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Program #20430RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Oct 17 — Oct 30, 2015

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Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day One: Saturday, October 17 - Embark on Cruise from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Afternoon: Independent arrivals to the ms Maasdam - departing from the Iberville Terminal on rue de la Commune, Montreal, QC, Canada. You may board as early at 12:00 pm but no later than 90 minutes prior to sail time, 4:00 pm. Check-in at Front Desk. Lunch: Embarkation Buffet Lunch at Lido Deck opens at 1:00 pm. Cabins should be ready to use by 1:00 pm. Participate in the ship's Safety Drill.

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the elegant two-story Rotterdam Dining Room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and two grand staircases.

Evening: ORIENTATION: Program orientation and introductions.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Sunday, October 18 - Historic Quebec City/Lunch at Fairmont Chateau Fr...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Québec City Join a local expert on a walking field trip through charming and historic Old Québec City. Start at the Lower Town and Place Royale, known as the cradle of French civilization in North America with its fine stone merchant houses and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church. Walk through the charming commercial district of rue du Petit-Champlain. Continue on to Upper Town and visit the Cathedral-Basilica Notre-Dame-de-Québec, site of the first diocese in Canada and founded in 1663 by Bishop Laval. Arriving at Place d'Armes, you will see the monument of Samuel de Champlain, Father of New France and founder of Québec City. Your morning walk will end at the famous Château Frontenac

Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch the Château Frontenac.

Afternoon: Enjoy sometime on your own to explore the hidden gems of this Old City.

Dinner: Dinner is onboard ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to stroll the ship and take in some of the many activities.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Monday, October 19 - Saguenay/Chicoutimi
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Our journey begins on the scenic drive through La Baie, where you will discover the importance of the Saguenay Fjord--deeply chiseled in the Laurentian Mountains--to the development of this area. The Fjord Museum will explain the creation of the fjord and the mysteries it conceals. You will pass the Ha! Ha! Pyramid, a monument to the great flood of 1996 that devastated the region and proved to be one of Canada's greatest natural disasters.

Lunch: Lunch in local restaurant

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Chicoutimi - Your local guide will give you the history of the area as your coach makes its way through the main streets with stops at the Cultural Quarter and the Little White House that miraculously survived the Flood of 1996. A stop will also be made at the Pulp Mill of Chicoutimi. Founded in 1898, the mill played an important role in the development of the area. Also noted as the first French Canadian owned Pulp Company the mill produced a high quality pulp that was exported throughout the world. FIELD TRIP: As you make your way back to the ship you will visit Les Bergeries du Fjord where you will discover a quaint little farm and discover the art of cheese-making. A visit to the barn will disclose the latest methods of milk collection and cheese production. Savor this famous cheese with raspberry wine from a local winery.

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Tuesday, October 20 - Sept-îles/Le Vieux Postes/Shaputuan Museum/North ...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Sept-îles - Old Trading Post - Guided visit with a local expert of the Old Trading Post established in 1661 as the first trading post in the area. Shaputuan Museum - Guided visit with a docent of the history and culture of the Innus Nation. North Shore Regional Museum - Guided visit with a museum expert of this important landmark dedicated in the evolution of visual arts and in the protection of the North Shore's Heritage.

Lunch: Lunch at a local in Sept-îles

Afternoon: EXCURSION: Travel to the beaches of the area. Enjoy a little time to relax, take a stroll and enjoy the picturesque view. Free time in Sept-îles before we board the ship.

