Caribbean and Bahamas: Southern Caribbean Seafarer Cruise

Holland America Line

Experience the Caribbean as only Holland America Line can deliver. Travel on the newest member of Holland America Line's fleet to the Caribbean. Relax onboard Rotterdam® in spacious comfort, surrounded by fresh flowers and museum-quality art. Sample an amazing array of enriching onboard activities and artfully crafted Caribbean shore excursions – from snorkeling to parasailing to horseback riding on the beach. Then explore their private island, Half Moon Cay, for a blissful island experience unlike any other. Savor it all while indulging in exquisite onboard cuisine and the unparalleled personal attention of the gracious crew.

Included Extras

Executive Member Benefit

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Costco Shop Card

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Sailing Itinerary

Note: Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Please verify ports and times directly with the cruise line.

Day 1Port of Call Fort LauderdaleDeparture 4:00pm

Overview

Ft Lauderdale is a city of islands held together by an intricate web of canals, rivers, bays and waterways hundreds of miles long. Needless to say, boating is a favorite city pastime, whether zooming along on a speedboat, enjoying a fishing charter, or cruising the coastline by yacht. Beautiful homes of every size and style make up the bulk of this primarily residential area. By the beach, a leisurly stroll can be taken along the new landscaping wavewall design of the beachfront promenade. But this city is anything but sedate. Once a spring break hot spot, the town still has an energetic and colorful nightlife. Nearby, charming Laudrdale-By-the-Sea is home to one of the only living coral reefs in the US accesible from shore. Las Olas Boulevard, a shoppers paradise, is the chic new shopping and trendy dining area of downtown. If sports are more your inclination, dozens of golf courses and hundreds of public parks allow you to absorb the great Florida outdoors. Cultural arts are also popular. Water taxis bring theater-goers from throughout the city to the Performing Arts Center on the water.

Day 2Port of Call Half Moon Cay Arrival 8:00amDeparture 3:00pm

Overview

If you've ever dreamed of making the first footprints on the beach of a truly secluded tropical island, you'll have your chance on Half Moon Cay, Holland America's own private island in the Bahamas. Swim, snorkel and sail till the beat of a steel-drum band summons you to the beach party and buffet. Cast off your everyday cares on sunswept beaches as you play the day away.

Day 3Port of Call Grand Turk Arrival 10:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. The 19th-century Grand Turk Lighthouse is perched on a rocky bluff in the north. Beaches with clear water ring the island, which is home to wild horses and donkeys.

Day 4 Cruising
Day 5Port of Call Oranjestad Arrival 8:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Oranjestad is the capital of the Dutch island of Aruba, in the Caribbean Sea. Near the marina, the 18th-century Fort Zoutman and the Willem III Tower, formerly a lighthouse, house the Historical Museum, which chronicles the island’s past. The Archaeological Museum displays indigenous artifacts dating back as far as 2500 B.C. Along the waterfront, L.G. Smith Boulevard is dotted with boutiques and shopping malls.

Day 6Port of Call Bonaire Arrival 7:00amDeparture 11:00pm

Overview

Over the last two decades, Bonaire has consistently ranked as the finest snorkeling and scuba diving destination in the Caribbean. A major reason for this prominence is the island's diligent stewardship of its marine resources -- all of the waters off Bonaire's coast have been legally protected since 1979, and it shows. But there is plenty more to do here. The unusually steady trade winds that wash over the island create ideal conditions for world-class windsurfing, and the sere beauty of its semi-desert landscape is home to an outlandish assortment of wildlife. Iguanas meditatively toast themselves atop the desert rock formations of Washington Slagbaai, while vast orange-pink clouds of flamingoes drift across bone-white salt flats. Divi-divi trees bend into surreal sculptures of the wind itself, and towering cacti stand as reminders of the Caribbean's diverse ecology.

