Holland America’s 2007 Canada/New England Cruises Feature Best of Historic Seaports, Scenic Beauty

Seven-Day Summer Cruises Ideal for Families

SEATTLE, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ — In 2007 Holland America Line will feature 21 sailings between May and October to Canada and New England, including popular seven-day cruises on the ms Maasdam during spring, summer and fall and 10-day fall foliage cruises on ms Veendam. Recipient of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “Best Canada/New England Itineraries” in 2005, the premium cruise line will also introduce weeklong roundtrip sailings from homeport Boston and visits to the new port of Savannah, Georgia, on two Eastern Seaboard and Canada itineraries.

“Holland America Line has offered an attractive selection of summertime cruises in Canada and New England since 2002. We are the only cruise company offering sailings roundtrip from Boston and between Boston and Montreal,” said Richard D. Meadows, CTC, senior vice president, marketing and sales.

“Through our Canada and New England cruises, families have discovered a vacation experience that provides a remarkable combination of history, culture and natural beauty — from fishing villages and biking Acadia National Park to tree-top canopy tours and Beluga whale-watching in the spectacular Saguenay Fjord,” added Meadows.

The New Summer Family Cruise — Seven-Day Sailings from Boston & Montreal

The Maasdam offers 12 seven-day cruises between Boston and Montreal from May 19 to September 29, calling at Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, and spending an extended day in Quebec City. Guests can opt for shore excursions such as touring Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor by bike or carriage, exploring the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse Route near Halifax and taking the popular Anne of Green Gables tour in Charlottetown. Cruise fares start at US$1,049 [CAN $1,239] per person.

The ship also features three roundtrip cruises from Boston on June 23 and 30 and August 11. These sailings offer a different itinerary, highlighting the Northeast Atlantic sea coast with visits to Newport, Rhode Island; Portland, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Bar Harbor, Maine. Cruise fares start at US$1,299 [CAN $1,529] per person.

Foliage Cruises Bring Colors to Life on 10- and 12-day Veendam Departures

The Veendam sails three 10-day cruises between New York and Montreal on September 9, 19 and 29, plus a 12-day voyage from Montreal to Tampa on October 9; all offer the opportunity to enjoy the Northeast’s famous fall colors as well as the region’s many sights and activities.

On the 10-day itinerary, the Veendam calls at Newport, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Charlottetown, Saguenay and Quebec City. Saguenay is a beautiful port, surrounded by three national parks and a marine preserve with opportunities for wildlife and marine viewing, kayaking, fishing and flightseeing. Cruise fares start at US$1,699 [CAN $1,999] per person.

The Veendam’s 12-day sailing October 9 from Montreal to Tampa features Quebec City, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Newport, and Charleston, South Carolina. Cruise fares start at US$1,999 [CAN $2,359] per person, double occupancy.

Canada and Eastern Seaboard 14- and 15-day Itineraries

The Maasdam begins the 2007 season with a leisurely 15-day cruise departing May 4 from Ft. Lauderdale to Montreal. It calls at historic seaports Savannah, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; New London, Connecticut; Newport, Rhode Island; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sydney in Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and two days in Quebec City. Guests also enjoy scenic cruising of the St. Lawrence River. In the fall, the Maasdam sails a similar itinerary in reverse on a 14-day cruise departing Montreal on October 6. Cruise fares start at US$1,799 [CAN $2,119] per person, double occupancy.

Holland America Line offers pre- and post-cruise hotel reservations in Boston, New York, Montreal and Fort Lauderdale for those wishing to extend their vacation in these exciting cities. For more information, consult a travel agent, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:and) (NYSE:CUK) ]

With the introduction of the 1,918-passenger ms Noordam in early 2006, Holland America Line’s fleet grows to 13 ships, offering nearly 500 cruises from more than 25 home ports. The award-winning premium cruise line excels at providing gracious and attentive service. Holland America Line’s $225 million, fleetwide Signature of Excellence enhancements feature new programs and amenities including product and service enhancements in stateroom accommodations, dining, service, enrichment programs and activities, and worldwide itineraries. Eleven ships are completed with the rest to be finished by the end of 2006.

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