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Nova Scotia Holidays

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Snap the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove for an iconic view of Nova Scotia.

Admire the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Lunenburg, with its Bluenose II replica racing schooner.

Take a harbour ferry to Dartmouth, for great views, shops and cafes and perfect picnic spots.

Have a blast on holiday in Nova Scotia, enjoying lumberjack-style axe-throwing or off-the-wall sports such as tidal bore rafting and mud sliding. Surfing is spectacular here, as is the scenery, which is out of this world.

Take your camera to Peggy’s Cove, Dartmouth and the Halifax waterfront for awe-inspiring views, or see the high tides surging in Fundy Bay. Delight in the lively foodie scene in Halifax, plus its fun-filled festivals and superb shops. Take a tipple at Alexander Keith’s Brewery, indulge in fresh fish, oysters and lobster, or taste Canada’s famous maple syrup.

There’s fascinating maritime history too, in the iconic Bluenose racing ship, Titanic heritage sites and impressive Citadel fortress. Be enthralled at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg’s Fisheries Museum and the Citadel National Historic Site.

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When can we take you to Nova Scotia?

Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this port. The calendar shows you when one or more ships are departing on a cruise itinerary to Nova Scotia. New itineraries will be added, so it’s worth checking back.

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The best of Nova Scotia – things to see and do

Get your heart pumping in Halifax, where kayaking, surfing and whale watching will keep you busy and the awesome scenery will impress. Explore Nova Scotia’s art, history and culture here too.

Dig up your roots

  • 120 ratings

A million immigrants passed through the doors of Pier 21, now the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Find out about their lives or research your own family history in this compelling place.

See Nova Scotia folk art

See Nova Scotia folk art
  • 230 ratings

See works by celebrated folk artist Maud Lewis at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, as well as collections relating to the Mi'kmaq First Nations people of Canada.

Take a hike

Take a hike
  • 230 ratings

Lose yourself in the stunning scenery of Nova Scotia on a hiking or biking trail. Visit Point Pleasant Park, Duncan’s Cove or St Margaret’s Bay for some outdoor highs.

Soak up some atmosphere

Soak up some atmosphere
  • 230 ratings

Enjoy the Historic Properties Wharf in Halifax. The former shipping warehouses now house pubs, boutiques and souvenir shops and the lively Harbourside Market.


What ships can I choose for my Nova Scotia cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.


    Make the most of your holiday to Nova Scotia with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.


    On cruises to Nova Scotia you can photograph spectacular scenery, taste delicious local wines and maple syrup, and hear fascinating tales of Mounties, dramatic explosions and iconic ships. Stroll quaint streets, exploring tempting boutiques, lovely gardens and historic sites. To book the best of holidays to Nova Scotia, see our most popular excursions below.

    Oh Canada

    Oh Canada

    Explore all things Canadian on this guided tour. Visit the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and Lunenburg, home of the legendary Bluenose. Hear fascinating tales of the Royal Mounties, sample maple syrup and more.

    The Essential Halifax Tour

    The Essential Halifax Tour

    Experience rich history, great shopping and beautiful parks on this double-decker guided bus tour, with time to explore. Visit the Maritime Museum, Citadel National Historic Site and waterfront at your leisure.

    Valley Wines, Tides and Orchards

     Valley Wines, Tides and Orchards

    Explore two of Nova Scotia’s most popular sights — the beautiful Annapolis Valley and the captivating Bay of Fundy. Sample award-winning wines at a local vineyard, photograph spectacular tides and stroll the streets of quaint Wolfville. The tour includes both guided and free time.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Nova Scotia cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

    Discover the Natural Wonders of Alaska

    Take in awe-inspiring sights, eat delicious food and enjoy fun-filled activities as you take a walk on the wild side. An adventure onboard a Cruisetour to Alaska and Canada awaits!

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    Making the Most of Your Cruise to Canada

    If you’re planning to set sail on a cruise to Canada, take a look at some of these fun ideas to make the most of your time there.

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    Go beyond Nova Scotia

    Have you considered these popular ports outside of Nova Scotia?

    Quebec
    • 250 ratings

    Fall in love with magical Quebec, where awe-inspiring churches, excellent museums and an enchanting Old Town will win your heart. You’ll adore its French flair and Canadian panache.

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    St. John
    • 250 ratings

    Explore lively Saint John, where Victorian heritage meets urban grit. Enjoy the shops, galleries, cafes and parks, plus the incredible Reversing Rapids and Bay of Fundy tides.

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    Vancouver
    • 250 ratings

    With its spectacular scenery, hip districts and outdoor fun, you’ll love the exhilaration of Vancouver. Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown, Grouse Mountain – the thrills just keep on coming.

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