Caribbean Cruises

Unwind your way through sunbathed islands

When it comes to pleasure, relaxation and reconnecting in the warm sunshine, nothing is better than a Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line. While ashore, you can discover each island’s unique charms, hidden beaches and the cafes locals love. You can tour the most interesting historical sites and museums, find the best places to hike, bike and snorkel. And when you return to your elegant, mid-sized ship, you can sit back and let our friendly, attentive staff pamper you, or simply dive into any of a wide range of activities, including exploring the many pleasures of cruise dining. It’s your Caribbean vacation and we’re here to make it perfect.

Depending whether you choose an Eastern, Western, Southern or Tropical Caribbean cruise, you can look forward to visiting a number of islands, each with its own special charm. In Willemstad, Curaçao, stroll boulevards lined with ornate pastel buildings that recall the city’s Dutch colonial roots (with just a splash of Spanish and Portuguese!). Off the coast of Bonaire, don some scuba gear and experience some of the most spectacular diving in the world with a certified instructor and guide. Just outside of Costa Maya, Mexico, visit the Chacchoben Mayan ruins and climb the Gran Basmento, once the site of ceremonial offerings, with an expert in Mayan history. Transit the Panama Canal, an engineering marvel linking two great oceans. Or simply add Grand Cayman’s Seven-Mile Beach to your collection of gorgeous island beaches.

Nearly all of our Caribbean cruises include a stop in Half Moon Cay, our award-winning private island in the Bahamas. Picture a two-mile crescent of silky, white sand beach rimmed in blue, where you’re invited to spend the day playing and relaxing. You can rent a Hobie Cat® and sail around the gorgeous bay. Zoom around the island on a guided personal watercraft tour. Visit Stingray Cove, where these friendly creatures of the deep will follow you anywhere for a morsel of squid. And yes, those horses are there for you to ride through the surf with your expert guide. Relax with a massage on the beach, enjoy a tropical cocktail and dine on delectable barbecue. Paradise awaits and it’s all yours.

A must-see destination for true explorers, Cuba is a feast for the senses. Experience its vibrant music and cuisine, historic cities and more, on these Caribbean cruises.

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For the beauty of its beaches, the Eastern Caribbean is unequaled. On the horizon: the diverse cultures and attractions of Half Moon Cay, St. Croix, St. Thomas, San Juan and St. Kitts. View Itineraries

Discover miles of perfect beach, world-class diving and ancient Mayan ruins. Explore Mexico, the Caribbean islands of Grand Cayman, Nassau and our award-winning private island, Half Moon Cay, all on a Western Caribbean Cruise. View Itineraries

Off the beaten track lie tiny island nations: St. Lucia, Martinique, Curaçao, and Barbados. A bit further — Aruba and Bonaire. All Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries include our private island, Half Moon Cay. View Itineraries

Dive into tropical paradise, from palm-fringed beaches to vibrant reefs, with days of play on Key West, Nassau, Half Moon Cay and our newest destination, Amber Cove, in the Dominican Republic on a Holland America Tropical Caribbean Cruise. View Itineraries

Journey across the Caribbean Sea in comfort and style to the miraculous engineering marvel, the Panama Canal. Enticements include Curaçao, Aruba, Puerto Limon, and our own private island, Half Moon Cay. View Itineraries