Favorite port of the cruise. We embarked here so we had 2 1/2 days to explore. Stayed at Fairmont Chateau Frontenac. Beautiful architecture but overpriced at $400/night for what you get. Shopping on Petit Champlain was terrific. Ate at Saint Amour and had the Insprirational Menu which was delicious. Lookiing forward to going back.
There was not much too see in Charlottetown. Regret that we did not take a taxi around the Island but my mother was not feeling well so we just walked around. Used the free Internet in Founders Hall (computers and wifi). Went to Lobster on The Wharf for lunch. Lobster was $26 in the restaurant so we had the mussels which were good. The restaurant has market next door where they will cook the lobster for you. Lobster there was $6.75 per lbs plus 50 cents to cook it. On a warmer day this would have been great as you have to eat it outside.
Took an excursion through American Express Platinum around the streets of Halifax and then to the Fairview Cemetary to see the Titanic graves. Very interesting. Our guide Carol was very eloquent and personable. We stopped at the fortress. Our last stop was at The Halifax Club for tea and dessert. The club was interesting and they gave us an overview of its history and also of Halifax. They still have a window pane that is cracked from the 1917 explosion. Following the tour we went to the harbor area and walked around Historic Properties. It was Canadian Thanksgiving but a few stores were open and I purchased a nice bowl at Nova Scotian Crystal. The weather really cooperated and it really warmed up during the day.
Our second favorite stop of the cruise. We had not been back for over 20+ years. The sunrise coming into Bar Harbour was magnificent. Can understand why they used to overnight on Cadillac Mountains in the early 1900's. The stores are not very interesting. Mostly souveniors. We took the Oli's Trolley one hour tour to Cadillac Mountain and Acadia National Park. Our guide Santo was very funny and we really enjoyed it. Had lunch at The West Street Cafe. The best lobster I have had in a long time. The chowder and the blueberry pie were also delicious. We took the Shore Path behind the Bar Harbor Inn for a brief walk. It was just beautiful.