Caribbean Cruise:   Oct 21 – 28, 2018   |   Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale   |   ms Nieuw Amsterdam

Pricing & Info

We are pleased to offer you a special cruise rate for the 2018 Caribbean cruise. Your trip cost covers:

  • Ship accommodations for the 7-day cruise aboard the wonderful ms Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals, services, activities and entertainment on board
  • All onboard group activities and parties
Room Type Cost Per Person (Double Occupancy) Cost Per Person (Single Occupancy)
Interior – L

$669

$1171

Interior – K

$689

$1198

Interior – J

$699

$1216

Ocean-view – F

$789

$1373

Ocean-view – E

$799

$1391

Ocean-view – D

$819

$1426

Ocean-view – C

$829

$1443

Verandah Balcony – VD

$969

$1918

Verandah Balcony – VC

$999

$1978

Verandah Balcony – VB

$1029

$2038

Verandah Balcony – VA

$1059

$2098

Signature Suite – SY

$1649

$3248

Signature Suite – SS

$1799

$3548

Neptune Suite – SC

$2249

$4448

Neptune Suite – SB

$2499

$4948

Neptune Suite – SA

$2749

$5448

Pinnacle Suite – PS

$4549

$9048

To compare all room types, click here.

Costs

Pricing is based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad rates are available. Call for pricing.

Port charges are included in the above prices, however government fees, fuel surcharges, and taxes estimated at $145 per person are additional. Rates are per person, cruise only. If you are a single and would like to share a cabin, we can assist you with finding a roommate.

Registration will be $25.00 for members and $15.00 for guests payable with initial deposit.

Other items not covered in the cruise cost are items of a personal nature such as photographs, laundry, massage, as well as shore excursions, alcoholic beverages, sodas, or tipping. Holland America applies a service charge for tipping to your account on board at the rate of at least $13.50-$15.50 per guest per day. All service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge, so no additional tipping is necessary except for bar drinks and spa services which have "as-you-go" service charges added separately.

Payments

A deposit of $350 per person plus registration fee ($25 member/$15 guest) is needed to guarantee your reservation. Final payment will be due no later than July 15, 2018. Payments may be made by check (payable to AAA Travel), or by major credit card.

Cancellations

The cancellation policy is as follows:

  • From 75 days to 46 days prior to the cruise: 50% of the fare per person non-refundable
  • From 45 days to 16 days prior to the cruise: 75% of the fare per person non-refundable
  • There is no refund within 15 days of sailing

Cabin

Your cabin will be modern and cheery whether you choose a more economical interior cabin or a room with a view. You can even have your own private Verandah Balcony if you choose, or a penthouse suite. Each cabin has two lower beds (which can be arranged into a Queen or Twin bed), a TV, safe, refrigerator and bathroom with a shower and/or tub. Cabins which are designed for the physically challenged are also available.

For more information on room types and location, please refer to the ms Nieuw Amsterdam deck plan (PDF).

Share with a Shipmate!

If you are a single and looking to keep your cost down we can help you find a roommate! (No hot racking required!) Just indicate on your registration that you would like help finding a roommate and Kim Hedges will contact you when a match becomes available!

Dress

Being casual and comfortable is a part of life on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam. Weather in the Caribbean can be hot during the daytime, yet cool in the evening – You may need a light jacket for both cool weather and potential rain. The temperature in each cabin is individually controlled for your own comfort. Bring comfortable shoes to wear in port, streets are often uneven or rough. There are Two formal nights (black tie not required, but suit and tie for gents), and other nights are smart casual nights no jeans or t-shirts in the dining room). If you don’t want to participate in the formal nights, you have the option of dining casually on the Lido deck.

Travel to and From Ft. Lauderdale

We can arrange airline tickets and other personalized travel. We are able to quote fares for all airlines and look for the best prices. Transfers from the airport to the cruise ship and back are available at a minimal charge. Pre and post-cruise packages are available at an additional cost for those who would like to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale a day or two early, or stay after the cruise. We will offer custom hotel packages and touring both before and after the cruise; those details will be mailed to you at a later date. We will also have a list of RV parking sites.

Trip Insurance

The purchase of trip cancellation, travel accident and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. There are many uncertainties and unforeseen circumstances involved in our world, we therefore strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. This provides coverage in the event prepaid payments are forfeited due to your trip having to be canceled because of unforeseeable sickness, injury or death to you, a family member, or a traveling companion. It also provides coverage if there were to be a default on the part of the cruise line. In addition, it will provide coverage for travel accidents, baggage loss or damage, and medical evacuation. This insurance coverage is available at a rate which varies by your age and the cost of your cruise. For specific rate information, please see the Travel Guard flyer (PDF). You will be completely covered, waiving all pre-existing conditions, only if the insurance is purchased at the time of deposit. Please complete the section on the registration form (PDF) or online form regarding insurance. We cannot accept your registration unless this is completed and signed.

Passport & Immigration Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your return date is required for travel. Non-US citizens must have a valid passport and any necessary visas. Legal names must be correct on all documents. Lack of proper ID will result in denial of embarkation, therefore all passengers are responsible for necessary identification. If you have access to the internet, the following website offers excellent information regarding applying for and renewing passports: http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html. If you need to obtain a certi-fied copy of your birth certificate: http://www.vitalchek.com is a helpful website.