Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Carnival offers new mini-cruises to Atlantic Canada

Mini-cruises -- cruises of three nights or less -- are popping up all over the place these days, and Carnival Cruise Lines is adding an interesting itinerary to the mix starting this June, with a series of three-night cruises from New York City to Saint John, New Brunswick, in Atlantic Canada.

From mid-June to the end of August, Carnival ships will leave New York at 5 p.m. most Thursdays and arrive in Saint John by 8 a.m. the following morning. This is an ideal way to visit the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world, over the course of a long weekend. Rates start at just $319 per person, double occupancy.

Also this summer, Carnival is offering a number of four-night cruises from New York that stop in both St. John and Halifax, Nova Scotia, spending nearly a full day in each port. Rates start at $459 per person, double occupancy.

I'll be on the June 21 three-night cruise to St. John and will offer a full report when I return.

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