Proud of our History- the MV Frederick Carter

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the MV Frederick Carter, which serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing from 1968-1986. Designed (Read More)

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)

Proud of our History - Remembering the SS Caribou

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we remember the SS Caribou. Named after the symbolic woodland caribou that inhabits Newfoundland and Labrador (also (Read More)

Proud of our History - the SS Kyle

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the SS Kyle, which served the people of Newfoundland and coastal Labrador between 1913 and (Read More)

Proud of our History - the original MV Abegweit

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the original MV Abegweit, which made the Prince Edward Island-New Brunswick crossing from 1947-1982. The (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)

Proud of our History - the Port aux Basques terminal

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the Port aux Basques terminal, which has been servicing the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing (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)

Proud of our History - the MV William Carson

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the MV William Carson, which served the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing, and later the (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)