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‘Tis the holiday season to cruise the Caribbean with all-inclusive Holland America

Put a holiday cruise with Holland America Line on your gift list this season and you just might get your wish with special all-inclusive packages in verandah staterooms and suites.

Leave the hustle and hassle behind and let Holland America spread the holiday cheer by doing all of the decorating, cooking and cleaning.

“The holidays are a magical time on our ships, and these special offers make it even more appealing to take a cruise to the Caribbean with us this season,” says Richard Meadows, Holland America Line executive vice president.

“We invite our guests to let Holland America Line do all of the work - just come on board, relax and have a great time.”

Nieuw Amsterdam is one of six Holland America ships cruising in the Caribbean during the festive period

Guests looking to splurge on a verandah cabin or suite can take advantage of the all-inclusive package that starts at $1,899 per person, double occupancy. The package includes roundtrip air from select U.S. gateways; transfers between the airport and ship; the cruise fare; taxes; a Signature Beverage Package valued at $50 per person, per day; and a $25 per-person shipboard credit. All-inclusive third and fourth fares for guests in the cabin with two full fares start at $799 per person and include air, transfers, cruise and taxes.

Holland America Line has six ships cruising the crystalline waters of the eastern and western Caribbean on seven-day itineraries in December that are included in the packages. Guests can sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam, Westerdam or Zuiderdam. Each ship offers two holiday sailings: one over Christmas and one over New Year’s.

The ships call at a variety of ports including Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Falmouth and Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Key West, Fla.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St Thomas, USVI. All roundtrip Fort Lauderdale itineraries include a call at Half Moon Cay.

The only ship in the fleet sailing roundtrip from Tampa, Fla., Ryndam also has two holiday departures and calls at Key West; Banana Coast, Honduras; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; and Costa Maya, Mexico.

During the holiday cruises, guests can take part in a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, enjoy traditional holiday meals with all of the trimmings and indulge in a special Royal Dutch High Tea with fanciful holiday cookies and pastries.

The ships’ international crew chorus performs a magical holiday show, while caroling and singalongs take place around the ship. Kids will delight in a visit from Santa Claus and holiday-themed crafts.

The New Year’s Eve sailings are the ideal setting to ring in 2015, featuring a festive holiday ball with a champagne toast at midnight.

Holland America Line -  0843 374 2300,

Posted on 22nd October 2014 at 10:21 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Holland America Line |

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