Well isn't this an exciting moment to rejoice.  You can add another vacay goal to your list for 2022 because it's official: the CAT is back according to Canadian ferry operator Bay Ferries, Limited.  This is the international high-speed ferry between Maine and Nova Scotia.

The ferry announced its plans to return this year, four years after its contract with the City of Portland, Maine, ended according to NECN.

We now have official dates according to the ferry website, so get ready.  The CAT won't be back in Portland though.  It's new home to resume its operations is between between Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, starting May 19.

The operating season is scheduled to commence on May 19, 2022, and conclude on October 10. Operating four days per week in the early season, service will increase to seven days per week from late June until the day after Labor Day. The fall will see departures six days per week (Wednesdays off) from September 8 onward.

How exciting for both you and I and our beautiful Canadian neighbors to be able to travel the 3 1/2 hour ride once again through international waters for a getaway.

It's actually been more than a decade since the Bar Harbor to Yarmouth route existed, according to NECN, so this adds to the excitement of the CAT's return, for sure.

For us New Englanders and really all vacationers from around the world, the return to the Bar Harbor location adds additional excitement to our Maine vacations.  The Acadia National Forest, shopping the quaint town of Bar Harbor, or relaxing on the beaches on Mount Desert Island are all right there, and now we can add a getaway on the CAT to Nova Scotia for some exploring.

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