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Program #20430RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Itinerary for May 2 — May 17, 2014

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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: Friday, May 02 - Arrival and Check-In/Orientation/Embark on Cruise...
Arrival and Check-In/Orientation/Embark on Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Afternoon: Arrivals to the ms Maasdam - departing from the Port Everglades Terminal at 2026 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You may board as early at 11:30 am, but no later than 90 minutes prior to sail time of 4:00 pm. Check-in at Front Desk.


Embarkation Buffet Lunch at Lido Deck opens at 12:00 pm. Cabins should be ready to use by 1:00 pm. Participate in the ship's Safety Drill. Meet your group leader on the Lower Promenade Deck at the Road Scholar Hospitality Desk between 2:30 and 3:30 pm to meet the GL and ask any questions that you may have.

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

Evening: Program orientation and introductions. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

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: Saturday, May 03 - Cruising the East coast to Charleston, South Caro...
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 next port of call Charleston, South Carolina.

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: An introductory presentation on Canadian History will be followed by cocktails just before dinner - enjoy a private cocktail party on board to welcome you to the ship.

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

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: Sunday, May 04 - Charleston Historic District/Magnolia Plantation
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: A field trip in Historic Charleston with stops at the Battery, City Hall and Four Corners of Law

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Charleston

Afternoon: Magnolia Plantation, founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public site open to visitors in the Lowcountry, with the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1872 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. Learn about its rich history as you experience the beauty of the house and gardens.


The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, South Carolina's only statewide partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awarded Magnolia Plantation the 2010 Heritage Award for their interpretive program at the slave cabins. Magnolia Plantation also won the 2009 preservation award last year for restoration and preservation of the cabins. End your day's adventure in Charleston with a stroll through the market where you can see the Gullah culture working their baskets or sample what the merchants have to offer.

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

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: Monday, May 05 - Cruising the East coast to Newport, Rhode Island
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: 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

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: Explore "The Evolution of Nationalism in Québec". What are some of the political and social events that have given rise to a strong nationalism and the creation of a political party whose main objective is to separate from Canada and create an independent country? Following the British conquest, in 1763, French Canadians will fight attempts of assimilation in order to insure the survival of their distinct culture. Today, this culture is vibrant and alive but many feel that it is continuously under pressure.

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 Five: Tuesday, May 06 - 10 Mile Drive and the Mansions of Newport/Breaker...
10 Mile Drive and the Mansions of Newport/Breakers: The Vanderbilts Summer Home

Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Enjoy the ships activities before our arrival in Newport.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Newport.

Afternoon: Enjoy a narrated trolley drive along the scenic drive, also known as Ten Mile Drive, (or just "The Drive" to locals) which encompasses most of the southern coastline of Aquidneck Island. This area used to be farmland, but today is one of the most popular Newport RI attractions. Once you're out here, it's very easy to see why. Then visit The Breakers - the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad, which was a pivotal development in the industrial growth of the nation during the late 19th century.

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 Six: Wednesday, May 07 - Cruising the East Coast to Bar Harbor/Introductio...
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 Bar Harbor, Maine

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: This presentation 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 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 Seven: Thursday, May 08 - Historic Bar Harbor/French-Indian Alliance
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. 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: 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 on board ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

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: Friday, May 09 - Halifax/Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Journey to the past and to present time Halifax. See Government House, the official residence 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.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: A guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 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 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: Saturday, May 10 - Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site/His...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Leave the modern world behind and step back to 1744 at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The French came to Louisbourg in 1713 after ceding Acadia and Newfoundland to the British as per the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht. 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.

Lunch: Lunch at the Fortress

Afternoon: Explore Sydney, Nova Scotia 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 Ten: Sunday, May 11 - Charlottetown/Green Gables/Cavendish Beach/Histor...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Parks Canada staff will present the history of Green Gables National Historic 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.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: A local historian will guide you on a walking exploration of 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.

Afternoon: As we make our way through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, learn about the history of the St. Lawrence River, marine disasters and the fur trade industry in Quebec. 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. Learn about some of the marine disasters in the St. Lawrence.

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 Eleven: Monday, May 12 - Picturesque Gaspé and Percé
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Embark on a guided exploration with a local expert in Gaspe and Perce, a beautiful and picturesque area. 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

Afternoon: Free time to explore on your own

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 Twelve: Tuesday, May 13 - Sept-îles/Le Vieux Postes/Shaputuan Museum/North ...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Visit the Old Trading Post in Sept-îles, with a local expert. It was established in 1661 as the first trading post in the area. A guided visit at the Shaputuan Museum will explore the history and culture of the Innus Nation. And at the North Shore Regional Museum, learn about this important landmark dedicated to the evolution of visual arts and in the protection of the North Shore's Heritage.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Sept-îles

Afternoon: 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:
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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: Wednesday, May 14 - Saguenay/Chicoutimi
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: 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: Your local guide will give you the history of the Chicoutimi 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. As you make your way back to the ship you will visit a local cheesemaker and discover the art of cheese-making.

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 Fourteen: Thursday, May 15 - Historic Quebec City/Lunch at Fairmont Chateau Fr...
Historic Quebec City/Lunch at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac/Free Afternoon

Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: 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 at the Café de la Terrasse in the Château Frontenac.

Afternoon: Take some free time to explore Quebec City independently.

Dinner: Dinner is onboard ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Free evening to stroll along the streets of Québec or stay aboard the ship to take part in some of the 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 Fifteen: Friday, May 16 - Trois Rivières/Historical Walk/La Vieille Prison
Breakfast: Breakfast on board open seating

Morning: Explore the historical district of Trois-Rivières on a guided walk; with its rich and evocative history and its 18th-century architecture. The city is perpetually evolving—you’ll discover old-world charms fused with urban culture. Highlights of your walk include seeing the Manoir de Tonnancour. Built in 1723 as a military officer’s barracks, the Manoir is now occupied by the Park Art Gallery, a contemporary art exhibition center. You will pass the Place d’Armes, where much of the early fur trading took place, as well as several other historic monuments and buildings

Morning: Enjoy a guided visit of the historic Old Prison of Trois-Rivières. This corrections establishment opened officially in 1822 and remained in operation until 1986. It is now a National Historic Monument. The prison guide, who may have been a former inmate, will provide an account of life behind bars. Not much is left to the imagination as you pass the original cramped cells and chilling, musty confinement areas.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to explore the local culinary fare or return to the ship for lunch.

Afternoon: Free time to explore the city before our final journey to Montréal.

Dinner: Farewell dinner is onboard ship in the Rotterdam Dining Room

Evening: Enjoy your final night aboard the ship.

Lodging: ms Maasdam

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Sixteen: Saturday, May 17 - Program Concludes/Disembarkation in Montreal/Tran...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board ship

Morning: Disembarkation will start at 8:30 a.m. Group transfer by coach to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal for independent departures. Approximate arrival at the airport is between 10:00 and 10:30 am.


This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

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Trois-Rivières, QC
Old Trois RivièresTrois-Rivières offers visitors a variety of tourist attractions including museums, theatres, cinemas, art galleries and heritage sites.
For additional information, visit: www.tourismetroisrivieres.com/fr/quoifaire.php

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