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BigAl75's Port Reviews of Newport, Boston, Saint John (New Brunswick), Bar Harbor, Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Sydney (Australia)
Crown Princess cruise in September 2011
Member Name: BigAl75
Cruise Date: September 2011
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Canada & New England
Member Review: BigAl75's Crown Princess Review
Newport
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Took a bus tour of the area. Well worth the money.

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Boston
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Took a bus tour of the city combined with a boat tour of the harbor. A interesting guide and interesting tour. I lived in Boston for the first 23 years of my life and I was surprised at how much I learned.
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Saint John (New Brunswick)
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Our bus tour included both the city and the reversing falls;a wonderful guide "Blue" Bonnie.

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Bar Harbor
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Although we were totally enclosed in fog for the first two hours of the tour the guide, Roberta, regaled us with tales of the old days. We then stopped for a lobster dinner at a large restaurant (with all the fixings). Cole slaw, potato salad , hot clam chowder, hot rolls, 1 1/2 lobster with delicious corn on the cob followed by native blue berry pie. By then the fog had lifted but the rain was heavy. We took a 2 hour drive through Acadia National Park while the guide taught us the history of the park and the vital contribution made by Rockefeller. With out his personal investment in manpower and material Accadia would not be the wonderous park it is today.

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Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
The tour was meant to be a complete immersion in Annie of Green Gables. But the tour guide was more interested in touring the city and the mussel farms and the rocky north shore then she was in spending time at the homestead. The were several tour buses ahead of us and we we given just 30 minutes to visit the home where the author grew up. The line was so long that my wife never entered the house before our 30 minutes were up. When we drove past the home where she was born the bus never slowed down for a picture opportunity.

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Sydney (Australia)
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
I select Sydney Australia since Sydney Nova Scotia was not an option... On the docks is a 75 foot violin. behind that violin is a two story building where on the second floor a trio put on a demonstration of Cape Breton Island music. It is only a two hour tour and it offers oak cakes, don't let the oat cakes turn you away, they were delicious. If you only want to spend two hours before your walk the city this is a good buy.

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