While the ship was scheduled to leave at 4 p.m., we found out that we would not leaving until 6 pm, giving us time for about an hour walk along the waterfront of the Old Port in the heart of Old Montreal, a French-speaking historic city.
We are looking forward to cooler summer weather as we cruise up the Saint Lawrence River to Quebec City.
Later our ship will cruise the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and take us to Canada’s Prince Edward Island, a new destination for me.
One thing we are excited about for this cruise is to find the best lobster roll in these Canada and New England.
While we’ve sailed on most of Holland America Line’s cruise ships, this will be our first cruise on the ms Maasdam, a 1,258 guest-capacity ship launched in December of 1993. The ms Maasdam is named for the Maas River in the Netherlands.
Here is our scheduled day-by-day cruise itinerary:
|0||June 27, 2015||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||04:00 PM|
|0||June 27, 2015||Saint Lawrence River Cruising|
|1||June 27, 2015||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||07:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|2||June 27, 2015||Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence|
|3||June 27, 2015||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|4||July 1, 2015||Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada||08:00 AM||04:00 PM|
|5||July 2, 2015||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||08:00 AM||04:00 PM|
|6||July 3, 2015||Bar Harbor, Maine, US||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|7||July 4, 2015||Boston, Massachusetts, US||07:00 AM|
We are also looking forward to visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Mr. Jones lived while studying at Dalhousie University.
Follow along as we post details from our cruise and the ports we are visiting.
If you are planning a cruise on Holland America Line, you may want to check out these other posts:
- Celebrating New Year’s Eve on Holland America’s Volendam Cruise Ship
- Getting an Introduction to Yangon via a Shore Excursion from Thilawa, Myanmar (Burma)
- Christmas Day in Phuket, Thailand with a Visit to Tiger Kingdom
- Christmas Eve on Holland America Line’s Volendam
- A Close-up Look at Holland America’s Dive-In at the Terrace Grill Menu