Holland America Line’s luxurious Veendam will return to Boston next year for a short season of seven night Bermuda cruises. There will be four sailings in total, down from the six offered earlier this year.

Uniquely, the 57, 092 ton Veendam will offer a full, three night stay docked alongside in Bermuda’s capital of Hamilton. During these stays, the on board shops and the casino will be allowed to open while the ship is in port- a concession from the Bermuda government, no doubt influenced by the dramatic decline in the number of smaller ships visiting both Hamilton and the former capital of St. Georges.

With a capacity of 1,350 passengers and a crew of 580, the 1996 built Veendam will thus offer the best and most comprehensive season of Bermuda cruises available on any ship in 2016. With a matchless city centre berth- the Veendam literally docks right across from the main front street in Hamilton- and the advantage of a full twenty four hours longer in port than any other ship on the summer Bermuda run, the ship offers great scope for in depth exploration of this beautiful Atlantic island.

The four sailing dates are; May 14, May 21, June 11 and June 18.

Cruise only prices from the United Kingdom start at £648, based on two people sharing an inside cabin.

Veendam will berth right here, on Hamilton's front street. The ease of access is obvious

Veendam will berth right here, on Hamilton’s front street. The ease of access is obvious


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