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Wednesday, October 21 - Picturesque Gaspé and Percé
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Guided exploration of this beautiful and picturesque area with a local expert. Discover Gaspé's rich history. Following the example set by the St. Malo the explorer, the Gaspé Heritage Walk gives you the opportunity to learn more about and appreciate the Gaspé's historical and cultural heritage by showcasing the architecture and commemorative art that speaks of the past.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: The evening is yours to relax or take in the many activities the ship has to offer

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, October 22 - Charlottetown/Green Gables/Cavendish Beach/Early ...
Charlottetown/Green Gables/Cavendish Beach/Early Exploration and Settlement of the St. Lawrence River

Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Green Gables National Historic Site. Parks Canada staff will present the history of this site and its significance to Canadian literary history. Spend time at Green Gables, the famed fictional home of red-haired Anne Shirley, the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. Discover the history of the house as well as biographical information about Montgomery. Green Gables, part of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, has become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. In real life, this farm was the home of David Jr. and Margaret Macneill, who were cousins of Montgomery's grandfather. Shortly after her death in 1942, Lucy Maud Montgomery was recognized by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as being a person of national historic significance, and a monument and plaque were erected at Green Gables in 1948.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Charlottetown - A local historian will guide you on a walking exploration Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation. See Beaconsfield Historic House with its mansard roof, elaborate gingerbread trim, and crowning belvedere stands. Learn about historic architecture with this enduring symbol of Victorian elegance. Hear about the restoration of Charlottetown's historic properties as you continue along Great George Street and visit St. Dunstan Cathedral as well as location for the last public hanging in the city. Continue your journey through beautiful Victoria Park, the historic downtown area of Charlottetown, and other historical and culturally important sites along the waterfront. Learn about the high-profile people of the city, the prosperity and bust of its merchants, and of course the Fathers of Confederation. .

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, October 23 - Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site/His...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Fortress of Louisbourg - Guided visit of the Fortress. The French came to Louisbourg in 1713 after ceding Acadia and Newfoundland to the British as per the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht. The only remaining possessions France had in Atlantic Canada were Cape Breton Island and Prince Edward Island, known then as Isle Royale and Isle Saint-Jean. They built the fortress to protect France's interest in the New World and to serve as the center of France's lucrative cod fishing industry off the Grand Banks. The location of the fortress on the eastern tip of Cape Breton Island enabled it to act both as the capital of the new colony at Isle Royale and as the first line of defense in France's struggle against Britain for colonial supremacy in North America. Louisbourg was for many years France's crown jewel of military strength and commerce in the New World. 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 from housewives to soldiers who will be happy to tell you all about their lives at the fortress. Visit the lively town tavern, see Chapelle St. Louis, the garrison chapel, or explore the King's Bastion Barracks which is the largest building on site and was 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: Lunch at the Fortress

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: 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 Room

Evening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, October 24 - Halifax/Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Halifax - Journey to the past and to present time. See Government House official resident of the province's lieutenant governor. It is North America's oldest consecutively occupied government residence, since the US's White House was evacuated and burned during the War of 1812. Halifax Citadel allows you a wonderful view of the Harbor and the city. Take a stroll in the Public Garden's next to the Needham Memorial Bell Tower. This historic tower overlooks the north end of Halifax, the section most devastated by the Halifax Explosion, which took place when the Belgian relief ship Imo collided with the French munitions vessel Mont Blanc on Dec. 6, 1917. The tower pays tribute to the 2,000 who died in the largest man-made explosion ever to be recorded before the A-bomb. Visit Fairview Cemetery final resting place of 121 of the victims of the Titanic, many of them never identified.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic This guided visit offers a great look into the maritime history of Atlantic Canada. The museum is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada and was first created by a group of Royal Canadian Navy officers who envisioned a place where Canada's naval past could be preserved. 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: Dinner in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Sunday, October 25 - Historic Bar Harbor/Introduction to the Maritimes...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served on board. You may have breakfast in the dining room or the Lido Buffet; both are open seating.

