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23 September 2007, at Sea.

Today we sailed down the St Lawrence River and via the Laurentian channel into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The weather forecast had predicted very windy weather and that prediction came true. The wind blew all day long. First with us, so on deck it was quite pleasant as the relative wind over the deck…   read more of “23 September 2007,…”

20 September 2007, Quebec.

Today a little story about how the St. Lawrence river with it’s current dictates the cruise schedule and how it can affect the docking time in Montreal and Quebec. Sailing to Quebec from Montreal and also towards Montreal is regulated by the time that the ship can pass under the bridge at Quebec. The Veendam…   read more of “20 September 2007,…”

19 Sept. 2007 Montreal.

During the night we traveled up the 2nd part of the St. Lawrence River to Montreal which is the final destination of the cruise and our change over port. The whole route is done during the night time so there is very little to see for the guests apart from the occasionally lit up refinery…   read more of “19 Sept. 2007…”

18 September 2007, Quebec.

oday we were in Quebec and what a lovely city it is. As a matter of fact it is the highest rated port of all the Holland America line ports as per our guest’s comments on board forms. Holland America line ships call at almost 400 different destinations and Quebec scores the best with an…   read more of “18 September 2007,…”