Today the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art.Lunch: Lunch at the cafe of the Museum of Fine Arts.Afternoon: Early afternoon embarkation on the Maasdam - Black Falcon Terminal.Dinner: Dinner is on board the ship in the elegant two-story Rotterdam Dining Room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and two grand staircases.
Our group has dinner at the Early Sitting which is at 5:45 p.m. Alternative dining options include The Pinnacle Room, The Terrace Grill, The Lido, Tamarind, Canaletto. This is no charge for dining in these venues except for the Pinnacle Grill.Evening: Free time to explore the ship and its many venues.Lodging: ms MaasdamMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A guided walk in Bar Harbor including the beautiful historic properties and Saint Saviour's Episcopal Church with its 10 original Tiffany stained glass windows. Learn about the development of Acadia National Park spearheaded by wealthy summer residents such as Joseph Kennedy and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. You will also hear about the devastating fire of 1947 and its effects on the island.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.Afternoon: This afternoon is yours to explore the ship and enjoy the many activities available to you. Try your luck at the casino, enjoy an afternoon of onboard shopping, relax by the pool, or treat yourself with a trip to the spa. The ship offers all this plus much more.Afternoon: This first lecture aboard ship will give you a good introduction to the upcoming maritime regions of Atlantic North America to be visited on the program. It preambles your visit to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island where you will witness the maritime way of life and learn of the history and culture of this region.Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the Rotterdam Dining RoomEvening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.Lodging: ms MaasdamMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will be introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, and WWII convoys. The museum also tells the story of famous historical events such as "The Battle of the Atlantic", the Halifax explosion of 1917, Nova Scotia's role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster, various shipwrecks and more.Dinner: Cocktail party in the lounge aboard the ship followed by dinner in the Rotterdam Dining RoomEvening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.Lodging: ms MaasdamMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Entering the Fortress of Louisbourg you leave the modern world behind and step back to 1744. The fortress is alive with animators in full costume and character. Visit the lively town tavern, see Chapelle St. Louis, the garrison chapel, or explore the King's Bastion Barracks, the largest building on site and one of the largest buildings in North America in its day. Stroll through the fortress streets amongst the impressive walls, majestic gates, quaint homes and formal gardens.Lunch: Enjoy a meal as the inhabitants would in 1744 with a lunch at Fortress Louisbourg, featuring 18th century cuisine.Afternoon: Explore Sydney with a local expert - from the mining and steel town of yesterday to the vibrant tourist area of today.Dinner: Dinner is onboard ship in the Rotterdam Dining RoomEvening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.Lodging: ms MaasdamMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The first documented voyage through the gulf’s waters by Europeans was in 1534 with the arrival of Jacques Cartier. In 1603, Samuel de Champlain negotiated the first economic and military alliance between North American Indians and Europeans at Tadoussac. Under the terms of the agreement, the First Nations would transport and deliver beaver pelts to the French in exchange for European goods and a pledge to aid the Huron and Algonquin in their longstanding war with the Iroquois of New York.Lunch: Lunch on board the ship. You may decide to eat in the dining room, at the Lido buffet, the poolside grill or other locations the ship offer. Open seating is available at all locations.Afternoon: Relax on deck as the ship glides through the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The world’s largest estuary, the gulf is the outlet of North America’s Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence River. Known as the “great highway into the continent” this inland waterway of the northeast lead to the bounty of forests, furs and raw materials. Carved between the Laurentians to the north and the Appalachians to the south, it forms a natural pathway to the lakes of Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior.Dinner: Dinner is on board the ship in the Rotterdam Dining RoomEvening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.Lodging: ms MaasdamMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a buffet lunch at the Château Frontenac.Afternoon: There will be some free time to continue exploring North America's most European city on your own before returning to the ship.Dinner: Dinner is onboard ship in the Rotterdam Dining RoomEvening: This will be your last evening aboard ship to take advantage of all there is to see and do.Lodging: ms MaasdamMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner