Holland America Line (HAL) will introduce a Bermuda cruise program from Boston for summer 2015. According to a June 19 press release received by Examiner, the line’s ms Veendam will make six round-trip cruises between Boston, Mass. and Hamilton, Bermuda in May, June, and July 2015.
The cruises, all seven nights in length, will depart on select Saturdays and spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings alongside the capital city of Hamilton.
According to the HAL website, departures from Boston to Hamilton are scheduled for May 2, May 9, May 30, June 6, June 27, and July 5, 2015. These round-trip voyages will sail from the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, also known as Cruiseport Boston.
The Bermuda cruises supplement HAL’s previously announced schedule of Canada/New England cruises between Quebec City and Boston and a repositioning cruise from San Diego to Boston that transits the Panama Canal. These itineraries may be combined with a Bermuda sailing for back-to-back sailings that HAL dubs Collectors’ Voyages.
These voyages mark HAL’s first return to Bermuda cruising since its seasonal program from New York City from 2010 to 2012, also on Veendam.
According to the press release, fares for the seven-night Bermuda itinerary start at $799 per person. Starting fares for a 14-night Bermuda and Canada/New England Collectors’ Voyage start at $1,499, and the 24-night Panama Canal and Bermuda Collectors’ voyage begin at $2,499.
Veendam measures 57,092 gross tons and 719 feet in length, and has a capacity of 1,350 passengers (double occupancy) and 580 crew. She made her maiden voyage in 1996. The ship underwent a major overhaul in 2009 that included the addition of two new cabin categories, a large wading pool, and an Italian restaurant.
For more information on Veendam or on HAL’s 2015 Bermuda program, contact your travel agent or Holland America Line.