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Itinerary

  • Sunday, March 28—Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Monday, March 29, 2021—At Sea
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021—Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021—Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
  • Thursday, April 1, 2021—Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Friday, April 2, 2021— Sea
  • Saturday, April 3, 2021—Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
  • Sunday, April 4, 2021—Fort Lauderdale, Florida

About Our Destination

Climate

Average year-round temperature is a perfect 82°F (28°C). High noon is a bit warmer and at night it can get breezy, but mostly you’ll be fine in shorts and a t-shirt. The islands are fairly dry, averaging a little over 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of rain per month. Most rain falls from September to early December so in March you can expect mostly dry days.

Currency

U.S. Dollars are accepted in all ports-of-call.

Before Your Trip

What is Included?

  • Accommodations for 8 days and 7 nights on Holland America’s Signature class ship, the ms Eurodam
  • Stateroom amenities: Luxurious euro-top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, salon-quality bathroom amenities and toiletries, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player; and ice, shoeshine, and nightly turndown services
  • Six dining venues—breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the fully included Dining Room, Lido Market, and Dive-In, and, for an additional cost, dinner at the reservation-only Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto, and Tamarind restaurants—plus included 24-hour in-room dining
  • Lounges throughout offering premium alcohol and soft drinks, along with the Explorations Café featuring specialty coffee drinks (beverages are an extra charge)
  • Two swimming pools—Sea View and Lido—as well as a hydro pool jacuzzi in the Greenhouse Spa (extra charge)
  • Casino, fitness center, internet café and digital workshops, full-service spa, Port to Table regional cooking demos and tastings (extra charge), BBC Earth Experiences and O, The Oprah Magazine programming, and boutiques
  • Olivia’s signature entertainment, programming, and staff assistance throughout

What’s Not Included?

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Internet access, phone, fax
  • Medical attention
  • Optional excursions
  • Ship services such as boutique, casino, spa, photos, and bingo
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, alcohol such as wine, beer, and cocktails
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Travel insurance
  • Other incidentals

Cancellation Policy

Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT: We highly recommend Travel Insurance to protect your vacation. The specific cancellation policy for the 2021 Caribbean Islands Cruise is outlined below and in your Olivia Terms & Conditions for this trip.

Trip Cancellation Fee Schedule:

  • Your deposit of $250 per person is non-refundable.
  • If you cancel by March 28, 2020 the cancellation fee is 50% of the trip cost.
  • Beginning March 29, 2020, your 2021 Caribbean Islands Cruise becomes non-refundable.

Transfer funds are non-refundable and non-transferable from the point of sale forward.

2021 CARIBBEAN ISLANDS CRUISE

Start Date

End Date

Cancel Penalty

Trip Date

3/29/2021

Cancellation 365 days or more prior to trip date

3/29/2020

50% of trip cost

Cancellation 0-364 days prior to trip date

3/30/2020

3/29/2021

100% of trip cost

Community: Joining the Facebook Trip Group If you’d like to chat with other women who are going on this trip, join the Caribbean Islands Cruise 2021 Facebook page.

Olivia Honeymoon and Celebration Registration

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Passport and Visa

You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.

If you are a U.S. Citizen, you DO NOT need to get a visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.

Special Occasions

If your birthday falls on a date during the trip, or you will celebrate an anniversary or any other special event during the week of your trip that you have not already told your Olivia Travel Consultant about, please let us know as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.

Specific Needs—Medical, Mobility, Dietary, and Otherwise

If you have medical, mobility, or dietary requirements that you have not already told your Olivia Travel Consultant about, please let us know as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip. Additional information on this topic can be found in this document in About Our Destination > Activity Level.

Travel Insurance

Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment. Now more than ever it’s important to think about the unexpected. It is best to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial trip deposit date to be eligible for certain coverages, but it is never too late. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Click here for a few reasons why it is a great idea to consider travel insurance.

For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 (U.S. residents only) and select option 1 for a travel consultant.

Vaccinations

Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” followed by “Vaccinations.”

Travel and arrival

Air Travel

Airport

You will need to fly into and out of Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Florida (FLL). We encourage all guests to arrive a day early into Fort Lauderdale to avoid the stress of unexpected delays.

All flights should be scheduled to arrive in Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Florida (FLL) at or before 12 pm on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Departures from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Florida (FLL) on Sunday, April 4, 2021 should be scheduled to depart at 12 pm or later.

Airfare

Please check our airline discounts page for the latest discounts: http://olivia.com/Travel/CalendarContent/AirfareDeals.aspx

Check-in

Embarkation and check-in begin at 11:30 am and will be available until 3:30 pm with all aboard at 4 pm.

Host Hotel

Olivia will offer a host hotel in Fort Lauderdale, close to the cruise terminal, with a preferred group rate. More information will be available approximately 7 months prior to sailing.

Luggage Allowances

While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.

Olivia’s Preferred Travel Agency


Conlin Travel is one of the “Top 50” Travel Agencies in the country ranked alongside some of the globe’s largest agencies. In business for almost 60 years, Conlin Travel’s core belief is aligned with Olivia in delivering that personal concierge service to each and every traveler, every time. A full-service, LGBTQ-friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel and hotel reservations for stays outside of Olivia’s pre- and post-trip packages. For air and hotel bookings, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost.

For assistance in making a reservation, please call Conlin Travel: 888-278-1698 (Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm ET). If you already have a reservation with Conlin and need emergency after-hours service, please call 800-823-1189.

Olivia Travel Gear Store


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Parking at the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal

Parking for cruise passengers is available at the Port Everglades Port Cruise Terminal parking facility. Please click here for rates and more information.

Transfers to The Ship

You can take a rideshare (such as Uber or Lyft) from the Fort Lauderdale airport (FLL) to the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal for approximately $12, or a taxi for approximately $20. The port address is: Port Everglades Cruise Terminal, 1850 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

You will be able to book a one-way airport to ship transfer through Holland America approximately 30 days prior to sailing. Stay tuned for more information.

During your trip

Accommodations

The Holland America’s ms Eurodam is a luxurious Signature-class ship featuring the following amenities:

  • The Dining Room
  • Pinnacle Grill Specialty Restaurant*
  • Canaletto Specialty Restaurant*
  • Lido Market
  • Dive-In Grill
  • Art Gallery
  • Bars & Lounges
  • Boutique
  • Casino
  • Digital Workshop
  • Explorations Internet Café, powered by The New York Times
  • The Mainstage Theater
  • America’s Test Kitchen Culinary Center / B.B. King’s Blues Club
  • Lincoln Center State
  • Fitness Center
  • Greenhouse Spa & Salon
  • Photo Gallery
  • Pools & Jacuzzis

*nominal charge

Room Amenities

Some of the in-room amenities you’ll enjoy:

  • Signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring finely woven cotton linens
  • Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • 100% Egyptian cotton towels
  • Premium massage showerheads
  • 5x magnifying make-up mirrors
  • Salon-quality hair dryers
  • Fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoos and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure
  • Complimentary fresh fruit on request
  • Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-room beverages
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Ice Service, Shoeshine service
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • 24-hour room service

Dining

Onboard Dining Experience
If eating incredible meals is one of your favorite activities, rest assured that you will be more than satisfied. There are plenty of food and dining options available, and most are included in the cost of your cruise*.

You will be assigned a set dining time for dinner and have the flexibility to dine at a different table each night within your assigned dining time. Guests in 1st seating will have dinner at 5:30 pm and guests in 2nd seating dinner will have dinner at 8 pm. If you do not have a medical reason to dine early, our recommendation is to select 2nd seating where you can attend your evening show and then enjoy a relaxed dinner. Guests in 1st seating sometimes hurry their dinner to line up for the show because seating in the show lounge is limited.

24-Hour Room Service

If you would like to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack in the comfort of your cabin, a room service menu is available 24 hours a day.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room features five-course menus offering classic preparations, regionally inspired cuisine and vegetarian/vegan options. This restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch on our at-sea days and is the main restaurant for dinner nightly.

The Lido Market

The Lido Market is a full-service buffet restaurant featuring cuisine from around the world. This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snack.

The Dive-In Grill

The Dive-In Grill offers pizza, nachos, grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs.

Canaletto Restaurant* (Specialty restaurant for dinner only)
Serving classic Italian fare with tableside service. Reservations required and a nominal per-person charge will be applied to your onboard account.

The Pinnacle Grill* (Specialty restaurant for dinner only)
Spoil yourself with exquisite menus and a fine dining experience at the Pinnacle Grill. Reservations are required and a nominal per-person charge will be applied to your onboard account

Electricity

Cabins are equipped with one standard U.S. 110 and European 220 volt outlet.

Excursions

Exploring our ports of call will be the highlight of your cruise. Holland America takes pride in offering the best shore excursion options for our guests. We will notify you via email when excursions are available for online booking, approximately 30 days in advance of your cruise.

Gratuities

Gratuities are included in the cost of the cruise. Gratuities are provided for your cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maitre'd and other-behind-the-scenes crew members. If you receive exceptional service and wish to tip a bit more, it is always appreciated.

Internet and Email

There is an onboard Internet Café, or you may use your own device by purchasing a minute plan. Satellite-powered wireless access is available in most public areas and all cabins. Wi-Fi Pricing will be posted on board.

The Eurodam is cell phone friendly, and thanks to an agreement with Wireless Maritime Service, you can make and receive calls, send and receive text messages, and access emails and surf the web with your phone. Phones must be activated for international calling with your home provider, but no special codes or software are needed. Roaming fees apply.

Letters and postcards may be mailed from the ship while in ports-of-call. You may buy stamps in port or purchase them through your onboard account.

Laundry

Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning service are available onboard for an extra charge. Pricing is available on board.

Medical Services

There is an onboard infirmary. Medical services entail an additional fee.

Money: Paying for things on board

On board, the currency is $USD. All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in.

Sisters at Sea & Friends

Olivia’s Sisters at Sea & Friends program is dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity on our trips. Meet your Olivia Sisters at Sea coordinators on board so that you can find out about the special events we have planned for you during the week. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

Smoking Policy

Please take note of Holland America’s new smoking policy on board. All staterooms (cabins) including stateroom verandahs, showrooms and all other indoor areas are designated non-smoking. Smoking is permitted on certain designated, outside decks. The designated smoking areas will be noted on board. Electronic cigarettes and vaping devices may only be used in designated smoking areas.

Solo Travelers

Traveling solo? Be sure to attend the Solos Welcome on the first day. Here you will meet your Olivia Solos Coordinators who will share your Solos program for the week. We plan dozens of activities for our solo travelers, including special designated Solos excursions in each port-of-call. In addition, we organize a special Solos dining area for all meals and reserve a section for the nightly shows.

Spa Services

Enjoy the luxurious Greenhouse Spa complete with massage, facials and a myriad of other spa treatments. Massages and other services are available for an additional fee.

Telephone

Each cabin has a phone which you may use to call cabin-to-cabin, and to the various onboard facilities. There is an additional fee to use this phone to call outside of the ship; cost is available on board.

After your Trip

Transfers to The Airport

For those going directly to Fort Lauderdale Airport, you can take a rideshare from the port to the airport for approximately $12, or a taxi for approximately $20. The airport is about 15 minutes away. Transfers will also be available to book via the Shore Excursion office on board.

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