Veendam, Zaandam and Zuiderdam to
offer 34 cruises throughout the region
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 13, 2018 — Travelers looking to explore
Canada and New England's charming and historic ports will have 34 Holland
America Line cruises to choose from between April and October 2019. Offering
more cruises in the region than any other major cruise line, Holland America
Line guests can select from among nine itineraries ranging from seven to 12
days aboard Veendam, Zaandam and Zuiderdam.
Whether cruisers are looking to explore Maine's Acadia National Park in the
breezy summer months or dream of witnessing the incredible display of
jewel-toned foliage during the fall, guests will find that a Canada and New
England cruise with Holland America Line is perfect in any season.
"Canada and New England used to be known as a fall cruise destination for the
foliage, but has become popular in warmer weather as well given all the
spectacular features the region has to offer," said Orlando Ashford,
president of Holland America Line. "By providing cruises that span different
seasons, our guests have the flexibility to explore Canada and New England at
the time of year that allows them to check off everything they want to see and
do. And it's very attractive for summer family cruising."
Beginning in April, Zaandam, Zuiderdam and Veendam
sail a diverse collection of seven-, 10-, 11- and 12-day cruises departing from
Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New York City, New York; and
Montréal and Québec City, Québec, in Canada. The cruises will feature calls at
some of the region's most iconic destinations, including, Canada's
Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax, as well as Bar Harbor, Maine.
Zaandam Steals the Summer Show
On April 24, 2019, Zaandam kicks off the Canada and New
England spring season with a 10-day Atlantic Coast cruise. Departing from Fort
Lauderdale, the ship will call at Boston; Bar Harbor; Halifax and Sydney, Nova
Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Québec City, before concluding
From May through September 2019, Zaandam offers a series of seven-day
Canada and New England Discovery cruises between Montréal and Boston, featuring
calls at Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown and Québec City, as
well as cruising in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Fall Foliage Cruises Bring Region to Life with Nature's Colors
Zuiderdam launches the fall season with a 12-day Colors of
Canada and New England cruise Sept. 3, 2019. Sailing from Boston to Québec
City, the ship will call at the Canadian ports of Sydney; Halifax;
Charlottetown; Saint John, New Brunswick; Corner Brook, Newfoundland;
Baie-Comeau and Saguenay, Québec; and Portland, Maine. Guests also will enjoy
cruising through the Gulf of St. Lawrence and scenic cruising in stunning
Two similar itineraries are available aboard Zuiderdam Sept. 15 and Sept. 27. Guests
on the Sept. 15 voyage will enjoy an overnight at Québec City before heading to
Saguenay, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Saint John, Portland, Boston and
finally Newport, Rhode Island, prior to disembarking in New York City. Guests
on the Sept. 27 voyage will set sail from New York City, enjoying visits to
many of the same ports, as well as additions like Portland and Gloucester,
Massachusetts. The cruise will conclude in Québec City where guests will enjoy
an overnight stay before disembarking.
In September, guests also can choose from a series of seven-day Canada and New
England Discovery cruises sailing between Montréal and Boston aboard Veendam.
These itineraries call at Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, and
Québec City, as well as cruising through the Gulf of St. Lawrence and scenic
cruising along the Saint Lawrence River.
Throughout the month of October, Zaandam, Zuiderdam and Veendam will
each offer one 11-day Atlantic Coast cruise. On Oct. 5, Zaandam
departs Montréal and calls at Québec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar
Harbor, Gloucester and then Port Canaveral, Florida, before concluding at Fort
Lauderdale. On Oct. 9, Zuiderdam sails from Québec City and
heads for Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Portland, Boston, Newport and New
York before guests disembark in Fort Lauderdale. Veendam will
depart Montréal Oct.12 and sail to Québec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax,
Bar Harbor, Boston and Port Canaveral, before disembarking in Fort Lauderdale.
Cruise fares for Canada and New England cruises begin at $999. All rates are
per person, double occupancy. Several dates are eligible for the Explore4
promotion: Guests booking any category stateroom will receive a Signature
Beverage Package valued at $1,200 per stateroom (based on a 12-day cruise),
dinner at the Pinnacle Grill for two, free or reduced cruise fares for third
and fourth guests in the same stateroom, and 50 percent reduced deposits.
Guests receive all benefits when bookings are made by Nov. 19, 2018.
Explorations Central Brings Canada and New England Culture on Board
Throughout the voyages, EXC programming brings the region's local traditions,
culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life on board. Through EXC
Encounters, guests can participate in activities such as musical performances
by local Cape Breton Celtic fiddlers and the Halifax Citadel Highlanders Pipe
Band. EXC Talks cover discussions on history, culture and attractions.
The EXC Team will provide further customized guidance as well as online EXC Port
Guides. For guests who enjoy exploring on their own, printed EXC Port Maps
present a simple view of the best each port has to offer.
For more information about Holland America Line and the Canada and New England
cruises, consult a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more
than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or
dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries,
the company's cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including
Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and
exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and
popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England,
Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Koningsdam in
2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in
December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in 2021.
The company is undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its
position as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature
innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on
destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their
knowledge through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during
an America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York
Times; and by taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding
entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage,
Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be
savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from
Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.