Lamar High School
50th Reunion Cruise:  Class of 1959
New York City to New England and Canada


We embark September 16, 2009, in New York City on Holland America Line's brand-new showcase ship, the Eurodam. We will witness the spectacular fall foliage of New England and Canada, plus visit seaside destinations, such as Newport, Rhode Island; Boston; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax and Sidney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edwards Island; up the St. Lawrence River to Saquenay and its Fjord; and then spend a day and night in Quebec before disembarking.

(Note: The cruise will not conflict with our 50th Reunion, which is scheduled for the weekend of November 14-15, 2009.)

Eurodam at night

Here's a description of the cruise

10-day cruise, Sept. 16-26, 2009; NYC to Quebec, Canada

The ship:  Holland America Line's Eurodam – 2,104 passengers; maiden voyage July 2008. Visit  for a look.

Recently Reduced Fares for this cruise:

Inside cabins
(avg. 143 sq. ft.)
Oceanview cabins
(avg. 171 sq. ft.)
Cabins with balconies
(avg. 249 sq. ft.)
  • Category K - $1,272
  •  Category D - $2,212
  •  Category F - $1,732
  •  Category VF - $2,012
  •  Category VE - $2,212
  •  Category VD - $2,412
  •  Category VC - $2,492

Eurodam - Deck view


(1) Fares are per person, double occupancy, and include taxes, fees, but do not include $90 for gratuities (a.k.a. "Hotel Service Charge") for dining room wait staff and cabin stewards or a 15% service charge on bar bills.  However, fares also do not reflect the $100 credit given to each cabin.  See my Travel Tips page for details.

(2) Fares do not include travel insurance or airfare. However, Holland America offers cancellation protection plans* (discussed below) and an airfare plan that are reasonably priced. For more details on the air travel plan, see Holland America's web site at and search “fly cruise plan.” 


Stateroom on Eurodam
Deposit Requirement (per person)
$200 due at time of booking (locks in your fare)
Final Payment Requirement
Due 75 days prior to departure
Cancellation Refund Policy
If you cancel 57 days or more prior to departure, full refund of fare paid except for the $600 deposit
If you cancel 56 to 29 days prior to departure, 50% cancellation fee
If you cancel 28 to 16 days prior to departure, 75% cancellation fee
If you cancel 15 days or less prior to departure, no refund
Note: If you purchase one of Holland America's Cancellation Protection Plans, the amount of refund will depend on the plan you purchase.

Cancellation Protection Plans

The following plans are as per published in Holland America’s brochure for 2009 Canada & New England cruises:

Standard Plan

This is not travel insurance, e.g., you do not have to prove a covered reason for cancellation, such as illness. Rather if you cancel for any reason up to 24 hours prior to departure, you'll receive a refund of 80% of the applicable cancellation fee. For example, assume you cancel 28 to 16 days prior to departure. Under the Standard Plan you would receive 80% of the 75% cancellation fee. If you cancel 15 days or less prior to departure (but more than 24 hours prior to departure), you would receive 80% of the gross fare you paid.

Platinum PlanMap of Cruise Route
Under this plan, if you cancel up to 24 hours before departure, the plan works just like the Standard Plan, except you receive a refund equal to 90% of the applicable cancellation fee. However, this coverage also applies to cancellation within the 24 hours prior to departure. Additionally, this plan provides travel insurance, such as for trip interruption, trip delay, emergency evacuation and medical expenses incurred during the cruise.

Example of Costs
Assume your fare is $2,002. The Standard Plan costs $189; the Platinum Plan costs $259.
Protection Plan payment is due at the time of booking and is nonrefundable.
For more information, see and search “cancellation protection plans.”
How to Book Your Cruise

To book your cruise, contact our group travel agent, Kathy Holland, at or call her at 800-358-1168. She can answer any of your questions.

For some of my Travel Tips, see this page.  Also, please feel free to contact me at

Let’s cruise!
Jeremy Wicker

 50th Reunion Cruise information:   updated as of 4-06-2009  -    Use the header to return to Lamar59 home page