Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Cruise to Canada from the UK

There’s no need for long-haul flights to experience the delights of Nova Scotia, Quebec and Prince Edward Island – set sail for Canada from our homeport of Southampton

January 2023

By Liz Darke

Visiting far-afield places doesn’t have to mean sitting on a plane for ten hours. One of the many joys of cruising from the UK is that you can set off on holiday from the port of Southampton and, better still, you can sail as far as Canada and the USA. Our 24-night and 31-night Canada and New England itineraries are round-trips that sail from Southampton and take in cities such as Boston, USA, and Saguenay and Quebec City, Canada.

Excited by the idea of a cruise to Canada from the UK? Read on to discover the many reasons to book this bucket-list voyage…

Couple embarking on a Princess cruise

Step onboard and set sail from the port of Southampton © Princess

Sailing from Southampton is so easy

Embarking on a cruise from Southampton eliminates the cost of flights, tiring long-haul plane journeys and the sometimes-tricky transfer from airport to port in order to board the ship on time (and vice versa). You can travel to Southampton cruise port by car or taxi and via public transport, such as coach or train. Sailing with Princess, you won’t be restricted by baggage limitations when you come onboard either, so you can bring as much or as little luggage as you wish for your holiday. Just make sure you have enough space to take all your souvenirs home with you!

Tick off many great destinations

On our Canada and New England itineraries departing from Southampton, guests can not only explore USA cities like Boston and even New York City (only on the 31-night itinerary), but also discover the best of Canada. Ports of call include beautiful, French-speaking Quebec City, the breathtaking maritime province of Prince Edward Island (pictured top), the historical port of Halifax in Nova Scotia, and the city of St. John’s on the colourful island of Newfoundland, just off Canada’s Atlantic coast, to name a few.

Château Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada

Settle in for tea and pastries at the famous Château Frontenac © Benoit Debaix/Unsplash

Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences

As we’ve just mentioned, our round-trip Canada and New England cruises from Southampton take in an array of wonderful destinations, each offering something totally different when it comes to landscape and activities. In verdant Annapolis Valley, get to know the local wine scene by touring – and tasting the produce of – a local winery. In Quebec City’s Old Town, enjoy tea in the 19th-century landmark hotel Château Frontenac, which is a National Historic Site of Canada and one of the most photographed places in the world. Or, in Halifax, jump aboard a sailboat to soak up the scenery, gliding past rural islands and national parks, before heading out into the North Atlantic for a bit of a whale watching.
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Explore everything your ship has to offer

Our 24-night Canada and New England itinerary includes 13 days at sea, while our 31-night itinerary includes 16. That means all guests have the opportunity to really make the most of everything onboard. For the days you’re feeling active, there are dance classes, pool parties, mini-golf tournaments and yoga sessions to partake in and, for the days where doing nothing is top of the agenda, you can find peace in The Sanctuary, our adults-only relaxation area. Rejuvenate your mind and body in thermal suite The Enclave or put your feet up with a good book and soak up some vitamin D out on deck. And all that’s just for starters – there are also our many speciality restaurants, wine-tasting groups, quiz nights and theatre performances to enjoy. Put it this way, there’s no chance of getting bored.

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About the Author

Liz Darke

Liz Darke

Liz is a journalist who specialises in travel, food and lifestyle. Always on the hunt for a hit of sunshine and fantastic regional cuisine, she's heading to Hong Kong, Provence and the Dalmatian Coast next. Oh, and bring on the local wine, too!