We did lots of searching for the answer as to when is the best time to catch the leaves at their peak. There does not seem to be an answer - it can be different every year - and of course we are going south to north then south again - so we picked 10/2 - hoping that somewhere along the way we will see some spectacular fall foliage. We were in Pennsylvania, Virginia and along the Blue Ridge Mountains in Oct. of 2000 and wow - there was some great color. We're from TX where it's mostly grey and brown with the green, so it doesn't take a lot of fall foliage color to thrill us.
Ralph & Pam, we will meet another couple who we have been exchanging email with - she posts on cruisecritic and we found each other thru that message board. Would you like to meet onboard? Have you arranged your shore excursions? We found a couple of private tour guides that sound like a good deal - would be glad to tell you about them if you have any interest. Are you spending any time in Boston pre cruise?