HAL Expands Canada & New England 2015 Cruise Options
Three Holland America Line ships - ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam and ms Veendam will offer 39 cruises throughout Canada and New England in the summer and fall of 2015, ranging from 7 to 15 days.
“We offer an incredible number of Canada and New England cruises because this in-demand region is rich in culture, history and stunning scenery - making it an ideal cruise destination that’s close to home,” said Orlando Ashford, President of Holland America Line. “There’s something for everyone on these itineraries, whether it’s exploring nature, trying local cuisine, antique shopping or visiting historical locales.”
Scheduled May through October, the cruises depart from Boston; Montréal; Québec City; Fort Lauderdale and New York and visit some of the region’s most iconic destinations.
Maasdam begins the season with a 15 day northbound cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Montréal departing May 1st, 2015, that includes the Saguenay Fjord. From May 16th through the Oct. 10th departure, Maasdam will offer 22 7-day sailings between Montréal and Boston, featuring the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence River.
Maasdam concludes the season with a 13 day coastal sailing departing Oct. 17th from Montréal to Fort Lauderdale. Guests can take in the landscape at peak fall foliage time 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 9th, 2015. Highlights include 3 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 16th through the Oct. 10th departure, Veendam sails 12 7-day cruises between Québec City and Boston. These sailings include the Gulf of St. Lawrence and an overnight at Québec City.
For 7 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 to get to know each port better 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 the Saguenay Fjord and an overnight at Quebec City.
Veendam kicks off Sept. with a 7 day Historic Coasts roundtrip Boston cruise departing Aug. 29th. Ports feature Portland; Saint John; Halifax and Sydney. Maasdam and Veendam also continue with 7 day fall foliage cruise options into October.