ms Westerdam

ms Westerdam

Ship Facts

The Netherlands
82,348 grt
936 feet
24 knots
April 2004
Actress Renée Soutendijk

Latest Post

May 2016

Holiday Happiness with Holland America Line on These December Cruises

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team


The holidays can be the best time of year, full of twinkling lights and festive cheer. But the holidays also can bring stress for many with planning, cooking and cleaning. Imagine leaving that all behind (the stress, we mean!) by letting Holland America Line take care of everything on a holiday cruise. Onboard you can sit back, relax and enjoy time well-spent with family and friends … all while traveling to beautiful locales! Festivities onboard bring the holidays to the high seas, so you won’t miss the joy of the season, just the headaches that can come with it! In December, Holland America Line has ships positioned all over the world, so you can find the perfect getaway to celebrate. Whether you want to escape the winter chill and spend a week relaxing on beaches around the Caribbean, or enjoy an exotic getaway filled with adventure in Australia and New Zealand, one of these cruises is sure to make you want to get started on your holiday wish list early! Salty and Sunny Caribbean If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, a cruise to the Caribbean is just what you need. Holland America Line will have multiple ships cruising from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and ms Oosterdam will cruise from Tampa, Florida. The itineraries feature popular island ports like Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, known for being an incredible dive spot; and the always-festive Key West, Florida. Holland America Line’s newest ship, Koningsdam, will spend most of the year cruising in Europe but in the fall it repositions to the Caribbean, giving guests a chance to enjoy white-sand beaches by day and the ship’s incredible amenities by night. Koningsdam’s seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale Dec. 23 and calls at Grand Turk; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; and of course, guest-favorite Half Moon Cay. Zuiderdam also will be cruising the Caribbean with a seven-day western Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale. The ship calls at Half Moon Cay; Falmouth, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel, Mexico. For […]

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