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Sailings
14 Nights Caribbean - Eastern
departing from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Cruise Line Holland America Line
Ship Veendam
Departing Wed, Nov 27, 2019
Return Port Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Ports of Call Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) | Amber Cove, Dominican Republic | San Juan, Puerto Rico | St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands |...
Holland America Line
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) | Amber Cove, Dominican Republic | San Juan, Puerto Rico | St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands | Half Moon Cay (Little San Salvador Island), Bahama | Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Wed, Nov 27, 2019 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US CHECK IN STARTS AT 0100P -- 5:00 pm
    Thu, Nov 28, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, Nov 29, 2019 AMBER COVE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 11:00 am 6:00 pm
    Sat, Nov 30, 2019 SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 11:00 am 11:00 pm
    Sun, Dec 01, 2019 ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I. 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Mon, Dec 02, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, Dec 03, 2019 HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 4:00 pm
    Wed, Dec 04, 2019 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US 7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Thu, Dec 05, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Fri, Dec 06, 2019 GRAND TURK, TURKS AND CAICOS 8:00 am 3:00 pm
    Sat, Dec 07, 2019 SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 1:00 pm 11:00 pm
    Sun, Dec 08, 2019 ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I. 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Mon, Dec 09, 2019 AT SEA -- --
    Tue, Dec 10, 2019 HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS TENDER REQUIRED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS LIMITED 8:00 am 4:00 pm
    Wed, Dec 11, 2019 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, US 7:00 am --
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Holland America Line
General
Welcome to Holland America Line, recognized for nearly 150 years as a leader in premium cruising. Today, our fleet of 14 ships visit more than 470 ports of call in 98 countries connecting with all seven continents. Holland America Line guests are endlessly curious, looking to go beyond typical tourist experiences.

They're not looking for things like waterslides, go-karts, roller coasters or climbing walls when they cruise. They are explorers who appreciate the one-of-a-kind experiences curated by the experts who manage our exclusive Explorations Central destination immersion programming, with local cultural insights, insider travel tips, and unique shore excursions for an authentic experience in each destination. They are foodies who want unrivaled experiences in food, wine and spirits, and enjoy the award-winning dining influenced by our Culinary Council of seven world-renowned celebrity chefs.

They're music lovers who appreciate the best in live music - exclusively on board at Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King's Blues Club, Billboard Onboard, Rolling Stone Rock Room, Postmodern Jukebox, and more.* And, they want to pursue these passions on perfectly sized, refreshingly uncrowded ships that combine classic design with contemporary elegance - all with service that attends to every detail, every day. Come, savor the journey.
*Venues vary by ship*.
Ship
Veendam
Overview

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection. While on board, guests can learn video-editing tips at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Hone their culinary skills at an America's Test Kitchen cooking show or hands-on workshop. Work out in our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Or explore fine dining at our specialty resturants.

Services


On Holland America Line cruises, your every wish is our pleasure to fulfill

Always at the heart of the Holland America cruise experience is our warm and award-winning style of service that is never in the way and never out of reach. We sail with nearly one crew member for every two guests, providing the intuitive, gracious service that has long defined classic cruising. Our extensive onboard services, from special dining requests to full service laundry and dry cleaning services, are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our specially trained crew takes pride in anticipating and fulfilling your every wish. From our waiters and bartenders to our chefs and wine experts, our spa technicians and fitness instructors to our officers and housekeeping staff, everyone is dedicated to providing you with the gracious and personalized service that will make your cruise vacation memorable. On board the ships of Holland America Line you'll discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing - in an ambiance that is timeless and refined.

Activities


Each New Day, a Wealth of Cruise Activity and Indulgences

Every day aboard a Holland America cruise ship brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, along with the freedom to partake in as many - or as few - as you please. It's an opportunity to try something new that surprises you, every day. Dabble, discover, daydream - do everything, or do nothing at all.

