Posted on 02/11/2020
Holland America Line’s carefully crafted itineraries blend the region’s most popular ports with dozens of fascinating and often less visited gems. Most sailings also include Half Moon Cay, the region’s most highly rated, private-island experience. You can also sail on Holland America Line’s beautiful new ship, Nieuw Statendam, with more space and fewer crowds, and explore their many different Caribbean destinations to find your next adventure beyond the shore.
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? Do you see, instead, a harbor dotted with yachts and lined with inviting restaurants and boutiques? Whatever your ideal island escape looks like, you are likely to find it in the Caribbean.
From Castries, St. Lucia take a journey into the rainforest and immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of this paradise island. With its stunning mountain peaks, lush rainforest and perfectly turquoise water, this Caribbean jewel offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the raw power of Mother Nature at her finest. Visit the only drive-in volcano in the world, explore the natural wonders of the wild or simply relax with a good book on an even better beach. St Lucia truly has it all.
Located off the coasts of Venezuela and Columbia, the windswept Dutch island of Aruba feels like another world. Relax in the shade of a swaying Divi Divi tree on a pristine beach, or explore untamed coastal cliffs in an exotic landscape filled with cacti. Just one day in Aruba can lead to a lifetime full of stories.
In Puerto Rico, take a stroll along and then past the old city walls and explore the colorful cobblestone streets of old San Juan – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Site within the U.S. National Park Service. Taste your way through the city’s extraordinary culinary scene, immerse yourself in its colorful history, or just pull up at a beach and grab a local rum cocktail.
In between ports on board your ship, explore exclusives such as dining inspired by Holland America Line’s Culinary Council® of renowned chefs, live entertainment including B.B. King’s Blues Club and their new Rolling Stone Rock Room – and so much more.
Beyond the perfect white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and historical beauty, the rich and vibrant cultures of Holland America Line’s Caribbean islands are waiting to be explored.