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Departing from: Boston, Massachusetts
Ports of Call:
- Bar Harbor, Maine
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Sydney, Nova Scotia
- Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
- Cruise Gulf Of St. Lawrence
- Quebec City, Quebec
Lounges & Bars
Mix -Champagne Bar, Martini Bar, Spirits & Ales
Neptune Lounge: exclusively for guests traveling in category PS - Penthouse Verandah Suites, SA or SB - Deluxe Verandah Suites
Explorations Cafe powered by The New York Times
- Located on Upper Promenade Deck
- Blackjack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, and Slot Machines
- Complimentary gaming lessons at beginning of each cruise
- Tournaments: Mega Slot Tournament with complimentary champagne after 11 PM
- Currencies Accepted: Cash, Credit Card, Traveler's Check, and Shipboard Account
- Greenhouse Spa & Salon
- A wide variety of body treatments from traditional to exotic
- Thermal suites
- Beauty Salon
- Additional charge for spa and salon services
- Fitness Center: Features state-of-the-art equipment including weight training and cardio machines
- Exercise classes: various classes including aerobics, circuit training, stretch, cycling, yoga, and Pilates (Additional fee)
- Teak deck for walking or jogging
- Personal Trainers (Additional fee)
- Basketball Court
- Practice Tennis Court
- Lido Pool and whirlpools
- The Retreat - resort-style pool area on Lido Deck
- The Oasis outdoor and pool area for teens on Sky Deck
- Shopping Arcade - Duty Free Shopping including: French perfumes, Swiss watches, fine liqueurs, and designer goods
- Mirabella Luxury Boutique
- Photo Gallery
- Art Gallery
- The Showroom at Sea
- Movies in Wajang Theater
- Vocalists, Comedians, Illusionists
Parties and Theme Nights
- Parties and theme nights vary depending on ship or itinerary
Music & Dance
- Live Music
- Dance Classes
Contests & Tournaments
- Pool activity contests
- Explorations Cafe - Internet cafe and library
- Art Auctions
- Meeting Rooms
- Culinary Arts Center
- Digital Workshop Powered by Windows
- Guest Lecturers on specific cruises
- Health and Wellness programs
- Wine Tastings
- IPod self-guided art tour
- Enrichment programs may vary depending on ship and itinerary
Club HAL® Kids (ages 3-7)
Children, ages 3-7, can participate in such activities as pirate treasure hunts, pizza making, storytelling, and "Little Artists" crafts. Children in the Kid's age group must be toilet trained. Children in pull-ups or diapers are not allowed in the youth facilities, due to mandates from US Public Health. Exceptions to this rule cannot be made.
Club HAL® Tweens (ages 8-12)
Tweens, ages 8-12 can participate in video game tournaments, relay races, culinary workshops, karaoke dance parties and more.
The Loft and The Oasis (ages 13-17)
Teens, ages 13-17 have their own hangouts in The Loft and The Oasis, for late-night sporting competitions, yoga and dance classes, cooking demos and teens-only nightclub events.
Culinary Arts Center
Hands-on cooking classes for kids and teens offering basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety and recipe instruction. Workshops are offered for two age groups: ages 3-7, and ages 8-15. Parents must register their children on board at the Front Office.
Club Hal's After Hours
For registered children ages 3-12 who meet Club HAL's eligibility requirements, Holland America offers Club HAL After Hours on all ships (except ms Prinsendam) from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. The fee is US $5.00 per child, per hour (fees subject to change). Parents must pick up their children on time or a late fee is charged.
Club HAL recognizes that some children may have special needs. Club HAL has many staff trained to work with special needs children, and special needs children are invited to attend activities based on their chronological age. Guests should make Holland America Line aware of this when booking their reservation.
Additional Family Services
Holland America Line is dedicated to making your family's cruise vacation memorable and happy for each member of your family. They serve a wide variety of kid-pleasing food, including a different appetizers, salads and soups, and standard items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and chicken, plus chef's specials like beef tacos, grilled cheese, fish and chips and spaghetti. Baby food and a limited number of high chairs, booster seats and cribs are available on board. These items must be requested in advance of boarding. Special kid-friendly birthday parties can also be arranged with advance notice.
A limited number of high chairs, booster seats and cribs are available at no charge. These must be reserved in advance at the time of booking. An international children's menu is offered at dinner and includes a variety of appetizers, salads and soups, and standard items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and chicken, plus chef's specials like beef tacos, grilled cheese, fish and chips or spaghetti.
Limited babysitting services are available through the Front Office for a small surcharge for children 5 years of age and under. This service is provided by staff on a volunteer basis, and may not always be available. Babysitting services are not offered while the ship is in port.