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Holland America Line Planning Caribbean Return

 Holland America is planning to return to the Caribbean this fall, Caribbean Journal has learned.  On Oct. 23, the cruise line will kick off a Caribbean season out of Fort Lauderdale with its first sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam.  That will …

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Holland America Extends Cruise Pause to June 30

 Cruise company Holland America Line has extended its pause of global cruise operations to June 30, the company announced.  The moves comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with all sailings scheduled to depart through June 30 having been canceled.  The …

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Carnival Launches New Cruises to Mexico

 Carnival Cruise Line has launched new cruises to Mexico out of the Port of San Diego. The company’s Carnival Miracle ship is homeporting in San Diego, the first Carnival ship to sail out of the city in seven years. Carnival …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is returning to Tampa for the 2020 season for Caribbean cruises, the company said this week. The cruise line will return to Port Tampa Bay for a “full season” including 18 cruises …

Nieuw Statendam

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America is planning 160 cruises to the wider Caribbean region for the upcoming winter cruise season, Caribbean Journal has learned. The Seattle-based cruise line will sail a range of itineraries from seven to 21 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America will be sailing 20 cruises across the Mexican Riviera in the upcoming 2019-2020 cruise season. That includes 20 cruises across three ships, led by a series of seven-day itineraries aboard the line’s Oosterdam …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Princess Cruises is set to bring its Royal Princess cruise ship to the Port of Los Angeles. Beginning March 23, the 3,560-passenger ship will homeport in Los Angeles, following a renovation project that added new …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, the Nieuw Statendam. The ship, the 15th in Holland America’s fleet, will make its first voyage Dec. 5 before launching its first full …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line is extending its 2019 cruise season on the Mexican Riviera, the company said this week. Holland America’s Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam and Oosterdam ships will sail a range of seven and 11-day Mexico cruises from San …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Holland America Line will be sailing more than 100 cruises to the Caribbean from October through April 2019, the company said this week. The cruises range from three to 21-day itineraries, across eight …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cruise line Holland America Line is set to launch its newest ship in December. The ms Nieuw Statendam, due for delivery in December 2018, follows the 2016 launch of the brand’s ms Koningsdam ship. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Holland America Line has tapped world-renowned wine critic James Suckling to curate an extensive new wine list for the company. The new list will be featured on all ships in Holland America Line’s premium fleet …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Saint Lucia’s transformed Point Seraphine cruise pier has welcomed a major cruise ship. Holland America Line’s MS Eurodam cruise ship made its inaugural call to Saint Lucia with about 2,000 passengers this week. It was …

 Looking to cruise to the Panama Canal? Holland America Line is adding more cruises to the Panama Canal, the cruise line announced this week. Holland America will be sending eight ships and 19 cruises to the Canal between fall 2017 …

Nieuw Statendam

 Bookings are now open for the first voyage and 2018-2019 inaugural Caribbean cruise season of Holland America’s new ms Nieuw Statendam cruise ship. The ship, due for delivery Dec. 1, 2018, will be the second “Pinnacle” class ship in Holland …

 Holland America Line is adding a new pop-up to its cruise ships. The company has announced plans to launch the Sel de Mer brasserie as a pop-up on six ships in its fleet, including ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms …

 Carnival Corporation is adding a pair of new ships to its development pipeline. The company has signed a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Ficantieri S.p.A. to build two new cruise ships, with final contracts expected to be executed in …

Lobster Shack

 Holland America’s Half Moon Cay private island will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, and the cruise line is making some updates for the occasion. That includes the introduction of a new Lobster Shack restaurant on the island serving …