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Newfoundland Cruises

With a name full of promise, excitement and discovery, a cruise to the small Canadian island of Newfoundland delivers an unwavering variety of natural beauty.

As Canada’s most easterly point, Newfoundland sits alone but is part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. However, it is here on this wild and rugged island where most of the province’s population live.

The allure of the dramatic Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, the mystical Avalon Wilderness Reserve and the enchanting Avalon Peninsula is strong, while the colourful homes and pretty harbour city of St John’s are also an attractive pull. Known as a melting pot of several cultures, in particular Irish and Scottish, there is also an abundance of Canadian history attached to the island.

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Beothuk is an extinct language that was once spoken here.
  • St John’s sees an average of 126 days of fog per year.
  • The province has its own pony and dog.
  • Newfoundland used to be an independent country.
  • 94% of the province’s population live on the island of Newfoundland.
 

Highlights

Landscapes

The sun rises first in Newfoundland, lighting up the skyscapes and glaciers beautifully. Whether it’s spotting whales, gazing at icebergs or glimpsing the puffins, there’s always something to marvel at on cruises to Newfoundland. 

Scouring the bays offers hours of fun – from the ship the views of the island are mesmerising. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Labrador Sea and Gulf of St Lawrence, the coastland itself is a wonder as small lodgings nestle into hillsides and stone paths wrap around the coves.

Stunning scenery

The Butter Pot Provincial Park on the Avalon Peninsula is ripe for discovering swamps, ponds and forests as the hiking trails give way to endless bountiful viewpoints.

Pippy Park is another vast area spanning acres of wild and wondrous land offering stunning views, idyllic walks and access to a multitude of exotic flora and fauna.

 

History

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The Vikings came to Newfoundland in around 1000 AD, long after the first aboriginal settlers arrived. They didn’t settle but they did make an everlasting mark on the landscape and culture with their traditions. 

In 1497 the New World was discovered and from then on Portuguese, Spanish, French and English migratory fishermen enjoyed the seas of Newfoundland. Settlements and colonies were created, some that still last today.

As the youngest province in Canada, Newfoundland actually has one of the fastest growing economies. Oil, gas, mineral exploration, marine and IT are booming, and the capital St John’s attracts many artists in all disciplines.

It’s hard to escape the significant monuments, museums and traditions in Saint John, not that you’d really want to. Even on arrival, those aboard the Newfoundland cruises will witness the history as an old cannon blasts and the flags wave from the Signal Hill National Historic Site.

 

Ports in the country

 

Cruises visiting Newfoundland

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