Canada & New England Discovery

29 September - 6 October 2018

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

29 September

Setting sail from Montréal

Bilingual Montréal is Québec's largest city, a vibrant island metropolis with a distinctive blend of old style European charm and thrusting modernity. Architectural highlights include the beautiful Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal, and the city also boasts the world's third largest botanical garden. Winters here can be harsh, but in summer the city comes alive with festivals, including the famous International Jazz Festival in June/July. Montréal is also a real Mecca for foodies, and can pose a serious threat to the waistline, with all manner of gastronomic treats on offer.

Don't miss

The onomatopoetic Tam Tam day if you’re around on a Sunday during the summer – go to Mont-Royal park to see, and hear, the drums.

30 September

Canada: Québec City

1 October

At sea

2 October

Canada: Charlottetown

3 October

Canada: Sydney

4 October

Canada: Halifax

5 October

United States: Bar Harbor

6 October

Arriving in Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA, and in amongst the skyscrapers are plenty of red-brick buildings, a Georgian architecture that lends the city a distinctly European feel. The Freedom Trail is a 2 ½ mile walking route around the city that gives an excellent introduction to American history, and Boston is home to a wealth of cultural riches, including the superb Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the world famous Harvard University. Bostonians are also big sports fans, and one of the country's biggest baseball teams, the Red Sox, play their home matches at Fenway Park.

Our tip

The food’s the thing (particularly New England lobster) so head for Faneuil Hall marketplace, and go in the Quincy Market Colonnade, the largest food hall in New England.

The Ship

Your home from home

Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam pool deck
Holland America Line cruises - MS Rotterdam interior stateroom

With just over 1,400 guests, this inviting mid-size ship is the perfect combination: small enough to maintain a friendly atmosphere and high levels of service, and large enough to offer plenty of choice and variety in dining and activity.

What we love

A Holland America ship is very distinctive, with an outstanding collection of art and sculpture on board that takes you back to the heritage of the company's maritime roots, and forward to its contemporary and innovative style.

Capacity 1,404 Guests
Crew 600 International Staff
Style

A relaxed, warm and welcoming atmosphere makes Rotterdam an excellent choice for stylish travellers enjoying space and elegance as they explore.

Year Built 1997
Last Refurbished 2009
Tonnage 61,849 grt
Length 780 feet
Breadth 106 feet
Cruising Speed 25 knots
More about MS Rotterdam

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montréal

Extend your stay in Montréal

There are plenty of hotels to choose from but our favourite is the Fairmont.

Stop sign in Montréal

Making the most of Montréal

You don’t need to take a private tour in Montréal, the city is completely manageable and although signs are in French, everyone speaks English.

The Lenox, Boston

Our recommended hotel in Boston

We like the family owned Lenox – great location and very cosy.

Fall foliage

Private tours in Boston

If you’re here at the right time of the year, don’t be cynical about a Fall Foliage tour – it’s breathtaking!

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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