July 2015 - Maasdam to Canada, New England, New York
The staff of this smaller ship is exceptional and went above and beyond expectations to ensure we had a very positive experience. The port of Quebec City is amazing and gives you a very European, Old World feel. Prince Edward Island is quaint and very friendly and Halifax is beautiful. The Lunenburg Excursion was fabulous and highly recommended. The port of Sydney was not very interesting and would recommend booking some kind of excursion if you want to explore this area. Otherwise, the city feels like any small-town America area. Bar Harbor was also beautiful and the trip into Acadia National Park is a must. The food was very good and the staff really attend to your needs. Holland America does not tend to push the purchase of items or shopping as some cruises we have taken. It was a lovely experience and we would definitely enjoy recommend this trip.