Charlottetown Seaport Expands Capacity

The historic Charlottetown Seaport, Prince Edward Island, Canada, is in the midst of a $15 million waterfront development initiative that will dramatically expand its current cruise berth length. Scheduled to be completed in time for the 2007 cruise season, the project will more than double the current berth length from 230 to 490 feet, allowing for much larger cruise ships to dock. In addition, cruise guests will enjoy a new visitor welcome center, and the port will make repairs and upgrades to several of the port's existing cruise facilities. Currently, Fred Olsen, Holland America and Seabourn include Charlottetown on their Canada/New England itineraries. Originating in Boston, New York and Southampton, Charlottetown-bound itineraries traditionally depart in September and October on 7- to 22-day voyages that allow travelers to witness the fall foliage beauty of the island.