Transatlantic – Boston to Boston – 03 Aug 2022 – Holland America Nieuw Statendam

24 night Transatlantic voyage from Boston to Boston

24 night from Boston. Onboard the Holland America Nieuw Statendam, cruise to Greenland and Iceland roundtrip from Boston as part of an extraordinary voyage with stops in Newfoundland, Labrador, and Novia Scotia. Glide the nature-rich Prince Cristian Sound and otherworldly Icelandic fjords.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Date : August 3, 2022

Boston Massachusetts

New England’s largest city, Boston, Massachusetts, is home to historic sights and modern neighborhoods; stores and restaurants with old-time character; and gracious green spaces as well as a beautiful waterfront. Legendary figures of the American Revolution come alive at buildings and attractions along Boston’s Freedom Trail, including the Paul Revere House and Old South Meeting House, and in Lexington and Concord just outside Boston. Pay homage to great U.S. presidents at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and in the town of Quincy, birthplace of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

Day 2

Date : August 4, 2022

Cruising - At Sea

Enjoy the beautiful East Coast Scenery as the Nieuw Statendam makes its way to Sydney, Nova Scotia

Day 3

Date : August 5, 2022

Time : 9:00 am

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney is the largest city on Cape Breton Island, which is linked by causeway to the rest of Nova Scotia. Sydney’s attractions start at the harbor, where visitors can shop for locally made crafts and see the world’s largest fiddle, which towers beside the port’s cruise pavilion. Some of the city’s historic houses and churches date back to the 1700s and 1800s and are open for tours. Restaurants often provide live music (expect fiddles and sea chanteys) along with meals of seafood fresh-caught in nearby waters. Sydney’s galleries give visitors a chance to meet local artists and purchase their work.

Day 4

Date : August 6, 2022

Time : 8:00 am

Corner Brook, Nfld

Corner Brook, a small but bustling city, is on Newfoundland’s west coast. Captain Cook initially mapped this area, known as the Bay of Islands, in 1767, and like many other Newfoundland settlements, Corner Brook started out as a fishing village. Later, one of the largest pulp and paper mills in the world was built here.

Day 5

Date : August 7, 2022

Time : 8:00 am

Red Bay, Canada

Red Bay, a coastal community and National Historic Site in Canada, is a beautiful introduction to rural Labrador. Its history extends back to the 1500s, when thousands of Basque whalers hunted right whales and bowhead whales for blubber, which was rendered into oil and exported to light the lamps of Europe. The whaling station itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the remains of whale oil rendering ovens and a burial ground where 140 whalers and sailors were laid to rest can still be found on nearby Saddle Island.

Day 6

Date : August 8, 2022

Cruising - At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at Sea. You may choose to treat yourself to a special treatment at the spa, or plan your excursions for the days and ports to follow

Day 7

Date : August 9, 2022

Time : 8:00 am

Qaqortoq, Greenland

The town of Qaqortoq is home to the oldest fountain in Greenland; completed in 1932, it depicts whales spouting water out of their blowholes. Most of the city’s main attractions, including restaurants and the Qaqortoq Museum, are located on or close to the main square.

Day 8

Date : August 10, 2022

Cruising - At Sea

Relax and enjoy your ship, on your two day journey at Sea. Sailing from Qaqortoq, Greenland to Isafjordur, Iceland. Enjoy fine dining and maybe, take in a show at the BB King's Blues Club

Day 9

Date : August 11, 2022

Cruising - At Sea

Enjoy your second day at sea by relaxing and preparing for the next 6 port intensive days.

Day 10

Date : August 12, 2022

Time : 12:00 pm

Isafjordur, Iceland

Despite its low-key atmosphere, Ísafjörður offers plenty to do, from visiting local museums and enjoying a game of golf, to hiking, biking and kayaking around the town and harbor. The town also hosts several notable events, such as Iceland's oldest cross-country ski race, the mud-football European Championships and a classical music festival, Við Djúpið.

Day 11

Date : August 13, 2022

Time : 9:00 am

Akureyri, Iceland

Often described as the capital of north Iceland, the country's second-largest city is both vibrant and pretty, and serves as an ideal hub for exploring the incredible landscape that surrounds it.

Day 12

Date : August 14, 2022

Time : 12:00 pm

Seydisfjordur, Iceland

Recommended Excursion is "SEYDISFJORDUR BIRD CLIFFS"

Leave Seyðisfjörður's harbor by boat and head down the large and beautiful Seyðisfjörður fjord. You'll be surrounded by snowy mountains and gorgeous waterfalls.

Your destination is Skálanesbjarg -- a magnificent cliff, 810 feet tall. It is absolutely amazing to look at the cliffs from this perspective. Watch for the rich and diverse birdlife that nests among the nooks and crannies on the sheer face. During high season, the fjord and the cliffs are home to about 47 different bird species, including guillemot, fulmars, puffins and many more.

And what better way to embrace this wonderful natural environment, and to finish your tour, than with some sightseeing on the fjord. On your way back to Seyðisfjörður, keep an eye out for hungry seals prowling these fish-laden waters.

Day 13

Date : August 15, 2022

Time : 8:00 am

Djupivogur, Iceland

Wherever you journey in the region, you'll come upon stunning vistas and a landscape shaped by glaciers and geothermal activity. The village itself is home to intriguing sites like Langabúð, a log house built in 1790 that now houses artifacts related to Iceland’s long-held folk traditions. (These include a belief in “hidden folk” who live in the ancient windswept landscapes of rock, glacier and lava.)

