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Deals, deals, deals! 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!


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!* 



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.



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


$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.



We're hosting Bon Voyage parties on Friday nights in August. You could win a round-trip cruise for two!


Aerosmith in Nova Scotia

Live at Cape Fest! Complete, self-drive package includes round-trip on Nova Star, concert tickets, plus hotels!


Tours & Excursions

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



We’re proud to showcase top Nova Scotia chefs, like Jonathan Joseph, in our Guest Chef Program.



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

My daughter and I just made the voyage home to NS from New England... I must say the ship is beautiful!!!! We were doted upon by the staff, had supper on board which was absolutely delicious, and enjoyed the entertainment. Though we will be sad to be leaving NS in a few days, we're looking forward to see what the daytime cruise back to Maine is like! It'll be a great relaxing way to unwind from our vacation.
– Dana Villeneuve

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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