Holland America Line says it “continuing its trend of longer, more immersive cruise itineraries” for its 2024/2025 Caribbean season.
The premium cruise line has introduced three new voyages, ranging from 14 and 21 days, to offer “travellers more time in the Caribbean and the opportunity to visit more islands on one itinerary”, the line said.
Also new for the season is Boston as a Caribbean departure port — in addition to Fort Lauderdale, Florida — and the return of calls at Bermuda.
Cruises will operate from October 2024 through to March 2025, with five to 21-day options to the eastern, western and southern regions.
The majority of itineraries will be roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Two of the new itineraries will depart from Boston.
In addition, a large portion of voyages will feature Half Moon Cay, the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas.
Holland America Line ‘meeting desire’ for immersive cruises
On select itineraries, evening departures from Puerto Rico, Curaçao, St. Maarten and Aruba will give guests more time in port and the chance to experience the Caribbean nightlife.
Ships scheduled to operate include Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Volendam and Zuiderdam.
Holland America Line president Gus Antorcha said: “Holland America Line is meeting the desire of our guests who want more immersive experiences and we’re excited to offer new itineraries and a new departure option for this Caribbean season.
“With sailings covering the entire region and combinable itineraries up to 35 days, our Caribbean cruises extend to lesser-visited islands and are among the most diverse in the industry.”
Earlier in March, HAL outlined its agent ship visit programme for this year.
Agents will be invited on board Rotterdam, Zuiderdam and Nieuw Statendam, across UK and Ireland ports including Dover, South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Cobh, Belfast and Liverpool.
Visits will take place until October.