Holland America Line has announced new Canada and New England cruise options for the summer and fall of 2015.
Sailing aboard the Eurodam, Maasdam or Veendam, the cruises will range from seven to 15 days. Scheduled May through October, the cruises depart from Boston, Montréal, Québec City, Fort Lauderdale and New York City.
Maasdam begins the season with a 15-day northbound cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Montréal, departing May 1, that includes scenic cruising in the Saguenay Fjord.
From May 16 through the October 10 departure, Maasdam offers 22 seven-day sailings between Montréal and Boston, with scenic cruising in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the St. Lawrence River.
Maasdam concludes the season with a 13-day coastal sailing departing October 17 from Montréal to Fort Lauderdale. Guests can take in the landscape at peak fall foliage time on scenic cruising along the St. Lawrence River, Saguenay Fjord and Gaspé Bay. Guests also can choose a 10-day option to sail from Montréal to New York.
Veendam kicks off its Canada and New England season with a 14-day Bermuda and Canada/New England Collectors’ Voyage departing Boston May 9, 2015. Highlights include three full nights at Hamilton, Bermuda, and an overnight at Quebec City. This itinerary also is offered in June and July, as well as the reverse route from Quebec City to Boston in May and June.
From May 16 through the October 10 departure, Veendam sails 12 seven-day cruises between Québec City and Boston. These sailings include scenic cruising in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and an overnight at Québec City.
For seven-day Maasdam and Veendam itineraries, back-to-back sailings on the same ship can be combined for an extended 14-day roundtrip Collectors’ Voyage, allowing extra time ashore with repeating calls.
In September and October, during the height of the 2015 fall foliage season, Eurodam will sail a 10-day cruise between New York and Québec City, and a 14-day cruise from Québec City to Fort Lauderdale. Both itineraries include scenic cruising in Saguenay Fjord and an overnight at Quebec City.
Veendam kicks off September with a seven-day Historic Coasts roundtrip Boston cruise departing August 29. Ports featured include Portland, Maine, Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia. Maasdam and Veendam also continue with seven-day fall foliage cruise options into October.
Each Canada and New England cruise will offer Holland America's "On Location" enrichment activities. Guests on a Canada and New England cruise might enjoy a New England clam bake or a “Fiddlin’ Flapjack” breakfast, complete with authentic Canadian maple syrup and featuring local Cape Breton Celtic fiddlers. Other activities include regional beer and wine tastings, a Canadian Bar mixology class, cultural cooking demonstrations and a special historical and musical performance featuring the Halifax Citadel Highlander & Bagpiper.
Fares begin at $699 per person, double occupancy.