Arriving to Canada by boat

If you are scared of taking the plane or if you wish to spend time on a boat in the middle of the ocean, you can decide to arrive to Canada by boat.

Travelling to Canada by boat is a very special experience that you will remember all your life, and it is also a good opportunity of bringing a lot of your personal belongings with you without having to ship them. Some companies even allow passengers to bring what the cabin can contain; others have weight restrictions; the best thing is to directly contact the company you chose.

The cost of a trip on a boat is generally more expensive than one by plane. As the meals are included; you can plan to spend between $80 and 140/day.

Several companies offer to travel to Canada by boat; some offer it  as a cruise and some cargo ships also take passengers (if you choose to travel on a cargo ship; as a paying passenger you are accommodated in guest cabins and have access to most areas of the ship).

You can chose to come from many cities in the world to either the Atlantic coast or the Pacific coast. If you come from Europe, it will take you between seven to ten days.

Here are some companies offering their services:

Freighter Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Cruise People

Sea Travel Ltd

Cargo Ship Cruises

Cruise Direct

Canadian Maritime

Mer et Voyages

Cargo Passenger Lines

The Cruise Web

NSB Reiseburo

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About the Author:

I founded ARIANNE Relocation Canada in 1997 in order to assist families relocating to Montreal, and then all over Canada. I have a lot of advice and stories to share about how to successfully move and relocate to Canada! If I can be of help please contact me at

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