Celebrate ms Koningsdam Sweepstakes’

Win a Caribbean Cruise with the ‘Celebrate ms Koningsdam Sweepstakes’

Holland America Line is launching a contest to commemorate the launch of our newest ship. The “Celebrate ms Koningsdam Sweepstakes” runs through June 3, 2016, and the grand prize is a seven-day Caribbean sailing for two in a verandah stateroom on Koningsdam! The cruise must be taken in January or February 2017, so clear your…   read more of “Win a Caribbean…”

The Most Spooktacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

The Most Spooktacular Shore Excursions in Time for Halloween

Halloween is the spookiest day of the year when ghosts and goblins of all ages come out to celebrate by dressing up in their favorite costumes, going trick-or-treating and visiting haunted houses. But Halloween doesn’t have to be the only day to get spooked. Many guests like haunting experiences that leave them shivering in their…   read more of “The Most…”

A Caribbean Cruise is Full of Sun, Fun and … History!

A Caribbean Cruise is Full of Sun, Fun and … History!

Holland America Line carries thousands of cruisers to the Caribbean each year who are drawn to the region because of its tropical climate and relaxing lifestyle, but there’s more to the islands than meet the eye. When planning a cruise to the Caribbean, you’ll likely think of the typical snorkeling, sailing and other beach-related excursions…   read more of “A Caribbean Cruise…”

Koningsdam to Explore the Caribbean on Diverse Cruises in 2016-2017

Koningsdam to Explore the Caribbean on Diverse Cruises in 2016-2017

Following its inaugural Europe season in 2016, Holland America Line’s new ms Koningsdam will homeport at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ship will kick off the Caribbean season with a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, followed by a series of diverse itineraries criss-crossing the region from fall 2016 through March 2017. The seven-day…   read more of “Koningsdam to…”

Want to Walk on Water? Try a Stand-Up Paddleboard ‘SUP’ Tour in the Caribbean

Want to Walk on Water? Try a Stand-Up Paddleboard ‘SUP’  Tour in the Caribbean

Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Holland America Line can’t quite make that dream come true, but with a stand-up paddleboard “SUP” shore excursion you can get pretty close! Though paddleboarding, in one form or another, has been around since the late 1700s, it’s recently gained popularity among athletes, hobbyists and those who…   read more of “Want to Walk on…”

Caribbean Cruise Onboard Ryndam

Caribbean Cruise Onboard Ryndam

Thanks to passenger Sandra Akina for sharing with us some beautiful pictures from her cruise in the Caribbean with her sister. My sister and I had a wonderful time on board the ms Ryndam. Also, our time ashore snorkeling and/or enjoying spending the day at Key West, Florida; Roatan, Honduras; St. Thomas; Guatamala, and Costa…   read more of “Caribbean Cruise…”