Ports of Call
Explore our ports of call, where you can walk, shop, and dine in Caribbean paradises!
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Fort Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Fort Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or venture to the Everglades for an intriguing airboat excursion.
Enjoy the arts, culture, shopping and enticing events that the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale are famous for!
It seems like some neighborhoods of the town couldn't decide which pastel to choose and just picked them all. All the better: blue was taken by the water, white by the beaches, and green by the seven species of palm. Located on the Bahamian island of New Providence, Nassau is both a big city, tropical idyll, and ideal cruise destination. Explore the Old Town, catch the flamingo show at Ardastra Gardens, or shop the Straw Market or Potters' Cay. For all Nassau's attractions, however, the most transcendent local sights are underwater, in its wrecks, reefs, and blue holes. Dive in.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
It seems like the entire length of St. Thomas's coastline is intricately scalloped. What that means for cruise visitors is an endless succession of sandy crescents and protected coves. Try Magen's Bay, just on the other side of the island from the main town, Charlotte Amalie. Hull Bay has surfing in winter. Brewer's Bay pairs well with sunsets. Snorkel at Coki Beach. Once you've beached enough, consider taking the aerial tram up to Paradise Point. You'll get a great view of Charlotte Amalie. And then? Shopping — duty-free. There are dozens of stores downtown, ranging from the upscale Yacht Haven Grande to the eclectic Vendor's Plaza.
Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI
With its charming gingerbread homes and sleepy streets, Frederiksted is a colorful harbor on the west end of St. Croix. Wander along the waterfront to explore local shops and restaurants. Explore Fort Frederik, built in 1760 – where slaves were emancipated in 1848. Visit St Paul's Anglican Church and St Patrick's Catholic Church.
Of all three historic towns in the Virgin Islands, the history of Frederiksted is arguably the most remarkable. You will enjoy a walking tour that shares the history of the town while showcasing the magnificent waterfront, historic Fort Frederik, Victorian townhouses and historic churches.
Tours begin on the waterfront adjacent to the pier and wind their way through the wide avenues of the town, from Strand Street to Customs House Street, then on to Prince Street where the Old Danish School and St. Patrick’s Church stand then to King Cross Street and ending at Strand Street Park. Inside visit to the Fort Frederik and to the Caribbean Museum.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
While Holland America Line is committed to keeping 98 percent of its pristine private island wild, Half Moon Cay offers everything you need for a day of play on your Caribbean cruise. Park yourself in an air-conditioned cabana along a two-mile crescent of blinding white beach. Visit Stingray Cove to feed and learn more about the gentle creatures. Ride your horse to a deserted beach and into the surf. Or, take your kids to Half Moon Lagoon, island's aqua park and children's playground. Part of the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay lies about 100 miles southeast of Nassau and is visited on nearly every Caribbean itinerary.