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August 04, 2005

New Port For Outdoor Adventure Added To 2006 Canada/New England Cruises By Holland America Line

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New Port For Outdoor Adventure Added To 2006 Canada/New England Cruises By Holland America Line

Saguenay, Quebec, Features Kayaking, Tree-Top Adventures, Whale Watching and More

Seattle (July 28, 2005) – In 2006 Holland America Line will debut a fresh itinerary that calls at the new port of Saguenay, Quebec; offer more Eastern Canada/New England cruises; and add a second ship to the fall foliage cruise season. The ms Amsterdam joins the ms Maasdam to feature four 10-day cruises that highlight this new port in the spectacular Saguenay Fjord. Together, the two ships will sail a total of 22 cruises from April 28 to October 7, 2006.

The Maasdam will again sail mainly cruises between Boston and Montreal, plus offer a spring Ft. Lauderdale-Montreal sailing and a fall Montreal-Norfolk cruise. Flagship Amsterdam will sail between New York and Montreal.

“The Canada/New England cruising region is really an up and comer for our industry, especially among families seeking summer cruises,” said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, senior vice president, marketing and sales. “The region is perennially famous for its fall color, but the cruise guest base has grown because of the area’s historic seaports, international cities, stunning scenery and sea life make spring and summer attractive for family vacations.

“We’re especially excited to add the new port of Saguenay in 2006. Saguenay is surrounded by three national parks, including a marine preserve, so the opportunities for wildlife and marine viewing, kayaking, fishing and flightseeing are exceptional. We’re currently developing shore excursions around these activities, plus cultural, culinary and tree-top canopy tours.”

Meadows also noted that Canada/New England cruises are port-intensive and include a full day in Quebec City, consistently rated the most popular port on the itinerary. Holland America Line’s Medallion Shore Excursions let guests enjoy a wide range of experiences from elegant tea at Quebec City’s famed Chateau Frontenac to biking in Acadia National Park.

Holland America Line begins its 2006 Canada/New England season with the Maasdam’s 15-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Montreal departing Apr. 28. The ship calls at Charleston, South Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; New York City; New London, Conn.; Newport, Rhode Island; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; and Quebec City, the “heart of French Canada.” Cruise fares start at US$1,799 [CAN $2,219] per person, double occupancy.

The Maasdam then sails a series of seven-day cruises between Montreal and Boston from May 13 to Sept. 30. The ship cruises the Saguenay Fjord and calls at Quebec City; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Anne of Green Gables tour option); Halifax and Sydney (Cabot Trail and 18th century French fortress of Louisbourg tour options); and Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park tour option). Cruise fares start at US$999 [CAN $1,239] per person, double occupancy.

Seven-day cruises are ideal for multi-generational family travel, and Holland America Line now offers a Friends and Family Program that provides extra amenities to families who cruise together. The program rewards families booking five or more staterooms with special group pricing, cabin upgrades, beverage and dinner packages, and a family photo per stateroom.

In 2006, the Amsterdam offers four 10-day cruises between New York and Montreal departing Sept. 7 to Oct. 7 for prime fall color viewing. These leisurely sailings call at Newport, Rhode Island; Gloucester, Mass.; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, Saguenay and Quebec City. They also include scenic cruising of the St. Lawrence River and Saguenay Fjord. Cruise fares start at US$1,699 [CAN $2,099] per person, double occupancy.

The Maasdam also sails a Canada/New England cruise on Oct. 7, concluding the season with a relaxing 10-day sailing from Montreal. It calls at all the same ports as the seven-day cruises and continues on to Norfolk. Cruise fares start at US$1,699 [CAN $2,099] per person.

Press Release by Holland America Line

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Posted by Denise at August 4, 2005 05:05 PM

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August 04, 2005

New Port For Outdoor Adventure Added To 2006 Canada/New England Cruises By Holland America Line

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New Port For Outdoor Adventure Added To 2006 Canada/New England Cruises By Holland America Line

Saguenay, Quebec, Features Kayaking, Tree-Top Adventures, Whale Watching and More

Seattle (July 28, 2005) – In 2006 Holland America Line will debut a fresh itinerary that calls at the new port of Saguenay, Quebec; offer more Eastern Canada/New England cruises; and add a second ship to the fall foliage cruise season. The ms Amsterdam joins the ms Maasdam to feature four 10-day cruises that highlight this new port in the spectacular Saguenay Fjord. Together, the two ships will sail a total of 22 cruises from April 28 to October 7, 2006.

The Maasdam will again sail mainly cruises between Boston and Montreal, plus offer a spring Ft. Lauderdale-Montreal sailing and a fall Montreal-Norfolk cruise. Flagship Amsterdam will sail between New York and Montreal.

“The Canada/New England cruising region is really an up and comer for our industry, especially among families seeking summer cruises,” said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, senior vice president, marketing and sales. “The region is perennially famous for its fall color, but the cruise guest base has grown because of the area’s historic seaports, international cities, stunning scenery and sea life make spring and summer attractive for family vacations.

“We’re especially excited to add the new port of Saguenay in 2006. Saguenay is surrounded by three national parks, including a marine preserve, so the opportunities for wildlife and marine viewing, kayaking, fishing and flightseeing are exceptional. We’re currently developing shore excursions around these activities, plus cultural, culinary and tree-top canopy tours.”

Meadows also noted that Canada/New England cruises are port-intensive and include a full day in Quebec City, consistently rated the most popular port on the itinerary. Holland America Line’s Medallion Shore Excursions let guests enjoy a wide range of experiences from elegant tea at Quebec City’s famed Chateau Frontenac to biking in Acadia National Park.

Holland America Line begins its 2006 Canada/New England season with the Maasdam’s 15-day cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Montreal departing Apr. 28. The ship calls at Charleston, South Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; New York City; New London, Conn.; Newport, Rhode Island; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; and Quebec City, the “heart of French Canada.” Cruise fares start at US$1,799 [CAN $2,219] per person, double occupancy.

The Maasdam then sails a series of seven-day cruises between Montreal and Boston from May 13 to Sept. 30. The ship cruises the Saguenay Fjord and calls at Quebec City; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Anne of Green Gables tour option); Halifax and Sydney (Cabot Trail and 18th century French fortress of Louisbourg tour options); and Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park tour option). Cruise fares start at US$999 [CAN $1,239] per person, double occupancy.

Seven-day cruises are ideal for multi-generational family travel, and Holland America Line now offers a Friends and Family Program that provides extra amenities to families who cruise together. The program rewards families booking five or more staterooms with special group pricing, cabin upgrades, beverage and dinner packages, and a family photo per stateroom.

In 2006, the Amsterdam offers four 10-day cruises between New York and Montreal departing Sept. 7 to Oct. 7 for prime fall color viewing. These leisurely sailings call at Newport, Rhode Island; Gloucester, Mass.; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, Saguenay and Quebec City. They also include scenic cruising of the St. Lawrence River and Saguenay Fjord. Cruise fares start at US$1,699 [CAN $2,099] per person, double occupancy.

The Maasdam also sails a Canada/New England cruise on Oct. 7, concluding the season with a relaxing 10-day sailing from Montreal. It calls at all the same ports as the seven-day cruises and continues on to Norfolk. Cruise fares start at US$1,699 [CAN $2,099] per person.

Press Release by Holland America Line

Holland America Alaska Cruise Information
Holland America Alaska Cruisetour Information
Holland America Europe Cruise Information
Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Information

Posted by Denise at August 4, 2005 05:05 PM

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