This article was first published in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.
Prince Edward Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada, despite being the country’s smallest province by area. The island has plenty to offer, and visitors regularly return to its shores time and time again.
Often part of a Canada-New England cruise itinerary, Prince Edward Island combines adventurous, accessible tours with unique cultural experiences. With only 147,000 residents, passengers can get a true feel for life on the island.
The island’s range of shore excursions include trips to the province’s national parks, which are free to enter in 2017 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Cruise passengers can enjoy miles of sandy coastline and red sandstone cliffs, or explore the literary world of Anne of Green Gables – the protagonist of LM Montgomery’s 1908 novel set on the island and recreated in numerous film adaptations since.
With Experience PEI – a company that organises various trips and activities for visitors – cruise passengers can discover Prince Edward Island through hands-on adventures that help connect them with the islanders. Visitors can sample local cuisine, history, music and lifestyle through walking tours, demonstrations and culinary adventures.
With three welcoming ports on the island – Georgetown, Charlottetown and Summerside – Prince Edward Island has a variety of offerings cruise guests are unlikely to forget.