Whether you want to workout in the Fitness Center, learn yoga, pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatment, or listen to music and check your email in the Explorations Cafe, there's a perfect onboard activity for everyone.

In every cruise port, make your cruise vacation even more memorable with our extensive Shore Excursions program of activities. See, explore, discover: arts and cultural activities, athletic expeditions, city tours, shopping and more on our cruises.

Dining


Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises

We invite you to dine "As You Wish" To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer.


The Pinnacle Grill

Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Make reservations for an intimate meal graced by luxurious appointments such as Bvlgari china, Riedel stemware and Frette linens.


Canaletto Restaurant

"Spartire" is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.


Tamarind Restaurant

Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan.


Main Dining

The two-tiered Dining Room with its sea views, white linens, sparkling crystal and Rosenthal china, elevates each dining occasion. Whether you choose a pre-set seating and dining time or the freedom each evening to dine "As You Wish".


Lido Restaurant

Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining featuring a variety of selections. Breakfasts feature pancakes, fresh fruit, omelets and more. Lunch, choices include sushi, pizza, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. In the evening, enjoy entrees from both the Lido and the main Dining Room.

Dining

Lido Market

Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

Pinnacle Grill

Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day's adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America's Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared-from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State's Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world. *Meals at Pinnacle Grill are half price for kids 12 years old or under, or free when they order from the kids' menu.

Canaletto

In Italy, there's nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food. This is the inspiration for our onboard Italian restaurant, Canaletto. Enjoy amazing Italian classics like braised chicken cacciatore al forno, branzino ai ferri or garlic shrimp ravioli. And for dessert: tiramisu, cannoli alla Siciliana, gelato, and more. Buon appetito! Including pasta made fresh daily. Buon Appetito!

Dive-In

Dive-In offers a variety of casual culinary classics, using the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy a burger, grilled to perfection and served on a toasted brioche with our own trade-marked secret sauce. Savor a succulent Nathan's Famous gourmet hot dog with golden French fries. Or choose a grilled chicken breast sandwich or juicy portabella mushroom stack. Dive-In is the perfect spot to dine poolside on the best burgers at sea.

Explorations Cafe

At Explorations Cafe, presented by The New York Times, relax in a comfortable, coffee house environment where you can browse through one of the most extensive libraries at sea, view a wide array of audio and video programming, or simply read the morning paper. Guests can also enjoy fresh pastries and their favorite espresso drink.

More Choices
  • The Dining Room
  • New York Pizza
  • 24-Hour In-Room Dining
Entertainment


Spectacular Shows, Live Music, Diverse Lounges, Movies and Casino Gaming

Evenings on board glitter with choices. Arrive in a lounge to the strains of a lively dance band. Take in a thrilling show on stage. Share a martini flight in Mix; sing along in the Piano Bar. Stay up late into the night.

Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

Whether you like to Tango or Quickstep, or enjoy watching sizzling dance performances, you can experience the excitement of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars: At Sea on board Holland America Line.

Cruise guests can learn the steps, meet the stars, and join the fun. Six feature theme cruises offer an in depth Dancing with the Stars: At Sea experience with dance lessons from the pros, a question-and-answer session, photo opportunities and a dazzling production with the stars and glamorous costuming from the show.

In addition to the theme cruises, all 15 ships in the Holland America Line fleet will feature exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea dance lessons developed by the show's professionals and lead by the onboard dance team. Select guests from these classes will be invited to dance center stage in the show lounge in an exciting dance-off performance.

BB King's Blues Club

Due to the tremendous popularity of the B.B. King's Blues Club on ms Eurodam, Holland America Line is pleased to welcome B.B. King's Blues Club to the ms Westerdam, ms Zuiderdam, ms Noordam, and ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Join these world-class musicians as they create a dynamic energy that will move you to sing and dance along.

