Cruise from Maine to Nova Scotia

Planning is well underway for the 2015 season of Nova Star Cruises, which connect Maine with Nova Scotia.

“With upscale dining, a casino, full-service spa, duty-free shop and other amenities, sailing on Nova Star is a great experience, but this year it will be even better,” notes Mark Amundsen, President & CEO, Nova Star Cruises.

This season’s lineup includes musicians and entertainers (primarily from Nova Scotia), hands-on arts and photography workshops, and the return of two popular experiences: “Nova Star Guest Chef” cooking demonstrations by Nova Scotian chefs, and Wine Education & Tastings featuring varietals from Nova Scotia wineries.

Many regional museums are participating in Nova Star’s enrichment series. Sweeney Fisheries Museum in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia will present talks on the history behind local fishing artifacts; the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives will discuss its varied display of maritime artifacts; and the Wedgeport Tuna Museum will feature an exhibition highlighting the history of a town once known as the tuna capital of the world.

Among other attractions is the Acadian Village Experience. Well-known storyteller Ken Langille and historian David Sollows of Yarmouth have also been enlisted to bring history to life.

Nova Star operates June 1 through October 14 between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Portland, Maine.

(Photo courtesy of Nova Star Cruises)



Susan McKee

Susan McKee is an independent scholar and freelance journalist specializing in history, culture and travel.