ms Maasdam

ms Maasdam

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The Netherlands
55,575 grt
719 feet
22 knots
December 1993
Actress June Allyson

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Sep 2015

Hello, Fall! Enjoy Autumn’s Vibrant Hues With a Canada & New England Cruise

Submitted by: HAL Shore Excursions Team

Canada and New England come alive in the fall with the bright colors of Autumn's foliage.
Canada and New England come alive in the fall with the bright colors of Autumn's foliage.

Tomorrow is the first day of autumn and that can only mean one thing — it is time for Holland America Line’s famous Fall Foliage cruises! Speaking as one of Canada’s most popular figures, L.M. Montgomery wrote, “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers,” and a Fall Foliage cruise is the best way to discover what the Anne of Green Gables writer meant. The leaves have begun to turn in the northeast, their vibrant red, orange, brown and yellow hues contrast beautifully with the blue waters of the coast. And a dip in temperatures makes exploring the region even more pleasant. Holland America Line groups many of their shore excursions into Collections to help guide guests to the perfect personal choice. One of the most popular collections is the Medallion Collection, featuring a series of exclusive experiences designed for the most discerning guests. Guests on a Fall Foliage cruise looking for a particularly immersive and small-group experience will be delighted by these Medallion Collection tour options. — Historic Lunenburg: A UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, claims to be the prettiest town in Canada, and after seeing it on the Historic Lunenburg: A UNESCO World Heritage Site tour, you just might agree! An hour drive from Halifax first takes you to Mahone Bay, famous for its picturesque scene of three waterfront churches and coastal charm. From there it’s only a 15 minute drive to Lunenburg, a town whose distinctive architecture and extraordinary scenic beauty is a colorful reminder of Canada’s maritime heritage. Settled in the mid-1750s by Germans and Swiss, this town was once the busiest shipbuilding town in the world. You’ll enjoy free time to explore the boardwalk, visit shops and dine where you please. Sailing on the Bras D’Or Lakes You can get a breathtaking look of Cape Breton Island during a call at Sydney, Nova Scotia, with the Sailing on the Bras D’Or Lakes experience. Alexander Graham Bell said: “I have travelled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps, and the highlands […]

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