9 Night Canada & New England (New York Roundtrip) Sail Date: June 22, 2011 Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 6 years ago
The ship was pretty easy to make your way around. Rooms were comfortable. Never had any issues. Good entertainment.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Great entertainment. Some was a little less polished, but overall very good. Wish we could have had a preview at the beginning of the cruise what the week would hold and when. Some things we missed or might have scheduled better had we been able to look ahead for the week and plan.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Overall it was very good. Our stateroom attendant really went above and beyond to make our bed more comfortable, as we have back problems. Everyone was usually willing to go the extra mile. Had great conversations and service from the sommelier. Wait staff entertained us every night. Everyone was really friendly.
We rented a car and headed to Cape Cod. Enjoyed driving around there and stopped for Clam Chowder. Went through the cute town of Chatham. Unfortunately again felt like the stop was not long enough for what we hoped to do there. Felt rushed to get back to the ship.
We stayed in town and walked around. No tours. We did not like the town overall. It is more of a city, so lacked the charm of Sydney and PEI. Enjoyed seeing the first Anglican Church in Canada and reading some of the history there. We walked up the hill to the Citadel, but didn't do the tour.
Absolutely beautiful to get outside the town. It was a small town, so not much to see there in my opinion. We rented a car to see some of the beautiful areas around the lakes and went to Baddeck and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. It was an interesting stop, which doesn't take too long. Baddeck is a cute town. But what we really enjoyed was the drive. We wish we had more time in this port. It felt too rushed. Would have loved to drive around and see more.
Don't Miss: Drive around and see the scenery
The town was really quaint, but not tiny. Great to spend an afternoon there. We went to The Pilot House restaurant in PEI and had the best mussels we've ever tasted. Huge portion for a reasonable price. Also snacked on poffertjes at the only cafe in town serving them. Small dutch style pancakes served with melted butter and powdered sugar. So good. The Cafe is on a street with lots of outdoor restaurants. Some great churches and architecture. We didn't go outside the main town area.
Don't Miss: Mussels at The Pilot House and Poffertjes
Walked around town. Saw some of the historic homes on West Street. Really cute main street strip with shops and restaurants. Ice Cream everywhere. Had a Lobster roll at the West Street Cafe, which was great. Had an afternoon drink at the Bar Harbor Inn, sitting outside overlooking the harbor. Did the walk as well along the water past gorgeous houses.
Don't Miss: Harbor Inn for lunch or drinks outside if the weather is nice
See the church where JFK and Jackie O were married - St. Marys. Walk around and up into the town. Loved Bellevue Avenue and the mansions. Took a tour of the Elms. Extravagant. Wish we had seen more there.
Don't Miss: See the mansions
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