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GoldenPonyGirl's Port Reviews of Boston, Quebec City, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Halifax
MSC Poesia cruise in October 2010
Member Name: GoldenPonyGirl
Cruise Date: October 2010
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Canada & New England
Member Review: GoldenPonyGirl's MSC Poesia Review
Boston
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Love, love, LOVE Boston..have been there a few times, at least twice on a cruise. The city is just wonderful to walk around and it is filled with history. We elected on this cruise, however, to see Salem and the Witch Museum as we had toured Boston a few times and wanted to see more of the country. Our tour was very nice and we saw lots of Fall Foliage and beautiful architecture (the Historical Chestnut Street is located here.) Salem was a disappointment to me however and not because it wasn't a lovely town...it was. However the "witchy" atmosphere, pentagram decorations and general overall fortune-teller-on-every-corner shops just made for a depressing place. Not our thing. When we go back we will see Lexington and Concord again.



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Quebec City
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
What a GORGEOUS place! We toured the city over two days. Took a tour (Countryside of Quebec) and saw the island of Orleans on one day (bought lots of maple products made on the island) and then took a carriage ride in the city the next after which we just shopped. The atmosphere is very cool. The shops are wonderful to dart in and out of and the scenery is breathtaking. Had lunch and dinner in the city (Le Cuchon Dingue-great food) and enjoyed the lovely, crispy air. Easy walking distance to the ship port.


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Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Would move here if I could. Charlottestown has beautiful scenery and quaint houses. There is no way to describe how beautiful it was here. Home to the Anne of Green Gables story. The farm and historical site is a not-to-miss tour. Go to Prince Edward Island Website for scenery pictures and more information. You will not be disappointed with seeing this lovely place. Our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable; was born and lives on the island and runs her own B & B on the sand dune coast.



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Halifax
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We had been to Halifax before so decided to skip the Citadel which is an ok tour and go for the countryside Peggy's Cove tour. VERY cold but a lovely tour and our quide was wonderful - Robert- a retired History teacher who took part in the sheltering of families during the 9/11 terror attacks. A great story and he brought the history of this place to life. We saw the Titanic memorial and heard the history there. Very knowledgeable and plus, he wore a kilt. Loved it!



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