Day 14

Date : August 16, 2022

Time : 1:00 pm

Reykjavik, Iceland

Laid-back and effortlessly cool, the world's most northerly capital, Reykjavik, is like nowhere else on earth. With geothermal water pumping through its veins and a staggering backdrop of gnarly lava fields, majestic glaciers and rainbow-colored houses, Reykjavík is famous for its natural wonders and dramatic scenery

Day 15

Date : August 17, 2022

Time : 9:00 am

Grundarfjordur, Iceland

Quaint fishing villages are ubiquitous on an Iceland cruise, but Grundarfjørdur, Iceland is special. It’s on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a piece of land that juts out to the sea in Western Iceland. Black-lava beaches, crystalline waterfalls and massive glaciers are found on this long stretch and Grundarfjørdur is a good place to jump on a tour to these natural wonders.

Day 16

Date : August 18, 2022

Cruising - At Sea

After a full 6 day of intensive port explorations, enjoy a welcomed, relaxing day at Sea

Day 17

Date : August 19, 2022

Time : 7:00 am

Nanortalik, Greenland

Nanortalik, which means "the place with polar bears," is the southernmost town in Greenland, located on an island of the same name. Founded in 1797 as a trading depot at the mouth of Tasermiut Fjord, the town is currently home to approximately 1,000 people. Although the island is named for polar bears, the chance of seeing these furry giants is fairly slim. What you will find, however, is a place of majestic beauty and friendly, welcoming residents.

Day 18

Date : August 20, 2022

Cruising - At Sea

Making your way back to Canada, next port....... St. Anthony, Canada. A town on the northern reaches of the Great Northern Peninsula of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Day 19

Date : August 21, 2022

Time : 8:00 am

St. Anthony, Canada

NORTHLAND DISCOVERY BY BOAT

A highlight of your visit to St Anthony is this award-winning eco-cruise. This scenic area is known for its bounty of humpback whales and Atlantic white-beaked dolphins. Sightings of northern gannets, kittiwakes, arctic terns and black guillemots are also commonplace.

An experienced local biologist will captivate you with a live interpretive program on the marine wildlife and culture. It's a refreshing blend of nature, education and Newfoundland hospitality that you will never forget.

The vessel and crew are certified by the Canadian Coast Guard, and the cabin is heated and has on-board restrooms.

Day 20

Date : August 20, 2022

Time : 9:00 am

St. John's Newfoundland & Labrador

Closer to London than it is to Canada’s west coast, the capital of Newfoundland, St. John’s, has long looked east and across the Atlantic. It is the easternmost city in North America, excluding Greenland, and has its own time zone, a half-hour ahead of the rest of eastern Canada.

Day 21

Date : August 23, 2022

Time : 9:00 am

Saint Pierre And Miquelon, France

The tiny French island of St-Pierre & Miquelon are the last remnants of the former colonial territory of New France. Enjoy the uniquely French architecture, cafes and people.
Tour the Old Town of Saint-Pierre to discover many fundamental themes of the history and heritage of Saint-Pierre. You'll explore the impact of the fishing industry, styles of housing and architecture, the fires, and Prohibition.

A key theme of your guided walking tour is the "Golden Age" of Prohibition. With a full explanation from your guide, you'll visit Saint-Pierre's local l'Arche Museum. This facility offers an insight into the role that the islands played, with many objects and artifacts eloquently telling the story. You'll also learn what happened when Prohibition ended, as the Golden Age abruptly turned into a brush with total ruin.

Day 22

Date : August 24, 2022

Cruising - At Sea

During your last Sea Day, take the time to reflect on the multitude of memories and experiences you have accumulated during this extraordinary voyage, before you head to the last three ports of your journey.

Day 23

Date : August 25, 2022

Time : 9:00 am

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Explore the Halifax waterfront where steamships once anchored to drop off arriving immigrants at Pier 21. Savor the low-key but classy culinary scene for fresh seafood and Nova Scotia specialties—the city has both street vendors and casual joints catering to university students and upscale eateries with elegant settings. Along Nova Scotia's southern shores, the city is surrounded by lush greenery and charming villages that are worth the trip from downtown proper. Snap photos of attractions in the charming fishing village, Peggy's Cove, with its picturesque lighthouse on a rocky outcropping. Or wander the streets of Lunenburg, whose colorful Old Town is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also soak in the charms and sights of Mahone Bay, home to artists' studios and a trio of steepled churches.

Day 24

Date : August 26, 2022

Time : 9:00 am

Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

A favorite attraction many of our guests enjoy on our cruises to Bar Harbor is the magnificent Acadia National Park, an adventurer’s playground.
The park, which is celebrating its centennial in 2016, is home to sites such as Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States and the first place in the country to see the sun rise. Bar Harbor cruise guests can hike, bike or take a horse-and-carriage ride to explore Acadia’s lakes and striking coastline. While on your cruise to Bar Harbor, take advantage of the best bargain in town during your visit: The free Island Explorer buses take guests to Acadia’s major sites and to other nearby destinations.

Day 25

Date : August 27, 2022

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Debarkation Day.
Maybe you would like to end your adventure by visiting the famous "Quincy Market" or possibly have a beer at the famous bar "Cheers"

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