Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 23rd, 2011, 03:11 PM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Default Carnival Glory Fall 2011 New England Canada Cruise

Shore Excursions... any advice for Boston, Portland, St. John & Halifax...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Default Carnival GLory to Saint John & Halifax

We just returned from a 5 day cruise to Saint John & Halifax. The excursions were informative and fun. The weather was a bit of a hindrance (rain and fog), but that's to be expected during mid August in that part of Canada. We toured Fundy Bay in St. John and got a great view of the whirlpools. We also toured Halifax and visited the public garden (beautiful Victorian gardens) and the cemetery where many of the Titanic victims were buried (very emotional).

We sailed on the Glory. The ship is very large with lots of different events and activities daily. We enjoyed the Karaoke and nightly "Broadway" like shows.

The food in the restaurants is wonderful with very attentive staff (ask for Elmer to serve you). However, the casual dining is average: mostly hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, pizza, ice cream and desserts (cookies and cakes) although you can have it anytime of day or night you want. Want a burger at midnight? Go get it.

Couple of issues to consider. The basic dining package includes only water, tea, lemonade and orange juice. If you want soda (pop), you have to buy an additional soda package at $35.00 PER PERSON for the 5 day trip. That was an additional $105.00 for my family for soda.

Unfortunately after you buy the package, getting someone to serve it is extremely hard. They prefer that you get your own at the bars located on each end of the ship. Then will only serve you the soda in a glass filled with ice (unless you specifically ask them for no ice).

The other issue has to do with children on the cruise. They are EVERYWHERE! They LOVE to play in the elevators and yell in the restaurants. Especially after midnight, when they are allowed to "cruise" until 3AM in the morning.

Overall, the cruise was fun and relaxing, but keep those issues in mind.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperJock View Post
Shore Excursions... any advice for Boston, Portland, St. John & Halifax...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Trip's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Boston
Posts: 19,813
Send a message via ICQ to Trip
Default

In Boston, you could enjoy any of these great excursions.

Quincy Market...aka Fanueil Hall
Freedom Trail
Duck Tours
Concord & Lexington
SS Constitiution
Aquarium

Dress in layers,and expect Boston foliage to peak, usually mid October.

Need any more info, give me a shout out.
__________________


Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator



Last edited by Trip; August 14th, 2011 at 02:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 14th, 2011, 12:18 PM
sistagoldenhair's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 397
Default

I'm booked to sail June of 2012 on the Glory and I can't wait. Bay of Fundy Tide is on my bucket list. I want to book the bus tour that takes you out to those huge rocks (forget the name of them).

I live in Boston and I'm so happy not to have to buy air for this cruise

As Trip posted, there are a lot of fun things to do in and around Boston. The North End has great Italian food and some of the finest bakeries around. China Town is close by and easy to get to if you like authentic Chinese food. Boston's inner islands are also close to town and fun. Salem is a few miles north of Boston and accessable by public transportation from downtown boston. If you have enough time Salem has some great history.
__________________
CARNIVAL DESTINY 9-1-2011
GRAND PRINCESS 1-21-2012
CARNIVAL GLORY 6-10-2012
CARNIVAL BREEZE 1-13-2013
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2011, blog, canada, carnival, cruise, england, excursions, fall, forums, glory, newenglandcanada, nw, reviews, sepiember, wear

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canada/New England - September 2011 dos jackmans Royal Caribbean International 1 June 29th, 2010 10:55 AM
Fall cruises to New England/Canada cruzaddict Carnival Cruise Lines 3 January 25th, 2009 05:05 PM
what to wear on fall new england/canada cruise sheilalinda Styles At Sea 5 September 12th, 2008 09:40 AM
Fall Foilage Cruise thru New England and Canada Dixie Lee Princess Cruise Lines 4 January 4th, 2007 02:55 AM
PLEASE HELP!!! New England/Canada Fall Cruise... zniedda Princess Cruise Lines 11 March 15th, 2005 07:21 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:31 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1