Longer cruises in the Caribbean were scheduled by HAL-Holland America for winter 2024-2025, including the return of visits to Bermuda.
Boston (Massachusetts) joins Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale (Florida) as a homeport as longer journeys are introduced.
The program includes 5- to 21-day roundtrips to the eastern, western and southern regions, and includes sailings involving partial Panama Canal/Gatun Lake cruising.
6 ships are to be deployed on Caribbean voyages, with the majority out of Port Everglades, with two new itineraries departing out of Boston MA.
Most voyages (between October 2024-March 2025) visit HAL's private Bahamian island Half Moon Cay.
Evening departures from Aruba, Curacao, Puerto Rico, and St Maarten are scheduled for selected itineraries with longer sailings providing the chance to visit more islands.
HAL's ships scheduled to operate during the Caribbean season include Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Rotterdam, Volendam, and Zuiderdam.
Gus Antorcha (HAL's President) said Holland America was meeting the desire of their guests who wanted more immersive experiences, and they were "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.”