This is the Caribbean of reggae rhythms, world-class diving and ancient Mayan ruins. Brilliant coral reefs that teem with schools of tropical fish and perfect white sand beaches greet you at almost every stop. During this seven-night cruise visit popular Caribbean island favorites such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Play on Holland America’s private paradise island, Half Moon Cay and savor the sand and sun.
Life on board the luxurious ms Nieuw Amsterdam is like being in a sophisticated city with all the pleasures and perks. The ship recently received new entertainment venues including Lincoln Center Stage, offering chamber music nightly and Billboard Onboard with live musicians rocking the crowd with chart-topping hits, and the popular B.B. King’s Blues Club. Guests will delight in a variety of dining options, activities, wonderful nightly entertainment, the Greenhouse Spa & Salon, digital workshops, demonstrations, plus immersive onboard cooking shows and workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen! Bars, lounges and cafes provide places to get to know fellow travelers. And, Holland America Line offers a wide variety of optional shore excursions for adventures and sightseeing.
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“Very interesting trip – enjoyed the different islands.”
“Relaxing with many options to explore!”
“Well organized, very well executed.”
White sandy beaches
Great destinations for underwater sports
Pristine private island with perfect beach and numerous activities
Elegant, 5-star dining onboard
Two outdoor pools onboard
Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7 nights shipboard accommodations on Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam
1 night hotel accommodation
All meals on ship
Transfers, taxes and port charges
Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands
PASSPORT REQUIREMENT! A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.
Sat, Jan 12: Fly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for an overnight stay prior to cruise embarkation.
Sun, Jan 13: Enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel before boarding Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam in the afternoon. Set sail early evening. (Meals: Lunch, Dinner)
Mon, Jan 14: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Early morning arrival at Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s award-winning private island paradise. Picture a two-mile crescent of silky, white sand beach rimmed in blue, where you’re invited to spend the day playing and relaxing. There are a variety of activities from which to choose, including horse riding on trails and on the beach, a stingray swimming adventure, walking a nature trail, rent a Hobie Cat or just relaxing at a private beachfront cabana. Relax with a massage on the beach, enjoy a tropical cocktail and dine on delectable barbecue.
Tue, Jan 15: Enjoy a day at sea, indulging any whim onboard with activities and spa services.
Wed, Jan 16: Ocho Rios, Jamaica. What comes to mind when thinking of Jamaica? Most are likely to think of reggae first, of course, and Bob Marley was born right here in the St. Ann Parish. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was shot here, while creator Ian Fleming lived nearby at his Goldeneye estate. The area near Ocho Rios has seen significant upgrades to its ports and roads in recent years and getting around to check out this part of Jamaica is much easier than in the past. Hikers will enjoy exploring the nearby region – walking among all the plants that provide the spices and fruits that make Jamaican food so outrageously delicious.
Thu, Jan 17: George Town, Grand Cayman. Hit the duty-free shops for designer jewelry, perfume and rum cakes, visit the Cayman Turtle Farm or Stingray City, or snorkel in the clear, calm turquoise waters off Seven Mile Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
Fri, Jan 18: Cozumel, Mexico. Play the day away on the island of Cozumel, known for its world-class diving, snorkeling and fishing in the second largest reef in the world. Spend some time exploring the Mayan ruins at Tulum, spectacularly situated on the sea cliffs.
Sat, Jan 19: At sea.
Sun, Jan 20: Disembark in Fort Lauderdale and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
ms Nieuw Amsterdam
Holland America’s second Signature-class ship celebrates the glamour and history of New York City (formerly called Nieuw Amsterdam) with its inspired interior design and art collection, valued at over three million; a culinary arts center with demonstrations and hands on workshops in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. Explore Central, a coffee nook with Internet access with destination focused reading material, sponsored by The New York Times; and port lectures and explorations speaker series. Highlights: elegant, spacious staterooms with plush Sealy Premium Euro-top mattresses • 24-hour room service • four restaurants • three bars • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) • Internet center • Greenhouse Spa and Salon • two outdoor swimming pools (one with retractable roof) • fitness center • basketball court • practice tennis court • more than 50 shipboard activities • casino • movie theatre • live musical entertainment and Broadway-style show • free sessions of Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows® • Club HAL® kids facility • teen-only loft and oasis area • duty-free shops • escorted shore excursions.
Category L Inside
Category F Outside
Category VD Verandah
Category SY Signature Suite
Ambassadair Trip #7533
Documents Required: Valid passport.
Deposit Per Person: $350
Final Payment: 10/12/18
Cancellation Fee Per Person: 90-0 Days – No Refund
Trip Insurance: Optional Trip Insurance through Travel Insured. To purchase, call your Ambassadair Travel Counselor.
Additional Info: * Subject to change due to fuel surcharge