MAandRuthM

MAandRuthM
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Hometown: We live in Carrollton, Texas
Joined: 05/23/2014
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About MAandRuthM

We are retired, married 40 years and have been cruising since 2003. I'm American, my husband is from Barcelona, but naturalized many years ago.


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Cruise Lines: Royal Caribbean

Ships: Liberty of the Seas


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Serenade of the Seas

September 2015 - 10 Night Fall Foliage Northbound (Cape Liberty To Quebec) Cruise on Serenade of the Seas

No foliage, but a cruise to remember

This is the second time we have taken a New England/Canada Fall cruise in hopes of seeing fall foliage, but the unseasonably cool summer has delayed the fall once again, so we had no luck.  The cruise itself, however, could not have been more delightful.  Portland, with it's cobblestone streets and old New England architecture, was a great introduction to things to come.  We asked a local where to go for clam chowder, and he recommended a place on the 2nd floor of the market, Karmasouptra, They add bacon to the chowder for a small fee, and it is delicious! Then came the always delightful Bar Harbor.  It is tiny, but always fun to explore.  The boardwalk at Halifax makes it easy to walk down to the museum and the base of the fortress in Halifax, and the shopping is fun.  We had never been to Charlottetown, PEI.  It was full of history, and really pretty.  It was also easy to walk.  At Saguenay, the town pulled out all the stops to greet the cruise ship. with locals doing folk dances and a maison a sucre giving out taffy made of maple syrup.  The town itself is very small, and pretty. The little white house is very interesting.  Quebec city, the final stop, is ancient and majestic, and just full of surprises.  The old city has wonderful charm, and the newer areas are still quaint and true to the city's history. Combine all this with Royal Caribbean's always impeccable service and wonderfully friendly staff, and you have a vacation to remember.

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MAandRuthM's Tips

Serenade of the Seas Serenade of the Seas - If you want to see, or participate in, activities or shows in the centrum, get there early. Space is at a premium for those activities.
Juneau, Alaska - There really isn't a lot to do in Juneau itself, except to watch the seaplanes land.
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Glaciers, what can I say.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska - Beautiful scenery
Skagway, Alaska - We loved the play in the little playhouse. It was fun and informative.
Rhapsody of the Seas Rhapsody of the Seas - Be sure to try the Japanese restaurant on board. They had the best miso soup I have ever had.

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