A journey

as great as the


A big THANK YOU to everyone who
sailed with us in our maiden season!

Welcome to Nova Star Cruises

Experience the new WAY TO cruise between Portland, Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada.

Traveling between New England and Nova Scotia is much easier and more enjoyable than ever. Drive on with your vehicle or walk on board the brand-new ship, Nova Star, for an entertaining travel experience never before offered between these two exciting vacation destinations. A variety of unique dining options, a casino, spa, live entertainment and more are all part of the cruise experience.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard Nova Star in 2015!


Big VehicleS, Small Price

For the rest of the season, rates for RVs, large passenger vehicles and vehicles with trailers are all 40% off!



To thank you for your support, we’re giving Nova Scotia residents an extra 10% off your entire reservation!* 



USA Today readers vote Nova Scotia #1 best motorcycle trip destination. Lower fares make the going even easier!


Ultimate Road Trip

All passenger vehicles up to 20 feet go for just $99 one way.


Tours & Excursions

Fun diversions, day trips and multi-day tours in Nova Scotia and New England, there's lots to see and do.



Tri-Star Charters offers convenient shuttle service to local hotels and parking in Yarmouth.

I took this cruise on it’s official second day from Yarmouth, a day crossing. The crew and staff could not have been nicer! The food at the lunch buffet was outstanding, quite delicious and had a variety of hot and cold. My trip was very enjoyable and I will travel on the Nova Star again.
– Sue Connolly Guest

Plans for 2015 are being finalized

For inquiries about reservations for our 2015 sailing season, please call 866-864-6295.