ms Zuiderdam

ms Zuiderdam

Ship Facts

The Netherlands
82,305 grt
936 feet
24 knots
December 2002
Journalist Joan Lunden

Latest Post

Mar 2016

Cruisers Use Instagram to Show Off the Vibrant Colors of the Caribbean

Submitted by: HAL Social Media Team

This photo by Instagrammer @im_michee perfectly captures the beauty of Half Moon Cay.
This photo by Instagrammer @im_michee perfectly captures the beauty of Half Moon Cay.

A cruise to the Caribbean is a classic experience that never gets old! Where the sun is plentiful, the sand is white and powdery, the ocean is as clear as a swimming pool and vibrant tropical fish are abound, it only makes sense to experience the region on a Holland America Line ship! When cooler temperatures creep across the rest of the world from October through April, the Caribbean is the tropical oasis everyone desires. Luckily, we offer cruises ranging from four to 21 days exploring five different regions: Eastern, Western, Southern, Tropical and a partial transit of the Panama Canal. Throughout the 2015-2016 season, our guests have been heading to Instagram to post their own eye-catching photos showcasing just how beautiful the Caribbean truly is. From Cozumel to Grand Turk, sit back and be swept away while daydreaming of this beautiful abyss! Enjoy the Easy Life of the East The eastern Caribbean is characterized by a quiet, relaxing and refined lifestyle. Some typical ports of call include San Juan, Puerto Rico, and some of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cruisers enjoy its white powder beaches during the day, then shopping at local markets in the afternoons. The pace of living is slow and easy, so it’s the perfect destination for some quality rest and relaxation! Cruiser and Instagram user @ericajacobsen caught this eye-catching photo while at Fort de France, Martinique. Those iconic tall, swaying palms you probably picture when you think about the Caribbean really are all over this island! “I’d do anything to be back under this palm tree right now.” — @ericajacobsen If you’re looking for something more historic while still maintaining that tropical Caribbean charm, we recommend San Juan, Puerto Rico. We love this photo by Instagram user @11ericarrots as he snapped the port’s natural beauty and distinct skyline. Another popular hotspot in the eastern Caribbean is St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Instagrammer @j2hounds got an amazing close-up of Nieuw Amsterdam when it called at the island. Nothing can beat the blue hues of the Virgin Islands. Get Wild In Western Waters Known for it’s exotic scenery, wildlife and […]

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