ms Veendam

ms Veendam

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The Netherlands
57,092 grt
719 feet
22 knots
January 1996
Actress Debbie Reynolds

Latest Post

Feb 2017

Why Choose a Summer Cruise to Canada/New England with Holland America Line

Submitted by: HAL Destinations Team

Montreal offers a beautiful display of colors in summer.
Montreal offers a beautiful display of colors in summer.

Summer will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to start planning your next Holland America Line cruise! While for some travelers summer may conjure up images of beaches and tropical islands, others may want to opt for a more unique destination. Typically considered for Fall Foliage cruises, our Canada/New England itineraries are a perfect option for an extraordinary summer vacation. Sailing from May through August, Maasdam and Veendam offer a selection of seven-, nine- or 14-day itineraries affording you the opportunity to choose the cruise that best fits your summer plans. From quaint towns with picturesque lighthouses to bustling cities rich with historical landmarks, elegant shops and fine dining, these ports of call are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Read below for a peek into some of the amazing destinations you’ll get to experience! ENTICING NEW ENGLAND Bar Harbor, Maine Bar Harbor is a scenic town full of inviting restaurants and charming boutiques ideal for a leisurely stroll. As you explore this quintessential coastal town, take time to indulge in Maine’s famously succulent lobster and top it off with dessert at one of the town’s homemade ice cream parlors – the perfect summer treat. If sightseeing is on your agenda, plan to take part in our Bar Harbor Lighthouse Tour. Board a jet-powered catamaran and enjoy the refreshing breeze as you sail by Maine’s historic and alluring lighthouses that date back to the 1800s. For nature lovers, Acadia National Park is a major highlight of this port. If you’re looking to get active, you can choose to either hike or bike to explore its magnificent lakes and striking coastline. However, if you’re in the mood for a more laid-back experience, opt for a horse-and-carriage ride that allows you to relax as you take in the lush landscapes and natural wonders this park holds. Boston, Massachusetts Home to legendary figures of the America Revolution, Boston is a treasure for any history buff. Take a step back in time as you visit 16 historic sites on our Freedom Trail tour. Begin at the Boston Common Visitor Center […]

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