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Solo Travel 2.0

Argentina, Italy or the Vietnam Express—our dauntless agents throw down real-life adventures for independent travelers like you

Romance 2.0

Planning a wedding or honeymoon? You’re in expert hands with Maritime Travel! Our Destination Wedding specialists, many with first-hand familiarity, are helping hundreds of love birds have the best experience possible.

Come on Down to Nashville, Tennessee

It’s time to slip on your party shoes and head for the country charms of Nashville, Tennessee, says Norma Frost

Peru Primer

Peru is ripe for exploration, says Maritime Travel Advisor Lisa MacIver

Exploring Canada’s True North

Kristy Taylor takes us on the ultimate Canadian expedition to the Yukon and Northwest Territories

Fam-Jam in Jamaica

Our advisors dish on their favorite family-friendly resorts

All Aboard for Alaska!

Deanne Chisholm guides us through the fabled Inside Passage, with pit stops in some of her favorite Alaskan ports

Inside the World of Transatlantic Cruising

Throw the jetlag overboard and enjoy the journey, says Maritime Travel cruise specialist Christiane DeGrasse

Discover the Douro

Joan Cochrane introduces us to the uncrowded delights of Portugal’s principal waterway

Rivers Less Travelled

Fairytale landscapes and sizzling cities grace the riverbanks of the enchanting Elbe. Sabine Ouellette takes us on a cruise

New York and Las Vegas - Sizzling City Breaks

Sin City or the Big Apple—which will you enjoy more? It depends on who you ask, says big city connoisseur Laura MacDonald

Wellness Travel - All's Well

From educational and spiritual-themed river cruises to Balinese spa retreats and fitness adventures, travel companies offer a wide diversity of transformative journeys. Here’s Mel’s inside scoop on just three of them.

For your Backyard Bucket List - Rocky Mountaineer

Exploring the Rockies by Rail is the ultimate journey of the senses says Liz Dionne from our Truro office

For Your Bucket List—Cruising the Panama Canal

Our agents get up close and personal with the “Crossroads of the World”

Our Top Picks for Families: Eastern Caribbean Cruises

The major cruise lines have lots in store for your crew—no matter what their ages

Romancing the Rhine

Got a favourite river cruise itinerary? Here’s one of ours

The Call of Adventure

Maritime Travel answers it...

Montego Bay—Jamaica’s Favourite Beach Town

With the sun just starting to set on winter getaways to Jamaica, now’s the time to grab a last-minute deal!

Southern France by Land and Sea

Our own Joan Cochrane leads the way

Set Sail for the Southern Caribbean

Discover fascinating ports of call, unique island cultures, daytime adventures, sumptuous dining, and more fun times than you ever imagined.

Beach Nation—Why we love the D.R.

Which part of the beach-fringed Dominican Republic will suit you best? Our agents have some suggestions

Croatia by land and Sea

Perilously positioned between Central Europe and the Balkans, Croatia is a feast for the senses

Alaska from the Foredeck

Danielle Guidry sets sails on two show-stopping itineraries, highlighting the best of Alaska’s Inside Passage...

Island-Hopping Cruises—our favorite itineraries

There’s something undeniably appealing about the idea of sailing to multiple island-paradises, but only unpacking once, says Angie Taylor, Manager, McAllister Place

A River Less Travelled—the Mekong

The timeless and unique cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia are united by a single river – the mighty Mekong. Come aboard with Mel Stewart and Avalon Waterways

Amazing Guided Getaways

From Switzerland to Slovenia, Britain to Portugal, Europe offers up a cornucopia of historic cities and ancient waterways, culinary adventures and cultural experiences, all filled with European hospitality.

Romantic Escapes

Whether you’re about to pop the question, tie the knot, embark on your honeymoon, mark an anniversary or renew your vows, nothing quite says I love you like a romantic, tropical retreat. Whether it’s on a Caribbean island gem, in steamy Mexico, or at a far-flung paradise in Tahiti, taking romance to the next level has become our specialty.

Rivers, Wine & Song

With the increasing popularity of special-interest river cruising, wine-themed river cruises offer a new twist on a beloved classic. These increasingly popular epicurean itineraries are taking the market by storm, according to our counsellors, who have been boldly venturing forth to experience them first-hand.

Boutique Cruising From Inside Out

Soothing massage moments on desk… Wine lists that are the envy of any top restaurant… Afternoon teas… Sumptuous spas… White-glove restaurant service… Decadent 5-star cuisine… Free shore excursions… An attentive staff at your beck and call… The list goes on.

Escorted Europe

With Maritime Travel’s Worldwide Sale now on, it’s time to cross these escorted escapades off your wish list. Here are three of our favorite holidays so far.

Cuba's Playgrounds

Silky white sands … apple-jade water… lush green vegetation … fun-focused all-inclusive resorts… Cuba’s Caribbean playgrounds share all these attributes and then some.

Mexico - Recommended

Mexico’s diverse charms are as legendary as the pyramids that dot its lush landscape. Here’s why...

Exclusive Islands

Choose from a tropical trio of hand-picked Caribbean retreats, each with its own private island

Christmas Cruising 101

Sail through the Holidays with Maritime Travel

Winter Golf Escape

Add a little all-inclusive luxury to your winter golf escape

Accessible Cruising—Just the Facts

It’s all good news for mobility-impaired travelers, says quadriplegic travel agent Adam Short

Our Favorite Forays for Foodies

Food and travel are inextricably linked. That’s because fully experiencing a destination means getting to know the local cuisine, according to our Maritime Travel counsellors.

Itching for Adventure

If it’s on your bucket list, chances are our intrepid travel counsellors have already been there.

Beach Retreats— the best of the best

There are so many matchless resorts on blissful beaches to choose from, it’s hard to make a short-list. But, disclaimers aside, here are just a few of our Maritime Travel favorites.

Cutting Loose in Las Vegas

It’s time to slide into your party shoes and hit the Strip—the most famous boulevard in the world.

Mum’s the Word—The Best Cruises for Families

With an estimated 1.5 million kids joining their parents aboard cruises, the major cruise lines have raised the bar on family-friendly offerings.

Family Getaways—Our Top Picks for your Gang

From Mexico to Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and beyond, there’s a family resort with your name on it.

Hit the Beach on a Budget

Your spouse wants to perfect his golf swing, your kids want to body surf in the ocean, and you just want to bliss on the beach and eat gourmet food. All for a budget friendly price. Here’s how.

River Cruising Revealed

From the Rhine and the Rhone to the Mekong and the Yangtze, exotic river cruise vacations are the hottest trend in travel. Our counsellors weigh in.