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Voyage of the Vikings Cruise HOP 2024

July 20 - August 24

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Location: Boston, MA

The Voyage of the Vikings Cruise HOP will be the journey of a lifetime, an epic roundtrip from Boston to the coasts of Canada and Europe.  Cruise Greenland’s raw wilderness, Iceland’s crystal fjords, and Ireland’s famed burgs.

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You will have an opportunity to visit 20-ports of call, in 9-countries, during this 35-day cruise aboard the luxurious comfort of Holland America’s ship, MS Zuiderdam, a Vista-class vessel, which is known for her wide use of glass in the ships structure. 

Once onboard the ship, there are galas, fine cuisine, activities, entertainment and Escapees social gatherings for your enjoyment.

 

Connect with the people of each country you visit through the ship’s wide array of excursions in each port-of-call. Excursions are the best way to enjoy each city and country’s magnificent sights and culture.

On this luxury voyage, dig deep into history visiting castles, museums and famous causeways, seeing basalt stone columns created by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago, and learn the methods used in the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, dating back to 1608. 

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Visit one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Giant’s Causeway. This site is one of the most photographed attractions in Northern Ireland, consisting of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns.

Enjoy stopping in ports of call in Greenland, Iceland, the Shetland Islands, and the United Kingdom.

Visit the port-of-call Rotterdam, The Netherlands, a Dutch province of South Holland. The Maritime Museum’s vintage ships and exhibits trace the city’s maritime history back to the 17th-century. Delfshaven’s neighborhood is home to the Pilgrim Fathers Church, where pilgrims worshipped before sailing to America.

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In Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, there are numerous options for exploring tours and sites, from the quaint streets of the Cathedral Quarter castles, museums, and botanical gardens to the newly regenerated Titanic Quarter, where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was constructed.

See all the ports-of-call below.

Join the Escapees RV Club HOP for this once in a lifetime adventure!

Cruising Map

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Daily Itinerary

DATE

PORTS OF CALL

ARRIVE

DEPART

Jul 20, 2024

Boston, Massachusetts

——

3:00 PM

Jul 21, 2024

Bar Harbor, Maine

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Jul 22, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Jul 23, 2024

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

Jul 24, 2024

Corner Brook, Newfoundland

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

Jul 25, 2024

Red Bay, Canada

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

Jul 26, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Jul 27, 2024

Paamiut (Frederickshaab), Greenland

10:00 AM

8:00 PM

Jul 28, 2024

Nanortalik, Greenland

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Jul 29, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Jul 30, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Jul 31, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Jul 31, 2024

Isafjord, Iceland

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

Aug 1, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 1, 2024

Akureyri, Iceland

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

Aug 2, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 3, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 4, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 4, 2024

Eidfjord, Norway

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

Aug 5, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 6, 2024

Rotterdam, The
Netherlands

7:00 AM

5:00 PM

Aug 7, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 8, 2024

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Aug 9, 2024

Cruising

8:00 AM

10:00 PM

Aug 10, 2024

Belfast, Northern Ireland

8:00 PM

5:00 PM

Aug 11, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 12, 2024

Djupivogur, Iceland

8:00 AM

3:00 PM

Aug 13, 2024

Reykjavik, Iceland

11:00 AM

—–

Aug 14, 2024

Reykjavik, Iceland

—–

 11:00 PM

Aug 15, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 16, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 17, 2024

Qaqortoq, Greenland

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

Aug 18, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 19, 2024

St. Anthony, Newfoundland

7:00 AM

4:00 PM

Aug 20, 2024

St. Johns, Newfoundland

10:00 AM

11:00 PM

Aug 21, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 22, 2024

Halifax, Nova Scotia

8:00 AM

11:00 PM

Aug 23, 2024

Cruising

—–

—–

Aug 24, 2024

Boston, Massachusetts

7:00 AM

—–

Rain or Shine

Considerable amount of walking

*Note: This itinerary may still be amended without notice. We do our best to secure all activities ahead of time, but changes are sometimes necessary when dealing with the weather, traffic, length of tours, and local vendors.

Cabins and Pricing

Signature Suite: Deck 8, MID SY

Approximately 294 sq ft

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $17,804.00

Verandah Staterooms: Deck 10, 6, 5 & 4, FORE/AFT VB

Approximately 174 sq ft

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $13,404.00

Verandah Staterooms: Deck 8, 6, 5 & 4, AFT VC

Approximately 174 sq ft

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $13,154.00

Verandah Staterooms: Deck 7 & 6, FORE/AFT VD

Approximately 174 sq. ft.

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $12,904.00

Oceanview Staterooms: Deck 1, AFT DD

Approximately 165-170 sq. ft.

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $9754.00

Oceanview Staterooms: Deck 1, AFT E

Approximately 170 sq. ft.

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $9554.00

Oceanview Staterooms: Guaranteed cabins, Deck 1, FORE F

Approx. 184 sq. ft. 

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $9354.00

Inside Staterooms: Deck 1, MID J

Approx. 207 sq. ft. 

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $7744.00

Inside Staterooms: Deck 10, 6, 5 & 4, FORE/AFT K

Approximately 146-154 sq. ft.

