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Old April 2nd, 2009, 09:30 PM
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Default Canadian & New England cruise

Has anyone taken NCL cruise to Canada/New England?

We are considering the Sept 3rd RT on Majesty out of Philly Cruise Terminal, which is not crowded, safe parking with shuttle bus. Also beautiful trip down Delaware River to reach the sea.

Majesty ports at Saint John, Sydney, Charlottetown, Halifax, and Portland.

Any ideas of what to sightsee in each port?

Any comments about Majesty? Reviews are not too good.

Thank you!

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Old April 6th, 2009, 09:41 PM
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First. the NCL Majesty is a smaller and "older" ship which we have been on 12 times. and love her.. Second, we did do the ports y ou mentioned except once twice..( St. John, Sydney, Charlottetown, Halifax, and Portland.. Portland was just rated the best place to live.. Front Street is a delight with restaurants and shops. You can take a tour to see the lighthouses or the whales.. Halifax..well another favorite city..a beautififul college town with colorful homes. The first time we hired a cab and we went to see the Graves of the Titanic victims..not our first choice..lol, but it was one of those gorgeous fall days and a bag piper playing and one of those cruising and tourist moments you never forget..Down to the Citadel in time for the shootng of the cannon..A stop along the beautiful meandering boardwalk with artists and musicians and lovely seafood lunch. We don't go to Peggys Cove as we live near the ocean and although it's touristy..if the fog rolls in you see nothing...There are lots of museums dedicated to the sea in Halifax..Have never been to Chalottetown or Sydney.. but St.John is another charming city.. not as sophisticated as Halifax..there is the City Market,, the reversing falls and then when we were there a boat ride back among the dolphins to the center of town... Now, here is a secret.. When you get off the ship in St. John there is a bagpiper awaiting you, the Lord Mayor who gives all the women a rose and men a tie tack.. and some local artisans.. NCL has preference in St. John and Halifax.. Part of the secret.. is ifyou walk from the center along the dockyard.. on the left.. hidden back from the sidewalk is a fabulous lobster shack.. enjoy..
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Thank you for your reply.

Do you remember the name of the lobster shack?

Again, thank you.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:39 PM
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The story is that there are three brothers and one owning a restauraunt upstairs in the shopping center.. and the second one of the outside cafes.. but the third one.. the shack is along the left hand side set back on the road back to the ship.. When you get off the ship.. ask the Lord Mayor or one of the people there exactly where it is.. it's within walking distance of the cruise terminal. BTW when you get off the ship.. there are vendors inside.. and outside..and a free bus ride to the center of town..and guides to send you on the best bus route.. the City Market up the street is fun to go through.. We did like the reversing falls, now that there is a ferry at the bottom of the falls to take ou back to the center of town..[/list]
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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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First off, we really like the Majesty. Older ship, great crew.
We went on the Dream to Canada from Boston last year and had the best time! Halifax, took a tour to Peggy's Cove and stuff like that, Cape Breton, took another tour to some lake and went on a sail boat, and then Bar Harbor, just walked around. In New Brunswick, we walked around the city too. Loved every moment of the cruise. I think Norwegian is great; we had a great time, met another couple that we are still in touch with. Planning to go to Bermuda if we can convince them!
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