A journey

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Thank You Nova Scotia! See below!

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!



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



Take a quick overnight getaway and experience everything Nova Star has to offer starting at $199.50 per person.


Ultimate Road Trip

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


$3-2-1... Go!

One way fare for a family of four with a vehicle is now just $321! Children under 18 always travel FREE!



Stay at one of the preferred properties in our Nova Star Discovery program, and save $50 off your first night.


Ride on!

Heading to Laconia or the Wharf Rat Rally? Go by sea and save!



We’re proud to showcase top Nova Scotia chefs, starting with Jason Lynch, in our Guest Chef Program.



We're excited to partner with Maine's leading brewery to create a 24-hour, round-trip cruise for beer enthusiasts.



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

We took the Nova Star Saturday night after Arthur, expected a rough crossing, but it was smooooth sailing. Gorgeous ship, and saved me 6 hours of driving and a night in a motel. After 10 hours driving, not having to drive 5 more hours to a motel is SO NICE! We all slept well, and woke up to sail into Yarmouth refreshed and rested instead of getting here about 6 pm exhausted.
– Ken Cleveland

Book a trip. Or just get a quote.

You can make a reservation or find out the cost of your trip using our secure online portal.

To complete your reservation you will need to provide:

Commercial vehicles must be booked by phone. 

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