News: Ferry passengers to PEI will enjoy wine, music and munchies

Northumberland Ferries is offering new Seaside Experiences program this summer

CBC - June 5, 2015

Northumberland Ferries Limited is offering a new program this summer called Seaside Experiences for passengers travelling between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia.

In past years the company has offered Music on Deck, featuring local entertainers during some crossings.

But this summer, it's also adding wine tastings and food demonstrations at selected times, at no extra cost.

Jessica Frizzell, the marketing and sales coordinator for Northumberland Ferries, said it's part of an effort to give passengers a true Maritime experience when taking the ferry.

"And under that program we are going to have music as well as culinary demonstrations and product sampling," said Frizzell. " We have some local wineries and breweries that will be doing sampling on board. So it's all complimentary."

"It is an enhancement to our experience on the ferry. And our passengers will be getting a little taste of local culinary and some cultural things while they are on board. I think it's going to be really exciting for passengers."

P.E.I. and Nova Scotia food products will be featured such as mussels, Cows brand butter and cheese, local blueberries and preserves.

Frizzell said the company is hoping the added perks will entice even more people to take the ferry.

The new Seaside Experiences program begins in July.

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