Holland America Line has announced new details for its 2022 Canada and New England season.
The line will have two ships sailing in the region: Zaandam and Nieuw Statendam. The vessels will offer a series of six to eight-night “Canada & New England Discovery” departures featuring quintessential New England towns and Canada’s Old-World French flair. Nieuw Statendam will also offer explorations up to 24 days long that visit Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland.
Both vessels will cruise the region in the fall, providing a glimpse of the foliage as it changes. Itineraries will feature scenic cruising through the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Saguenay Fjord.
Holland America, with its mid-sized ships, is one of the only major cruise lines able to cruise the St. Lawrence River, with calls at Montréal and Québec City on nearly every itinerary.
In August 2022, Nieuw Statendam will become the first Pinnacle Class ship to sail to Canada and New England. It will offer six to eight-night “Canada & New England Discovery” cruises between Boston and Québec City, departing on weekends. Port calls will include Bar Harbor, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, and Halifax. The eight-night voyages will also stop at Saint John, New Brunswick.
A new 24-night cruise departing August 3, 2022 aboard Nieuw Statendam will sail roundtrip from Boston. It will circumnavigate Iceland, making six calls there, with additional stops in Greenland, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
Nieuw Statendam will also offer longer “Newfoundland & New England Discovery” sailings that cruise between Boston and Québec City. Ports on the 10-night adventures include Baie-Comeau and Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec; and Corner Brook, St. Anthony, St. John’s, Halifax, and Bar Harbor. An 11-night departure calls at Portland, Maine; Saguenay, Québec; and Saint John, Halifax, Corner Brook (an extended evening stay), Charlottetown, and Baie-Comeau.
When Nieuw Statendam repositions to Florida in October, it will offer a 14-night cruise from Québec City to Fort Lauderdale.
During the summer and fall, Zaandam will sail between Boston and Montréal on a series of seven-night “Canada & New England Discovery” cruises that will depart on weekends. Port calls will include Bar Harbor, Québec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, and Halifax.
Zaandam will also offer nine-night repositioning cruises along the Atlantic Coast between Montréal and Fort Lauderdale in May and October.
Holland America will be offering shore excursions created with FOOD & WINE magazine throughout these Canada and New England voyages.
Passengers can indulge in poutine and maple-syrup infused treats or farm-to-fork cuisine in Québec City; sail on a lobster boat then dine at a Downeast Maine lobster bake in Bar Harbor; explore Nova Scotia’s culinary scene along Halifax’s iconic boardwalk; and sample Prince Edward Island’s freshly-shucked oysters, lobster sliders, and homegrown mussels.
For a limited time, travelers who book 2022 Canada & New England cruises by April 19, 2021 can receive up to $2,300 in amenities. These include things like a free Signature Beverage Package, prepaid gratuities, free Signature Dining Package, 50 percent reduced deposits, and free wifi for suite guests.
Canada and New England cruise pricing starts at $799 per person, based on double occupancy.
Bookings are now open for these May through October 2022 departures.
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