Sat, Jan 27: Fly to Fort Lauderdale and transfer to a hotel located near the port.
Sun, Jan 28: Transfer to the ship. Board the ms Eurodam and set sail early evening.
Mon, Jan 29: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Early morning arrival at Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s award-winning private island paradise. Picture a two-mile crescent of silky, white sand beach rimmed in blue, where you’re invited to spend the day playing and relaxing. There are a variety of activities from which to choose, including horse riding on trails and on the beach, a stingray swimming adventure, walking a nature trail, rent a Hobie Cat or just relaxing at a private beachfront cabana. Relax with a massage on the beach, enjoy a tropical cocktail and dine on delectable barbecue.
Tue, Jan 30: Enjoy a day at sea, indulging any whim onboard with activities and spa services.
Wed, Jan 31: George Town, Grand Cayman. Hit the duty-free shops for designer jewelry, perfume and rum cakes, visit the Cayman Turtle Farm or Stingray City, or snorkel in the clear, calm turquoise waters off Seven Mile Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
Thu, Feb 1: Cozumel, Mexico. Play the day away on the island of Cozumel, known for its world-class diving, snorkeling and fishing in the second largest reef in the world. Spend some time exploring the Mayan ruins at Tulum, spectacularly situated on the sea cliffs.
Fri, Feb 2: Day at sea.
Sat, Feb 3: Key West, Florida. This coral island is the last of a string of popular Florida destinations in the Gulf of Mexico. The celadon waters and the warm climate have been drawing visitors for centuries, from Ponce de Leon in the 16th century to Harry Truman to writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. The laid-back lifestyle and funky personality still draw visitors today. Sample local favorites of conch fritters and ceviche in one of the many restaurants. Don’t miss visiting America’s southernmost point – you’re only 90 miles north of Cuba!
Sun, Feb 4: Disembark in Fort Lauderdale and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Holland America’s five-star ship boasts a collection of artwork and antiques; a culinary arts center presented by Food & Wine magazine with demonstrations and interactive gourmet cooking lessons; Explorations Café, a coffeehouse with Internet access, sponsored by The New York Times; and port lectures and explorations speaker series. Highlights: elegant, spacious staterooms with plush Euro-top mattresses • 24-hour room service • 4 restaurants • 3 bars • wireless Internet access (fees apply) • Internet center • Greenhouse Spa and Salon • two outdoor swimming pools (one with retractable roof) • fitness center • basketball court • practice tennis court • more than 50 shipboard activities • casino • movie theatre • live musical entertainment and Broadway-style shows • library • free sessions of Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows® • Club HAL® kids facility • teen-only Loft and Oasis area • duty-free shops • escorted shore excursions.