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Holland America Line Cruises
Introducing the Inaugural Season to Cuba aboard ms Veendam!
It’s been more than 30 years since a Holland America Line ship last sailed into Havana Harbour, but this winter, we’re returning to Cuba!
Choose from 7, 11 and 12-day round trip Ft. Lauderdale sailings aboard ms Veendam from December 2017 through April 2018.
Nine seven day itineraries will feature the capital city Havana, and three of these will add another Cuba call at Cienfuegos, known as the model of early 19th century urban planning in Cuba.
The 12-day holiday as well as an 11-day cruise in March will showcase both Cuban ports. Depending on the departure day, cruises include the Cuba ports as well as a combination of Caribbean ports including Amber Cove, Dominican Republic;
Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Key West, Florida; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.
As leaders in destination immersion and experiential travel, Holland America Line adds Cuba to its itineraries in order to provide guests with a thoughtful cultural exchange experience.
Most itineraries include an extended call at Havana, allowing guests the time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and immerse themselves in a wide array of historical and cultural adventures.
Additionally, a stop at Cienfuegos presents the opportunity for an exclusive visit to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cuba’s province of Sancti Spíritus.
On board, the Cuba experience will be enhanced through our Explorations Central, or EXC, program, featuring EXC Guides who will bring the destination to life through presentations and EXC Talks that will enable guests to deepen their understanding of the Caribbean’s largest island. Also enriching the Cuba experience for guests are EXC Port Maps created for the Cuban calls, EXC Encounters that will showcase the culture and history of Cuba to guests before they visit the ports, and much more.
In addition, educational and cultural EXC Tours are being developed in and near Havana and Cienfuegos with a highlight being Trinidad, one of the best preserved historic towns in the Caribbean.
For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world ranging from shorter to comprehensive and extravagant world cruises. If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries, you've come to the right place. We are committed to our mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.
Today, Holland America Line's fleet of 15 elegant, mid-size ships, which includes such vessels as the MS Amsterdam and the MS Westerdam offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents. Cruises include both popular and less-travelled ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Panama Canal, Australia, New Zealand and Asia - as well as unique voyages to the Amazon, Antarctica and extended Grand Voyages. Along with enticing destinations, they offer one-of-a-kind programs such as the Culinary Arts Center cooking demonstrations, Digital Workshop powered by Windows and The Collections of Holland America Line - specially chosen shore excursions to further enhance guests' appreciation and understanding of the places they visit.
Holland America cruises have a long and proud history of delivering extraordinary vacation experiences, and with their ongoing $525-million Signature of Excellence® commitment, that experience is now better than ever. Signature of Excellence enhancements encompass virtually every area of our ships and range from new facilities and public spaces to added services and amenities.
Innovative programs and superior amenities have consistently placed them among the highest-rated premium cruise lines, earned them the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and one of the highest rates of repeat guests in the industry. They are very proud of these achievements and look forward to exceeding guests' expectations in every aspect of their operation.
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