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $7674.00

Inside Staterooms: Deck 7, 6 & 5, FORE/AFT L

Approximately 146-154 sq. ft.

Per Person-Double Occupancy = $7604.00

To register for this cruise, call:

The Escapees Travel Agency

 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free)

 Or email them at ETA@escapees.com.

You must register your name exactly as it appears on your Passport.

Payment 
A deposit of $1750.00 per person is due at time of reservation.

Prices are subject to change without notice to the prevailing rate.

Deposit and Recall Dates

A deposit of $1750.00 per person is due at time of reservation.
Final Payment Date:

February 17, 2024

Recall Dates – 
  1. JAN 22, 2024
  2. FEB 21, 2024
  3. MAR 22, 2024

After Recall Dates/price change

  • The rates are only guaranteed if space is available in our blocked cabin space.
  • After the ship recalls cabins or we sell all we have reserved, prices will go up at that time.

After Covid lifted, we’ve seen cabins selling out quicker than expected. The HOPs sell out very quickly, so it’s critical to book early, even though this cruise is not until next year, it will sell out! Please reserve your cabin now.

Confirmation/Receipt Booking Email

  • Once registered,  a booking and confirmation email will be sent regarding the pertinent information.
  • If you do not see it in your inbox, please, check your spam file. 
  • If you do not see it in the spam file, please call the Escapees Travel Agency and ask them to send you one, along with your booking confirmation. 
  • To change or correct any personal data on your dashboard, click on escapees.com and sign into your account.

Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance

We highly suggest you protect your financial investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. 

Cancellation Policy

Note: All cancellations must be in writing! Please email cancellations to the HOP department at eta@escapees.com

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OR:

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, consider purchasing trip cancellation or trip interruption insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected illnesses or emergencies while on the trip. To learn more about or purchase Travel insurance, click below:

Dining

We have requested early dining (5:45 p.m.) for the Escapees HOP group.

If you prefer to dine later, please let the Escapees Travel Agency know when you register.

Socials On-Board

There will be socials on several sea days. Once the date, time and room are scheduled, you will be notified via email.

Transfers when flying in

The ship offers transfers from the airport to the cruise terminal for a fee. If you would like this transfer, please let us know when you register and we will be glad to help you. 

Note: When flying in/out, Escapees Travel Agency must have your flight information, such as times, dates and flight numbers, so that we can forward that information to the transfer lines. Please email this information to: eta@escapees.com.

Flying in/out

  • Book your flight independently, as this will save you money.  
  • You may consider flying into Boston Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, July 19, 2024, to help eliminate stress in delays or cancellations via air travel.     
  • If you arrive early, you can book your hotel, but you will need to check if the hotel can take you to the pier, or you may take alternate transportation to the ship. 

Holland America Cruises depart from the:

Flynn Cruiseport Black Falcon cruise terminal 

1 Black Falcon Avenue

Boston, MA 02210 

http://www.massport.com/flynn-cruiseport/

You must check-in and be on board the ship two hours before sailing.

Directions to The Boston Cruise Terminal:

Located 5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport.

https://www.massport.com/flynn-cruiseport/to-from-flynn-cruiseport/parking-directions/

 Dropping off/picking up at the pier

https://www.massport.com/flynn-cruiseport/to-from-flynn-cruiseport/drop-off-pick-up/

 Parking at Black Falcon
Cruise parking is generally available at the Economic Development Industrial Corporation garage, a five-story indoor parking facility owned by the City of Boston and operated by E.D.I.C. It is located across from the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. Rates are per day, and cash, Visa, or MasterCard are accepted.

In the event that long-term parking is not available in the garage, Massport will direct you to an alternative parking location when you arrive at the terminal.

For further information about parking at the Boston Marine Industrial Park, please call 617-918-6225 (option 3).

RV Parking near Black Falcon

Click: RV Parks near Cruise Terminal

 The Escapees RV Club does not endorse or recommend these businesses. We are only providing names and numbers for your convenience.

View Boston hotels/motels: Hotel motel near cruise terminal

View Boston pet boarding services:  Pet boarding near cruise terminal

You must check-in and be on board the ship two hours before sailing.

Passports

You will need your passports for this cruise.

Please have your passports current. The travel industry is warning us that it can take up to three months to renew or apply for your passport. Even if there are six months left on your passport, you may be denied entry into a country.

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:

  • As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV, and attendance at the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents.
  • Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
  • As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped or photographed, and you are granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation.
  • By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future HOPs; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required during registration to agree that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during the event.
  • By purchasing a ticket for this event, you are agreeing to all the above.

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See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca 
HOP Director
escapees.com/hops
936-755-1060

For Cruise HOPs, call:
Escapees Travel Agency
855-757-8881 (Toll-Free)

Escapees RV Club
100 Rainbow Drive
Livingston, Texas 77351

https://escapees.com/

Details

Start:
July 20
End:
August 24
Event Category:
Website:
https://escapees.com/community/escapees-hops-head-out-program

Organizer

Lisa Koca
Phone
936-329-6499
Email
registration@escapees.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Boston
MA United States + Google Map