Years ago, I was looking at a map of the Eastern part of Canada and noticed there were no roads to many communities. I noticed that there were many ferry routes that connected these towns though. So I did a bit of research and learned that these towns are all connected by a container ship/ferry service in the summer by Relais Nordik. Once I learned about this neat type of cruise, I couldn’t let it rest until one day, I finally booked it. To me, finding a trip like this is like finding a lost treasure. I just love the nontraditional type of trip. This will always be one of my favorite trips.
I flew to Montreal and from there I took the train to Rimouski, Quebec. In Rimouski, I boarded the ship on a four-day, four-night journey that stopped at the following communities:
- La Romaine
- Harrington Harbour
- La Tabatière
I opted for the least expensive accommodation which meant three people joined me in my room for four with a shared bath down the hall. Luckily, the people I ended up sharing my room with were an older couple traveling with their special needs son. They were real nice, and I felt lucky that I was safe.
The cost of my passage did not include meals so I often grabbed a quick bite in some of the port towns or paid to eat on the ship.
When the ship reached Blanc Sablon, I had a rental mini van waiting for me at the port and I set off to explore Labrador.
Here are some pictures from this very unique cruise.