Ship Facts
  • Entered Service: 1996
  • Ship's Registry: The Netherlands
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,348
  • Gross Tonnage: 57,092 grt.
  • Length: 719 feet
  • Beam: 101 feet
  • Maximum speed: 22 knots
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • A Vista Suites
    B Vista Suites (Some Accessible)
    BA Vista Suites
    BB Vista Suites
    BC Vista Suites
    C Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible)
    CA Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible)
    D Large Ocean-view Staterooms
    DA Large Ocean-view Staterooms
    DD Large Ocean-view Staterooms
    E Large Ocean-view Staterooms
    EE Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible)
    F Large Ocean-view Staterooms
    FF Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible)
    G Large Porthole Ocean-view (Some Accessible):
    H Large Porthole Ocean-view (Partially Obstructed)
    HH Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Fully Obstructed)
    I Large Interior Staterooms
    IQ Large Interior Spa Staterooms
    J Large Interior Staterooms
    K Large Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)
    L Large Interiror Staterooms
    M Large Interiror Staterooms
    MM Large Interior Staterooms
    N Large Interior Staterooms
    PS Pinnacle Suite
    SA Neptune Suites (Some Accessible)
    SB Neptune Suites
    VQ Verandah Spa Staterooms
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Connecting rooms
    Wheelchair accessible
    Fully accessible, roll-in shower only
    2 lower beds or converts to 1 queen-size
    Fully accessible with with single side approach to the bed.
    Fully obstructed view
    Partial sea view
    Shower Only
    Bathtub and shower
    Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)
    Quad (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 upper)
    Ambulatory accessible
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Sports Deck

Sports Deck
Destination
Caribbean - Eastern
Sleeping under a palm tree, strolling on endless beaches and eating ice cream while floating in a turquoise sea. What could be further from your everyday world? When you sail the Caribbean you''ll discover how relaxing, entertaining and just plain fun a week really can be. Visit a variety of beautiful islands and escape to paradise on your next vacation.
Ports of Call
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
City Fort Lauderdale

Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838 during the Second Seminole War, Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors with broad, palm-fringed beaches and an easy pace of life. Stroll along fashionable Las Olas Boulevard with its stylish shops or enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the city''s canals, boasting more waterways than Venice. Or, venture out and explore the cosmopolitan city of Palm Beach, or the wildlife sanctuary of the Everglades.

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

San Juan, Puerto Rico
City San Juan

The fortress of El Morro guards the harbor against long-gone Sir Francis Drake and his British privateers. The colorful streets of Old San Juan retain the Latin flavor of its seafaring past, when this was the heart of the Spanish Main. Sample the fiery rum made here, or indulge in an icy treat made from fresh tropical fruit and enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere.

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
City Saint Thomas

Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, the island of St. Thomas was once inhabited by the Ciboney tribes around 1500 BC along with two other tribes, the Taino or Arawaks and the Caribs. Even today you will be able to find evidence of these late tribes. Also before the European began to form a colony on this island, pirates once roam this island. The most common stories of pirates usually include the names of Blackbeard and Bluebeard who have been known for thieving Spanish ships filled with gold coins and other valuables. In 1917, the Danish flag was a thing of the past and the flag of the United States is a thing of the present.

Due to the beauty of this island, breath taking attractions are everywhere you look. This island is equipped with historical sites such as the Charlotte Amalie to marine parks and beautiful botanical gardens throughout the island. During your visit make sure you indulge in the Nightlife full of calypso music for your listening pleasure as well as great restaurants for your dining pleasure and semi-block parties for your dancing delight.

Half Moon Cay (Little San Salvador Island), Bahama

Half Moon Cay has the attraction of other private islands plus some! This 2500 acre island, prides itself in maintaining the natural ecology; it protects 2400 of its acres by keeping them wholly unspoiled. Located one hundred miles SE of Nassau, its large protected bay used to be a famous refuge for pirates (or as famous as a pirate refuge can get). Enjoy nature activities, beach fun, or just swing in the hammock to the island steel band. Make sure to take at least one dip in the beach which is only chest deep 60 ft out!

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
City Grand Turk