Canada & New England Discovery

  • 13 Days

  • Canada

Discover the rich heritage of French-infused Montreal and Quebec, witness the rugged beauty of Nova Scotia and cruise New England, stopping at quaint Bar Harbor and historic Boston.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport and port taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

of 13 days

Your detailed itinerary

Cruise departing on 21st September 2017

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Overview

At a glance

  • Montreal - 2 night hotel stay
  • Quebec City
  • Charlottetown
  • Sydney
  • Halifax
  • Bar Harbor
  • Boston - 2 night hotel stay

Day 1

UK - Montreal

Travel to Montreal and transfer to your hotel for a two night stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Montreal

Get to know this lively city on the St Lawrence River, regarded as Canada’s cultural capital. Founded in 1642 by French Catholic settlers, it staunchly adhered to its French culture despite being occupied by the British in 1760. Today, the city still feels very French with most residents speaking French as their first language. Must-sees include cobblestoned Old Montreal, with its 18th and 19th century houses and pavement cafes, the elegant downtown area and leafy Mont-Royal Park, which commands fantastic views over the city’s skyscrapers and monuments below.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Montreal

Enjoy more time in Montreal before transferring to your cruise ship, the MS Veendam, for embarkation and cruising along the beautiful St Lawrence River.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Quebec City

Another very French city on the St Lawrence awaits today - Quebec. Chosen as a trading post by 17th century French explorer Samuel Champlain, this lovely city offers stone buildings, winding streets and sunny squares. Take the opportunity to join an optional excursion to ride the funicular to historic, walled Old Quebec, see the castle-like Chateau Frontenac, delve into picture-book Petit Champlain and admire Place Royal square, home of North America's oldest Catholic church, the Notre Dame des Victoires.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

At sea

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Connected to mainland Canada by 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, Prince Edward Island consists of gentle hills, forests and untouched sandy beaches. Today, discover the enchanting Victorian capital of Charlottetown, explore the wild shores of Prince Edward National Park or visit ‘Green Gables’ Farm, the 19th century inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s much-loved ‘Anne of Green Gables’.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Established by British loyalists in 1785, the port of Sydney is your gateway to the colourful culture and natural wonders of Cape Breton Island. Settled by the Scots and Irish in the 1800s, the island has a rich Gaelic heritage and passion for Celtic music. Explore on your own or perhaps join an optional excursion, to see the seabirds on rocky Bird Islands, strolling through pretty Old Sydney or visiting beautiful Bras d’Or Lake.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Flanking one of the world's greatest natural harbours, Halifax was once Britain's major military outpost in North America. Step back in time along the beautifully restored waterfront, take photos of the wave-pounded lighthouse at Peggy's Cove or discover Halifax's Titanic heritage at the Maritime Museum and Fairlawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the disaster are buried.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Bar Harbor, Maine

Backed by 1,530-foot Cadillac Mountain, this quaint town was the playground of America’s most illustrious 19th century families, including the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers. See the stately Victorian mansions they summered in, tour the clapboard shops, sample Maine lobster or explore the forests, mountains and wild shores of spectacular Acadia National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Boston

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Boston

Dubbed the 'Cradle of American Independence', this historic city overflows with attractions from handsome, brownstone mansions to the hallowed courtyards of Harvard University. Follow the Freedom Trail to uncover the city's fascinating revolutionary story, visit the trendy cafes and boutiques of Newbury Street or call at the harbour, site of the Boston Tea Party.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Boston - UK

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Montreal: Delta Montreal Hotel 
  • Boston: W Boston Downtown

Notes

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

Your ship

MS Veendam

Guests aboard Veendam will not only enjoy elegant dining rooms, a $2 million art and antique collection, wide teak decks and spacious staterooms- many with private verandahs- but also new and exciting venues, stateroom options along with a complete update to all stateroom furnishings.

Amenities
  • Smoking
  • Adults only
  • Childrens facilities
Ship facts
  • Style: Premium
  • Class: S class
  • Size: Medium
  • Number of crew: 580
  • Number of cabins: 630
  • Number of wheelchair cabins: 6
  • Number of large cabins: 276
  • Capacity: 1260 passengers
  • Main language on board: en-US
  • Currency on board: USD
  • Number of decks: 10
  • Gross tonnage: 55819
  • Length (m): 220
  • Width (m): 31
  • Speed in knots: 22
  • Launch year: 1996
  • Refit year: 2012
Available cabins on this cruise
Pinnacle Suite

The Pinnacle Suite features bedroom with king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, living room, dining room, dressing room, private veranda, pantry, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers.

Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Details

  • 1,273 square feet
  • Sleeps 4

Neptune Suite

Neptune Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, with fragrant bath salts and exfoliating loofah mitt for an invigorating shower experience, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, sofa bed for two persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite amenities include complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary sparkling wine served in the Neptune Lounge upon embarkation and a complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation. Guests in suites also benefit from gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, as well as a cocktail party with the ship’s officers.

Other benefits include: priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, and high tea service in-suite on request. Elegant wooden clothing brush, lint remover and shoehorn for keeping clothing immaculate is also included.

Guests also have access to a very special amenity exclusively for those cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialise with other suite guests and enjoy the personalised service of a concierge.

The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and WiFi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Details

  • 575 square feet
  • Sleeps 4

Vista Suite

Vista Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower with fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.

Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

In addition to the stateroom amenities, guests cruising in Vista Suites also benefit from a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalised cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and complimentary DVD library.

Details

  • 283 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Ocean-View Stateroom

Ocean-View Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower, featuring fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.

Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Details

  • 174-255 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Interior Stateroom

Interior Staterooms feature two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, and a bathroom featuring fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure.

Stateroom amenities include luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, and 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.

Suites also benefit from complimentary fresh fruit on request, elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, as well as ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Details

  • 141-226 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Life onboard

Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, ms Veendam offers an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities. 

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