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Northumberland Ferries Ltd. - The Ship


About The Ship

  • Two conventional ferries:
    mv CONFEDERATION
    mv HOLIDAY ISLAND
  • Service speed approximately 14 knots
  • Route 75 minutes
  • Save up to 100 km to Halifax
  • Save up to 300 km to eastern NS destinations
  • Up to 9 departures per day (each side)

Approximate Annual Traffic (variable):

  • 475,000 passengers
  • 160,000 passenger vehicles
  • 18,000 commercial trucks
The Confederation

mv Confederation General Particulars

  • Builder: Pictou Industries Ltd. – Pictou, NS
  • Class Society: Lloyd’s Registry
  • Length Overall: 114.2m
  • Beam Overall: 18.77m
  • Draft: 4.439m
  • Speed: 18
  • Gross Tonnage: 8060
  • Net Tonnage: 5997
  • Passenger Capacity: 600
  • Vehicle Capacity: 220
  • Propulsion: Oil Engines, Geared Drive
  • Engines: Oil
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Evacuation: MEC
  • Crew Compliment: 18

 

The Holiday Island

mv Holiday Island General Particulars

  • Builder: Port Weller Drydock – Port Weller, Ontario
  • Class Society: Lloyd’s Registry
  • Length Overall: 99.06 m
  • Draft: 5.00 m
  • Speed: 12 knots
  • Gross Tonnage: 3037
  • Net Tonnage: 1593
  • Passenger Capacity: 486
  • Vehicle Capacity: 155
  • Propulsion: Oil Engines, Geared Drive
  • Engines: Oil
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Evacuation: MEC
  • Crew Compliment: 22

Onboard Amenities

Viewing Decks
Couple on the view deck

The Viewing Decks offer a great opportunity to walk around the ships, as well as take in the beautiful views of the Northumberland Strait. It is quite common to spot seals, birds and often porpoises swimming along side the ships. A fantastic way to relax and enjoy the crossing!

Music on Deck

Music on Deck will be taking place daily July through September, with local artists from Eastern PEI and Pictou County onboard for the 1pm and 2:45pm crossings both from Wood Islands, PEI as well as Caribou, Nova Scotia. Sit back and enjoy spectacular Maritime music and incredible ocean views on the Confederation and Holiday Island ferries.

Cows Ice Cream

Cows Ice Cream—rated the best ice cream by Tauck World Discovery—is based in Prince Edward Island...and what better way to taste a sweet treat than onboard the Confederation ship. Enjoy a delicious Cow's ice cream cone, and pick up one of the company's iconic t-shirts at the same time!