Nova Scotia

The changing of the guard at Halifax Citadel National Historic site is one of the many experiences awaiting cruise passengers to Nova ScotiaSit quietly on one of the smooth giant rocks at Peggy's Cove, close your eyes, and feel the power of the ocean as you listen to the crashing waves. Go ahead and try to keep your feet from tapping to the lively sound of a Celtic fiddle (a common sound in these parts). Feel your heart swell to the sound of a Highland bagpiper. Catch your breath as you watch a bald eagle soar overhead. A visit to Nova Scotia is as much or more about what you'll experience as the stunning sights you'll see.

Cape Breton Island has been ranked #1 on the list of Top Island Destinations in Continental US & Canada by the 2011 Travel & Leisure Magazine Readers Survey, and #3 on the list of Top Islands in the world.

One visit and you'll understand why. Cape Breton is surrounded by amazing scenery and it's full of music with a hint of mystique. This place really is a treasure.

Nova Scotia has a total of five Cruise Atlantic Canada member ports.

  • port halifax


    Sample fine wines and local beers, dine on fresh seafood, and explore historic fortresses. Learn about the Titanic, shop for fine hand-crafted crystal - you won't get bored in Halifax.

  • port sydney


    Escape to a town fiercely loyal to its lively Celtic heritage. Surround yourself with stunning natural beauty. Visit to an underground museum. Sydney will take your breath away.

  • port baddeck


    Admire the spectacular Bras d'Or Lakes, practice your swing at the Bell Bay Golf Club, go for a drive on the Cabot Trail. For a small resort town, there's no shortage of things to do and sites to see in Baddeck.

  • port pictou


    Bagpipes, tartans, and kilts - it's not hard to guess the predominant ancestry of this charming seaside town. Eat some lobster, explore the tall Ship Hector, and soak up the warmth of the people.

  • port pictou


    The charm of this historic seaside town is almost palpable. Shelburne’s natural beauty, rich heritage, and friendly residents will keep you lingering until you’re forced to return to the ship for your next adventure.

Mission Statement

Atlantic Canada Cruise Association is a regional partnership leading growth and development of the cruise industry to enhance Atlantic Canada's market position.

Growth of the cruise industry in Atlantic Canada provides broad economic benefits to Atlantic Canada through the expansion of port infrastructure to meet the needs of the cruise industry and through strategic marketing partnerships.

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