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 Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam 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. All meals are included aboard ship! Pick from three stateroom options: Vista Suite, Oceanview Stateroom, or Inside Stateroom.

Hosted By: Gary Sieber

Co-Anchor NewsCenter 16 Saturday Morning

WNDU TV

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Tour Highlights
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $490 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Boston

Our adventure begins with a pleasant flight to Boston where we enjoy two nights at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Day 2 : Boston City 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 costumed 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 and Samuel Adams; and see the Old North Church, where signal lanterns ignited the American Revolution. Enjoy lunch on your own and time to explore Quincy Market, a National Historic Landmark. This afternoon we visit the Boston Tea Party Museum. History comes alive as we enjoy presentations from costumed actors, engaging interactive exhibits, and authentically restored tea ships. This evening we enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

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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.

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Day 4 : Bar Harbor

Located on the shores of Mount Desert Island and sitting on the entrance to Acadia National Park is the resort town of Bar Harbor, Maine. The incredible scenery of the region transformed the area into a popular destination for notables John D. Rockefeller and Joseph Pulitzer. You may choose to visit the iconic lighthouses of the area or enjoy a traditional lobster bake.

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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.

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Day 6 : Sydney

We arrive in Sydney, Nova Scotia, today 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 participate in an optional excursion to the beautiful Cabot Trail or Fortress of Louisbourg.

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Day 7 : Charlottetown

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

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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 evening we gather together with fellow travelers for a private reception.

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Day 9 : Quebec City

We arrive in charming Quebec City today. Optional shore excursions include touring famous Old Town, visiting the Le Château Frontenac castle, or discovering the Notre Dame de Victories Cathedral.

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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, then take time for individual pursuits in the afternoon. This evening, enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner to celebrate our time together.

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Day 11 : Fly Home

We fly home with wonderful memories of our fantastic New England & St. Lawrence Seaway cruise.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes & fuel surcharges (minimum value of $490 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels and aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights at the Royal Sonesta Boston
  • 1 night at the Novotel in Montreal

Attractions & Highlights

  • Historic Boston tour featuring the Freedom Trail guided tour, Faneuil Hall Marketplace & Quincy Market
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace & Quincy Market
  • Boston Tea Party Museum
  • Boston Tea Party Museum
  • JFK Presidential Library & Museum
  • JFK Presidential Library & Museum
  • Included Halifax Shore Excursion: Peggy’s Cove & Hop On Hop Off tour
  • Included Halifax Shore Excursion: Peggy’s Cove & Hop On Hop Off tour (minimum value of $99.95 per person)

22 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner at the Summer Shack Back Bay in Boston
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Montreal

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 7 nights aboard Holland America Line’s ms Zaandam featuring All meals aboard the ship with As You Wish® Dining
  • Ports of Call:
  • Bar Harbor, Maine*
  • Bar Harbor, Maine (tender port)
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec City, Quebec

Tour Dates & Pricing

July 18th, 2019 - July 28th, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Inside

$5499

Double Oceanview

$5899

Double Vista Suite

$7499

Single Inside

$7299

Single Oceanview

$8299

Single Vista Suite

$11499

Final Payment Date: 04/14/2019

Departure Cities

WNDU TV Pickup Locations:

South Bend, IN - WNDU TV Station Office Lot

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

South Bend, IN - South Bend International Airport

Gary Sieber

Gary co-anchors NewsCenter 16 Saturday Morning, and is known by most viewers as the poetic weatherman who does “The Weather Could Be Verse” before each forecast on WNDU-TV. He has also been a local presence in both radio and TV, and as master of ceremonies for many charitable functions.

Gary has worked at Channel 16 since 1980. He served as Director of News and Public Affairs at WNDU-TV from 1985-91 and has also managed FCC regulatory and First Amendment legal matters for WNDU. He supervised the education program offered through WNDU for the University of Notre Dame for many years and still teaches Broadcast Journalism and Ethics in Journalism as an Adjunct Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre.

Gary has twice won finalist awards from the prestigious New York Festivals for his documentary writing. He has also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Martin Capital Management in Elkhart, and currently works as a sales and marketing executive at Welch Packaging, Inc.

Join them on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.