Why Prince Edward Island is a favourite with cruise guests

Port Charlottetown is adding a second berth so more cruise guests can visit ‘Canada’s Food Island’
Why Prince Edward Island is a favourite with cruise guests

By Richard Humphreys |

This article was first published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Spring/Summer 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.

Located off the east coast of Canada, Prince Edward Island is a regular port for New England and Canadian itineraries. In 2019, the island will have increased capacity and accessibility by adding a second cruise berth, which is expected to be complete in autumn.

The port is located on the Charlottetown waterfront, allowing visiting cruise passengers to see the coastal beauty of the island. Port Charlottetown has big city amenities and small-town charm, with shops and historical sites, all in walking distance.

Prince Edward Island is known as ‘Canada’s Food Island’ – passengers are able to get an authentic taste of the island with fresh seafood and local ingredients borne from a community of dedicated farmers.

Tourism Prince Edward Island works closely with operators to develop tours that immerse guests into local culture. Experience PEI, Ambassatours and Atlantic Cruise Ship Services are the major shore excursion providers.

Some of the available excursions include visits to the Prince Edward Island National Park, which includes sites such as Green Gables Heritage Place and Dalvay by the Sea – where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited on their first overseas tour as a married couple. There are also many Celtic, Acadian and Mi’kmaq experiences that give guests the chance to learn about different traditions and skills.

The interesting excursions, accessible attractions, delicious food and warm hospitality make the Island a ‘must stop’ for cruise ships and passengers alike.

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