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Trace the Viking paths through Scandinavia, Greenland and Iceland on an epic adventure from Boston to Amsterdam.
This port-rich, Transatlantic cruise with Holland America Line’s offers 18 days of fascinating discovery ashore combined with relaxing time at sea.
Onboard the MS Maasdam, you will experience spectacular destinations, superb service and premium amenities providing an extraordinary cruise experience. Every day brings a wealth of activities, excursions and entertainment - all with impeccable care and attention to detail. Relax, dine, socialize or enjoy a quiet moment on board - or on shore. Holland America's five-star fleet is consistently amound the Highest-rated Cruise Lines by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
July 14 to August 1, 2012
Cruise costs: Outside Staterooms from $5,199.00CADTaxes (not included) $212.90CADPrices are per person, double occupancy, and are subject to availability
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DAY 0: July 14Boston, Massachusetts | USAArrivals into the departure city of Boston. There is no better way to get a sense of the Revolutionary struggle that changed U.S.A.’s destiny than with a stroll along Boston’s Freedom Trail. Along the way: Paul Revere House, Old North Church, the Old State House and Faneuil Hall, gathering place of the early revolutionaries. Farther afield: Lexington Green, where the minutemen and redcoats first skirmished, and bewitching Salem.
DAY 1: July 15At Sea
DAY 2: July 16At Sea
DAY 3 | July 17Corner Brook, Newfoundland | CanadaNestled on the rocky coastline of the Long Range Mountains of Canada, Corner Brook is home to a thriving community of artists inspired by the areas incredible natural beauty. In town, browse the galleries of local painters, sculptors and photographers, explore the heritage district and view the Captain James Cook Memorial, honoring the British navigator who explored and charted the area in 1767.
DAY 4: July 18Red Bay, Labrador | CanadaA Canadian National Historic Site, Red Bay is rich in 16th century whaling history. In the late 1500s ships sailed to Red Bay from the Basque Provinces of France and Spain to hunt right and bowhead whales. Today, Red Bay hosts a collection of exceptional artifacts, including the best-preserved examples of 16th century ships and boats known in the world. Tour the Visitor Interpretation Centre; immerse yourself in Labrador’s rugged coastal beauty; and enjoy an iceberg and whale watching tour.
DAY 5: July 19At Sea
DAY 6: July 20Nanortalik | GreenlandGreenland’s southernmost town, Nanortalik is surrounded by the steep mountain peaks of Tasermiut Fjord whose rugged landscape and lush vegetation attracts serious climbers all year long. Inside the fjord are the ruins of an Augustinian monastery and the towering trees of the Qingua Valley. In this region, the northern lights dance across the sky in the evenings and polar bears have been known to drift by on ice floes. Visit the old town around the colonial harbor where the museum includes exhibits of rare Norse clothing. This harbor is thought to be the last point of departure of the Norse voyagers when they sailed to or from Greenland. The importance of the site is evidenced in the ruins of boathouses. Take a chilly trip to the ice cap by boat, or warm up in the natural hot springs at Uunartoq.
DAY 7: July 21Cruising Prince Christian Sound
DAY 8: July 22At Sea
DAY 9: July 23Reykjavik | IcelandGeysers, hot springs and fields of cooled lava are testament to Iceland’s volcanic origins. Swim in the naturally warmed Blue Lagoon.
DAY 10: July 24Reykjavik | Iceland
DAY 11: July 25Scenic cruising Berufjordur and arrival at Djupivogur | IcelandWith a history of trading that dates back to 1589, this quiet fishing village on the eastern coast of Iceland lies on Bulandsnes peninsula near Bulandstindura – a pyramid-shaped mountain thought to be a source of spiritual energy. Visit Langabud, a log house built in 1790, which also houses the local folk museum, or journey to Papey Island, home to thousands of sea birds, including the colorful puffin.
DAY 12: July 26At Sea
DAY 13: July 27Geiranger | NorwayOn the glorious Geirangerfjord, one of Norway’s most impressive sights, Gieranger is the picture-perfect fjord town. Nearby, the Seven Sisters Waterfall takes a 5,000-foot plunge. Cruising Geirangerfjord.
DAY 14: July 28Alesund | NorwayThis picturesque fishing port at the mouth of Stor Fjord spans two islands and features delightful art nouveau architecture, stone towers, spires and medieval facades.
DAY 15: July 29Bergen | NorwayGateway to fjord country, beautiful Bergen is surrounded by steep, forested mountains and has the lively feel of a university town.
DAY 16: July 30At Sea
DAY 17: July 31Amsterdam | The NetherlandsAlongside its graceful canals and gabled houses, Amsterdam offers such world-class sights as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
DAY 18: August 01Amsterdam | The Netherlands
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