8 Day Eastern Caribbean (2024)

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Cruise Length

8 Days

Cruise Starts

Fort Lauderdale

Cruise Finishes

Fort Lauderdale

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Countries Explored: USA, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic

Cruise Line

Holland America

15 Reviews

Overview

Begin and end your 8 day (7 night) cruise in Fort Lauderdale onboard the Zaandam and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Holland America and Global Journeys.

Cruise Itinerary

Departs: 15:00

Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, culture and events. More than just an arrival and departure port, the city offers cruise guests an abundance of activities. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, to gondola rides on the canals, to a historic riverfront.

Nature enthusiasts head to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for walking and biking trails, travel down to the Florida Everglades for an airboat tour, or beat the heat with a trip to the Museum of Science and Discovery.

Ships will dock at one of the biggest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades.

Arrives: 8:00 Departs: 15:00

Half Moon Cay, a picturesque private island owned by Holland America Line. Its award-winning, crescent-shaped beach stretches over 4km (2.5 miles) of white, powdery sand against a backdrop of turquoise waters, making it a haven for relaxation and water sports.

Despite its exclusivity, Half Moon Cay provides a range of activities, from horseback riding by the shore to snorkeling among vibrant coral reefs.

The island is also dedicated to preserving its untouched environment, with only a fraction developed for tourism. Visitors can explore a bird sanctuary, encounter stingrays up close at Stingray Cove, or enjoy leisurely walks along scenic nature trails.

With amenities designed to enhance the natural setting, Half Moon Cay embodies the essence of a tranquil Caribbean paradise.

A day cruising at sea offers you the perfect mix of relaxation and activity. Start your morning on the top-level decks with a game of pickleball, enjoying the fresh sea breeze and expansive ocean views. Or, head to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon® to rejuvenate with a therapeutic spa treatment. The Kids Club will keep younger guests entertained with a variety of fun events and activities, while you can unwind by the pool or enjoy a Pilates class at the Fitness Center.

In the evening, delight in a tantalizing meal at one of the ship's restaurants, and afterward, enjoy a world-class performance at the stunning World Stage, adding a touch of culture to your night. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or both, a day at sea will be full of unforgettable experiences.

Arrives: 8:00 Departs: 21:00

San Juan's picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage. But the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, verdant mountainsides, imposing forts and a lovely tropical climate. Ships will dock at this port.

Top Things to Do in San Juan:

  • explore the El Yunque Rainforest
  • visit the Bacardi Rum Distillery
  • visit Fort Cristobal and the Old Town
  • play a round of golf at the Palmes del Mar Golf Resort
  • sail in San Juan Bay

Arrives: 7:00 Departs: 15:00

St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers a blend of pristine beaches, vibrant culture, and rich history. Begin your day exploring Charlotte Amalie, the island's capital, where you can wander through the historic district filled with 17th-century Danish architecture. Don’t miss Blackbeard’s Castle, a watchtower that offers panoramic views of the harbor.

For a more relaxed experience, head to Magens Bay, renowned for its crystal-clear waters and soft white sand, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Adventure seekers can snorkel at co*ki Beach, known for its colorful marine life. St. Thomas also boasts a range of duty-free shopping options, with boutique stores offering everything from local crafts to luxury goods.

Arrives: 11:00 Departs: 18:00

Amber Cove, located on the Dominican Republic's scenic northern coast, is a modern cruise port equipped with excellent facilities. The port is situated about 12 kilometers (approximately 7.5 miles) from Puerto Plata, a historic town rich in culture and attractions, reachable within a 15-minute drive.

While in Puerto Plata, visitors can explore the San Felipe Fortress, the Amber Museum, and take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres cable car for spectacular views. For those seeking a beach day, the golden sands of Playa Dorada are a short drive away. Amber Cove provides a perfect starting point to discover the diverse offerings of the Dominican Republic.

A day cruising at sea offers you the perfect mix of relaxation and activity. Start your morning on the top-level decks with a game of pickleball, enjoying the fresh sea breeze and expansive ocean views. Or, head to the Greenhouse Spa & Salon® to rejuvenate with a therapeutic spa treatment. The Kids Club will keep younger guests entertained with a variety of fun events and activities, while you can unwind by the pool or enjoy a Pilates class at the Fitness Center.

In the evening, delight in a tantalizing meal at one of the ship's restaurants, and afterward, enjoy a world-class performance at the stunning World Stage, adding a touch of culture to your night. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or both, a day at sea will be full of unforgettable experiences.

Arrives: 7:00

Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, culture and events. More than just an arrival and departure port, the city offers cruise guests an abundance of activities. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, to gondola rides on the canals, to a historic riverfront.

Nature enthusiasts head to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park for walking and biking trails, travel down to the Florida Everglades for an airboat tour, or beat the heat with a trip to the Museum of Science and Discovery.

Ships will dock at one of the biggest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades.

Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Port and transfer details will be provided in your travel documentation. The provided itinerary is for informational purposes only. Activities and sightseeing attractions listed may not be available or achievable within the time in port.

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Everything and More 0 Debbie, SA, Australia, Jun 2024

This was my first cruise and so pleased we were on a smaller ship and not a floating hotel. I managed the very slight roll well. The Zaandam was an older ship but more than made up for it with service, variety of shore excursions and itinerary. It still had everything you need for a relaxing and entertaining holiday. It was more than I imagined with ...read more glaciers 'calving', bus / train trip to the Yukon and a pub crawl in an old gold mining town. Food was good, and plentiful. I have a special diet and whether it was in the dining room, Lido Deck buffet or specialty dining, I always had a choice. I can certainly recommend Holland America.

Yukon + Denali Cruise Tour 0 Paula and Stephen, NSW, Australia, Jun 2024

The highlight for us was the land tour, especially Denali and Dawson City. The accommodation and transport was good and the excursions were great. We enjoyed going on the cruise for 4 days after the land portion. Holland America was an excellent cruise - the food, accommodation and staff were great.

Excellent Ports of call - Eastern Canada and New England 2 Don and Judi, WA, Australia, Aug 2023

Holland America were really good to travel with, we chose a smaller ship and enjoyed every minute. The passengers were friendly and the crew were excellent, the cabin neat and clean. We visited Boston, Portland, St John, Halifax, Cornerbrook, Prince Edward Island, Sagqueny, Qubec and Montreal, all great ports of call. Would highly recommend this tr ...read moreip.

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Holland America Caribbean (2024-25)

Explore white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and protected wildlife habitats. Get active on a personal watercraft adventure, nature hike or kayak excursion. Commune with local wildlife while snorkeling, on a glass-bottom boat tour or on a visit to Stingray Cove. In a region renowned for natural beauty and tropical wonders, one island rises to the...more top — ours. Every one of our 7+ day cruises includes a visit to our award-winning private island, Half Moon Cay.

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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Holland America. For cruise itineraries, cabin images are sourced from Holland America. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on the ship selected and your sailing dates.

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