Canada is home to more than 33,311,400 residents and more than 100 ports. More than 30 ports dot the infamous Canada/New England routes alone. This means, there are literally dozens of cruise itineraries to choose from as well as multiple themes, vessels, and varied price ranges. Just a few Canada cruise ports include:
Baddeck, Canada, Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada, Bar Harbor, ME, Boston, MA
Camden, ME, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, Corner Brook, NL, Canada, Gaspe, QC, Canada, Gloucester, MA, Halifax, NS, Canada, L’Anse aux Meadows, NL, Canada, Lunenburg, NS, Canada, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Montreal, QC, Canada, Nanaimo, BC, Canada, New London, CT, New York (Any Port), NY, New York (Brooklyn), NY, New York (Manhattan), NY, Newport, RI, Portland, ME, Prince Rupert, BC, Canada, Quebec City, QC, Canada, Red Bay, Canada, Saguenay, QC, Canada, Saint John, NB, Canada, St. John’s, NL, Canada, St. Lawrence Seaway, St. Pierre, French Territory, Sydney, NS, Canada, Toronto, Canada, Vancouver, BC, Canada, and Victoria, BC, Canada.
Just about every major cruise line offers trips to Canada, but some of the most popular lines include Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Celebrity Cruises. For luxury cruise enthusiasts, try Crystal Cruises’ New England and Canada Voyages. Crystal guests may choose routes such as London to Montreal, and a wide variety of New York to Montreal/Montreal to New York cruises. Montreal/New York cruises run through the end of October and feature 10-11 day vacations. London to Montreal cruises last anywhere from 25-36 days. The following is an actual London to Montreal Canada cruise on Crystal Cruises.
Guernsey/St. Peter Port, Channel Islands
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
New York City, New York
Newport Rhode island
Bar Harbor, Mine
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Quebec City, P.Q., Canada
Montreal, P.Q., Canada
Please note that there are numerous Canada itineraries to choose from based on cruise line, port of departure, and the size of the ship. For example, Royal Caribbean’s Canada/New England cruise features areas of interest such as Eastern Canada, Bar Harbor, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts. Carnival cruises depart from New York, with the following typical 5-day itinerary:
Canada/New England: New York, NY; Fun Day At Sea ; Saint John, Nb, Canada; Halifax, Ns, Canada ; Fun Day At Sea ; New York, NY
During the summer months, Canada cruises are much like other cruises when it comes to what to wear and pack. However, during the Fall and late Fall months, your list might look a little different. Royal Caribbean offers the following advice for Canada cruisers:
- Days onboard are casual. To be most comfortable, RC recommends jeans or slacks, several sweaters, a jacket, a windbreaker and a raincoat
- Low-heeled shoes for deck activities
- Swimsuit, camera, and a pair of binoculars
- For evening wear, count on three basic types of attire including Casual – Dresses or slacks and blouses for women, sport shirts and trousers for men; Smart Casual: Dresses or pantsuits for women, jackets for men, and Formal: Cocktail dresses for women, suits and ties or tuxedos for men (you can arrange to rent a tuxedo onboard)
- Ashore, you will need comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots.
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