Duration

  • 21 Days

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Set sail aboard Holland America’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam for an exotic 21-day adventure spanning seven Caribbean ports. Relax where swaying palms rustle over sun-bleached patios, stroll miles of powdery beaches, and let the sound of samba and steel drums soothe your stress away. 
Turks & Caicos is an oasis of shipwrecks, shops, and sapphire shores. San Juan’s blue cobblestone and vibrant watercolour buildings are best admired with a piña colada. Known for Caribbean commerce and yachts, St.Thomas is also a stunning spot for adventure-seekers and historians. Smothered in sunshine, Half Moon Cay is a wild island with turquoise views, cabanas, and pristine beaches. Jamaica plays reggae in the streets, crashes waterfalls in the jungle, and jerks food to perfection. The Cayman Island’s crystal clear water, upscale resorts, and coral sand are unbeatable—Seven Mile Beach makes Caribbean Travel’s “Ultimate Beaches” list. Cozumel is Mayan architecture, world-class snorkelling, and Mexi-Caribbean cuisine set against shades of azure and lush green.

Tropical Caribbean Cruise

Get ready for sunshine, seafood, salsa music, and tropical relaxation. Smell the fragrance of tropical blooms spilling through wrought iron fences in Turks & Caicos, or nibble a prawn-kabob on a whitewashed beach. Take in the cobblestone charm of historic Old San Juan with its pastel buildings, forts, and quaint plazas. Trendy St. Thomas gives you shops under the sun, historic Charlotte Amalie, and a beautiful botanical garden overlooking miles of beach. Snorkel with stingrays, ride a bike to Bone Fish Lagoon, or walk for 2 miles along the pink sands of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas—with a cocktail! Or two.

Western Caribbean Cruise

The second sunny leg of this back-to-back Caribbean cruise starts in Half Moon Cay, Holland Americas 2,400-acre private Bahamian island. Take a step back in time while in Falmouth, as you explore Jamaica’s markets and Georgian architecture. Beyond that, sugar plantations, jungle, waterfalls, and stretches of sand tick the boxes. When in Georgetown, tour the beautiful galleries, museums, and rum distilleries. Grand Cayman is one of the wealthiest places in the world, and this is Caribbean luxury at its finest! Snorkel Smith’s cove, or flop on world-famous beaches. The sun brightens over 20 km of underwater gardens and spectacular reefs in Cozumel, Mexico, challenged only in beauty by Mayan stone carvings and miles of turquoise and white.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy two back-to-back 7 day cruises!
  • Titanic Museum Hatfield & McCoys Dinner Show

TROPICAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE
Ports of call

  • Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE
Ports of Call

  • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Georgetown, Cayman Islands
  • Cozumel, Mexico

Motorcoach transportation, 20 nights accommodation, 20 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 20 dinners 14-day cruise on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam (outside cabin, Category D), shipboard meals and gratuities, all highlights, Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.

Lima, OH: Hampton Inn (2 nights)

Marietta, GA: Hampton Inn & Suites (1 night)

Titusville, FL: Holiday Inn (1 night)

Cruise: ms Nieuw Amsterdam (14 nights)

Savannah, GA: Hotel Indigo (1 night)

Pigeon Forge, TN: Music Road Hotel (1 night)

Day1

Lindsay, ON to Lima, OH
Departure day! Day one gets us from Lindsay to Lima, Ohio. 
Stay: Hampton Inn, Lima
Nights: 1
Meals: D

Day2

Lima, Ohio to Marietta, Georgia
We’ll have breakfast at the hotel and hit the road. After a day of driving, enjoy a classic American dinner at the Public House Chattanooga Public, serving fresh food and spirits from local farms, distilleries, and vineyards. We’ll arrive at our hotel in Georgia around 8 pm. Things are warming up!
Stay: Hampton Inn and Suites, Marietta
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day3

Marietta GA to Titusville, FL
Before we leave Georgia, we’ll stop for lunch at Lane Southern Orchards. Pick up harvested pecans, peach wine, and preserves! Then feast on good ol’ southern cookin’! Anyone up for fried pecan-crusted sweet water catfish? Dessert is on DeNure Tours! Crossing the Florida/Georgia line, we’ll stop at the Florida Welcome Centre for fresh Florida orange juice. Dinner at the hotel in Titusville, Florida.
Stay: Holiday Inn – Titusville, Titusville
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day4

Fort Lauderdale, Board Ship
Our last day on the road. We’ll arrive at the Fort Lauderdale Cruise Terminal midday and feel that warm ocean breeze sweeping in to rustle the palms and lift our spirits. Board the second largest ship in Holland America’s fleet, the Nieuw Amsterdam for 14 nights. Ship sails at 5:00pm.
Stay: Holland America Line – ms Nieuw Amsterdam 
Nights: 14
Meals: B, L, D

