HAL-Holland America's 2024 Canada & New England season offers 29 sailings that range from week-long getaways to longer journeys.
The close-to-home voyages that depart/end in Boston (Massachusetts USA) are idyllic for guests looking to explore the Atlantic Coast of North America. An extended roundtrip-Boston itinerary stretches up to the landscapes of Iceland & Greenland.
From April through to October 2024, ms Volendam and ms Zuiderdam sail on a series of 7-day "Canada & New England Discovery" departures with ports of call that showcase the maritime history, natural beauty, and delicious seafood of the region. 10- and 11-day voyages on ms Volendam feature Newfoundland, while a 24-day journey adds Greenland and a circumnavigation of Iceland.
A 24-day voyage departing on July 27th on ms Volendam sails round-trip from Boston MA and circumnavigates Iceland, enhancing Holland America's homeport initiative that allows passengers to see the world from their doorstep, with a short flight/drive to the port. The trip makes 6 calls around Iceland, with 10 additional visits in Maine, Canada's Nova Scotia, Labrador, Newfoundland, and Greenland.
ms Volendam is scheduled to sail between Boston MA and Montreal (Quebec Canada) in both the summer/fall on a series of 7-day "Canada & New England Discovery" itineraries with weekend departures. Ports of call include Bar Harbor, Quebec City, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Sydney NS, and Halifax.
ms Zuiderdam is scheduled to sail 7-day "Canada & New England Discovery" itinerary between Boston MA and Quebec City, with weekend departures/overnight calls at Quebec City at the beginning/end of the trip. Ports of call include Bar Harbor, Charlottetown, Sydney NS, and Halifax.
A 7-day "Historic Coasts" voyage round-trip from Boston MA aboard ms Volendam departs on July 20th and calls at Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John, Halifax NS, and Sydney.
ms Volendam sails on longer "Newfoundland & New England Discovery" voyages that sail between Boston MA and Montreal (Quebec Canada). Ports on the 10-day trip include Quebec City, Baie-Comeau, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Corner Brook, St. John's, Halifax, and Portland. The 11-day departure visits Portland, Saint John, Corner Brook, Charlottetown, and Saguenay.
Both ms Volendam and ms Zuiderdam sail the region in the fall so more passengers can view the display of the changing foliage. Itineraries include scenic cruising through the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and Saguenay Fjord.
Holland America's ships are small enough to enable cruising the Saint Lawrence River, with calls at Quebec City and Montreal on nearly every itinerary, as well as large enough to host multiple spaces for entertainment productions, specialty dining, and live music.
ms Volendam offers 13- and 14-day seasonal redeployment voyages (RepositionCruises.com) along the Atlantic Coast between Montreal (Quebec Canada) and Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida) in April & October. Both sailings include an overnight in Quebec City. An 11-day Atlantic Coast cruise aboard ms Zuiderdam from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale FL in October adds Charleston (South Carolina).