7 nights onboard Zuiderdam

7-Day Canada & New England Discovery

Winners 2022 Best Premium Cruise Line
Winners 2022 Best for Enrichment

Classic nautical finishes, modern amenities and a spectacular art collection make Zuiderdam a continued favourite. Numerous enrichment and entertainment activities keep guests going from the moment they wake on this cruise ship.

Leaving from: Quebec City, Québec
Cruise ship: Zuiderdam
Visiting: Quebec City, Québec Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Sydney, Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Holland America Line

Holland America Line, which has been sailing for 150 years, visits 400 ports in 114 countries every year. Dutch heritage shines through in some of the $4million-worth of artwork to be seen onboard, complimenting the luxurious cruise experience.

Live music remains HAL's forte, with venues including the Rolling Stone Rock room and BB King's Blues Club. For foodies, a wide range of restaurants serve the finest of fayre.

1964
Passengers
817
Crew
2001
Launched
2015
Last refit
82305t
Tonnage
285m
Length
32m
Width
24kts
Speed
11
Decks
USD
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Quebec City, Québec, Canada
Day 3
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Day 4
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 5
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Day 6
Saint-John, New Brunswick, Canada
Day 7
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Day 8
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Quebec City, Québec, Canada image
Day 1
Quebec City, Québec, Canada
Quebec stands as a hidden gem in Canada's cruise landscape, often overlooked despite its profound historical significance. As the birthplace of French civilization in North America, Quebec City's cobblestone streets and majestic architecture offer a journey through centuries of rich heritage. The St. Lawrence River, a vital waterway in Canadian history, invites exploration with its picturesque landscapes and charming port towns. Yet, its prominence in shaping North America's past is often overshadowed by other destinations, despite offering a unique and enriching experience for cruise travelers seeking a deeper connection to the continent's history.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada image
Day 3
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Designated as the Island capital in 1765, Charlottetown is both PEI’s oldest and largest urban center. However, since the whole "metropolitan" area only has a population of about 65,000, a pleasing small-town atmosphere remains. The city is a winner appearance-wise as well. Peppered with gingerbread-clad homes, converted warehouses, striking churches, and monumental government buildings, Charlottetown’s core seems relatively unchanged from its 19th-century heyday when it hosted the conference that led to the formation of Canada. The city is understandably proud of its role as the "Birthplace of Confederation" and, in summer, downtown streets are dotted with people dressed as personages from the past who’ll regale you with tales about the Confederation debate.
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Day 4
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cruising to Sydney offers a unique blend of iconic landmarks, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty found nowhere else. The city's crown jewel, the Sydney Opera House, stands as a globally recognized symbol of architectural brilliance and artistic excellence. Coupled with the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge, the harbor's sparkling waters provide a breathtaking backdrop for exploration. Sydney's cosmopolitan atmosphere, world-class dining, and vibrant arts scene make it a cultural hub unmatched in Australia. From the golden sands of Bondi Beach to the lush gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney's allure as a premier tourism destination is undeniable, captivating visitors with its charm and allure.
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Day 5
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Halifax, steeped in maritime history, stands as a beacon of Canada's shipping legacy. Its strategic location and bustling port played a crucial role in trade and immigration, shaping the nation's identity. Today, the city honors its heritage with museums, historic sites, and the iconic waterfront boardwalk, paying homage to the seafarers who once navigated its waters.
Saint-John, New Brunswick, Canada image
Day 6
Saint-John, New Brunswick, Canada
Like any seaport worth its salt, Saint John is a welcoming place but, more than that, it is fast transforming into a sophisticated urban destination worthy of the increasing number of cruise ships that dock at its revitalized waterfront. Such is the demand that a second cruise terminal opened in 2012, just two years after the first one, and 2013 will see the two-millionth cruise passenger disembark. All the comings and goings over the centuries have exposed Saint Johners to a wide variety of cultures and ideas, creating a characterful Maritime city with a vibrant artistic community. Visitors will discover rich and diverse cultural products in its urban core, including a plethora of art galleries and antiques shops in uptown.Industry and salt air have combined to give parts of Saint John a weather-beaten quality, but you'll also find lovingly restored 19th-century wooden and redbrick homes as well as modern office buildings, hotels, and shops.The natives welcomed the French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Sieur de Monts when they landed here on St. John the Baptist Day in 1604. Then, nearly two centuries later, in May 1783, 3,000 British Loyalists fleeing the aftermath of the American Revolutionary War poured off a fleet of ships to make a home amid the rocks and forests. Two years later the city of Saint John became the first in Canada to be incorporated.Although most of the Loyalists were English, there were some Irish among them. After the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, thousands more Irish workers found their way to Saint John. It was the Irish potato famine of 1845 to 1852, though, that spawned the largest influx of Irish immigrants, and today a 20-foot Celtic cross on Partridge Island at the entrance to St. John Harbour stands as a reminder of the hardships and suffering they endured. Their descendants make Saint John Canada's most Irish city, a fact that's celebrated in grand style each March with a weeklong St. Patrick's celebration.The St. John River, its Reversing Rapids, and Saint John Harbour divide the city into eastern and western districts. The historic downtown area (locally known as "uptown") is on the east side, where an ambitious urban-renewal program started in the early 1980s has transformed the downtown waterfront. Older properties have been converted into trendy restaurants and shops, while glittering new apartment and condo buildings will take full advantage of the spectacular view across the bay. Harbour Passage, a redbrick walking and cycling path with benches and lots of interpretive information, begins downtown at Market Square and winds along the waterfront all the way to the Reversing Rapids. A shuttle boat between Market Square and the falls means you have to walk only one way. On the lower west side, painted-wood homes with flat roofs—characteristic of Atlantic Canadian seaports—slope to the harbor. Industrial activity is prominent on the west side, which has stately older homes on huge lots.Regardless of the weather, Saint John is a delightful city to explore, as so many of its key downtown attractions are linked by enclosed overhead pedways known as the "Inside Connection."
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Day 7
Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
A resort town since the 19th century, Bar Harbor is the artistic, culinary, and social center of Mount Desert Island. It also serves visitors to Acadia National Park with inns, motels, and restaurants. Around the turn of the last century the island was known as the summer haven of the very rich because of its cool breezes. The wealthy built lavish mansions throughout the island, many of which were destroyed in a huge fire that devastated the island in 1947, but many of those that survived have been converted into businesses. Shops are clustered along Main, Mount Desert, and Cottage streets. Take a stroll down West Street, a National Historic District, where you can see some fine old houses.The island and the surrounding Gulf of Maine are home to a great variety of wildlife: whales, seals, eagles, falcons, ospreys, and puffins (though not right offshore here), and forest dwellers such as deer, foxes, coyotes, and beavers.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States image
Day 8
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Boston pulsates as the cultural epicenter of America, rooted in its storied past and revolutionary spirit. The iconic Boston Tea Party reverberates through history, symbolizing the city's defiance against British tyranny and igniting the flames of independence. From the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill to the hallowed grounds of Freedom Trail, each corner echoes with tales of rebellion and resilience. Boston's heritage extends beyond the tea-stained waters, encompassing infamous events like the Boston Massacre and Paul Revere's midnight ride, immortalizing the city as a bastion of American identity and heritage.
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Holland America Line
Zuiderdam

Classic nautical finishes, modern amenities and a spectacular art collection make Zuiderdam a continued favourite. Numerous enrichment and entertainment activities keep guests going from the moment they wake on this cruise ship.

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