Holland-America Line was offering cruises to Havana, Jamaica, Panama, Curacao. La Guayra and Caracas (Venezuela), Trinidad, Barbados, Martinique, St. Thomas, Porto Rico and Bermuda. First class fares started at $230 per person aboard the S.S. Veendam. The sailings were in 1928. A year before the Great Depression. Today a similar cruise would be $2200 per person.
CLICK HERE for complete historical information on the second Holland American Line passenger vessel SS Veendam. This is part of a blog on the history of the Holland America Line written by Capt. Albert J. Schoonderbeek. Captian Albert is a terrific historian on the Holland America Line and a full time master abaord Holland America Line vessels. Be sure to visit his wonderful website.
Holland-America Line’s (2nd) S.S. VEENDAM