Holland America Line Adds More Caribbean Cruises for 2020

by Jessica Montevago

Upon its return to Port Tampa Bay in 2020, Holland America Line is ramping up its Caribbean cruise offerings.

Adding Western Caribbean and Gulf ports in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to the line's existing Caribbean offerings, Veendam will sail roundtrip cruises from Tampa from November 2020 through March 2021, and will include five- to 14-day itineraries.

The 1,350-passenger ship will sail four different seven-day itineraries. In the Southern Caribbean, guests can choose from among three different 14-day cruises. Five-day and 12-day cruises round out the offerings.

Tampa cruise itinerary highlights include:

- A special five-day cruise to Key West, Florida, and Cozumel, Mexico, kicks off the season on Nov. 3, 2020.

- Four different seven-day itinerary options take cruising to the edge of the Western Caribbean, with ports featuring: Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay and Banana Coast (Trujillo), Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; and Key West, Florida.

- Three variations of a 14-day Southern Caribbean sailing explore deeper into the islands of the region. Highlights include: Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Castries, Saint Lucia; Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Oranjestad, Aruba; Philipsburg, Saint Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Johns, Antigua and Barbuda; Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Willemstad, Curaçao; Key West, Florida; and Costa Maya, Mexico.

- A 12-day Southern Caribbean sailing departing on Mar. 28, 2020, features Key West, San Juan, Oranjestad, and Willemstad, among its eight ports.

Many of the cruises can be extended by combing two back-to-back into Collectors' Voyages of 19 or 21 days, for less than the cost of each cruise individually.

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