Trois Rivieres Welcomes 2012 Cruise Season

The quaint Canadian seaport of Trois Rivieres welcomed their first ship of the season today, Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s 1,200-passenger Balmoral. “I have met many passengers since this morning, and I have heard only positive comments. They find Trois Rivieres clean and welcoming. I feel that this day is a great success,” says Trois Rivieres mayor, Yves […]

Tour Operator in Saint John Celebrates Millionth Passenger

When Carnival cruiser Marilyn Clark arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick last week aboard Carnival Glory, she wasn’t expecting to be the one-millionth passenger booked on the Saint John Highlights Tour through operator Aquila Tours. Marilyn Clark and her husband (pictured right), celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary, were greeted at the cruise terminal with a […]

5 Reasons to Take a Canada-New England Cruise

Recently we took a cruise on the 110,000-ton Carnival Glory from Boston to Saint Johns, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. During the sailing it was evident why passengers chose a Canada-New England sailing verses other destinations. After spending five-days talking to guest after guests, here’s why folks chose this sailing: Proximity of the ports. […]

Two More Florida-based Carnival Ships Earn Perfect Health Scores

Two more Carnival Cruise Lines ships – Carnival Freedom and Carnival Imagination – both earned 100 percent scores on their recent United States Public Health (USPH) inspections. According to the company, “The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice each year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling on a U.S. or […]

Princess Cruises Launches Social Media Contest

Princess Cruises has launched its first-ever Pinterest contest, asking fans to show “How I Escape Completely” through relaxing images. Using the social “pinboard” site, entrants can create their own boards depicting exactly what “escape completely” means to them. The top five boards will win a Sanctuary Relaxation Kit, complete with a Lotus Spa plush robe, […]

Crystal Cruises Dives into New England/Canada for 2012 Fall Season

Crystal Cruises’ fall voyages through America and Canada’s “East Coast” roots offer dozens of new boutique adventures ashore; new chic spaces on board; and a brand new, exotic Quebecois itinerary with three off-the-beaten-path maiden calls.  Beginning September 19 aboard Crystal Symphony – freshly redesigned during a $15 million extreme makeover – five seven- to 11-day […]

Carnival Glory earns perfect health marks in Canada

Carnival Cruise Lines 2,974-guest Carnival Glory recently received 100-percent markings on a recent Canadian health inspection in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The unannounced inspections are required for any cruise line calling into a Canadian cruise port. Like the USPH (United States Public Health) inspections, this too consist of inspecting a broad range of shipboard sanitation areas, […]

Five for Fun in Saint John, New Brunswick

Chances are if you go on a Canadian Maritime cruise one of the ports you’ll be stopping at is Saint John, New Brunswick. Home to the Bay of Fundy, a contender for one of the “seven natural wonders of the world,” where the world’s highest tidal range cause reverse rapids. A charming town with lots […]

Carnival Splendor earns 100 percent health score

The 113,000-ton Carnival Splendor earned 100 percent score on its recent USPH (United States Public Health) inspection in Long Beach, California last week. According to the company, “The unannounced inspections, which are conducted twice each year and required for any cruise ship with an international itinerary calling on a U.S. or Canadian port, encompass a […]

5 Tips for a Canada/New England Cruise

Bar Harbor Maine Cruise

When you think of Canada/New England in the summertime you may think of scorching hot temps (like everywhere else in the country) and have the mindset of a Caribbean cruise itinerary, but it’s a lot different. Here are five things I learned on my latest cruise to Canada and New England on Carnival Glory. 1. […]