Sun, Sep 23: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Fly from Indianapolis to Quebec City. Transfer to the port and board the ms Zuiderdam. (Meals: Lunch, Dinner)
Mon, Sep 24: Enjoy the day exploring Quebec City, which is over 400 years old and was the first permanent European-built city in North America that was not founded by Spain. The city has a distinct European feel and most residents are native French speakers. The Quebec City Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s a walled city with cobblestone streets that still has its original fortifications, and is home to churches and hospitals that date back to the 17th century. Set sail in the early evening. (B,L,D)
Tue, Sep 25: Cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Wed, Sep 26: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Stroll through the city to see colorful heritage homes and beautiful lawns and gardens. Prince Edward Island claims miles of beautiful beaches and the island is known as the birthplace of L.M. Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables books. (B,L,D)
Thu, Sep 27: Sydney, Nova Scotia. Enjoy the fall colors around Sydney on an optional Cape Breton Island tour. Travel along the Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway on the northern part of the island as it passes through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. (B,L,D)
Fri, Sep 28: Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia (“New Scotland”) and sits on the world’s second largest natural harbor. Numerous ocean and lake beaches dot the area around Halifax, as do small fishing communities. One of these is a popular tourist attraction: Peggy’s Cove, known for its classic red-and-white lighthouse built on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggy’s Point. (B,L,D)
Sat, Sep 29: Bar Harbor, Maine. Bar Harbor is located on Mount Desert Island just off the Maine coast, and is the gateway to Acadia National Park. From the top of Cadillac Mountain see spectacular vistas of granite cliffs and towering coastal mountains. Bar Harbor is bejeweled with grand mansions and immaculate gardens. Enjoy walking the streets of town or taking a guided tour. (B,L,D)
Sun, Sep 30: Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is home to historic sights and modern neighborhoods, stores and restaurants with old-time character, gracious green spaces and a beautiful waterfront. Legendary figures of the American Revolution come alive at buildings and attractions along Boston’s Freedom Trail, including the Paul Revere House and Old South Meeting House, and in Lexington and Concord just outside Boston. (B,L,D)
Mon, Oct 1: At sea. Enjoy the numerous activities and amenities on board. (B,L,D)
Tue, Oct 2: Newport, Rhode Island. Before Newport became known as a playground for the rich, artists, writers and scholars discovered its picturesque beaches and shoreline, untouched by industrialization during the post–Civil War period. Wealthy patrons of the arts followed and built mansions southeast of the harbor, transforming the small town into the summertime hub of Gilded Age society. Your visit to this charming port can straddle these two worlds—the friendly working harbor and the avenue of lavish historic homes. The chilly blue waters of the Narragansett Bay and the long dramatic stretches of rocky New England coastline will vie for your attention. (B,L,D)
Wed, Oct 3: New York City, New York. Disembark in New York City and fly home. (B)
Holland America Line’s five-star ship boasts a collection of artwork and antiques with emphasis on Dutch heritage in the New World; a culinary arts center presented by Food & Wine magazine with demonstrations and interactive gourmet cooking lessons; Explorations Café, a coffeehouse with Internet access, sponsored by The New York Times; and port lectures and explorations speaker series. Recently renovated in 2015 with 25 new staterooms and dining venues. Highlights: spacious staterooms with luxurious plush Sealy® Premium Euro-top mattresses • showers with premium massage showerheads • bathrobes for use during your cruise • six restaurants • three bars • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) • 24-hour room service • Internet center • Greenhouse Spa and Salon • two outdoor swimming pools (one with retractable roof) • hydro pool • fitness center • basketball court • volleyball court • nightclub • casino • live musical entertainment and Broadway-style shows • BB King’s Blues Club • Dancing with the Stars experience • library • screening room • library • free sessions of Digital Workshop powered by Microsoft Windows® • Club HAL® kids facility • teen-only Loft and Oasis area • duty-free shops • escorted shore excursions.