Canadian Cruises are starting to gain a lot of attention. Sure when you think of cruising you think Caribbean and Alaska, or the gorgeous Mediterranean. Did you know that most cruise lines sail year round to Canada from the East Coast? Take a look with me at five dynamic cruise itineraries to Canada.
Be it stunning waterfalls, lighthouses, or snow-capped roofs in Quebec, you will surely delight in these cruises. Each offering varying itineraries and excursions, there is sure to be a sailing for you.
MSC Cruise Line: The East Coast of North America Inch by Inch
Sail into the astonishing scenery Canada has to offer on-board the MSC MERAVIGLIA from New York City. The view of North America included on this itinerary is made up of Victorian St John, New Brunswick, the pastoral landscape of Prince Edward Island and its capital Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax at the two ends of wooded Nova Scotia and ancient Québec City on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. This 11 day, 10 night cruise is sure to delight.
Holland America Line: 10-Day The Atlantic Coast
Holland America Line’s, Zaandam is perfectly designed to carry fewer passengers in order to create an intimate space for each guest. Elegance meets lavish comfort while on-board. You will sail from Fort Lauderdale, and make your way up the Atlantic coast passing through the Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Quebec City and ultimately Montreal. While on-board, cooking shows with interactive hands-on workshops and fine-dining venues are available in addition to serenity at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line: 14-Day Snowbird Migration Cruise
An exhilarating 14-day snowbird migration cruise initially sets sail from Quebec City along the St. Lawrence River and flees out of the Atlantic on-board Adventure of the Seas. This ship is what northern paradise is all about and has rock climbing walls, mini-golf courses as well as ice-skating rinks to keep busy while at sea. Cruisers are surrounded by French village charm presenting copper rooftops and cobblestone streets filled with famous shops and chocolate in Quebec City. Visiting the most-photographed lighthouse in the world at Peggy’s Cove, one-hour away from Nova Scotia, or taking the Halifax Connection tour to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and learn the connections between it and Titanic.
Norwegian Cruise Line: 12-Day Canada & New England from New York
If visiting the only real ice hotel in North America sounds invigorating, Norwegian Cruise Line has what you want with their 12-Day Canada & New England from New York adventure on board Norwegian Dawn. Nature lovers can escape to the highest point on the eastern coast of the United States: Cadillac Mountain in Maine’s Acadia National Park. When cruising into Canadian territory, Quebec City appears just after a sharp corner in the St. Lawrence River. Along this river you will witness the 272-foot waterfall at Montmorency Falls Park. If these excursions don’t ignite interest, there are plenty of museums, restaurants and Victorian architecture to explore.
Disney Cruise Line 5 Night Atlantic Canada Cruise
If you are looking for a shorter cruise, each Fall, Disney Cruise Line sails from New York City to Canada on board the Disney Magic. On this cruise you will experience the allure of Atlantic Canada, where ruggedly beautiful seascapes and French and British culture collide. Discover the Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as you call upon their key cities and find a wealth of history alongside a progressive, youthful spirit—not to mention some of the world’s freshest, tastiest lobster!
Is a Canadian cruise on your bucket list?