No foliage, but a cruise to remember

Serenade of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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10 Night Fall Foliage Northbound (Cape Liberty To Quebec)
Sail Date: September 15, 2015
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 3133
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I actually prefer a larger ship, but the bigger ships wouldn't be able to go to Saguenay.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We almost always travel in an inside cabin, since we don't spend much time there.

Ship Tip

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.

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