Brooks Aehron Music at Sea”

Canada/New England Cruise

10-nights Quebec to New York City

September 17 to September 27, 2016

On Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam

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Fall Colors in Canada/New EnglandPrague 2.jpg are world famous.  Couple that with two days in gorgeous Quebec (the only walled city in North America) and a World Heritage Site, plus Peggy’s Cove and the National Parks in Nova Scotia, the beautiful New England village of Bar Harbor, historic Gloucster near Boston and the mansions of Newport and you have a great cruise only topped by two private concerts from Brooks Aehron.

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Join us for an exclusive 10-night Music at Sea package on the classic beauty of Holland America’s mid-sized ms Zuiderdam.

 

amadagio Our Package includes: 

·        10-night cruise on the 1964 passenger 82,000 ton oceanliner ms Zuiderdam.   You’ll enjoy the musically themed décor of the Zuiderdam and her size is almost exactly the same size as Celebrity’s Millenium class ships.

·        Pre-cruise opportunity to come early and explore Quebec or stay over in New York City post-cruise (not included)

·        Two private concerts from Brooks on sea days. Brooks will not be performing for all guests on the ship – only exclusively for Music at Sea guests.

·        Dining with Brooks once during the cruise

·        Coffee get-togethers with Brooks

Our 10-night package price per person double occupancy in US$                

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  Inside – 151 SF                                         from $2,353  SF=Square Feet including private balcony

  Oceanview – 174 SF                               from $2,633               

  Verandah (private balcony*)- 212SF   from $2,853*   after $340pp reduction - good till 2-29-16

  Signature Suite (private balc)–372SF from $4,433**

  Neptune Suite-500SF                              from $6,283** after $400pp reduction - good till 2-29-16 

  Penthouse Suite – 1328 SF                          $12,333**

  

· A $600 deposit per person is required to reserve a cabin with no cancellation penalty until 75 days prior to departure.  Best cabins go quickly so reserve your space soon.

·        Does not include airfare, transfers or gratuities.  Call for single occupancy rates.   

 

 * price includes $150pp on board credit till 2-29-16

** price includes $200pp on board credit till 2-29-16  

 

DAILY ITINERARY

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Quebec4.jpg You arrive in Quebec on September 17 and board the ms Zuiderdam where you will overnight on the ship .  The ship docks in Lower Town just below the iconic image of this city, the world famous hotel Chateau Frontenac perched atop a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The hotel is part of the city's Old Town, a UNESCO World

 

Heritage Site, with stone buildings, walls, and winding streets that resemble Old  Europe. There is a funicular between the Upper and Lower Town next to the cruise pier. Many structures date back to Quebec City's beginnings, and highlights include Notre Dame des Victoires, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Musée de la Civilisation.  Quebec is the only walled city ever built in North America.  The shops, buildings and restaurants will make you think you are in old-town of a fine European city without the long flight.

StLawrence.jpg September 19, 2016 - Cruising the St. Lawrence River

The largest estuary in the world, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence fringes the shores of half the provinces of Canada and is a gateway to the interior of the entire North American continent. Geographically, the Gulf is defined by stunning coast line and beautiful islands, including Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. Thousands of migratory birds make this area their home during the spring and fall migration period. And be sure to keep an eye out for whale, porpoise and seal sightings.  Today Brooks will perform the first of two private concerts exclusively for Music at Sea guests.

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Green_gable.jpg  September 20, 2016 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Canada's smallest province is an island that seems to be tethered to New Brunswick by the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge.  Charlottetown is the largest city on Prince Edward Island as well as its capital. Charlottetown's Victorian architecture, abundance of parks, and harborside location make it an idyllic stop for cruise visitors. Walk the cobblestones of Victoria Row, see "Anne of Green Gables" house (pictured), or explore the wild shore of Prince Edward Island National Park.

 

September 21, 2016 - Sydney, Nova Scotia

 

Nova Scotia is Latin for "New Scotland." At the northeast end of the province sits Cape Breton Island, whose wild and lovely topography includes Cape Breton Highlands National Park(pictured), Bras d'Or Lake, and miles of rugged coastline. Sydney is the gateway to it all. There are highland villages for cruise visitors to see, the scenic Cabot Trail to explore, golden inland seas to sail, and the Fortress of Louisbourg that dates to the early 1700s.   

 

September 22, 2016 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

peggys_cove.jpg Big enough to be the economic and cultural capital of eastern Canada, but small enough to be easygoing and hospitable, Halifax is located on one of the planet's great natural harbors and adorned with landmarks like the Citadel fortress, Pier 21 (Canada's Ellis Island), and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Outside the city, cruise visitors can discover the weatherbeaten landscape of Nova Scotia's south shore. See craggy coastlines, the bouldered topography of Peggy's Cove, and the German village of Lunenburg, so meticulously restored it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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Be prepared for one of the most picturesque and popular New England villages anywhere.  The raw coastal scenery attracted Hudson River School painters in the 1840s, and their art in turn lured visitors to the area. Lots of them. Bar Harbor became a haven for the East Coast elite, bejeweled with grand mansions and immaculate gardens.  Be sure to sample an incredibly fresh lobster roll or go to a lobster bake.

 

 

PaulRevere.jpg September 24, 2016 - Gloucester, Massachusetts

In a 21st-century fairy tale, the little port town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, met the glamour of Hollywood when its eastern harbor lighthouse captured a starring role in the movie, “The Perfect Storm”. But with practical disregard for such frivolous fame, the people of Gloucester still look to fishing for their fortune. Since 1623, the town's rugged coastline and sandy coves have enticed visitors to its shores.  With Boston only 30 miles away, there are plenty of options to explore Boston where American History was made. There is no better way to get a sense of the Revolutionary struggle that changed our nation's destiny than with a stroll along Boston's Freedom Trail. Along the way: Paul Revere House (pictured), Old North Church, the Old State House, and Faneuil Hall, gathering place of the early revolutionaries. Farther afield: Lexington Green, where the minutemen and redcoats first skirmished, and bewitching Salem.

 

 

 

September 25, 2016 at Sea – This is a day to relax and enjoy Brooks’ second private concert exclusively for Music at Sea guests.

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September 26, 2016 - Newport, RI

Breakers.jpg In this yachting town it is not the Joneses one must keep up with, but the Vanderbilts, Astors and Morgans. They called their summer homes by the sea "cottages," but a stroll along Cliff Walk reveals some of the grandest mansions in America - the Breakers (pictured) , Rosecliff, Beechwood, Doris Duke's Rough Point Estate. In town, shop lively Bowen's Wharf, and taste lobster fresh off the boats.

 

 

 

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September 27, 2016 - New York City,

 

Our cruise ends today, but many may wish to stay extra time in the Big Apple.  Maybe start with a museum – the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Guggenheim, or the American Museum of Natural History. Take a walk through Times Square or Central Park. Catch a Broadway show. Shop at world famous stores. Visit the new 100 story high One World Observatory in the One World Trade Center, the highest building in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Cabin Selections on ms Zuiderdam

 

 

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                Oceanview                       Verandah 

                                         174 SF                               with Private Balcony – 212 SF*        

  

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     Signature Suite              Neptune Suite          

with Private Balcony – 372 SF*     with Private Balc-500SF*          

 

 

 

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Penthouse Suite

with Private Balcony- 1318 SF*

 

 

NOTES:

 

 

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16690 Red Hawk Vista, Ramona, CA 92065                      (CST #1011227-40)                      

Phone 1-800-923-7245 or 1-760-789-9635                                                  

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