Holland America Line Features Its Most Extensive Canada And New England Program With 48 Sailings In 2014

Holland America Line Features Its Most Extensive Canada And New England 
Program With 48 Sailings In 2014 
Three ships sail from five homeports in spring, summer and fall 
SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - In 2014, Holland America Line is offering an 
extensive Canada and New England program with 48 sailings spanning spring, 
summer and fall. With three ships departing from five convenient homeports, 
more travelers can experience the region's breathtaking scenery, historic 
seaports, culinary treats and cultural charm. 
Scheduled May through October, the nine different itineraries on ms Eurodam, 
ms Maasdam and ms Veendam depart from Boston, Mass.; Montreal and Quebec City, 
Canada; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and New York City. The cruises range from seven 
to 15 days and include family-friendly summer cruises and visits during the 
height of the fall foliage season as summer turns to autumn and the 
jewel-toned leaves offer one of nature's most impressive showings. 
"Canada and New England is one of the most picturesque, historic and 
culturally rich regions in the world, making it an ideal vacation for 
families, nature lovers and history buffs," said Richard Meadows, Holland 
America Line's executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. 
"With our comprehensive program featuring three ships sailing throughout the 
year, our guests can enjoy a variety of experiences in spring, summer and the 
beautiful fall season." 
Departures Across the Summer Perfect for Getaway or Family Vacation Veendam 
kicks off the line's Canada and New England season with a nine-day cruise from 
Fort Lauderdale to Quebec City departing May 1, 2014. The ship will make its 
way up the coast with calls at Gloucester (Boston), Mass.; Bar Harbor, Maine; 
Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. 
From May 10 through the October 11 departure, Veendam will sail 17 seven-day 
itineraries between Quebec City and Boston. Ports of call include 
Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax and Bar Harbor, with scenic cruising on the St. 
Lawrence River. These sailings also include an overnight at Quebec City, 
Holland America Line's number-one rated port of call. 
Departing Aug. 16, Veendam adds a single cruise roundtrip from Boston that 
highlights the historic coastline. During the seven-day itinerary the ship 
calls at Bar Harbor; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Sydney, and Portland, 
Maine. While ashore, guests will be able to sample the famous Maine lobster, 
admire the photogenic lighthouses and learn about the area's interesting 
maritime history. 
Maasdam begins its season with a 15-day northbound cruise from Fort Lauderdale 
to Montreal departing May 2. During the voyage, guests will visit Charleston, 
S.C.; Newport, R.I.; Bar Harbor; Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown; Gaspe, 
Sept-Iles, Saguenay and Quebec City, Quebec, and Trios-Rivieres, Canada, 
before arriving at Montreal. Highlights include an overnight at Quebec City, 
scenic cruising in the Saguenay Fjord and the only Canada and New England 
sailing to call at Trios-Rivieres. 
From May 24 through the Oct. 11 departure, Maasdam offers seven-day sailings 
between Montreal and Boston, with calls at Quebec City, Charlottetown, Sydney, 
Halifax and Bar Harbor. The itineraries feature scenic cruising on the St. 
Lawrence River and make an ideal option for families looking to take a summer 
cruise without traveling abroad. 
Maasdam concludes the season with a 13-day sailing departing Oct. 18 from 
Montreal to Fort Lauderdale. Ports of call include Quebec City, Saguenay, 
Sept-Iles, Gaspe, Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor and New York 
City. Guests can take in the beautiful landscape at peak fall foliage time on 
scenic cruising along the Saint Lawrence River, Saguenay Fjord and Gaspe Bay. 
Guests may also choose a 10-day option to sail from Montreal and disembark in 
New York. 
Fall Foliage Cruises Bring Region to Life with Nature's Colors  In September 
and October, during the height of the 2014 fall foliage season, Eurodam will 
sail three 10-day cruises between New York and Quebec City, and one 12-day 
cruise from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale. On the 10-day itinerary departing 
Sept. 14 the ship calls at Boston, Portland, Maine; Saint John, Halifax, 
Sydney and Charlottetown, with an overnight at Quebec City. The Sept. 24 
departure spends 10 days exploring Quebec City (overnight), Charlottetown, 
Sydney, Halifax, Portland, Boston and Newport, with scenic cruising along the 
Gulf of St. Lawrence and Saguenay Fjord. On the 10-day return trip from New 
York to Quebec departing Oct. 4, the ship calls at Boston; Rockland, Mass.; 
Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown, concluding with an overnight at Quebec. 
Guests will enjoy scenic cruising in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Saguenay 
Fjord, as well as the line's only call at Rockland this season. 
Eurodam concludes its New England season on a new 12-day cruise from Quebec 
City to Fort Lauderdale departing Oct. 14. The itinerary begins with an 
overnight at Quebec City and then sails for Saguenay, Charlottetown, Sydney, 
Halifax, Portland, Boston and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
For seven-day Maasdam and Veendam itineraries, two back-to-back sailings can 
be combined for an extended 14-day roundtrip journey, allowing extra time 
ashore to get to know each port better with repeating calls. Guests can hunt 
for antiques, explore the charming fishing towns, learn about local history 
and sample more of the region's fresh seafood. 
On Location Provides Engagement with the Cruise Destination as Guests Sail On 
each Canada and New England cruise, Holland America Line's "On Location" 
enrichment program brings local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural 
experiences to life both onboard and ashore to deepen guests' appreciation of 
the region. Guests 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 to enjoy include regional beer 
and wine tastings, a Canadian Bar mixology class, cultural cooking 
demonstrations, and a special Quebecois L'auberge de Lido or New England 
sailaway party. 
Explore4 Early Booking Promotion Gives Added Perks for Planning Now Presently, 
Holland America Line is offering the Explore4 early booking promotion that 
features a free Signature Beverage Package or beverage card, a free specialty 
restaurant dinner, free or reduced fares for third and fourth guests in the 
same stateroom and 50 percent reduced deposits for bookings on select 2014 
cruises made before October 15, 2013. Guests may receive all four offers when 
booking a qualified itinerary. 
Cruise fares for 2014 Canada and New England itineraries begin at $799 per 
person, double occupancy for a seven-day sailing and include Explore4 Early 
Booking Promotion offers. With free or reduced third and fourth guests, a 
family of four can take a dream vacation to Canada/New England next summer on 
select dates with fares starting at $799 for the first and second guest, and 
the third and fourth guests in the same stateroom sailing for free. 
For more information on the Canada and New England itineraries, contact a 
travel agent, visit www.hollandamerica.com or call 1-877-SAIL-HAL 
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc. (NYSE: 
 CCL and CUK)]  HollandAmerica Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 
cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies.  One- to 
110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include 
Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand 
World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, 
Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship 
on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016. 
Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a 
commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts 
Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show 
kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide 
cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Cafe powered by The New 
York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and 
all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top 
Mariner's Dream Beds. 
World's Leading Cruise Lines HollandAmerica Line is a proud member of World's 
Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise 
Lines, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a 
passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's 
Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation 
experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise 
vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.  Visit us at 
CONTACT: Sally Andrews 
PHONE:   800-637-5029 
FAX:     206-262-5934 
EMAIL:   pr@hollandamerica.com

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