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Cruise news Blog post March 29, 2021
A fall day in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada.

Courtesy of Cruise Atlantic Canada

A fall day in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada.

Holland America announces cruises for May to October 2022

Cruise line opens booking for voyages along Eastern Seaboard

Cruising between Canada and New England in summer or fall provides a time to enjoy the weather and witness Mother Nature turn coastal forests into brilliant displays of gold, red and orange.

And now you can get a first-hand look at coastal New England on a Holland America cruise next summer or fall.

The venerable cruise line has just announced plans to offer opportunities to explore North America’s East Coast from May to October 2022. With progress being made daily to get the coronavirus pandemic behind us, HAL is so confident about these voyages that they have opened bookings today.

Itineraries available on two ships

Cruises will take place on both the Zaandam and Nieuw Statendam on a series of six- to eight-day Canada & New England Discovery departures. Highlights of the trip include visiting New England’s quintessential towns and experiencing Canada’s undeniable Old World French flair. Nieuw Statendam allows for explorations up to 24 days that stretch to Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland, where the region’s dramatic landscapes are the headliners of the journey.

Rendering of Holland America's Nieuw Statendam, set to debut in May 2022.
Courtesy of Holland America LineRendering of Holland America's Nieuw Statendam, set to debut in August 2022.

From weeklong journeys to a 24-day voyage

Nieuw Statendam will debut Aug. 22, 2022, as the first Pinnacle Class ship. She’ll also offer a 24-day voyage on Aug. 3 round trip from Boston, circumnavigating Iceland and making six calls around the country. Stops include  Greenland, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

She will also dock in Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Saint-Pierre, St. John’s, Red Bay, St. Anthony and Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Qaqortoq (Julianehåb) and Nanortalik (Ilivileq), Greenland; and Reykjavík (evening stay), Djúpivogur, Seydisfjörur, Akureyri, Isafjörour and Grundarfjörour, Iceland.

The grand new ship will sail six- to eight-day Canada & New England Discovery itineraries between Boston and Québec City, with weekend departures. Ports include Bar Harbor, Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax. The eight-day cruise adds Saint John, New Brunswick.

The ship will also make longer Newfoundland & New England Discovery sailings between Boston and Québec City. Ports on the 10-day cruise include Baie-Comeau and Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec; and Corner Brook, St. Anthony, St. John’s, Halifax and Bar Harbor. The 11-day departure calls at Portland, Maine; Saguenay, Québec; and Saint John, Halifax, Corner Brook (evening stay), Charlottetown and Baie-Comeau.

For its part, Zaadam’s Boston to Montreal itineraries in summer and fall will be seven-day sailings that include Bar Harbor, Québec City, Québec; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Sydney and Halifax.

Fresh lobster, straight from the kitchen, is a highlight of any lunch or dinner in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Courtesy of Destination HalifaxFresh lobster, straight from the kitchen, is a highlight of any lunch or dinner in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Focusing on local food and wine

Holland America has teamed up with Food & Wine magazine to showcase  tastes of the region such as authentic poutine (a dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy) and maple syrup-infused treats or farm-to-fork cuisine in Quebec City. Passengers will also be treated to a classic lobster boat and dine at a downeast Maine lobster bake in Bar Harbor.

A taste of Nova Scotia's culinary scene is provided at Halifax’s iconic waterfront boardwalk where  Prince Edward Island's freshly shucked oysters, lobster sliders and homegrown mussels are on the menu.

Early booking reward

For a limited time, if you  book 2022 Canada & New England cruises by April 19, 2021, you can score up to $2,300 in amenities. These feature a free Signature Beverage Package, prepaid gratuities, free Signature Dining Package and 50% reduced deposits. WiFi is provided free in suites. 

Be sure to check Holland America’s COVID-19 rules and regulations, which may include mandatory COVID19 pre-boarding tests, proof of COVID-19 vaccines and on board restrictions such as mask-wearing and physical distancing, depending on the situation next year. 

Ready to book?

Contact a Cruiseable travel consultant in our Business Dept. and they'll provide you with everything you need to plan your getaway while getting you the best price — with no fees involved. Phone 1-877-322-3773 or email [email protected].

Patti Pietschmann
I'm the LA Travel Diva and spend time cruising with first mate Richard, traveling the world, reviewing fine restaurants, going to plays, movies and events. It's the good life.


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