Day 7Port of Call Willemstad Arrival 7:00amDeparture 6:00pm

Overview

Forget the squat resorts muscling each other along the coast and don't be put off by the disjointed shambles of badly signed roads: Willemstad is gorgeous. The capital of the Netherlands Antilles and one of a select number of urban areas on UNESCO's World Heritage List, it's divided in two by capacious St Anna Bay, the largest harbor in the Caribbean. Punda, to the east, and Otrobanda, to the west, are connected by a quaint pontoon bridge known as the Swinging Old Lady - she cocks a leg for boats. Punda is the oldest part of the city, crowded with 17th- and 18th-century Dutch-style buildings. The 1732 Mikvé Emanuel Synagogue is the oldest in the Americas. Its interior, including the original pipe organ and brass chandeliers, has been carefully preserved, and the floor is covered in footstep muffling sand. There's an adjacent Jewish Cultural Museum. Fort Amsterdam was once the center of town and now houses the main offices for the government of the Netherlands Antilles. You can see a cannonball lodged in the wall of the fort chapel, a memento of Captain Bligh's 26-day siege in 1804. Also in Punda is the wonderful floating market (mercado flotante). Vendors make the sea trip from Venezuela every morning with fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood - the stalls aren't actually floating, but they're close enough to the water to justify the name. At the eastern end of Willemstad is the Sea Aquarium, where you can get a preview or a recap on the creatures of the deep. You can even dive or snorkel in this controlled environment if the sea seems a little frisky. Head west and across the channel to Otrobanda ('other side'). Otrabanda became Willemstad's first suburb in the late 17th century, when lepers and convicts banished from Punda began moving here. The area's low-rise architecture is the result of an 18th century order not to obstruct Fort Amsterdam's line of fire. Most of the city's historic buildings are in Otrobanda, including the 1734 St Anna Basilica, the oldest in the Antilles. The Riffort, a defensive post on the entrance to the sea, has been used as a telegraph station, radio station, desalination plant, WWII officers' digs, scout hall and is now partly occupied by a ritzy restaurant. Otrabanda's charm extends beyond its brochure-ready buildings. The maze of streets and lanes wiggling back from the waterfront are fun to wander - stores and houses run the gamut from pastel and spruce to crumbling and spooky. Also, much of the advertising and store signage is hand painted, giving the streets perky, individual characters. The Curaçao Museum in western Otrobanda is housed in a 19th-century sailors' hospital. Displays include paintings by early-20th-century Dutch masters, a carillon and a menagerie of other musical instruments, and a hat-making diorama (hats were a source of income for many women up until WWI). There are also worthy exhibitions on the local Indian population and the geology of the ABC islands.

Day 8 Cruising
Day 9Port of Call Amber Cove Arrival 7:00amDeparture 5:00pm

Overview

Located in the province of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic's north coast region, Amber Cove merges the historic colonial architecture with the modern contemporary amenities of the greatest ports in the world. Amber Cove encompasses 30 acres of waterfront property and will feature a welcome center with myriad of retail and entertainment.

Day 10 Cruising
Day 11Port of Call Fort Lauderdale Arrival 7:00am

Overview

Ft Lauderdale is a city of islands held together by an intricate web of canals, rivers, bays and waterways hundreds of miles long. Needless to say, boating is a favorite city pastime, whether zooming along on a speedboat, enjoying a fishing charter, or cruising the coastline by yacht. Beautiful homes of every size and style make up the bulk of this primarily residential area. By the beach, a leisurly stroll can be taken along the new landscaping wavewall design of the beachfront promenade. But this city is anything but sedate. Once a spring break hot spot, the town still has an energetic and colorful nightlife. Nearby, charming Laudrdale-By-the-Sea is home to one of the only living coral reefs in the US accesible from shore. Las Olas Boulevard, a shoppers paradise, is the chic new shopping and trendy dining area of downtown. If sports are more your inclination, dozens of golf courses and hundreds of public parks allow you to absorb the great Florida outdoors. Cultural arts are also popular. Water taxis bring theater-goers from throughout the city to the Performing Arts Center on the water.

Onboard the Rotterdam

Costco Member Reviews

4.3 of 5 stars4.3/5 (269 Reviews)

Ship Rating

3.5/5

In honor of some of the most memorable ships in Holland America Line's history, their third Pinnacle-class ship (and new flagship) will be named Rotterdam. This new addition to the fleet will fill your journey with a rhythm all its own, putting music front and center, creating the soundtrack to the discoveries you make every day. At the heart of it all is Music Walk®: an exclusive collection of five venues featuring live music and electrifying performances from accomplished musicians, dancers and artists every night. Rotterdam hits all the right notes: exquisite dining experiences, enhanced staterooms and suites, the finest service at sea and craftsmanship that reflects nearly 150 years of seafaring expertise. The result is a ship that moves you — from the start of your first day to the end of each perfect night. Ship images are an artist rendering.