Day5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Today we’ll feel like castaways on Little San Salvador Island. Also known as Half Moon Cay, this little private island is owned by Holland America Line and smothered in sunshine. Most of the island is a preserved wildlife sanctuary—only 2% of the island is developed! Go horseback riding, parasailing, or snorkelling with stingrays. If the sunshine gets too hot, rest in the shade of brightly painted cabanas and beach villas, go for a walk down trails teaming with birds through sea grape trees to small historic ruins, test your willpower at the Straw Market, or find a waterfront thatch-roofed bar to appreciate Half Moon Cay’s turquoise views and impossibly white postcard-perfect beaches. Half Moon Cay was named the 2019 Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destination by Cruiser’s Choice Cruisecritic. 
Meals: B, L, D

Day5

At Sea

While at sea, enjoy everything the Nieuw Amsterdam has to offer, like its beautiful interior design and art collection valued at more than $3 million. Hone your video-editing skills at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows®. Participate in hands-on workshops. Dine in your choice of specialty restaurants, and pamper yourself at the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

Meals: B, L, D

Day6

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

Stroll the historic towns of the Turks & Caicos where fragrant gardens drape over white stone walls and shipwrecks slumber offshore. Small and lovely, the narrow streets prove fine enough for wild donkeys and horses going from somewhere to somewhere else. Not rushing to move forward, the past lives happily here, and the calm blue water is perfect for a quiet dip.

 

Meals: B, L, D

Day7

San Juan, Puerto Rico  

Take a stroll along and then past the old city walls and explore the colorful cobblestone streets of old San Juan. Taste your way through the city’s extraordinary culinary scene, immerse yourself in its colorful history, or just pull up at a beach and grab a local rum cocktail.

Meals: B, L, D

Day8

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is home to some of the Caribbean’s highest viewpoints, spectacularly positioned among verdant tropical foliage. It offers some of the best snorkeling around. And the island has got the hands-down coolest attraction in the region—an ice museum.

St. Thomas is encircled by pristine beaches, and the island’s towns offer excellent shopping and dining. Charlotte Amalie, the main town, buzzes with activity: It’s one of the busiest cruise ports in the Caribbean. Founded in 1666 and renamed in 1691 to honor the Danish queen, Charlotte Amalie contains excellent examples of Danish-colonial architecture. In fact, a number of sites in Charlotte Amalie are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Meals: B, L, D

Day9

At Sea

Don’t miss BBC Earth Experiences, or Casino Action, with games for all levels. So much to do! And yet, the best part for many is sitting in a lounge chair, smelling the ocean air, and taking in miles of deep sea blue.

 

Meals: B, L, D

Day10

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Smothered in sunshine, Little San Salvador Island (aka Half Moon Cay) is Holland America Line’s 2,400-acre private Bahamian island. Surrounded by miles of pristine white sand, most of the island is a protected wildlife preserve. Lucky for us, 50 tension-free acres treat tourists to brightly painted cabanas and beach villas, trails teaming with birds, waterslides, a stingray lagoon, shops, and thatch-roofed bars on impossibly white postcard-perfect beaches. 
The Lobster Shack serves Lobster fresh from the water, but if barbeque is on your menu, try the red cabbage mango slaw with whatever tempts you on the grill. And don’t miss Captain Morgan’s Pirate Ship, a multi-level bar serving island cocktails. If the day calls for energy, try horseback riding, parasailing, snorkelling, shopping at the Straw Works Market, or glass-bottom boating. If sleeping under the Bahamian sun is more your style, grab that lounger! Half Moon Cay was named the 2019 Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destination by Cruiser’s Choice Cruisecritic.
Meals: B, L, D

 

Day11

Fort Lauderdale

Shimmering blue waters, swaying palm trees and soft ocean breezes greet you in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where you’ll find yourself somewhere between laid-back island time and the fast pace of a thriving city. In this sun-filled, year-round beach town, pristine beaches are the main attraction, shorts and flip-flops are the daily uniform, and yachts are often the preferred form of transportation. It’s a place where you can do as much, or as little, as you desire. 

 

Meals: B, L, D

 

Day12

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Today we’ll feel like castaways on Little San Salvador Island. Also known as Half Moon Cay, this little private island is owned by Holland America Line and smothered in sunshine. Most of the island is a preserved wildlife sanctuary—only 2% of the island is developed! Go horseback riding, parasailing, or snorkelling with stingrays. If the sunshine gets too hot, rest in the shade of brightly painted cabanas and beach villas, go for a walk down trails teaming with birds through sea grape trees to small historic ruins, test your willpower at the Straw Market, or find a waterfront thatch-roofed bar to appreciate Half Moon Cay’s turquoise views and impossibly white postcard-perfect beaches. Half Moon Cay was named the 2019 Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destination by Cruiser’s Choice Cruisecritic. 

