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nybumpkin's Port Reviews of Saint John (New Brunswick), Halifax
Carnival Glory cruise in August 2012
Member Name: nybumpkin
Cruise Date: August 2012
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Canada & New England
Member Review: nybumpkin's Carnival Glory Review
Saint John (New Brunswick)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Saint John is a great port for a walking tour. Friendly people, good food, nice downtown area. We set out along the Harbour Passage to get some nice views of the ships and the harbor area. Then we headed back to Market Square, where the 16 YO wanted to get a pair of sunglasses. Then up to City Market, where I purchased Canada mints for our oldest who was not on the cruise with us. (When we first visited Saint John in 2004, our tour guide introduced that son to Canada mints. He usually makes do with the US-produced version we can buy in our local supermarket, but when we go to Saint John I like to buy him the real thing.) Over to Kings Square and the Loyalists' Burial Ground, then down the hill on Princess Street to the Big Tide Brewing Company for lunch. DH and I sampled their "Celtic Mist Irish Red Ale," and it was very good. Older son and I had clams and chips for lunch, younger son had fish and chips, and DH had onion soup. The clams were nice -- the breading was very light. So that makes three places I can recommend in Saint John: Steamers, across the street from the pier; Grannan's, at Market Square; and Big Tide.

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Canadian Tall Ship Sailing Experience Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
This was a nice experience sailing in the harbor, although not a vigorous sail. While they set the sails, they never turned off the engine. Great harbor views, though.

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