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Address: 170 Digby Ferry Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 0B2, Canada
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All aboard the Fundy Rose, the new ferry replacing Princess of Acadia. With...

All aboard the Fundy Rose, the new ferry replacing Princess of Acadia. With daily crossings between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick, the Fundy Rose transports all types of vehicles including cars, RVs, trucks, tour buses, and motorcycles, as well as walk-on passengers and four-legged friends, plus travel times are now reduced by an additional 45 minutes per crossing. The Fundy Rose also offers all daytime sailings and a host of new and improved amenities.

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A Luxury Item

I call it a Luxury Item as it no longer is the best alternative to driving. The highways to NS are in fantastic condition and there is very little time saving. A pleasant voyage... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Harold M
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Ottawa, Canada
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Rothesay, Canada
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ferry is an easy way to relax and get across the bay. I found it was much too expensive just for 2 people and our car, plus what they try to charge for food, drinks and snacks on it. If you're on a budget I would suggest saving your money and just drive into Nova Scotia. I have only... More 

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Thank lovethattravellife
Jeff G, Public Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We believe we offer great value while saving you driving time and providing a great sailing experience crossing the Bay of Fundy. We do appreciate your feedback, thank you. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I call it a Luxury Item as it no longer is the best alternative to driving. The highways to NS are in fantastic condition and there is very little time saving. A pleasant voyage nonetheless. The meal was average.

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Thank Harold M
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of the Fundy Rose and her crew and we believe we offer great value by saving you time and money. Sailing across the Bay of Fundy is an experience highly enjoyed by many of passengers and we are glad you had a pleasant voyage. We hope... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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143 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No hassle, if a bit pricey, way to avoid driving all the way around the Bay of Fundy if you've already done so while going from NB to NS or vice versa. They seem quite efficient, and the ferry itself is clean and comfortable. Can't say much about the views - pea soup fog all the way across.

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Thank Andrew M
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of the Fundy Rose and her crew. We hope you get another opportunity to sail with us across the Bay of Fundy, the views are spectacular and we often spot wildlife. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon. More 

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently made a tour of NS and NB during February vacation. We took the ferry from St John to Digby and we're so glad we did! The ferry crossing was wonderful - we were expecting a three hour crossing at this time of the year and we clocked in at about 2 hours and 15 minutes. The ship is... More 

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Thank Emily R
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of The Fundy Rose, her crew, our reservations teams and terminal staff. Our reservations team have in-depth knowledge about accommodations throughout the Maritimes. We are delighted to have been part of your travels. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So disappointed, was planning on spending 1 week traveling around Nova Scotia for a "staycation" in June. But gobsmacked at the price to get there, even driving up to St. John's to lessen the cost. Its over $500 to get our family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids) and our car to Nova Scotia. We could fly somewhere for... More 

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Thank H B
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are sorry that you did not get to Nova Scotia. We believe we offer great value while saving you driving time and providing a great sailing experience crossing the Bay of Fundy. We do appreciate your feedback, thank you. More 

Saint John, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Ticketing was easy; crossing was very pleasant; food on board was better than expected; very polite and accommodating crew...departure and arrival times exactly as promised...great trip

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Thank william m
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on land and sea. We are very proud of the Fundy Rose and her crew. We look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. More 

Parrish, Florida
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

Whoever conducted the acceptance testing of this vessel for Canada should be fired! The Koreans built it, the Greeks sold it, and unfortunately Canada now owns it. It is a vibrating monstrosity. The only place for a comfortable ride is in the bow area. Not a pleasurable trip .......because of a miserable ship! The old Princess of Acadia ....rusty as... More 

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Thank George H
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Our crew aboard the Fundy Rose work hard to ensure your safety and comfort. We appreciate your feedback. More 

Vista, California
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Taking the ferry @ 2 hours 15 minutes sure saves time over the 4 1/2 hour overland drive! Comfortable and sunny crossing.

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Thank Nancy J
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We think its a great time saver too. We are glad to hear you enjoying the sail across the Bay of Fundy. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard again soon. More 

Church Point, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We decided to do a quick trip on the ferry. We had never been on the new ferry and we were pleasantly surprised. It's nice and the staff is very pleasant. We realize it's not tourist season so not all ammenities were available, but that was ok. We'll be back.

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Thank Peeper67
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of the Fundy Rose and her crew and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your voyage with us. We look forward to welcoming you back aboard again soon. More 

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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

The new shop is very comfortable, large and expansive. Restaurant and bar. Quick crossing, friendly staff. Not cheap though, but a lot quicker than driving around. You can cancel your reservation right up to sailing time, so reservations are a good idea.

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Thank Kevin H
Jeff G, Guest Relations Manager at Bay Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of the Fundy Rose and her crew. We believe we offer great value while saving you driving time and we recommend reservations too. We hope to welcome you back aboard again soon. More 

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