 

Meals: B, L, D

 

Day13

At Sea

At sea again. What haven’t you done on board? Time to cross the remaining luxury items off your list. Have you dove into all of the delectable dining venues? Eat at Canaletto (Italian), Tamarind (Asian), the Lido Market (for fresh casual dining), the Dining Room (when you’re looking for sophisticated dining), or Explorations Café when you’re searching for a coffeehouse vibe.  

 

Meals: B, L, D

Day14

Falmouth, Jamaica
Eryting is irie (alright) in Jamaica, and there’s a lot to do! Falmouth is the capital city of Jamaica’s Trelawny Parish. It’s a busy cruise-ship port that lies between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay on the island’s north shore. The city is characterized by its Georgian architecture, concentrated in the Falmouth Historic District. Venture east, near Ocho Rios, and climb to the top of secluded Dunn’s River Falls. Ride horseback along Chukkah Beach or take part in high tea at Good Hope Estate, a 19th-century sugar plantation. Buy duty-free goods and local island crafts at The Shoppes at Rose Hall. Tube down a river or beachcomb Burwood Beach. Jamaica is where food puts great big smiles on faces: Jerk chicken, Jamaican Patties, and rum cake washed down with Red Stripe lager (brewed on the island since 1939) is a good starter. Don’t miss out on Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee either, rated among the best in the world by caffeine connoisseurs.
Meals: B, L, D

Day15

Georgetown, Cayman Islands         
If you want it up, George Town is up. If you want it down, George Town has relaxation in the bag. Designer shops treat the savvy shopper with on-the-mark retail therapy. Seven Mile Beach caters to dreamy strolls with coral sand and crystal clear water—but it also has bars and upscale resorts to spice things up. Seven Mile Beach was named one of the world’s “Ultimate Beaches” by Caribbean Travel + Life. The Caribbean Aviary is a great place to spot exotic birds up close, like the Cayman Parrot. The North Sound Club is the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands. Stingray City is a good place to mingle with southern stingrays. 
On the menu is shellfish served in every way: fritters, chowders—even marinated. And if Mexico is tequila, Grand Cayman is rum. Try a Cayman Mama, a cocktail that dresses up coconut rum with banana liqueur, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, and strawberry syrup. Good heavens, yes!
Meals: B, L, D

Day16

Cozumel, Mexico      
Cozumel is where Mexi-Caribbean culture soaks into beaches, food spots, and music. Tulum carves Mayan history in stone above the ocean below, where snorkelers take in the quiet colours under the waves of Chankanaab (you can also swim with dolphins). Visit San Gervasio, an ancient Maya site dating back to A.D. 300. Walk sun-baked trails through mangroves in Punta Sur National Park. When in Cozumel, you must try a cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) with a Michelada (beer with lime juice) or the nation’s signature spirit—tequila. The waterfront shopping on Avenue Rafael E. Melgar is a mile-long shop extravaganza. This is also where you can sample tequila at the Chile Tequila Factory. 
Tequila. (We thought we’d say that one more time). 
Meals: B, L, D

Day17

At Sea

 

Meals: B, L, D

Day18

Fort Lauderdale to Savannah

Breakfast on board before embarkation. Back on land and home-bound, stop for lunch in Daytona. It feels like a luxury motor coach day, so sit back and relax as we journey from sunny Fort Lauderdale to Sunny Savannah. Things still feel southern!
Stay: Hotel Indigo, Savannah
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day19

Savannah to Pigeon Forge, TN                
Breakfast at the hotel, lunch in Spartanburg, and we’ll roll into Pigeon Forge in time to rest for a few hours before we tour the Titanic Museum followed by the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show!
Stay: Music Road Hotel
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day20

Pigeon Forge  to Lima, OH             
Breakfast at the hotel and lunch in Lexington. We’ll arrive in Lima at 6:00 pm for dinner. 
Stay: Hampton Inn, Lima
Nights: 1
Meals: B, D

Day21

Lima to home
Our last day! Breakfast at the hotel and then a regular travel day home.
Meals: B

 

Travellers will occasionally have to walk on uneven surfaces or get on and off boats or trains. Tours on the itinerary may include periods of up to an hour of walking at a gentle pace. There may also be a few one-night stays, but often the majority of your trip is spent in just a handful of hotels. Most of our North American sightseeing tours fall into this category.

  • Half Moon Cay
  • Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line
  • Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line
  • Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line
  • Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line
  • Nieuw Amsterdam - Holland America Line
  • Grand Turk
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Holland America Line - ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Nieuw Amsterdam

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