Take in the vibrant change of color this Fall along the East Coast on the elegant ms Maasdam! We love this popular Canada & New England itinerary sailing from Montreal to Boston where you visit the charming coastal cities of Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax and Bar Harbor before ending in Boston. Plus, with Holland America Line’s Ready Set Sail promotion, you can receive free pre-paid gratuities, and onboard spending money. Plus if you book a suite, you will receive an additional 100 minutes Internet credit. Hurry – this amazing offer ends June 1, 2017.
Sail Date: August 12, 19 or 26, 2017 (other dates available)
Ship: ms Maasdam
Price: From $919 per person interior stateroom
Plus, receive the Ready Set Sail exclusive bonus offer:
- $50-75 Shipboard Credit per stateroom
- Free Pre-paid gratuities (hotel service charges)
- 100 Minute Internet Credit when booking a suite
ms Maasdam Itinerary:
Day 1: Departs Montreal, Quebec
Day 2: Cruising Gulf Saint Lawrence
Day 3: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Day 4: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 6, 2017: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 7, 2017: Bar Harbor, Maine
Day 8, 2017: Boston, Massachusetts
Why Sail Holland America Line to Canada/New England:
While in Boston, you can relive America’s fight for liberty on the two-and-a-half mile Freedom Trail, which passes 16 locations historic locations including the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, the Old State House and Faneuil Hall, gathering place of the early revolutionaries. Farther afield, continue your explorations on Lexington Green, where the minutemen and redcoats first skirmished, and in the bewitching town of Salem.
In Bar Harbor, Maine, head out on the lobster boat Lulu, then dine on the day’s succulent catch at a Downeast feast on the beach. Savor the ruggedly beautiful scenery of Acadia Natural Park and marvel at the grand mansions and manicured gardens of a bygone era of gentile families.
Take a walking tour of the quaint Victorian section of Charlottetown, capital of Prince Edward Island, and tour the sprawling farmhouse where L.M. Montgomery set her beloved Anne of the Green Gables. In Sydney, Nova Scotia (New Scotland), you’ll be welcomed in Canadian Gaelic in this decidedly Celtic place. At the northeast tip of the province lies wildly beautiful Cape Breton Island, where you can hike in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, sail its placid inland seas, or explore the 18th-century French Fortress of Louisbourg. Halifax is home to the meticulously restored German village of Lunenberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which you won’t want to miss.
In Québec City, wander the tree-lined boulevards, stopping in at its chic boutiques, patisseries and the magnificent Chateau Frontenac, in the city’s marvelous Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your cruise ship will dock overnight here, so you’ll have plenty of time to experience the city. In Montréal, a UNESCO City of Design, discover a treasure trove of art and architecture from the historical streets of Old Town to the cubist residential welter of Habitat 67. If you’re tempted to extend your stay in Montréal or Boston, you can do so with a convenient pre- or post-cruise hotel package.
Holland America Line’s Canada and New England cruises feature several leisurely days of scenic cruising on Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River. Whether you’re sailing on ms Maasdam, ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam or ms Zuiderdam, you’ll find that your elegant, mid- size cruise ship is a destination in her own right—and an exciting place to continue your explorations. You can delve into the region’s history, culture and terrain with talks by local experts. At our Culinary Arts Center, you’ll explore the region’s French-influenced cuisine and local bounty. Dine on fresh lobster and local brews. Take a mixology class and add some classic cocktails to your repertoire. Learn pro tips for editing your travel photos and videos at a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Plus you can rejuvenate with a luxurious facial or take in a wide variety of entertainment each evening.
Whether you’re sipping a kir royale on your suite’s private verandah, Watching for minke, sperm and beluga whales from the spacious Promenade Deck or hiking among 200-year-old stands of jewel-hued birches and maples, a Holland America Line cruise is the most delightful way to enjoy a Canada and New England vacation.