Your Itinerary

Your Vacation Begins Here - Friday October 25 - Ft. Lauderdale - Hyatt Place, Dania Beach

 You are invited to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale one day prior to your cruise.  There will be a special gathering for all our cruise group passengers.   Discover the culture and natural beauty of Ft. Lauderdale as you enjoy so many fun things to do.  Visit the fashionable shops and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard. Experience live entertainment at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which features Broadway shows, ballet and concerts. Take a stroll down the Ft. Lauderdale beaches or climb aboard the Water Taxi for some sightseeing on the Intracoastal Waterway. 

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Saturday - October 26 - Board Ship

Board the beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam

Sunday - October 27 -Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

 The Caribbean is full of tropical wonders. But there’s nothing like Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s 2,400-acre private island paradise in the Bahamas.  Uncrowded and unspoiled, it combines the unparalleled natural beauty of a protected preserve with access to a wide range of amenities and activities. With miles of pristine, white-sand beach, guests can stay busy all day or simply luxuriate in tranquil solitude. Holland America Line acquired this beautiful island more than 20 years ago to create a unique and memorable experience for our Caribbean cruise guests. 

It is Halloween this week, how does a costume party sound?  We think it will be fun too.  More info to come.   

Monday - October 28 - At Sea

 A day to do it all or to do nothing at all.  It is your choice.  There is so much offered so that you never get bored and yet there are so many uncrowded places on the ship to just sit and enjoy conversations or maybe a nap. 

A formal wine tasting is scheduled. 

Tuesday - October 29 - Grand Turk, Turk & Caicos

 Grand Turk is a perfect cruise ship destination. You’ll find a small tropical island with a great selection of Grand Turk is a perfect cruise ship destination. You’ll find a small tropical island with a great selection of water sports, interesting historical sights, and best of all, exquisite beaches.
The Turks and Caicos features a beautiful marine environment, and it’s no wonder that many of the island’s top activities happen on or in the ocean. There’s lounging on the beach, scuba diving, snorkelling, boat charters, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, and whale watching., interesting historical Grand Turk is a perfect cruise ship destination. You’ll find a small tropical island with a great selection of water sports, interesting historical sights, and best of all, exquisite beaches. 

Wednesday - October 30 - Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

 Located on the Dominican Republic's north coast, the port of Amber Cove, near Puerto Plata, is a new phenomenon. Built in 2015, the area was fashioned as an homage to the country’s colonial architecture and features restaurants, bars and shops, as well as an activity center, a pool and cabanas. But it’s the neighboring region, known as the Amber Coast for its plethora of the semiprecious stone, that’s this port’s true draw. Along with golden-sand beaches and dramatic cliffs, there's the city of Puerto Plata, one of the Caribbean’s oldest, founded in the early 1500s. Another nearby option is Santiago de los Caballeros, known locally as simply Santiago, about an hour's drive from the port. The second-largest city in the Dominican Republic, it is home to excellent museums, historic buildings and cigar and rum makers. 

Thursday - October 31 - At Sea

Another day to chill and relax.  This is the life you worked hard for all year!   

Your seat is reserved at the Winemaker's Lunch in the Pinacle Grill. 

Friday - November 1 - Key West, Florida

 Key West, the southernmost point in the United States, is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches, historic sites and its pastel, conch-style architechture. Duval Street, one of the most energetic strips of shops, bars and cafes anywhere, offers Sloppy Joe’s bar, a favorite Key West hangout of novelist Ernest Hemingway. And, for the more sober-minded, there's Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. (Look for the celebrated six-toed cats).
Walking tours of Key West are the best way to see the island's intriguing homes, courtyards and gardens. Start in the center of town at the Key West City Cemetery, which offers a glimpse of Key West's past and its offbeat sense of humor, as exhibited by gravestones that read, "I told you I was sick," and "At least I know where he's sleeping tonight." 

Saturday - November 2

Returning to Ft. Lauderdale, enriched by the experience of your vacation!



Conveniently located to both airport and pier

Includes free shuttle service from airport to hotel.   Hyatt Place provides complimentary breakfast, wifi and  fitness center. 


All of spacious guestrooms feature our plush Hyatt Grand Bed® and state-of-the-art media and work centers. You’ll love the 42" HDTV, Cozy Corner with sofa or sofa-sleeper, and bathroom vanities with granite countertops and complimentary amenities. Get connected with free Wi-Fi .

Package Includes

 Our Pre-Cruise Hotel Package includes one nights accommodations plus tax,  private welcome event at hotel, and private transfers to ship day of cruise.  All for $235.88 per room (not per person, but per room, double occupancy) 

Need extra nights?

We are able to book your before or after your cruise at a special rate (not the same as our package) for extra hotel stay.