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retiring soon's Port Reviews of Halifax, Boston, Bar Harbor, Portland (Maine), Quebec City
Norwegian Dawn cruise in September 2012
Member Name: retiring soon
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Quebec City
Destination: Canada & New England
Member Review: retiring soon's Norwegian Dawn Review
Halifax
Historic Tour Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We went to the cemetery where 100+ victims are buried & stayed there quite a while.

Next we went to the museum where we had a guided tour & some free time. Because we had time left our guide took us to the public garden which was really beautiful,assorted Dahlias were in bloom & ducks were diving in the stream.


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Boston
Historic Boston & Cambridge Walking Tour Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
This tour was pretty good but I was disappointed that our guide did not have a

"Boston Rob"accent. There was quite a bit of walking & standing around involved on this tour too. We did see some interesting places.


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Bar Harbor
Port Rating: Not Rated
We went to a lobster museum, the University of the Atlantic garden & through Acadia National Park so there was a few opportunities to walk around.

We had a nice day for it. This was a tender port so instead of walking around the cute little town we went back to the ship.

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Portland (Maine)
Port Rating: Not Rated
We drove around Portland a bit, stopped at the lighthouse for a while then headed to Kennebunkport which has some lovely homes & buildings. We had a couple of hours to spend there. I got a lobster roll from the Crab Shack who had won best one from "Food Wars". It was good but pricy at $16.95

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Quebec City
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Quebec City is a beautiful old,charming piece of North America & the only walled city. We stayed at Auberge St Pierre in lower town the night after our cruise & really loved it for it's ambiance, location (walking distance to the ship) & food. The desk clerk was very helpful too. We booked a tour there that took us to Montmorency Falls, a chocolate place, a bread & maple butter place on Ile d'Orleans, then a copper business that prepared us for the fine work the owner had done on Ste Anne de Beaupre Basilica. This was a lovely tour that cost about $50.

The clerk at the hotel recommended a bistro which was Cafe le St Malo which was like being in Paris. The food & ambiance was very good.

There's a lot more to do in Quebec City but this was not our first time there.

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