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Recipe: New England Clam Chowder

Recipe: New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder is a perfect way to wind down after a day of sightseeing in Canada and New England. Chowder is widely recognized as French in origin, but New England Clam Chowder is all American. Historically made to satisfy fisherman and their families after a long day at sea, this dish is now…   read more of “Recipe: New England…”

Port Spotlight: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Port Spotlight: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

All three ships that sail on Canada & New England itineraries — Eurodam, Maasdam and Veendam — call at the charming port of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The largest city on Prince Edward Island as well as its capital, Charlottetown’s Victorian architecture, abundance of parks and harborside locale make it an idyllic stop for cruise…   read more of “Port Spotlight:…”

On Location: Enrich & Entertain

On Location: Enrich & Entertain

On her recent Canada & New England cruise aboard Maasdam, guest Sharon Johnson enjoyed a variety of enrichment presentations and local entertainment courtesy of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program. The evening of our Halifax call we were treated to a very special “On Location” program, a Cape Breton Fiddle Concert. Gillian Head and Cape…   read more of “On Location: Enrich…”

Forty-Eight Cruises Highlight 2014 Canada & New England Season

Forty-Eight Cruises Highlight 2014 Canada & New England Season

If all of these Canada and New England posts have whet your appetite to explore the eastern seaboard, Holland America Line is featuring 48 opportunities in spring, summer and fall 2014. Scheduled May through October, the nine different itineraries on ms Eurodam, ms Maasdam and ms Veendam depart from Boston, Mass.; Montréal and Québec City,…   read more of “Forty-Eight Cruises…”

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor has the charm of a quaint, New England fishing village with all the attractions of a major port, and its touristy downtown area is hard to resist. The town is nestled on the east side of Mount Desert Island, sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by Frenchman Bay, and is home to the largest…   read more of “Port Spotlight: Bar…”

On Location: Canadian Culinary Delights

On Location: Canadian Culinary Delights

In Canada & New England, the “On Location” program is in full swing. This new enrichment experience offers onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals that allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. On cruises that explore Canada & New England, “On Location” guides present lectures…   read more of “On Location:…”

Shore Excursions: Explore Canada and New England

Shore Excursions: Explore Canada and New England

Fall foliage season in Canada and New England is in full swing, and right now ms Maasdam, ms Eurodam and ms Veendam are there exploring the region. What better way to see the emerald, golden and ruby hues of the foliage than from the deck of a cruise ship. Reaching from New York to Gaspe,…   read more of “Shore Excursions:…”

Veendam Lights Up the Newfoundland Sky

Veendam Lights Up the Newfoundland Sky

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight! A special thanks to photographer Joe Brazil for capturing this stunning photo of ms Veendam. This is a photo of the ms Veendam taken on July 16th off the west coast of Newfoundland, sailing north. It was taken from onshore in the vicinity of Portland Creek on Newfoundland’s Northern…   read more of “Veendam Lights Up…”