37th Anniversary Celebration to Canada and New England: Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by cruiserfromalabama
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37th Anniversary Celebration to Canada and New England
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The first full cruise day was a day of cruising and we really enjoyed getting a day to relax and get a lay of the ship. Breakfast was taken in the Coral Dining Room and we really enjoyed sharing it with a couple from Australia and a couple from Miami. Lunch was also in the dining room and food was great as well. The next day we docked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and instantly feel in love with this port. We booked a tour to Peggy's Cove through Princess and it was an extremely interesting and beautifully scenic tour. We walked all over the cove and had delicious hot gingerbread with lemon sauce. A lobster gender demonstration was really fun! After the tour, my husband and I walked all up and down the port water walk and visited the many shops. The next port was Saint John, New Brunswick and as we got into port it was a thickly foggy day. We opted to take another Princess tour of the Bay of Fundy and the sea caves. We had a lunch at the Sea Caves Restaurant and had some the best seafood chowder I have ever had. Toured the area and got some beautiful pictures of the covered bridges. The tour took us back to town and we got to visit the market.
Bar Harbor, Maine was our next port and we had a tender into the port. We took another ship tour to the Acadia National Park and lunch at the Bar Harbor Club. Loved this tour so much and loved the lobster boil lunch after touring the National Park. Bar Harbor is a quaint little harbor town and the shops were fun to visit. I loved hearing the shop clerks accents and one man laughed at my southern drawl.
Boston was our next port and we took a bus tour of the city. We were let off at the market after seeing the North Church, Harvard, and other city sites. We had a nice lobster roll and bisque at one of the pubs.
Newport, Rhode Island was our last stop and it was a tendered port as well. This was a beautiful town and the harbor has many shops and places to eat along the waterfront. As you are tendered in, the harbor is full of all sizes of boats and yachts. One of the prettiest ports I have ever seen with beautiful houses on cliffs and little islands every where. We took a Princess tour of the Breakers and the Marble houses and throughly enjoyed it.
This was a wonderful trip and I loved the Caribbean Princess as well. We met a lot of people and fell in love with New England. The service was great and everyone was extremely pleasant. The shows were good and activities were as well. I will never forget our first Princess Cruise and can't wait to take another. Less
Junior Suite on Dolphin Deck had huge closet space with selving area, nice size bathroom with tub and long vanity. Bedroom area with tv, fridge and bar area. There are bedside tables and a vanity with chair and lamp. Sitting area with couch, chair, coffee table, and another tv. Extra large balcony with two loungers, two chairs, and table. Great cabin with wonderful view and quiet location!
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Wonderful relaxing cruise