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New England & Saint Lawrence Seaway Cruise

Experience the history and beauty of the Atlantic Coast, Canadian Maritime Provinces, and the famous Saint Lawrence Seaway. Explore Boston’s colonial history at the Boston Tea Party Museum and visit historic sites on the Freedom Trail. Visit the JFK Presidential Library, then board our delightful Holland America Line ship, the ms Zaandam for a scenic seven-night cruise. Our ports of call include Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Quebec City, Quebec. Disembark in Montreal and tour the city including the majestic Notre-Dame Basilica. All meals are included aboard the ship! Pick from three stateroom options: Vista Suite, Oceanview Stateroom, or Inside Stateroom.

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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
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Day 1 : Fly to Boston

Our adventure begins with a pleasant flight to Boston. Upon arrival we check in to a comfortable hotel in the city for a two-night stay.

Day 2 : Freedom Trail Tour

Today we discover Boston, steeped in America’s colonial history and one of the focal cities of the American Revolution. We join an 18th-century historical guide on a tour of the Freedom Trail, learning about the important events that shaped the city and our country. Visit the Granary Burying Ground where some of America’s most notable citizens rest including Paul Revere & Samuel Adams. See the Old North Church where signal lanterns ignited the American Revolution. Enjoy lunch on your own and time to explore Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, a National Historic Landmark. This afternoon we visit the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. History comes alive as we enjoy presentations from costumed actors, engaging interactive exhibits, and authentically restored tea ships. This evening we get to know our fellow traveling companions at a special Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : JFK Library & Set Sail

We begin our final day in Boston at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Enjoy a documentary film and exhibits providing insight into the Kennedy Era, with personal and historic artifacts shedding light on the life and times of JFK and his family. Later, we board our elegant Holland America ship for a scenic seven-night cruise. Enjoy the luxurious amenities onboard including exceptional dining and entertainment options. All meals are included aboard ship.

Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Bar Harbor

Our ship arrives at Bar Harbor, Maine where we take comfortable tender boats to and from the shore. Bar Harbor is a resort town located on the shores of Mount Desert Island and sits at the entrance to Acadia National Park. The incredible scenery of the region transformed the area into a popular destination for business magnates John D. Rockefeller and Joseph Pulitzer. Optional shore excursions include visits to iconic lighthouses or Acadia National Park. Both excursions offer an included lobster bake.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Halifax

This morning we dock in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia and one of the first English cities in Canada. Its vast harbor extends 16 miles inland. Today we enjoy an included excursion to the picturesque fishing village of Peggy’s Cove followed by time to explore Halifax on our own with a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Sydney

We arrive in Sydney, Nova Scotia to take in the area’s stunning coastal scenery. You may choose to stroll through town and explore the city’s historic houses and churches dating from the 1700s, or purchase an optional excursion to the beautiful Cabot Trail or Fortress of Louisbourg.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Charlottetown

Our port today is Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. This capital city offers vintage architecture on Victoria Row, tranquil parks, and unmatched harborside beauty. Nearby Prince Edward Island National Park is legendary for its sweeping vistas and as the inspiration for Anne of Green Gables.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Scenic Cruising

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Unwind on one of the spacious decks in a comfortable personal lounge or revel in the included amenities and entertainment featured onboard. This afternoon we gather for a private reception.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Quebec City

We arrive in charming Quebec City today. Docked next to Old Town, enjoy strolling its quaint cobblestone streets lined with cafes and shops, take the funicular up to Le Château Frontenac castle, or partake in an optional shore excursion.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Montreal

This morning we bid farewell to our floating home as we disembark and explore Montreal. Known as the cultural capital of Canada, this vibrant city offers dining, shopping, and history with a European flair. We tour the city with a knowledgeable local guide highlighted by the ornate interior of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. Then take time to explore historic Old Montreal. This evening enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner to celebrate our time together.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 : Fly Home

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Boston
  • 1 night in Montreal

Attractions & Highlights

  • Boston Freedom Trail guided tour
  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
  • Peggy's Cove
    • Halifax Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour
  • Montreal guided city tour
  • Montreal's Notre Dame Basilica

24 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Montreal

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 7 nights aboard Holland America Line's MS Zaandam
  • Ports of Call:
  • Bar Harbor, Maine (Tender port)
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec City, Quebec

Tour Dates & Pricing


Price Per Person

Double Inside


Double Oceanview


Double Vista Suite


Single Inside


Single Oceanview


Single Vista Suite


Final Payment Date: 02/12/2023

Tour Map for New England & Saint Lawrence Seaway Cruise

Departure Cities

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Kansas City, MO - Kansas City International Airport

Pete Grigsby

Pete Grigsby brings more than 30 years of forecasting experience to the KMBC 9 First Alert Weather team and has been forecasting Kansas City Weather at KMBC since 1999.

After nearly 10 years at KMBC, to accommodate for better family hours, Pete adjusted his career path by accepting a job with the Blue Springs School District. Pete continues working a part-time schedule at KMBC.

Pete has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Brigham Young University and a Meteorology Degree from Western Kentucky University. He also has the “Seal of Approval” from the American Meteorological Society.

Pete is married to Michelle and has two children, Nyle and Pete IV.

In addition to spending time with his family, he loves running, playing piano, and serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Join Pete and KMBC-TV viewers on this wonderful vacation!