Southern Caribbean

11 March - 25 March 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

10 Ports

11 March

Setting sail from Tampa

The Tampa Bay area of Florida is home to some of the finest beaches in the USA, as well as a host of cultural attractions. The city of Tampa itself may not be the main draw, but it still has some interesting sights, including historic Ybor City, Tampa's atmospheric Latin Quarter. The neighbouring city of St. Petersburg is home to the excellent waterfront Salvador Dalí Museum, and Sarasota's Ringling Museum of Art also hosts some interesting exhibitions. Other attractions in the area include Busch Gardens, a world class zoo and adventure park that provides great family entertainment.

Don't miss

Henry B. Plant was the father of Tampa. His 1891 built Tampa Bay Hotel now houses the Henry B. Plant museum, with the original furnishings, architecture and artifacts still adorning the walls.

12 March

United States: Key West

13-14 March

At sea

15 March

Puerto Rico: San Juan

16 March

U.S. Virgin Islands: St Thomas

17 March

Antigua and Barbuda: St John's

18 March

Saint Lucia: Castries

19 March

At sea

20 March

Curaçao: Willemstad

21 March

Aruba: Oranjestad

22 March

At sea

23 March

Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman

24 March

At sea

25 March

Arriving in Tampa

Our tip

This is a great destination for families, but otherwise the Mundy advice is to give it a miss – Sarasota is perhaps a better option.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam pool deck
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam interior stateroom

With just over 1,400 guests, this inviting mid-size ship is the perfect combination: small enough to maintain a friendly atmosphere and high levels of service, and large enough to offer plenty of choice and variety in dining and activity.

What we love

A Holland America ship is very distinctive, with an outstanding collection of art and sculpture on board that takes you back to the heritage of the company's maritime roots, and forward to its contemporary and innovative style.

Capacity 1,404 Guests
Crew 600 International Staff
Style

A relaxed, warm and welcoming atmosphere makes Rotterdam an excellent choice for stylish travellers enjoying space and elegance as they explore.

Year Built 1997
Last Refurbished 2009
Tonnage 61,849 grt
Length 780 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 25 knots
More about MS Rotterdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Loews Don Cesar Hotel, St Petersburg

Tampa Bay accommodation

Stay in St Petersburg rather than Tampa itself – try the Pink Palace, as the Don CeSar is known.

Myakka River State Park, Florida

See more of Florida

Go out to the state parks for wildlife exploration, but watch out for the alligators.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP