My wife and I are avid cruisers now that we are retired and the Caribbean route is one of our favorites and Holland America one of our favorite cruise lines. With stops in Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, and St. Kitts the itinerary is a good one. One of the best aspects of a Holland America cruise is the food and the activities, both on-shore and aboard the ship. The Vendeem is a classic HAL vessel that still retains its charm although it is older. We really enjoy the outdoor films at the Retreat on Deck 11. This is one cruise that we recommend to our friends that are still skeptical of cruising.