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Cruises to Lunenburg

3 Reviews
Lunenburg (Photo:Pi-Lens/Shutterstock)

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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Star Pride
Windstar's stretched Star Pride (Photo/Melinda Crow)

11 Night
Southeast Canadian Explorations 11d Bos-mtrDetails

114 Reviews
Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 4, 2023
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Roald Amundsen
MS Roald Amundsen (Photo: Hurtigruten)

7 Night
North America CruiseDetails

71 Reviews
Leaving:Halifax
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Viking Octantis
Viking Octantis in the Great Lakes (Photo/Harriet Baskas)

15 Night
Canada & The Atlantic CoastlineDetails

100 Reviews
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
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Star Pride
Windstar's stretched Star Pride (Photo/Melinda Crow)

11 Night
Southeast Canadian Explorations 11d Mtr-bosDetails

114 Reviews
Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 15, 2023
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69 Night
Longitudinal World Cruise IiiDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Milwaukee
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
Sep 8, 2023
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Southeast Canadian Explorations 11d Mtr-bosDetails

114 Reviews
Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Sep 23, 2023
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15 Night
Canada & The Atlantic CoastlineDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Toronto
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
Sep 15, 2023
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Greenland Fjords, Canadian Maritimes 25d Rey-bosDetails

114 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Sep 9, 2023
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14 Night
U. S. Atlantic Coast CruiseDetails

9 Reviews
Leaving:Toronto
Cruise Line:Ponant
Oct 23, 2023
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46 Night
Patagonia To Canada Grand ExplorerDetails

100 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
Mar 13, 2023
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U. S. Atlantic Coast CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Toronto
Cruise Line:Ponant
Oct 16, 2023
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15 Night
Canada & The Atlantic CoastlineDetails

15 Reviews
Leaving:Toronto
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
Sep 26, 2023
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Patagonia To Canada Grand ExplorerDetails

15 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
Mar 18, 2023
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93 Night
World CruiseDetails

71 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Aug 2, 2023
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8 Night
North America CruiseDetails

71 Reviews
Leaving:Halifax
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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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
Beautiful town full of tourists.Read More
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dajashoe
Pretty town. Took part of the walking tour, then went shopping.Read More
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momkr
What a wonderful port stop this was. While small it was interesting and very picturesque.Read More
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