Onboard Activities

Activities & Services (included in cruise)

BB King's Blues Club

  • Casino
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Game Arcade
  • Movies
  • Theater/Show Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Pool - Indoor/Covered
  • Sports Facilities
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Internet Center
  • Library
  • Billboard Onboard
  • Rolling Stone Rock Room
  • B.B. Kings Blues Club
  • Organized Age Specific Activities
  • Concierge Desk
  • Elevators
  • Safe Deposit Boxes

Activities & Services (available for an extra fee)

Greenhouse Spa

  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Classes
  • Full-Service Spa
  • Spa Services/Massage
  • Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
  • Infirmary/Medical Center

Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the cruise line without notice. Staterooms designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

Dining

The Dining Room

Main Dining

The Dining Room: For breakfast, lunch or an unforgettable five-course dinner, the elegant main Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining, with menu selections from classic favorites to vegetarian options to dishes inspired by the regions you’ll visit.

Pinnacle Grill

Specialty Dining

Pinnacle Grill: Reserve a table in the intimate Pinnacle Grill for lunch or dinner and celebrate the day’s adventures with cuisine inspired by the bounty of America’s Pacific Northwest. In this elegantly appointed room, service is warm and engaging, and a meal is an event. The menu focuses on premium ingredients expertly prepared—from wild-caught king salmon from Alaska to sustainably raised beef from Washington State’s Double R Ranch. And, every evening in this venue offers a chance for you to experience the signature recipes of Culinary Council Chef David Burke. Complementing your perfectly prepared meals are boutique wines from the Pacific Northwest and other celebrated vineyards from around the world. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Canaletto: This authentic Italian restaurant offers a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for "sharing"). Try Braised Chicken Cacciatore "al Forno" Branzino ai Ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti pomodoro or garlic shrimp-infused ravioli, perhaps. Buon appetito! This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Rudi's Sel De Mer: Named for Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, Rudi’s Sel de Mer is an intimate brasserie featuring classic French dishes reimagined with contemporary flair. Menu selections include whole Dover sole meunière with shaved pink Himalayan sea salt, oysters on the half shell, fruits de mer, and salt-crust baked branzino, as well as favorites such as steak frites, duck cassoulet and coq au vin. Conclude your dinner with a classic dessert and fine French cheeses. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Tamarind: Tamarind delights with exotic menus evoking the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Menus created by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin feature dishes honoring the elements of water, wood, fire and earth. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Nami Sushi: Inspired by Culinary Council® member and world-renowned sushi master, Andy Matsuda, Nami Sushi offers a tempting array of the sushi rolls he’s created. Choose from such delectable selections as Tempura Lobster Roll with soft shell crab tempura; Dragon Roll with tempura shrimp, unagi sauce and avocado; Tsutsumi Roll with snapper, green olive, caper and avocado; Futomoki Roll with crab, yamagobo, avocado and cucumber; Volcano Roll with sesame-marinated salmon and Thai chilis; Nigiri sushi with tuna, salmon and ebi shrimp; and more. The word “nami”, Japanese in origin, means “wave” and is a homage to the ocean views you’ll enjoy as you dine on the freshest, tastiest and most inventive sushi at sea. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Room Service

Casual Dining

Lido Market: Explore a world of intriguing culinary possibilities in the Lido Market. Steps from the Lido pool, this modern marketplace includes a curated selection of delicious options that you can grab on the go or have made to order: Breadboard, with freshly baked breads and pastries; Wild Harvest, offering a bountiful selection of hearty salads; Homestead, serving up comfort classics; Distant Lands, featuring global cuisine; Sweet Spot, for ice cream creations and desserts; Roasting Pan, hand-carved meats, fish and other hearty entrees; Perk, freshly brewed beverages and chilled juices; Quench, premium coffee, beer, wine, and soda available for purchase; Rise, savory quiches, croissants and sandwiches, and more.

New York Deli and Pizza: Authentic deli sandwiches piled high, indulgent personal pan pizzas and creative salads are served up poolside.

Grand Dutch Café: Inspired by blue and white Delftware, the Grand Dutch Cafe is the place to enjoy a fine pale lager or favorite coffee beverage with a traditional Dutch snack. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Gelato: At Gelato, you can indulge your sweet tooth with a classic European gelato (ice cream), made fresh on board each day by chefs trained at the Carpigiani Gelato University. Choose among 12 delightful flavors, two of which are rotated daily. This restaurant is available for an additional cost.

Room Service: Complimentary 24-hour dining in the comfort of your stateroom.


