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Vessel Profile - MV Atlantic Vision

by Darrell Mercer

The MV Atlantic Vision joined Marine Atlantic’s fleet in 2009. With 150 cabins, numerous dining options, 200 reclining chairs and relaxing seating areas, the vessel has introduced a whole new sailing experience between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.   When preparing to name the vessel, Marine Atlantic held a contest and invited customers and the general (Read More)




Whether you are planning a tour of Atlantic Canada, renting a bus for a weekend of skiing at Marble Mountain, a sports team heading to a tournament, or organizing a family reunion, Marine Atlantic offers group rates to help reduce your travel costs. For those groups of 25 or more people, Marine Atlantic offers a (Read More)




Come Visit Marine Atlantic’s YouTube Channel

by Darrell Mercer

If you love social media and would like to watch amazing videos related to Marine Atlantic, good news, we now have a YouTube channel! Whether it’s a video showing the refit of the MV Blue Puttees or staff members dumping water over their heads as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, our YouTube channel has (Read More)




Marine Atlantic Vessel Profile - MV Leif Ericson

by Darrell Mercer

The MV Leif Ericson is Marine Atlantic’s longest serving vessel in the current fleet, entering service in 2001. Owned by Marine Atlantic, the vessel was named after Leif Ericson to honour the 1000th anniversary of the Norse explorer’s arrival in Newfoundland. The MV Leif Ericson has a total gross weight of 18, 523 tonnes and (Read More)




As the only daily ferry service to and from the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Marine Atlantic is a proud transporter of people and commercial products. People often ask what types of items are shipped on our vessels on a daily basis.  The answer is wide-ranging, everything from fresh produce destined for the grocery store (Read More)




When travelling with Marine Atlantic, you are guaranteed to get an authentic island experience. All three of our ports are located on islands……North Sydney on Cape Breton Island and Port aux Basques and Argentia both located on the Island of Newfoundland.  And from someone who lives on an island, I can say for certain that (Read More)