Silversea Luxury Cruises À Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

Home to a unique 18th-century fortress city visit Louisbourg to be transported back in time to an immersive recreation of life in an authentic fortified French outpost. Named Louisbourg after the French King Louis XIV - this easterly settlement was favoured thanks to its position close to the French colonies and the expedited route it offered across the waves back to Europe. Set among Cape Breton Island's thrilling rugged coastal scenery bask in Louisbourg's glorious seascapes and evocative centuries-old history. View more

Located close to the most easterly point of Nova Scotia and overlooking the entrance to the St Lawrence River from the Atlantic there were few better locations to build such an imposing fortress as the French and British jostled for these lands. Louisbourg is one of North America’s most impressive and was constructed with 2.5 miles of thick walls around it. While practically impenetrable from the sea it was undone by a land assault in 1745 and ultimately in 1758 - when it was largely destroyed by the British swaying the course of Canadian history in the process. Now painstakingly reconstructed you can enter a timewarp to experience life in this unique fortress. Walk streets that echo with the clinking of smithy hammers and feel the full force of canons shaking the ground as they fire. Be sure to try some oaky local rum too – the vice of choice for Louisbourg’s former residents. Nearby stroll along the stirring coastline to the tip of the peninsula which is crowned by Lighthouse Point.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.