Volendam, Southern Eastern Caribbean Seafarer ex Ft Lauderdale Return

Caribbean

Details

19 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Volendam.

19 Night Cruise sailing from Ft Lauderdale roundtrip aboard Volendam.

Elegant and spacious, Volendam takes her décor cues from the garden. Her grand public spaces are graced with floral fabrics and tapestries, as well as huge vases of fresh floral arrangements. While on board, explore the wonders of nature in BBC Earth Experiences. Enjoy a cooking show or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen. Relax with a spa treatment at the Greenhouse Salon & Spa. Or dine in one of our selection of fine restaurants.

Highlights of this cruise:

Ft Lauderdale
Port Everglades, the port for Fort Lauderdale is the world's premier cruise port with more home-ported ships and cruise lines than any other port in the world.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is famous for its boats and more than seven miles of sparkling beaches. The City’s award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline. It features array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues.

Beachgoers can participate in a wide range of activities from boating, wind surfing, jet skiing and volleyball to snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading.

Grand Turk
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British crown colony of more than 40 islands and small cays (only eight of which are inhabited). They offer numerous national parks, beautiful white sand beaches, nature reserves, sanctuaries and historical sites. Despite an increase in tourist numbers and a banking and insurance boom, the islands remain largely uncommercialized and unspoilt with small, personal places to stay and a heavy emphasis on ecotourism.

Grand Turk is the islands' seat of government and commerce, as well as their historic and cultural center. The Turks & Caicos National Museum, situated on the waterfront, tells the story of the oldest shipwreck discovered in the Americas and exhibits rare prints and manuscripts from all of the islands. Front Street has a number of colonial buildings, dating from the early 19th century. They have imposing entrances in the high, whitewashed walls that surround their gardens. There are many delightful bays on the eastern shores of Grand Turk. The island is also an excellent base for diving and fishing.

Willemstad
Curaçao, the largest island in the Netherlands Antilles, is part of the Dutch Leeward Islands, also known as the Dutch Antilles. Willemstad, the capital, is noted for its brightly colored, Dutch-style houses and Cunucu dwellings (based on African-style mud and wattle huts). It is one of the best shopping destinations in the Caribbean. The harbor has a floating market where colorful barges full of agricultural produce are moored. Nearby is the new market building, the design of which is very unusual.

Popular places to visit in Willemstad include Fort Amsterdam, now the seat of government of the Netherlands Antilles, the Queen Emma Pontoon bridge and the Queen Juliana Bridge. The latter spans the harbor at a height of 490m (1600ft). The architecture of the Scharloo area, reached by crossing the Wilhelmina Drawbridge, is fascinating, dating from as early as 1700. The Mikvé Israel Synagogue is the oldest in the Americas and, like the Jewish Beth Heim Cemetery, is worth a visit. Its courtyard museum has a fine collection of historical artifacts.

Oranjestad
Aruba is the smallest island in the Leeward group of the Dutch Caribbean islands. Its Dutch heritage can be seen in its pastel-colored gabled buildings and a windmill brought piece by piece from Holland found in the capital of Oranjestad. Oranjestad has a daily market in the Paardenbaai (Schooner Harbour), and offers numerous shops, boutiques and malls that are all within easy walking distance of the ship. In the main street you will find many stores, shops, boutiques, restaurants and street vendors to investigate.

Oranjestad is a popular tourist destination boasting sunshine, silky sand, aquamarine waters, cooling trade winds, natural scenic wonders, friendly and courteous service, modern and efficient amenities, golf and tennis clubs, duty-free shopping, an array of nightly entertainment and some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean. Most of its 29 hotels sit side by side down one major strip along the southwestern shore, with restaurants, exotic boutiques, fiery floor shows, and glitzy casinos right on their premises.

Aruba’s principal attraction is its beaches and the Natural Bridge, an arch carved from coral cliffs by the surf. The bridge is the biggest and highest in the Caribbean and is Aruba’s most famous natural wonder. On the northern tip of the island is the California Lighthouse, and off this coast is the wreck of a German freighter from World War II, which is now very popular spot for scuba divers. The Chapel of Alto Vista at Alto Vista is another popular site on the north coast. It is bright yellow and hard to miss.

St Johns
Shop on Redcliffe and Heritage Quays in Antigua's capital, sunbathe on one of 365 beaches, or visit historic Nelson's Dockyard, a splendid renovation which houses quaint shops, restaurants and a museum.

St Thomas
St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and the most visited port in the Caribbean. Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands offers elegant dining, exciting nightlife, and world-class duty-free shopping. The city's reputation as the shopping mecca of the Caribbean draws visitors from all over the region and around the world. The island architecture is an eclectic mix of Spanish patios, French iron gates and grillwork, Dutch doors, and Danish rooftops.

St. Thomas also provides natural wonders such as the beautiful Magens Bay and stunning views of the Caribbean from 1,500 feet above sea level. Drake's Seat is particularly famous for its vistas. Crystalline white sand and calm turquoise waters can be found make its beaches amongst the most beautiful in the world. Sports and activities are abundant on St. Thomas. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Mahogany Run course. St. Thomas is also well known for its world-class yachting and sportfishing.

Half Moon Cay
Half Moon Cay (also known as Little San Salvador Island) is one of about 700 islands that make up the archipelago of the Bahamas. It is located roughly halfway between Eleuthera and Cat Island. It is a private island, owned by Holland America Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & PLC, which uses it as a one-day stop (port of call) for the cruise ships it operates in the region.

Activities offered on the island include swimming, sunning, scuba diving, jet-skiing, cycling, and snorkeling. Deep-sea fishing, parasailing, glass-bottom boat rides, and nature walks also are available. A variety of water toys are available for rent, including Hobie catamarans, Sunfish sailboats, windsurfing sailboards, and kayaks. There are volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a fitness trail with exercise stations, horseback riding, and nature trails for hiking.

Pricing (per person)

  • All (24)
Quad Triple Twin Single

MM - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,190 Request

N - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,190 Request

M - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,209 Request

L - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,229 Request

K - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,249 Request

J - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,269 Request

I - Interior Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,289 Request

H - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 3,467 Request

HH - Large Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View)

Request Request AU$ 3,467 Request

G - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,516 Request

FF - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,893 Request

F - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,942 Request

EE - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 3,992 Request

E - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,041 Request

DD - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,091 Request

DA - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,140 Request

D - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,190 Request

C - Large Oceanview Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,239 Request

CA - Lanai Stateroom

Request Request AU$ 4,586 Request

BB - BB - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,427 Request

BC - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,427 Request

B - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,615 Request

AA - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,803 Request

A - Vista Suite

Request Request AU$ 5,991 Request

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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