Holland America Line’s ship Volendam adds Newfoundland & Labrador to its stops in the 2024 season as it makes some changes and adds some extra cruises in the fall season. This cruise will hit all the beautiful parts of Quebec, NB, NS and NL during the fall season for obvious reasons.
“A Canada and New England cruise has it all for travelers looking to stay closer to home but experience a taste of Europe, beautiful scenery, amazing food, natural beauty and incredible history,” said Beth Bodensteiner, Holland America Line’s chief commercial officer. “Our expanded season allows travelers to explore the region from spring through autumn, including the popular fall foliage, and by offering longer cruises we can extend up to Greenland and Iceland for a truly unique vacation.”
2024 Season Highlights
- A 24-day cruise departing July 27 on Volendam sails roundtrip from Boston and circumnavigates Iceland, enhancing Holland America Line’s homeport initiative that allows guests to see the world from their doorstep, with just a short flight or drive to the port. The cruise makes six calls around Iceland, with 10 additional visits in Greenland, Maine and Canada’s Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland.
- One seven-day “Historic Coasts” cruise roundtrip from Boston aboard Volendam departs July 20 and calls at Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada; and Halifax and Sydney.
- Volendam offers longer “Newfoundland & New England Discovery” cruises that sail between Boston and Montreal. Ports on the 10-day cruise includes Quebec City, Baie-Comeau and Havre-Saint-Pierre, Québec; Corner Brook, St. Anthony and St. John’s in Newfoundland; Halifax and Portland. The 11-day departure calls at Portland, Saint John, Corner Brook, Charlottetown and Quebec’s Saguenay.
This will bring in a lot of extra business for smaller, more local shops during the fall season. Here on the Avalon Peninsula, our latest fall season was quite stunning that saw a lot of warm sunny days. I think the campaigns push to attract people within a few hours plane ride by Holland is smart and these regions allow for a completely different travel experience.