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I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel, dba Cruise Holidays.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Canadian Cruising Along the Atlantic Coast

There’s great news for everyone who enjoys the beautiful, historic ports along Canada’s scenic coasts: the country’s pandemic-related ban on cruise ships was lifted on 1NOV21. Socruise lines and cruise fans can expect a traditional Canadian cruise season in 2022, starting in May and winding down in October. 
Let’s look at some of the popular ports along Canada’s Atlantic coast. Note that itineraries that include these ports often include familiar New England ports like Boston, Portland, and Bar Harbor, too. 
While an 1877 fire destroyed much of the original city, Saint John, New Brunswick, has plenty of Victorian-era architecture, as well as brick walkways and parks full of flowers and street performersThe city sits where the Saint John River meets the Bay of Fundy, creating an interesting natural phenomenonevery day, high tide pushes water upstreamtemporarily reversing the flow of the river. 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, has a scenic waterfront and a vibrant downtown. There’s a boardwalk along the harbor that’s perfect for strolling and shopping; or, visit Point Pleasant Park and follow the winding trails to see ocean vistas and the remnants of historic forts. If you’re interested in the history of the doomed ship Titanic, Halifax has several cemeteries where many of the victims were laid to rest. 
A farm outside Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, inspired the classic children’s novel Anne of Green Gables; author Lucy Maud Montgomery grew up among PEI’s fishing villages, lighthouses, and gorgeous seascapes. You can even visit the actual farm and house (once owned by relatives of Montgomerythat served as the setting for the bookAnd if you love seafood, Charlottetown is a paradise of freshly caught and expertly prepared lobster, oysters, and mussels.  
Some cruises along Canada’s Atlantic seaboard include time on the scenic Saint Lawrence River. These itineraries often call on Montreal, which is like a chic piece of France relocated to North America; Quebec Citywhere the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site; and Trois-Rivieres, where you can explore the historic district and the Old Prison, used for more than 150 years. 
Summer is a beautiful time to cruise Canada’s Atlantic coastbut September and October are the most popular months due to the changing colors of trees along the shore. If you’re interested in one of these autumn color cruises, talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor, soon – they often sell out well in advance. 
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