We just got home from the 5 night Canada cruise out of Boston. We have both cruised numerous times and have traveled extensively using all inclusive resorts and guided tours throughout the world. I thought this was a great way to see this part of the world.
We stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn Express South Boston where there is a stay, park and cruise package.....excellent value, very convenient, and the transfer is free and quick and on time both delivery and picking us up off ship. Excellent rate too!
Embarkation: We read you could get on ship as early as 11:30 so we arrived as early as 10:30. We want to make the most of our trip, get the most time on this ship, great to explore before all the party begins. The embarkation was the smoothest I have ever experienced, and we have been early before. It was so well organized, many people directing your way. We brought our two bottles of wine, no questions asked, they did not even open our wine carry case to verify it was wine, it could have been any liquor. We also brought 12 cans of soda and cans of pineapple juice to mix our drinks with (we use rum runner bags, get through all the time in checked luggage, but you can also buy a bottle to be delivered to your cabin). They did not even check our cans which were in a duffle bag, again they could have been beer! Anyway we were too early so we had to sit for about half an hour, then we were on the ship and on our way.