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Is Smoking Permitted on Marine Atlantic Vessels?

by Darrell Mercer

When travelling with Marine Atlantic, we ask all customers to be respectful of others. Smoking is a very personal decision and Marine Atlantic tries to balance the rights of smokers and non-smokers in a respectful manner. In this effort, we are pleased to provide our passengers with a smoke-free atmosphere in our terminal buildings and (Read More)

Marine Atlantic recognizes that it can be difficult to carry your baggage with you while you travel. To help make your travel experience more efficient, Marine Atlantic offers a check baggage service for walk-on passengers. Adult passengers travelling with Marine Atlantic may check three (3) pieces of baggage free of charge. The total weight cannot (Read More)

Why is there a two hour check-in to board the ferry?

by Darrell Mercer

While it may seem very organized when it takes place, loading our vessels with hundreds of cars, commercial vehicles, buses, motorcycles and off-road vehicles during every single crossing requires significant planning and good use of time. Marine Atlantic asks its customers to arrive two hours in advance of their scheduled departure time to allow these (Read More)

Making a Reservation with Marine Atlantic

by Darrell Mercer

When travelling with Marine Atlantic, it is highly recommended that you make your reservation as soon as you identify your travel plans to secure your preferred crossing and amenities for the trip. While an advance reservation is not required, customers who make reservations avoid the disappointment of sold out sailings or the unavailability of cabins.  (Read More)

Things to Know when Travelling with Pets

by Darrell Mercer

Do you have a pet? Many of us do, including a large number of Marine Atlantic employees. We recognize that travelling with pets requires extra planning and supplies, and we work with our customers to provide an enjoyable travel experience for both the pet and owner. For our customers travelling with pets, Marine Atlantic offers (Read More)