Canadian cruises offer many different experiences, from scenic lake sailings to visits to urban metropolises. With such a vast number of ways to cruise Canada, it can be difficult to decide which cruise is right for you. Our luxury cruises in Canada travel all the best parts of the large country, allowing you to see the best that Canada has to offer.
Canadian Maritime cruises
Some of the most popular Canada cruises are through the Canadian Maritimes, also known as the Maritime Provinces. Located in Canada's eastern portion, Canadian Maritime cruises can visit New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island (PEI). Some cruises also include the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Together, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador make up the area known as the Atlantic Provinces. Cruises to this region are packed with immersive history, as it's the first area that Europeans settled when arriving in Canada. Tours and excursions in the Canadian Maritimes let you experience Canada the way those first Europeans did, but in far greater, modern luxury.
Facts about Canadian Maritime cruises
- The Canadian provinces speak primarily English and French
- The largest city -- and cruise port -- in the Maritimes is Hailfax, Nova Scotia
- Limestone, rock salt, uranium, and coal are found in abundance in the region, making up some of Canada's biggest exports.
- Located on the St. John River, the town and port of Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick is known as the "French Fry Capital of the World."
- The world's longest covered bridge can be found in New Brunswick and stretches over 1,282 feet
Even if your cruise only stops in the Maritimes for a day, the relatively small land area of the three provinces makes them easy to explore. Some cruisers choose to take this time for a guided tour, while others rent a car and drive the Canadian Maritimes.
Canadian Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Seaway cruises
While many of our Great Lakes cruises start and end in the US, Canada plays a big role in Great Lakes cruising too. The country has several incredible destinations along its part of the Great Lakes. Our Great Lakes cruises visit some of Canada's largest and most famous cities, along with a host of scenic, more natural locations.
The Saint Lawrence Seaway is a very popular manmade waterway in Canada. The Seaway offers a connection between the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, and is often used by New England and Canadian coast cruise ships and trade ships. The waterway has many locks and canals, lowering ships a total of 571 feet (174 m) while taking them from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Superior. It features its own beautiful attractions, like the Thousand Islands and Quebec City, Quebec.
Destinations on Canada and St. Lawrence Seaway cruises
Choose the perfect Canadian cruises with our experts
It's important to consider the ports of call when choosing your Canadian cruise. Throughout the country, there are tons of incredible experiences that await you at each port. Since there are so many to choose from just in the Canadian Maritimes alone, its often easiest to consult an expert.
That's where we come in -- our experts have been working with cruise lines that travel Canada for years. We're functional experts on the waters of North America. A few of our team members even helped launch one of today's most popular US & Canadian Great Lakes cruise lines. We know North American cruising, so give us a call when you're thinking of cruising Canada.