Holland America Line Southern Caribbean Cruises

Between the ancient traditions, tasty cuisine, and diverse influenced cultures, the Western Caribbean presents a cruise opportunity that’s hard to turn down—especially with the prestigious Holland America Line. Take a little treasure home for yourself, and learn of important historic happenings while in Grenada. Visit a plantation in Barbados for one of the most succulent bananas you’ll ever try, and of course a bit of Barbadian history. Span the lush rainforest by aerial tram in St. Lucia, and revel in the tropical view of the airborne creatures and vibrant flora. Exotic. Exclusive. Exciting. Make your next vacation a Southern Caribbean cruise with Holland America.

 

Things to Do on a Southern Caribbean Cruise with Holland America Line

 

The islands of the Southern Caribbean have amazing sites to explore and adventures to take, all from the convenience of a premium Holland America cruise ship. For instance, you can take a submarine to see a sunken airplane, go sport fishing in the Antilles and ride in a horse and carriage in Columbia.

 

Holland America Line Atlantis Submarine Barbados
  • Atlantis Submarine Underwater Adventure and Shipwreck Exploration (Oranjestad, Aruba)
    Hop aboard the SubSeeker, a submarine that will take you to various spots underneath the water. You’ll see a sunken airplane, the retired Morgenster sailboat, lots of tropical fish and coral fields. Throughout your journey you’ll learn about these sights and the underwater ecology of the islands.
     

 


Holland America Line view at the caribbean island of Martinique
  • Snorkel Martinique (Fort-De-France, Martinique)
    Snorkel in two spots around Martinique. Your first stop is at the beach at Anse-Dufour. Here you’ll see lots of beautiful and colorful fish. Next you’ll head to the Bat Cave where you’ll see angelfish and parrotfish. After a long day of activity in the water, treat yourself with a complimentary rum punch.
     

 


Holland America Line a view of the port of Basseterre in St Kitts West Indies
  • St. Kitts Scenic Railway (Basseterre, St. Kitts)
    Ride by fields of sugarcane through small villages as you listen to the history of the island and enjoy a tropical drink. Then you’ll go for a drive along the Southwestern coast and pass by Brimstone Hill Fortress, the tomb of Thomas Jefferson’s great grandfather and an egret’s nest.
     

 


Holland America Line view of Kralendijk Bonaire
  • Sportfishing (Kralendijk, Antilles)
    Are you cuckoo for wahoo? If you said yes, be sure to spend some time in the waters surrounding Bonaire to fish for wahoo and tuna. You’ll set out with Captain Chris who is from Bonaire and speaks English, Dutch and Spanish. He’ll provide you with bait, lures and all the equipment to make for a perfect fishing trip, including beer and sandwiches.
     

 


Holland America Line beach view at Tobago Cays Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Bequia Scenic Tour (Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
    Get a bird’s eye view of the Grenadines from the top of Mt. Pleasant, and then head out to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary where you’ll learn the difference between a turtle and a tortoise and meet some endangered hawksbill turtles. Afterwards, head into town to Port Elizabeth. Here you’ll find a colorful vegetable market and souvenir stalls.
     

 


Holland America Line old spanish fort guards the harbor at Cartagena Columbia
  • Medieval Cartagena by Horse Carriage (Cartagena, Columbia)
    Travel through the Old Town of Cartagena where you’ll learn about conquistadors and the military might of the era. You’ll see 17th century buildings, dungeons which were also used as military barracks, munitions depots and jails that are now used as galleries for local artists to display their works.
     

 

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