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Cruises to Lunenburg

Lunenburg (Photo:Pi-Lens/Shutterstock)

About Lunenburg

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the pretty Nova Scotian port town of Lunenburg is best known as the birthplace of the famous Canadian schooner Bluenose, which gained fame after racing undefeated for 17 years in international competitions starting in 1921. But even before carpenters began hammering out Bluenose, the town had a historic start as one of the first planned British colonial settlements in North America (meaning the town's layout and overall appearance were determined and drawn up in England). Though a British settlement, most of the town's original inhabitants came from Germany, German-speaking Switzerland and Protestant areas of France.

The Old Town (also a National Historic Site of Canada) was established in 1753 and remains remarkably preserved; its many wooden homes, public buildings and churches (more than half of which date back to the 18th century), give Lunenburg much of its charm.

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Star Pride
Star Pride

25 Night
Cruise to LunenburgDetails

109 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Sep 6, 2022
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Star Pride
Star Pride

11 Night
Cruise to LunenburgDetails

Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 1, 2022
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Star Pride
Star Pride

11 Night
Cruise to LunenburgDetails

Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Oct 12, 2022
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14 Night
Cruise to LunenburgDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Crystal Cruises
Sep 16, 2022
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92 Night
Cruise to LunenburgDetails

44 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Aug 8, 2022
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7 Night
Cruise to LunenburgDetails

Leaving:Dartmouth
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 17, 2022
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11 Night
Cruise to LunenburgDetails

Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Sep 20, 2022
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Why go to Lunenburg?

Pros:

The town of Lunenburg itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's rich with history and charm

Cons:

This is a small town, so although there are several interesting attractions, there's not a ton to do here

Bottom Line:

Like many of the towns in this region, Lunenburg is scenic, charming and has a unique past

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The Canadian dollar is the official currency in Lunenburg. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic accepts American dollars for admission.

Language?

English is the official language, though some locals still speak a distinct dialect known as Lunenburg English, which is a relic of its mostly German-speaking past.


Lunenburg Cruise Reviews
Pretty town. Took part of the walking tour, then went shopping.... Read More
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momkr
What a wonderful port stop this was. While small it was interesting and very picturesque.... Read More
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