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The niche ports of Atlantic Canada

Visit Baddeck and Bras d’Or Lake, described as a “basin ringed by indigo hills laced with marble.” Head to St. Andrews and Campobello to see the former summer home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Be as adventurous or tranquil as you like on Grand Manan Island. Relive the tale of the tall ship Hector in Pictou. Visit France’s oldest overseas territory at Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, just miles from our shores! Take in the landscape that will capture your imagination in St. Anthony. Or experience the perfect combination of big-city luxury and traditional small-town charm in St. John’s. Whether sailing into Shelburne, Louisbourg, Lunenburg, or Yarmouth, your cruise to Atlantic Canada will exceed your expectations. Its natural beauty will fill you with awe; its shops and local products will delight you; its galleries, museums, and other attractions will impress you; and the kindness of its people will fill your heart. When your ship leaves port for home, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t visited sooner.

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For a small resort town, there's no shortage of things to do and sites to see in Baddeck. This port village is located on Cape Breton Island, on Bras d’Or Lake’s northern coast.

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Campobello Island

A part of the archipelago of Passamaquoddy Bay communities along the Maine USA / New Brunswick Canada border, it doesn’t take long to see why the Roosevelts summered on Campobello Island.

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Located at the western gateway to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and off the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Chéticamp is known for its unique French Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage.

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Grand Manan Island

Sitting southeast of its fellow niche port of St. Andrews and off the coast of Maine, the island of Grand Manan is a place where you can be as adventurous or tranquil as you like.

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Louisbourg is a beautiful island with magnificent seascapes, beaches and historical sites, situated across the waters from fellow niche port member, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.

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The charming town of Lunenburg is one of the only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Filled with original colonial buildings and colourful façades, amazing restaurants, distilleries and breweries, artisans and unique shops, Lunenburg is ready to greet cruise visitors.

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Whether you’re drawn to history, arts and culture, food, or adventure, the Port of Pictou is your link to many local and authentic experiences. One Port, endless possibility. Nestled in the natural Pictou Harbour off the Northumberland Strait.

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Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Filled with charm and unique characteristics, these beautiful French islands are located just a short cruise distance from New York or Boston’s ports. Two ports for two different experiences, Saint-Pierre a town built around its harbour, Miquelon a place to accommodate small cruise expedition ships.

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This picturesque area on Nova Scotia’s southwestern shore has been the filming site for The Scarlet Letter, Wilby Wonderful, Virginia’s Run, and the two-part TV mini-series, Moby Dick.

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St. Andrews

This charming seaside town filled with quaint shops, restaurants, museums and remarkable Bay of Fundy experiences, is part of the archipelago of Passamaquoddy Bay communities along the Maine USA / New Brunswick Canada border.

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St. Anthony

A port town on the northern reaches of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland & Labrador where history and scenery meld to form a landscape that will capture your imagination.

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St. John’s

A gateway between North America and Europe, St. John’s is the province’s capital and the perfect combination of big-city luxury and traditional small-town charm.

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Located on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, this gorgeous seaside town offers so much to see and do while immersing yourself in Acadian culture. There’s a bit of magic amongst the rocky shores of Yarmouth County.

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