A Canadian island with a lot to offer cruise passengers
Prince Edward Island welcomes cruise passengers again after pandemic-imposed break
Located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island has a lot to offer cruise passengers, including unspoiled coastal beauty, red sandstone cliffs, and seemingly endless beaches. The uniqueness of the island can also be felt through its warm and welcoming people, local culture, cuisine and shore excursions, such as “Taste the Town”, “Fun with Falcons”, “Charlottetown Church” and ‘Pipes, Drums & Highland Fling’ tours.
“After two years without cruise ships in Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island, we look forward to their return and offer tours that showcase our beautiful island,” said Bill Kendrick, Founder of the Experience PEI travel agency. “We anticipate that our most popular tours and experiences will be our small group activities, which is what research indicates people will be most comfortable with.”
Port Charlottetown is a short walk from downtown Charlottetown, which is historically popular with tourists and recognized as the birthplace of Canadian Confederation, where talks to form the country were held in 1864. While in Downtown Charlottetown, visitors can stroll the cobblestone, tree-lined streets, relax in an outdoor cafe or browse the local shops and galleries.
One of the most visited sites on the island is Prince Edward Island National Park, home to Green Gables Heritage Place. Since the publication of the novel Anne… the House of Green Gables in 1908, millions of people have traveled to Prince Edward Island to experience the place and setting that inspired the stories and characters of Lucy Maud. Montgomery.
Part of the Montgomery Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables tells the story of the author and his famous heroine, Anne Shirley. Visitors can explore the new visitor center, original house, 19th-century gardens, farmyard, walking trails – including Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane – gift shop and Cordial Café.
In addition to excursions, downtown offerings, and heritage sites, the island also has a diverse culture that visitors can embrace. The cultural diversity of the island is influenced both by its indigenous population and its history stretching back to French, English, Scottish and Irish immigrants. The Mi’kmaq are the indigenous people of Prince Edward Island and have inhabited the island for over 12,000 years. Visitors have the opportunity to see the island through the eyes of indigenous peoples, learn about their culture, learn traditional crafts from an “Elder” and broaden their perspective on the history of the Indians. Mi’kmaq.
This article first appeared in the 2022 issue of Cruise and ferry route planning. All information was correct at time of printing, but may have changed since.
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