Why Sail South for the Same Old Cruise Itinerary? Navigate Northward With a Cruise to Atlantic Canada

Atlanticcanadacruise.com Opens Doorway to One of the World’s Most Diverse Cruise Destinations

NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — For the non-tropical vacationers who also love cruising, Atlantic Canada is the perfect diverse cruise destination for you. A land and culture thriving on the livelihood of the seas, Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island) offers travelers cruise options that combine awe-inspiring natural beauty, countless land excursion possibilities and port cities that provide a glimpse into Atlantic Canada’s past, present and future.

Served by major cruise lines such as Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn and several others, cruises destined for Atlantic Canada allow visitors to whale watch from the ship’s deck, cruise down iceberg alley (albeit a safe distance away compared to the famous “titan” of the seas) and ride the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy. Originating domestically in New York and Boston and internationally in Southampton, there are many options when cruising to Atlantic Canada, including round trip and one-way passage vacations ranging from 4- to 34-day voyages in summer and fall, all of which can be found at http://www.atlanticcanadacruise.com/.

Once you step ashore, each port city and province allows travelers to discover worlds previously unknown, as various single-day shore excursions in each province provide for unforgettable experiences. In New Brunswick, passengers have a unique opportunity to cruise into one of the Marine Wonders of the World, the Bay of Fundy, and to explore the historic port city of Saint John or the quaint village of St. Andrews. While visiting Halifax, the largest city in Atlantic Canada and capital of Nova Scotia, visit Peggy’s Cove, home to Nova Scotia’s most famous lighthouse, explore Halifax’s prominent music scene, or step back in time to tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, where the father of beer in Halifax brewed the choicest hops for Britain’s Royal Navy.

Additional port cities in Atlantic Canada include the birthplace of Canada, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where you can survey related historic sites steps away from the port, bike along the picturesque Confederation Trail or visit the literary home of world-renowned Anne of Green Gables. While in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, discover one of the most stunning places in the world, Gros Morne National Park, and explore the Tablelands, a geologic formation that marks a time when the continents of Africa and North America collided, pushing these rocks, originally beneath the ocean, to their present position on land. This is a unique opportunity to see a sample of the earth’s crust and upper mantle, in addition to area mountains, which were formed by water, ice and erosion in the most recent ice age. Other stops in Atlantic Canada on various itineraries include St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Sample New York and Boston itineraries include:

Highest Tides on the High Seas: Enjoy a five-day summer getaway cruise aboard the Carnival Victory, and experience the highest tides in the world as vacationers navigate the Bay of Fundy between the two port cities on this trip, Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originating in New York, itineraries are available June through August, and inside cabins begin at $499 per person.

Double Your Pleasure: Pack your bags for a seven-day cruise experience to two of the ever-charming Atlantic Canadian provinces aboard the Holland America Maasdam. Originating in Boston, this one-way passage itinerary includes the ports of; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and additional stops along the eastern seaboard. Available May through September, vacationers should not forget to pack their sneakers and explore two of Canada’s most picturesque trails, Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail and Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Trail. Inside cabins rates begin at $889 per person.

Splendors of Fall: Travel the seas in luxury on a 12-day cruise aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Originating in New York, ports of call include; Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Saint John, New Brunswick, Boston, Massachusetts; and other ports on the Eastern seaboard. Departing in late September, an ideal time to witness the beauty of Atlantic Canada’s fall foliage, inside cabins aboard the one of the world’s largest ocean liner begin at $2,599.

To learn more about cruising to Atlantic Canada, visit http://www.atlanticcanadacruise.com/.

Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership (ACTP)

ACTP is a nine member pan-Atlantic partnership comprised of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the four Atlantic Canada Tourism Industry Associations (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island), and the four Provincial Departments responsible for tourism. This project has been made possible through funding provided by the ACTP.

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