Canada & New England Discovery Cruises!
Old World history and culture meet unbridled nature!
Join Holland America Line to experience majestic sites and scenes found only along the fabulously rocky and history-drenched coastlines of Canada and New England. Step aboard ms Veendam, an elegant mid-sized ship, where you'll enjoy more room for you to relax and enjoy our award-winning service at sea - and in North America's most attractive ports.
Holland America's shore excursions and insightful programs bring you chic Montreal and Quebec City (our highest-rated port of call), its quaint cobblestone streets and its bastion of French culture. Witness nature's wild and rugged side while cruising past storybook lighthouses or searching for beluga whales near Halifax, Nova Scotia, all the while dining on our exceptional cuisine. Discover the thrill of a lobster catch in Bar Harbor, or walk the Freedom Trail in Boston to trace the path of America's independence. Time and again, readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine have voted our itineraries Best in Canada and New England. Book today and find out why.
Canada & New England Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1 - Boston, Massachusetts
Day 2 - Bar Harbor, Maine
Day 3 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 4 - Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 5 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Day 6 - St. Lawrence Seaway Cruising
Day 7 - Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Day 8 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 5*, 26
July 7, 14*, 21, 28*
August 18, 25*
September 1, 15, 22*, 29*
From $449 US!
New England & Canada Cruise Highlights:
Bar Harbor, Maine - For much of the year, sunlight touches the United States first at Cadillac Mountain on the Maine Coast. From the granite-slabbed summit, light tiptoes down across the rest of Mount Desert Isle, Acadia National Park, the town of Bar Harbor and then the rest of the country. The raw coastal scenery attracted Hudson River School painters in the 1840s, and their art in turn lured visitors to the area. Lots of them. Before you know it, Bar Harbor was a haven for the East Coast glittering class and bejeweled with grand mansions and immaculate gardens. Cruise visitors can walk the streets of town, relax on the Village Green, or climb Cadillac Mountain. You'll see that the grandeur abides.
Charlottetown, PEI - Canada's smallest province is an island that seems to be tethered to New Brunswick by the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge lest it drift into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Leave the mainland, cross the bridge, and make a right for Charlottetown. The largest city on Prince Edward Island as well as its capital, Charlottetown's Victorian architecture, abundance of parks, and harborside location make it an idyllic stop for cruise visitors. Walk the cobblestones of Victoria Row, see the house that inspired Anne of Green Gables, or explore the wild shore of Prince Edward Island National Park.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - It's big enough to be the economic and cultural capital of eastern Canada, but small enough to be easygoing and hospitable. Halifax residents have it good, the city is located on one of the planet's great natural harbors and adorned with landmarks like the Citadel fortress, Pier 21 (Canada's Ellis Island), and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Outside the city, cruise visitors can discover the weatherbeaten landscape of Nova Scotia's south shore. See craggy coastlines, the bouldered topography of Peggy's Cove, and the German village of Lunenburg, so meticulously restored it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sydney, Nova Scotia - A hundred thousand Gaelic welcomes await you in Nova Scotia, Latin for New Scotland. At the northeast end of the province sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Bras d'Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline. Sydney is the gateway to it all. There are highland villages for cruise visitors to see, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail, and the Fortress of Louisbourg to inspect - where every barn, barracks and pipe and drum corps appears just as it did when King Louis' troops occupied the site in 1744.
Quebec City - The singular image of the city is a hotel surrounded by cannons. Built to evoke a mountain castle, Chateau Frontenac sits atop a cape above the St. Lawrence River. The hotel is part of the city's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with all the stone buildings and winding streets, you'll think you're in Europe. From there, cruise visitors can take the funicular or the neck-breaking steps down to the Lower Town. Many structures there date back to Quebec City's beginnings, and highlights include Notre Dame des Victoires, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Musee de la Civilisation.
Montreal - The cultural capital of Canada, Montreal always seems to show up on most livable city lists and has been named a UNESCO City of Design. Cruise travelers can why along the historical streets of Old Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau (along the St. Lawrence River), and the cubist residential welter of Habitat 67. French is the first language of most residents, but the shopping and dining are international.
Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest amenities. Guests aboard Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms - many with private verandahs - but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.
Lanai staterooms: our latest innovation, offering sliding glass doors leading onto the walk-around Lower Promenade deck.
Spa staterooms: located close to the luxurious Greenhouse Spa and Salon and offering special spa amenities.
The Retreat: a private resort-style pool experience offering sophisticated poolside amenities and service.
Mix: an innovative meeting place featuring three specialty venues:
Champagne, for mid-day mimosas or anytime celebrations
Martinis, for Grey Goose cocktails and martini flights
Spirits & Ales for microbrews, single malts and sports updates
The Showroom at Sea: glamorous nightclub venue for world class entertainment.
Digital Workshop, powered by Windows: offering fun, free learning about digital photography, videos, scrapbooking, blogging and social networking.
All pricing above is in US Dollars, per person. Port charges & taxes are additional. Pricing is based on two people sharing and subject to availability. The From price listed on our website is for the May 26th departure date; other dates may have different pricing, please inquire. All pricing is based on availability and subject to change by the cruise line at any time. For more information please contact one of our Cruise Specialists!