Southern Caribbean Cruises

Your Southern Caribbean cruise whisks you to the region’s distant reaches, the ABC Islands: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. Explore this incredible region on roundtrip cruises from Ft. Lauderdale with convenient weekend departures. New for the 2023-2024 season, a 9-day Southern Caribbean cruise to the ABC Islands with a late-night call in Curaçao. Every Caribbean cruise port has plenty to explore, from Aruba’s wind-sculpted terrain to Bonaire’s reefs to the rainforests of the Dominican Republic. Toast to your journey on Half Moon Cay, our top-rated private island in the Bahamas. Spend blissful days at sea on perfectly sized ships where you can hit the spa or dance to live music. Find the best Southern Caribbean cruises whether you want a week-long family vacation or an extended sojourn to remote destinations.

Featured Southern Caribbean Cruise Destinations

Truly get away from it all with dreamy Southern Caribbean destinations. Escape to the rosy shores of Bonaire or hike the Dominican Republic’s lush rainforests.

People horseback riding in the surf on Half Moon Cay, Holland America's award-winning private island

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Every Southern Caribbean cruise includes a stop at Half Moon Cay, our private island perfected over nearly a quarter century. Celebrate 26 years of Half Moon Cay in the 2023-2024 season. Take a dip in its crystal waters or a barefoot stroll on its white-sand beaches.

View of a beautiful beach in Aruba on a Caribbean cruise

Oranjestad, Aruba

The Dutch island of Aruba feels like another world and has activities you can’t find anywhere else. Relax in the shade of a fofoti tree or hike its arid, cactus-studded landscapes, where you might see wild donkeys and lounging iguanas along the way.

Port in Kralendijk, Bonaire, surrounded by clear turquoise water

Kralendijk, Bonaire

Your worries instantly wash away as you arrive to this natural wonderland. Bonaire’s known for pristine marine wilderness, above and below the surface. See flamingos standing in rosy salt flats and watch baby fish dart through mangroves.

Colorful buildings in downtown Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad, Curaçao

Willemstad is as picturesque as it gets with pastel gabled row houses lined up on a bustling waterfront. Explore the historic center, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop for fresh fruits at the floating market or taste the local liqueur at a distillery.

Cabanas on the water in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

A cruise port on the country’s North Coast, Amber Cove offers something for everyone. History lovers can tour its Spanish colonial towns. Nature seekers can taxi to lush rainforests nearby. Families will find an array of resorts, beaches and waterparks.

Featured Caribbean Cruise Itineraries

Add to Your Southern Caribbean Cruise

Add flights, hotels or an onboard celebration to your Southern Caribbean cruise.

Oranjestad Shore Excursions

Oranjestad Shore Excursions

Cruises from Aruba offer amazing shore excursions. Take a submarine ride to a shipwreck or sail past Aruba’s pristine beaches on a catamaran.

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Find Flights

Book flights that depart and arrive in time for your Southern Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line Flight Ease®. Find low prices, loads of options, and enjoy flexibility and support should plans change.

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Add A Hotel Package

Add a hotel package to your Southern Caribbean cruise and enjoy convenient, comfortable overnights in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida before or after your cruise.

Couples dancing in a ballroom

Celebrations On Board

Celebrate life’s biggest moments as you cruise Southern Caribbean islands. Let us plan the perfect event while you relax and soak up the sunshine.

Top Southern Caribbean Shore Excursions

Dive a sunken shipwreck or take a sunset sail off the coast off Aruba. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, you’ll find it in our shore excursions.

Elevate Your Island Time


Rotterdam, our newest ship, is ready to cruise the Southern Caribbean. Every meal, electrifying performance and superb stateroom delivers a mastery of details we’ve refined over our nearly 150-year history.

Nieuw Statendam

Experience the pinnacle of Caribbean cruising on board Nieuw Statendam, a modern beauty with dramatic spaces. Enjoy perfect bliss and more room to take in the view as this award-winning cruise ship carries you to Southern Caribbean splendors.

Nieuw Amsterdam

The second of our Signature-class ships, Nieuw Amsterdam, is an homage to New York City and is known for its outstanding art collection. Join culinary experts for regionally focused cooking demos, wine pairings and more.


Named the best cruise ship for great dining and diverse destinations, Eurodam guests can enjoy live music as part of the Music Walk® experience, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard.


Like the fresh blooms that fill the vases all around the ship, Volendam is bright and uplifting. When not ashore in the sun-kissed Southern Caribbean, unwind at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon® or share an authentic Italian meal at Canaletto.


Roomy and elegant, Zaandam is designed to carry fewer passengers and offers more space. Music-inspired décor with signed instruments from rock legends, including Queen and Iggy Pop, make this ship a hit with guests.

Caribbean Cruises

Explore the Caribbean on perfectly sized ships where you always have a sunny corner to call your own. Uncover perennial favorites on convenient 7-day roundtrip cruises or visit the region’s distant reaches, such as the Panama Canal on longer journeys.