ms Zuiderdam

ms Zuiderdam

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The Netherlands
82,305 grt
936 feet
24 knots
December 2002
Journalist Joan Lunden

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Dec 2015

New 10-Day Canada/New England Cruises Show Off Vibrant Scenery, European Charm

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team

Montreal is the cultural capital of Canada and a highlight on the 10-day cruises.
Montreal is the cultural capital of Canada and a highlight on the 10-day cruises.

Holland America Line is stepping up the 2016 Canada and New England program and adding five incredible 10-day cruise options. These cruises allow for the perfect amount of time to see the region’s best destinations. From the chic French culture of Montreal and Quebec City to storybook lighthouses dotted throughout Halifax and Charlottetown, guests can take in stunning scenery, charming cobblestone streets and plenty of European charm. These 10-day cruises on ms Rotterdam and ms Zuiderdam are highlighted by a combination of the 13 ports listed below. Here’s what makes each unique and worth a visit. We’re sure by the end of the list you’ll be ready to plan your 2016 Canada/New England cruise vacation. Quebec City, Quebec The singular image of the city is a hotel surrounded by cannons. Built to evoke a mountain castle, Chateau Frontenac sits atop a cape above the St. Lawrence River. The hotel is part of the city’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with all the stone buildings and winding streets, you’ll love its European charm and can take the funicular or the steps down to the Lower Town. Montreal, Quebec The cultural capital of Canada, Montreal always seems to show up on “most livable city” lists and has been named a UNESCO City of Design. You can enjoy a stroll along the historical streets of Old Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau and the cubist residential welter of Habitat 67. French is the first language of most residents, but the shopping and dining are international. Saguenay, Quebec Gorgeous, green and Gallic, Saguenay is a charming village that is the gateway to some of North America’s most stunning scenery. Majestic fjords, dramatic rocky capes and picturesque hamlets all await. Here you can enjoy seeing the work of the village’s many artisans — from glassblowers to angora goat farmers — or take in its beautiful nature with hiking and kayaking tours. Gaspe, Quebec Nestled in a rugged coastline dotted with tiny fishing villages and lighthouses, Gaspé lies in the shadow of the Chic-Choc Mountains. With more than 800 square miles of preserved parks, its natural […]

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