Holland America Line's 2011 Canada/New England Cruises Feature Historic
Seaports, Fall Foliage


    


    
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<p><span class="xn-location">SEATTLE</span>, <span class="xn-chron">June 22</span> /CNW/ -- Next year two Holland <span class="xn-person">America Line</span> ships -- ms Maasdam and ms Eurodam -- will explore the historic seaports and scenic beauty of <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and New England, offering guests the opportunity to sample some famous Maine lobster, walk Boston's Freedom Trail and sail along the St. <span class="xn-person">Lawrence River</span>.</p>
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<p>The 2011 itineraries range from seven to 13 days and will feature 24 sailings between May and October. The region's beautiful jewel-toned foliage will be on display as summer turns to autumn, a favorite time of year to cruise <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and New England.</p>
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<p>"Holland America Line's extensive sailings in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and New England are perfect for families, nature lovers and history buffs," said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs. "Whether enjoying a summer vacation or one of several special fall foliage cruises, our in-depth itineraries highlight the unique history, stunning beauty and diverse cultures of this exceptionally interesting and diverse part of the world."</p>
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<p>Maasdam kicks off the 2011 season on <span class="xn-chron">April 24</span> with a special 13-day cruise from <span class="xn-location">Fort Lauderdale</span>, Fla., to <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span>, <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. During this longer voyage, guests will visit Newport, R.I.; Gloucester (<span class="xn-location">Boston</span>), Mass.; Bar Harbor, Maine; <span class="xn-location">Halifax</span>, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, <span class="xn-person">Prince Edward Island</span>; and Gaspe and Baie-Comeau, <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span>, before arriving at <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span>.</p>
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<p>From <span class="xn-chron">May 7</span> to <span class="xn-chron">Oct. 8</span>, Maasdam offers 18 seven-day sailings between <span class="xn-location">Boston</span> and <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span>, with calls at Bar Harbor; <span class="xn-location">Halifax</span> and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown; <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span> City, <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span>; and scenic cruising along the St. <span class="xn-person">Lawrence River</span>. Guests can combine two sailings for an extended 14-day roundtrip journey, allowing extra time ashore to hunt for antiques, explore the charming fishing towns, learn about the history and sample the region's fresh seafood.</p>
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<p>Maasdam concludes the season with a 13-day sailing <span class="xn-chron">Oct. 15</span> from <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span> to <span class="xn-location">Fort Lauderdale</span>. Ports of call include <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span> City, Saguenay, Baie-Comeau and Gaspe, <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span>; Charlottetown, <span class="xn-person">Prince Edward Island</span>; Sydney and <span class="xn-location">Halifax</span>, Nova Scotia; Bar Harbor, Maine; and Saint John, <span class="xn-location">New Brunswick</span>.</p>
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<p>During the height of the fall foliage season, Eurodam will sail three 10-day cruises in <span class="xn-chron">September 2011</span> between New York and <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span> City, with calls at Newport, <span class="xn-location">Boston</span>, Bar Harbor, <span class="xn-location">Halifax</span>, Sydney and Charlottetown. That itinerary also features an overnight stay at <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span> City and scenic cruising along Saguenay Fjord.</p>
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<p>On <span class="xn-chron">Oct. 10</span> Eurodam will depart on a 12-day itinerary from <span class="xn-location">Quebec</span> City to <span class="xn-location">Fort Lauderdale</span>.  Ports of call include Saguenay, Gaspe, Charlottetown, Sydney, <span class="xn-location">Halifax</span>, Bar Harbor, Gloucester (<span class="xn-location">Boston</span>) and Newport.</p>
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<p>Canada/New England cruise fares start at <span class="xn-money">$799</span> per person, double occupancy, plus taxes.  For more information, consult a travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit <a href="http://www.hollandamerica.com">www.hollandamerica.com</a>.</p>
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<p>Find Holland <span class="xn-person">America Line</span> on Twitter, Facebook and the Holland America Blog.  Access all social media outlets via the Online Communities quick link on the home page at <a href="http://www.hollandamerica.com">www.hollandamerica.com</a>.</p>
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<p>About Holland <span class="xn-person">America Line</span> [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:    CCL and CUK)]</p>
<p>Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to 320 ports in more than 100 countries, territories or dependencies.  Two- to 108-day itineraries visit all seven continents, and highlights include Antarctica, <span class="xn-location">South America</span>, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, <span class="xn-location">Mexico</span>, Canada/New England, <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> and <span class="xn-location">Panama</span> Canal.  A 15th ship, ms Nieuw <span class="xn-location">Amsterdam</span>, is scheduled to join the fleet in 2010.</p>
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<p>Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than <span class="xn-money">$525 million</span>, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine -- a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes -- Explorations Cafe powered by The New York Times, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.</p>
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    CONTACT        Sally Andrews
    PHONE:         800-637-5029
    FAX:           206-262-5934
    EMAIL:         pr@hollandamerica.com




    

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