Holland America Cruise Line
This exciting cruise and rail holiday takes in the most scenic and unforgettable Eastern cities in the US and Canada. Cruise from Boston to Quebec City, visiting the charming Maritime region of the US and Canada. Then ride the rails, first to Montreal and then onwards to Toronto.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 6 nights’ accommodation
• 7 nights’ Cruise with Holland America in an inside cabin
• Full board on board the ship
• Via Rail train journey from Quebec City to Montreal in Economy
• Via Rail train journey from Montreal to Toronto in Economy
Treat yourself and upgrade your flight or other holiday components
Day 1 Arrive in Boston
Make your way to your downtown Boston hotel from the airport. Free day to enjoy Boston's many attractions. Overnight in Boston.
Day 2 - Board the Cruise
Board one of the elegant Holland America ships in Boston and settle into your comfortable stateroom. Overnight on board.
Day 3 - Boston to Bar Harbor, Maine
Enjoy scenic cruising to Bar Harbor, a quintessential New England resort set on the edge of the Acadia National Park. Overnight on board.
Day 4 - Bar Harbor to Halifax, Nova Scotia
Wake up in Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia.The beautifully restored waterfront buildings recall the city's charming maritime heritage. Overnight on board.
Day 5 - Halifax to Sydney
Sydney is the gateway to the northeast end of Nova Scotia, where Cape Breton Island boasts Cape Breton Highlands National Park and Bras d'Or Lake. Overnight on board.
Day 6 - Sydney - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Canada's smallest province is tethered to New Brunswick by the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and boasts lighthouses and red sand beaches. Overnight on board.
Day 7 - Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence
Enjoy a leisurely day of cruising via the St. Lawrence River. Ensure you keep your camera ready to spot some of Quebec's resident whales.
Day 8 - Quebec City
Arrive in Quebec City, home to architectural wonders and historical sites. Here, you can stroll around the cobblestone streets of Old Québec and discover 400 years of incredible history.
Day 9 - Disembark the cruise in Quebec City
Disembark you cruise for the final time in Québec City – truly one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. Take the time to enjoy a walk in the streets of Vieux-Quebec. Overnight in Quebec City.
Day 10 - Via Rail Train: Quebec City to Montreal
Board the train from Quebec City's famous Gare du Palais and enjoy a leisurely journey to Montreal. Overnight in Montreal
Day 11 - Free day in Montreal
Enjoy a free day in Montreal, one of Canada's most multicultural cities. Experience its colourful entertainment, local cuisine and friendly communities and experience world-class views from the famous Mount Royal Park. Overnight in Montreal
Day 12 - Via Rail Train Montreal to Toronto
Say goodbye to the French side of Canada and board the train to Toronto. En route, look out for Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 13 - Free day in Toronto
Why not discover the many identities of this cosmopolitan city on a sightseeing tour of Toronto and a visit to the CN Tower. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 14 - Fly from Toronto
Enjoy any last-minute shopping before your return. Independently transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your flight back home.
ESTA online application for entry to the USA
Important: All cruise passengers must complete the online Visa Waiver form by visiting https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov which is needed for entry into the US at a cost of $21 per person.
You must complete an ESTA application at least 72 hours before flying. Any traveller who fails to complete an ESTA application at least 3 days before departure will almost certainly be refused entry into the country under new US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations. If you are even considering visiting the States, it's worth filling out an ESTA application now as they are valid for two years. Important: If you are refused entry because you do not hold the correct travel documents or have had your application for ESTA rejected - you will NOT be entitled to any form of refund or covered by your travel insurance policy.
Dates & Ports
Selected departure dates between April-September.
Please note prices and availability are subject to change
You will pre select the time you prefer to dine in the evening at the same time as booking your cruise, the rest of the night then is yours to enjoy as you please. There is an incredible choice of entertainment options from charming piano bars, to west end theatre shows, to the casino and so much more.
Selecting your Cruise Cabin
While you have so much to explore onboard the ship, our customers frequently tell us that they wouldn’t be without an ocean view or a balcony.... and we agree. There is such stunning scenery along the way; you will definitely enjoy having a view when relaxing in your room. Each Holland America Line stateroom is finished to the highest standards to guarantee you a luxurious and relaxing haven onboard your five star cruise liner.
In each stateroom you will enjoy: Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms Luxurious Mariner's Dream™ beds and premium linens Daily housekeeping to tidy belongings and keep staterooms immaculate Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and luxurious terry cloth bathrobes Salon-quality hair dryers Elemis Aromapure "Time to Spa" bath amenities Flat screen televisions with DVD players Generous storage Complimentary fresh fruit Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining
Inside Staterooms (Large or Standard Interior Staterooms) Category: I, J * (Large) L, MM, N (Standard) Unwind in the comfort of your five star stateroom with a wealth of luxury products and amenities to give you the most relaxing getaway. Please note that all inside staterooms have fully obstructed windows, but there are many opportunities to see the spectacular scenery from one of the many viewing decks. Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 141–226 sq. ft. * This category available in both Large & Standard. Please use stateroom number to verify.
Outside Staterooms (Large or Standard Ocean-view Staterooms) Category: C, D, DD, DA, E, EE, F, FF, G * (Full Ocean View) G * (Partial Sea View) H (Obstructed View) To guarantee a view of the breathtaking passing scenery we recommend choosing a luxurious Outside Stateroom. As well as the view, it also allows you more space in your stateroom to unwind in, plus the added benefit of a soaker bathtub to add even more luxury to your cruise getaway! Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 174–255 sq. ft.
Lanai Outside Staterooms (Large or Standard Ocean-view Staterooms) Category: CA Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around lower promenade deck. Approximately 181–256 sq. ft.
Vista Suites (Deluxe Verandah Ocean-view Staterooms) Category: A, B Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows, mini bar refrigerator. Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah.
Neptune Suites (Deluxe Verandah Suites) Category: SA, SB Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower, large sitting area, dressing room, mini bar refrigerator, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah.
Pinnacle Suites (Penthouse Verandah Suites) Category: PS Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,273 sq. ft. including verandah.
Neptune Lounge A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.