September 2014 - Grandeur of the Seas to Canada, New England, New York
Our 8 day New England/Canada cruise was wonderful, in fact this was the second time we did this cruise because we enjoyed it so much. The ship's crew were kind and friendly and met all of our needs. The food was good but we enjoyed the dinners in the main dining room more than the Windjammer buffet . The food wasn't always as hot as it could have been in the Windjammer and though there were ample choices, the food was just average. The main dining room's food was excellent and we dined there every night. The excursions were good. We took two of them, in Halifax, NS and the other one to Freeport, Maine. We docked in Portland, Maine and took an excursion to LLBean and some of the other outlet stores. There are also restaurants where one can dine on local faire, including lobsters, clams, etc. We also took a tour in Halifax to Peggy's Cove. That place is not to be missed. The scenery is unbelievable. There's a lighthouse, small eatery and gift shop there. From there we were given a tour and history of the sinking of the Titanic and burial ground in Halifax, and then taken through the town and given a history of the explosion that occurred there on Dec. 6, 1917 which destroyed much of the city and claimed many lives. The tour was well worth the price. We did a walking tour of Bar Harbor and enjoyed it too. We dined at a local seafood restaurant (wish I could remember the name of it!). It's where the locals dine and the food is superb. As for the ship Grandeur of the Seas? She is a good ship though she is beginning to show signs of age. However, the ship's maintenance crew does a good job at keeping her "ship shape". The entertainment was good. The activities aboard the ship were OK. Would I recommend this cruise? Most definitely.