Nearly 30 departures showcase overnight calls,
scenic landscapes and cruises that stretch to Iceland and Greenland
SEATTLE, Jan. 23,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line's 2024 Canada and New England season is set to
feature 29 sailings that range from weeklong getaways to longer,
more in-depth journeys. The close-to-home cruises that depart or
end in Boston, Massachusetts are
idyllic for family getaways and guests looking to explore
North America's Atlantic Coast.
One extended roundtrip-Boston
itinerary also stretches up to the dramatic landscapes of
Iceland and Greenland.
"Our expanded season allows travelers to
explore... from spring through autumn, including the popular fall
From April through October, Volendam and Zuiderdam offer a
series of seven-day "Canada &
New England Discovery" departures with ports that showcase the
region's delicious seafood, deep maritime history, quintessential
charm and natural beauty. Ten- and 11-day cruises on Volendam add
Newfoundland, while a 24-day
expedition adds Greenland and a
circumnavigation of Iceland.
"A Canada and New England
cruise has it all for travelers looking to stay closer to home
but experience a taste of Europe,
beautiful scenery, amazing food, natural beauty and incredible
history," said Beth Bodensteiner,
Holland America Line's chief commercial officer. "Our expanded
season allows travelers to explore the region from spring through
autumn, including the popular fall foliage, and by offering longer
cruises we can extend up to Greenland and Iceland for a truly unique vacation."
Have It All Early Booking Bonus
For a limited time,
when guests book 2024 Canada and
New England cruises with the Have It All premium package, the
standard package amenities of shore excursions, specialty dining, a
Signature Beverage Package and Surf Wi-Fi are included — plus the
added perk of free prepaid Crew Appreciation, along with free
upgrades to the Elite Beverage Package and Premium Wi-Fi.
Highlights of the 2024 Season:
- A 24-day cruise departing July 27
on Volendam sails roundtrip from Boston and circumnavigates Iceland, enhancing Holland America Line's
homeport initiative that allows guests to see the world from their
doorstep, with just a short flight or drive to the port. The cruise
makes six calls around Iceland,
with 10 additional visits in Greenland, Maine and Canada's Nova
Scotia, Labrador and
- Volendam will cruise between Boston and Montréal, Québec, Canada in both the summer and fall on a series
of seven-day "Canada & New
England Discovery" itineraries with convenient weekend departures.
Ports include Bar Harbor, Maine,
and the Canadian destinations of Québec City, Québec; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and
Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia. (The Sept. 28 departure exchanges Bar Harbor for Rockland, Maine.)
- Zuiderdam will sail seven-day "Canada & New England Discovery"
itineraries between Boston and
Québec City, with weekend departures and overnight calls at
Quebec City at the beginning or
end of the cruise. Ports include Bar
Sydney and Halifax. (The Sept.
21 departure exchanges Bar
Harbor for Rockland and
doesn't include a Quebec
- One seven-day "Historic Coasts" cruise roundtrip from
Boston aboard Volendam departs
July 20 and calls at Portland and Bar
Harbor, Maine; Saint John, New
Brunswick, Canada; and Halifax and Sydney.
- Volendam offers longer "Newfoundland & New England Discovery"
cruises that sail between Boston
and Montreal. Ports on the 10-day
cruise includes Quebec City,
Baie-Comeau and Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec; Corner Brook, St.
Anthony and St. John's in
Newfoundland; Halifax and Portland. The 11-day departure calls at
Portland, Saint John, Corner
Brook, Charlottetown and
- Both Volendam and Zuiderdam will cruise the region in the fall
so more guests can view the impressive display of the changing
foliage. Itineraries feature scenic cruising through the Gulf of
St. Lawrence and Saguenay
- Holland America Line's perfectly
sized ships are small enough to enable cruising the scenic St.
Lawrence River, with calls at Montréal and Québec City on nearly
every itinerary and large enough to host multiple spaces for live
music, entertainment productions and specialty dining.
- Volendam offers 13- and 14-day repositioning cruises along the
Atlantic Coast between Montréal and Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, in April and October. Both cruises
include an overnight at Quebec
City. Zuiderdam's 11-day Atlantic Coast cruise from
Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale in October adds Charleston, South Carolina.
Explore Food, Wine and Culture on Culinary Tours
Exclusive shore excursions in partnership with FOOD & WINE
magazine highlight the tastes of the region. On Canada and New England cruises, guests can
indulge in authentic poutine and maple syrup–infused treats or
farm-to-fork cuisine in Quebec
City; explore the best of Nova
Scotia's culinary scene along Halifax's iconic waterfront boardwalk; and
sample Prince Edward Island's
freshly-shucked oysters, lobster sliders and home-grown
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a
travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit
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About Holland America Line
Holland America Line, part of Carnival Corporation and
plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL and NYSE:CUK), has been exploring the world for
150 years with expertly crafted itineraries, extraordinary service
and genuine connections to each destination. Offering an ideal
mid-sized ship experience, its fleet visits nearly 400 ports in 114
countries around the world and has shared the thrill of
Alaska for 75 years — longer than
any other cruise line. Holland America
Line's 11 vessels feature a diverse range of enriching
activities and amenities focused on destination immersion and
personalized travel. The best live music at sea fills each evening
at Music Walk, and dining venues feature exclusive selections from
a Culinary Council of world-famous chefs.
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