Morning: This morning the ship will arrive in Bar Harbor, Maine. Travel by tender to the shores of the largest community on Desert Island; what was once the premier summer resort in New England in the 19th century. FIELD TRIP: Bar Harbor Guided walk 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: PRESENTATION: Introduction to the Maritimes Region 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 Room

Evening: Evening is yours to explore the ship, try your luck at the casino or take in some of the entertainment on board.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Monday, October 26 - Cruising the East Coast to New York City/The Fur ...
Cruising the East Coast to New York City/The Fur Trade and the French-Indian Alliance

Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Relax on deck as the ship glides through the waters along the East Coast making the ship makes its way to our next port of call New York NY.

Lunch: Lunch is on board. 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: PRESENTATION: The Fur Trade and the French-Indian Alliance As we make our way through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, learn about the history of the fur trade industry in Quebec and the alliance created between the French settlers and the native population of the region. Historically important to the area’s First Nations people for both transportation and as a fishery, the gulf was also the site of the first known exchange between the native population of the Quebec region and Europeans. 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. This treaty determined New France’s economic direction as well as its strategic and military policy for the next 156 years. Under the terms of the agreement, the First Nations would transport and deliver beaver pelts to the French at their various trading posts along the St. Lawrence River in exchange for European goods and a pledge to aid the Huron and Algonquin in their longstanding war with the Iroquois of New York.

Dinner: Dinner is onboard ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy the large variety of evening entertainment the ship has to offer.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Tuesday, October 27 - New York City Highlights
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Exeprience the best of New York with an expert guide. From Times Square, Greenwich Village, Battery Park, Statue of Liberty just to name a few of the sites you will see. Learn the history and experience why New York is such a popular destination.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Manhattan,

Afternoon: Continue your experience with a trip to Freedom Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building.

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy some free time in Newport before we set sail for Bar Harbor

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Wednesday, October 28 - Cruising the East coast to Florida
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: PRESENTATION: Theme - Elements of Canadian History, the Maritimes and the St Lawrence River.

Lunch: Lunch is on board. 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 along the East Coast making its way to our next port of call Newport, Rhodes Island

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the elegant two-story Rotterdam Dining Room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and two grand staircases.

Evening: Free time to explore the ship with its many venues.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: At 720-feet, the ms Maasdam is designed to carry fewer guests while providing them with more space for maximum comfort. Accommodating 1,258 guests, many staterooms feature commanding ocean views, and each of the 149 suites has a private verandah. Gross Tonnage: 55,451 grt.(One registered ton equals 100 cubic feet) Length: 720 feet Beam: 101 feet Maximum speed: 22 knots (maximum) Ship’s Registry: The Netherlands Passenger capacity: 1,258 Crew: 557 Dedicated: December, 1993 by actress June Allyson Casino: 5 blackjack tables; 1 roulette table; 1 dice table; 1 stud poker; 1 three card poker; 1 Let It Ride; 1 Texas Hold’em and 119 slot machines Spa Facilities: Fitness center; dual saunas; 2 aroma steam rooms; massage/treatment rooms; beauty salon/barber shop; volleyball/tennis court; basketball court

Contact info:
N/A
N/A, WA N/A USA
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-0/
web: www.hollandamerica.com/find-cruise-vacation/CruiseDetails.action?destCode=N&portCode=&shipCodeSearch=MA&durationCode=&dateCode=&flexibleMonths=false&noOfFlexibleMonths=1&pageNumber=1&voyageCode=M322&webItineraryIdForAudit=NNS315

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Thursday, October 29 - Cruising the East coast to Florida
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served on board. You may have breakfast in the dining room or the Lido Buffet; both are open seating.

Morning: Relax on deck as the ship glides through the waters along the East Coast making its way to our final port, Florida

Lunch: Lunch is on board. 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: PRESENTATION: Theme - Elements of Canadian History, the Maritimes and the St Lawrence River

Dinner: Dinner is on board ship in the elegant two-story Rotterdam Dining Room

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Friday, October 30 - Disembarkation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Breakfast: Breakfast on board ship

Morning: Disembarkation will start at 8:30 a.m. Independent departures from the ship. Taxis are available at the docks to take you to the airport, train or bus.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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