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Holland America to celebrate 25th anniversary of Half Moon Cay in 2022

Holland America Line will mark the 25th anniversary of Half Moon Cay, its private island in The Bahamas, with a seven-ship line up for the 2022/23 winter Caribbean cruise season.

Two of the line’s newest Pinnacle class ships will sail itineraries roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, with both Nieuw Statendam and Rotterdam cruising in the Caribbean for the 2022/23 Caribbean season.

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rotterdam under construction – the ship has been confirmed for holland america’s 2022/23 caribbean season.

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For the 2022-23 season, seven ships will explore the traditions and tranquility of the Caribbean, with all cruises calling in Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private Bahamian island.

Guests can book a Caribbean cruise aboard Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Volendam, Zuiderdam and one holiday cruise on Zaandam.

Half Moon Cay: Best Private Island and Highest-Rated Caribbean Port

Half Moon Cay has evolved over the years into a playground for cruise guests, and features one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, a natural 700-acre lagoon, two-story villas and private cabanas, delicious dining venues like Lobster Shack, a children’s waterpark and a variety of shore excursions for nature lovers, adventure-seekers and explorers.

In addition to Half Moon Cay, a variety of Caribbean destinations will also be on offer, including Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Amber Cove, Cozumel, Georgetown, Bridgetown and more.

Holland America Line’s 2022/23 Caribbean season covers the entire season, from east to west and north to south, with Panama Canal transits included as well, by Eurodam and Voldendam.

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Two Pinnacle Class Ships in the Caribbean

During the 2022-23 season, Holland America Line’s two newest ships will explore the islands of the Caribbean, offering more guests the opportunity to experience the tropics from the privacy of a verandah stateroom.

Plus, family and single staterooms, unique to Pinnacle Class ships, provide additional configurations to meet the needs of guests. The two ships also feature all Holland America Line Music Walk venues and specialty restaurants.

Many of Holland America Line’s Caribbean cruises can be extended into Collectors’ Voyages to create the ultimate Caribbean exploration with more economical fares than booking the cruises individually.

Ranging from 12 to 21 days, these longer journeys combine nonrepeating, back-to-back itineraries, enabling guests to visit more than one Caribbean region.

Throughout each cruise, EXC programming brings the Caribbean’s local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life.

Guests can get an insightful look at Caribbean marine life, or learn the story of rum at a captivating EXC Talk. Foodies can discover how to get the perfect balance of smoke and spice for authentic jerk chicken at a Port to Table cooking demonstration featuring local fare or participate in an exclusive culinary-themed shore excursion in partnership with FOOD & WINE magazine, showcasing the region’s food scene from a local perspective.

Cruise fares for Caribbean cruises begin at $699 for a seven-day departure.  Taxes, fee and port expenses are additional.

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