Times, costs and other specifics are outside the control of Costco Travel. All information is at the sole discretion of the cruise line and is subject to change without notice. Dining time and table size preferences are submitted to the cruise line on a first-come, first-served request basis and are confirmed aboard ship. Questions, concerns and/or special needs regarding dining arrangements must be addressed with the maitre d' hotel aboard ship. Every effort is made to accommodate travelers' preferences; however, Costco Travel cannot guarantee dining arrangements. In specialty restaurants, space is limited and reservations are recommended. A cover charge and dress code may apply.

Staterooms

Elegant staterooms feature luxurious bedding, premium massage showerheads and more.

Large Interior Spa Stateroom (Category: IQ)

Category: IQ

Large or Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: I)

Category: I

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: J)

Category: J

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: K)

Category: K

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: L)

Category: L

Standard Interior Stateroom (Category: N)

Category: N

Elegant staterooms feature luxurious bedding, premium massage showerheads and a porthole or a window. All VH-category staterooms have partially obstructed views.

Family Oceanview Stateroom (Category: FA)

Category: FA

Family Oceanview Stateroom (Category: FB)

Category: FB

Large Oceanview Spa Stateroom (Category: CQ)

Category: CQ

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: C)

Category: C

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: D)

Category: D

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: E)

Category: E

Large Oceanview Stateroom (Category: F)

Category: F

Single Oceanview Stateroom (Category: OO)

Category: OO

Elegant staterooms feature luxurious bedding, premium massage showerheads and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah.

Verandah Spa Stateroom (Category: VQ)

Category: VQ

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VS)

Category: VS

Verandah Stateroom (Category: V)

Category: V

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VA)

Category: VA

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VB)

Category: VB

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VC)

Category: VC

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VD)

Category: VD

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VE)

Category: VE

Verandah Stateroom (Category: VF)

Category: VF

Verandah Stateroom (partially obstructed view) (Category: VH)

Category: VH

Luxurious suites feature a whirlpool bath (some with shower only), large sitting area, private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows and more.

Pinnacle Suite with Verandah (Category: PS)

Category: PS

Neptune Spa Suite with Verandah (Category: SQ)

Category: SQ

Neptune Suite with Verandah (Category: SA)

Category: SA

Neptune Suite with Verandah (Category: SB)

Category: SB

Neptune Suite with Verandah (Category: SC)

Category: SC

Signature Suite with Verandah (Category: SS)

Category: SS

Signature Suite with Verandah (Category: SY)

Category: SY

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: AS)

Category: AS

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: A)

Category: A

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: B)

Category: B

Vista Suite with Verandah (Category: BC)

Category: BC

Deck Plan

Cruise Ship
Observation Deck
Key to Symbols
SymbolDescription
Quad (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 upper)Quad (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 upper)
Triple (2 lower beds, 1 upper)Triple (2 lower beds, 1 upper)
Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)Triple (2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed)
Double (2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, no Murphy bed)Double (2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, no Murphy bed)
Partially obstructed viewPartially obstructed view
Connecting roomsConnecting rooms
Floor-to-ceiling windowsFloor-to-ceiling windows
Shower onlyShower only
Uncovered verandahUncovered verandah
Solid-steel verandah railing instead of clear-view Plexiglas railingSolid-steel verandah railing instead of clear-view Plexiglas railing
Fully accessible, roll-in shower onlyFully accessible, roll-in shower only
Ambulatory accessible, shower only with small step, steip into bathroom, standard interior and exterior door sizeAmbulatory accessible, shower only with small step, steip into bathroom, standard interior and exterior door size
Part solid-steel, part clear-view Plexiglas railingPart solid-steel, part clear-view Plexiglas railing

Ship Facts

Rotterdam ship image
  • Ship Name: Rotterdam
  • Year Built: 2020
  • Year Entered Present Fleet: 2021
  • Ship Class: Pinnacle
  • Maximum Capacity: 3,170
  • Number of Passenger Decks: 13
  • Number of Crew: 1,036
  • Officers' Nationality: International
  • Ocean-View without Balcony: 103
  • Ocean-View with Balcony: 748
  • Total Inside Staterooms: 280
  • Tonnage (GRT): 99,500
  • Country of Registry: Netherlands
  • Total Staterooms: 1,339
  • Suites with Balcony: 164
  • Crew/Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Costco Travel makes every effort to verify the accuracy of all information provided. Additional fees for amenities or services may be charged by the hotel, resort or cruise line. Amenities or services may be discontinued or revised by the provider without notice. Hotels, resorts, ships or accommodations designated as wheelchair-accessible do not necessarily meet ADA requirements. Costco Travel is not responsible for inaccuracies or provider modifications.

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Ship's registry: The Netherlands

Images of ship are artist rendering.

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