Eastern Caribbean

Holland America Line on the 

Nieuw Statendam

March 8 - 15, 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

 

(Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida ~ Half Moon Cay, Bahamas ~ Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos ~ Amber Cove, Dominican Republic ~ Key West, Florida ~ Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Honoring our past while looking to the future, Nieuw Statendam is the sixth ship in Holland America Line’s history to bear the name “Statendam.” Launching in December 2018, Nieuw Statendam carries forward the nautical heritage, gracious service and classic style for which Holland America Line is known — while setting a new standard for 21st-century elegance. Nieuw Statendam is sister ship to Koningsdam and is the second of our Pinnacle-class ships.

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Eastern Caribbean

 

Holland American Line 
on the Nieuw Statendam

March 8 - 15, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

(Roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale)

 


Day 1

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ~ Depart 6:00 PM

Shimmering blue waters, swaying palm trees and soft ocean breezes greet you in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where you'll find yourself somewhere between laid-back island time and the fast pace of a thriving city. In this sun-filled, year-round beach town, pristine beaches are the main attraction, shorts and flip-flops are the daily uniform, and yachts are often the preferred form of transportation. It's a place where you can do as much, or as little, as you desire. Visitors can easily get a taste of the area's nautical lifestyle by cruising the Intracoastal Waterway on an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. Other options include hopping aboard one of the popular water taxis or Venetian gondolas that glide down the historic New River, which flows right through town.

 

Day 2

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas ~ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Caribbean is full of tropical wonders and natural beauty. But there’s nothing like Half Moon Cay, our pristine private island paradise in the Bahamas. The most stunning, highest-rated private-island experience in the region, Half Moon Cay has won Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Best Private Island award 17 consecutive years, and was also named the best in Travel Weekly's Readers' Choice Awards. As soon as your toes touch that powdery white sand and your eyes settle on the perfect blue-crystal clear water, you’ll understand why.

 

Day 3

At Sea

Launching in December 2018, Nieuw Statendam, a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of our Pinnacle-class ships, features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests can savor her innovative specialty restaurants—from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Explore at America’s Test Kitchen’s cooking classes and hands-on workshops. And thrill to BBC Earth Experiences presentations at our spectacular two-story World Stage.

 

Day 4

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos ~ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sugar-white sand, brilliant blue waters, kaleidoscopic sea life—all this is plentiful in the Caribbean archipelago nation of Turks & Caicos. Without hyperbole, this is one of the world’s most photogenic spots. T&C, as it is sometimes called, is the ultimate fantasy-island destination—the screen saver in all its glorious reality.

Grand Turk, a jewel of an isle that measures just 18 square kilometers (seven square miles), is awesomely rich in natural wonders. Ringed by translucent warm waters teeming with coral and fish, it’s a bonanza for divers, snorkelers and anglers. Of course, you can always simply kick back and just enjoy the view from under a palm tree or beach umbrella. Or explore the fascinating history of Turks & Caicos in its capital, Cockburn Town, which is lined with Bermudan-style buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Day 5

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

Located on the Dominican Republic's north coast, the port of Amber Cove, near Puerto Plata, is a new phenomenon. Built in 2015, the area was fashioned as an homage to the country’s colonial architecture and features restaurants, bars and shops, as well as an activity center, a pool and cabanas. But it’s the neighboring region, known as the Amber Coast for its plethora of the semiprecious stone, that’s this port’s true draw. Along with golden-sand beaches and dramatic cliffs, there's the city of Puerto Plata, one of the Caribbean’s oldest, founded in the early 1500s. Another nearby option is Santiago de los Caballeros, known locally as simply Santiago, about an hour's drive from the port. The second-largest city in the Dominican Republic, it is home to excellent museums, historic buildings and cigar and rum makers.

 

Day 6

At Sea

Enjoy live music at Music Walk®, featuring Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard, Rolling Stone Rock Room and B.B. King's Blues Club. Experience World Stage, our state-of-the-art theater. Blend wine at BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle.

 

Day 7

Key West, Florida ~ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 One of the first things you’ll notice about Key West, after the colorful gingerbread wooden houses and the amazing sunsets, is the constant crowing of roosters. Hundreds of the noisy birds—along with their quieter-clucking mates—roam the streets at all hours, and are nearly as synonymous with Key West as its six-toed cats, the famous furry residents of Ernest Hemingway’s mansion in the Old Town district. They’re all part of the quirky charm of the United States' southernmost point, whose compact 11 square kilometers (4.2 square miles) pack in everything from gorgeous historic architecture and spectacular fishing and sailing to a raucous party scene along famed Duval Street.

While the island is known for its laid-back approach to life—“Margaritaville” singer Jimmy Buffett developed his signature musical style in bars around town—it also has a flourishing creative scene, with many galleries and artists' studios as well as live theater. But back to those brilliant sunsets: There is no shortage of places in Key West to soak in the fiery spectacle, from sunset cruises to rowdy waterfront bars to peaceful beachside parks.

 

Day 8

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ~ Arrive 7:00 AM

 

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