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About Lunenburg

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the pretty Nova Scotian port town of Lunenburg is best known as the birthplace of the famous Canadian schooner Bluenose, which gained fame after racing undefeated for 17 years in international competitions starting in 1921. But even before carpenters began hammering out Bluenose, the town had a historic start as one of the first planned British colonial settlements in North America (meaning the town's layout and overall appearance were determined and drawn up in England). Though a British settlement, most of the town's original inhabitants came from Germany, German-speaking Switzerland and Protestant areas of France.

The Old Town (also a National Historic Site of Canada) was established in 1753 and remains remarkably preserved; its many wooden homes, public buildings and churches (more than half of which date back to the 18th century), give Lunenburg much of its charm.


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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Lunenburg

    Leaving:
    Boston
    Visiting:
    Portland, Bar Harbor ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Lunenburg Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Boston
    • Day 2
      Portland (Maine)
    • Day 3
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 4
      Lunenburg
    • Day 5
      Halifax
    • Day 6
      Louisbourg
    • Day 7
      Magdalen Islands
    • Day 8
      Gaspe
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Quebec City
    • Day 11
      Quebec City
    • Day 12
      Montreal
    Ship Details

    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

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    rsamtleben
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Windstar is definitely NOT a 5 star cruise line!
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    kimrealestate
    Sail Date Jul 2019
    Fabulous vacation - again!
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  • 8 Night
    Cruise to Lunenburg

    Leaving:
    Montreal
    Visiting:
    Quebec City, Tadoussac ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Ponant
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    8 Night Cruise to Lunenburg Route (Ponant)
    • Day 1
      Montreal
    • Day 2
      Quebec City
    • Day 3
      Tadoussac
    • Day 4
      Perce Rock
    • Day 5
      Cap-aux-Meules
    • Day 6
      Louisbourg
    • Day 7
      Lunenburg
    • Day 8
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 9
      Gloucester
    Ship Details

    Le Champlain - Ponant

    Pros

    Ultramodern design and decor with quality dining and classy service.

    Cons

    Bathrooms are smaller than you'd expect on a luxury ship.

    Bottom Line

    Superbly comfortable, modern boutique expedition vessel.

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    Le Champlain Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0

    With Le Champlain, Ponant has distilled the essence of its style of adventure cruising into a p...

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    shrkdive1
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Not what we expected
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    Moat
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Ponant - The Cruise Line From Hell
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  • 10 Night
    Cruise to Lunenburg

    Leaving:
    Toronto
    Visiting:
    Montreal, Quebec City ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Ponant
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    10 Night Cruise to Lunenburg Route (Ponant)
    • Day 1
      Toronto
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Montreal
    • Day 4
      Quebec City
    • Day 5
      Tadoussac
    • Day 6
      Perce Rock
    • Day 7
      Cap-aux-Meules
    • Day 8
      Louisbourg
    • Day 9
      Lunenburg
    • Day 10
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 11
      Gloucester
    Ship Details

    Le Champlain - Ponant

    Pros

    Ultramodern design and decor with quality dining and classy service.

    Cons

    Bathrooms are smaller than you'd expect on a luxury ship.

    Bottom Line

    Superbly comfortable, modern boutique expedition vessel.

    Reviews

    Le Champlain Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0

    With Le Champlain, Ponant has distilled the essence of its style of adventure cruising into a p...

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    AussieBoyTX
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Great Ship; Great Crew; Poor Corporate Communication; Meh Itinerary
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    PBfromDC
    Sail Date Apr 2019
    Excellent Trans-Atlantic
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  • 25 Night
    Cruise to Lunenburg

    Leaving:
    Reykjavik
    Visiting:
    Qaqortoq, Nanortalik ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    25 Night Cruise to Lunenburg Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Reykjavik
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Qaqortoq
    • Day 6
      Nanortalik
    • Day 6
      Cruising
    • Day 7
      Narsaq
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      St. Anthony
    • Day 11
      Corner Brook
    • Day 12
      Havre St. Pierre
    • Day 13
      Cruising
    • Day 14
      Quebec City
    • Day 15
      Montreal
    • Day 16
      Quebec City
    • Day 17
      Quebec City
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Gaspe
    • Day 20
      Magdalen Islands
    • Day 21
      Louisbourg
    • Day 22
      Halifax
    • Day 23
      Lunenburg
    • Day 24
      Portland (Maine)
    • Day 25
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 26
      Boston
    Ship Details

    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

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    ScottLewis
    Sail Date Mar 2019
    Truly first class experience
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    Spysmum
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Disappointing Windstar
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Lunenburg

    Leaving:
    Montreal
    Visiting:
    Quebec City, Gaspe ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Windstar Cruises
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    11 Night Cruise to Lunenburg Route (Windstar Cruises)
    • Day 1
      Montreal
    • Day 2
      Quebec City
    • Day 3
      Quebec City
    • Day 4
      Cruising
    • Day 5
      Gaspe
    • Day 6
      Magdalen Islands
    • Day 7
      Louisbourg
    • Day 8
      Halifax
    • Day 9
      Lunenburg
    • Day 10
      Portland (Maine)
    • Day 11
      Bar Harbor
    • Day 12
      Boston
    Ship Details

    Star Pride - Windstar Cruises

    Pros

    Spacious suites and bathrooms, James Beard-influenced cuisine

    Cons

    Ship decor appears dated in cabins and public areas; limited entertainment

    Bottom Line

    Intimate feel and upscale details make Star Pride a nice choice for port-intensive cruises

    Reviews

    Star Pride Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    One of three motor yachts in the Windstar Cruises fleet, Star Pride brings the flavor of the la...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Chestertripper
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Windstar makes you feel so welcome
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    Grayboots
    Sail Date May 2019
    Wonderful Experience on the Star Pride
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

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More about Lunenburg

Why go to Lunenburg?

Pros: The town of Lunenburg itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's rich with history and charm.

Cons: This is a small town, so although there are several interesting attractions, there's not a ton to do here.

Bottom Line: Like many of the towns in this region, Lunenburg is scenic, charming and has a unique past.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The Canadian dollar is the official currency in Lunenburg. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic accepts American dollars for admission.

Language

English is the official language, though some locals still speak a distinct dialect known as Lunenburg English, which is a relic of its mostly German-speaking past.


Lunenburg Cruise Reviews

Pearl Mist
momkr
Sail Date: Oct 2015
Pretty town. Took part of the walking tour, then went shopping....Read More
Pearl Mist
EddaAshe
Sail Date: Sep 2015
What a wonderful port stop this was. While small it was interesting and very picturesque....Read More
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