This cruise seemed interesting as I have wanted to visit Halifax for years. Hoping to see fall color as well as interesting ports of call we chose this itinerary. We have sailed on Serenade of the Seas before and liked the layout and amenities the ship has to offer. Our cabin was kept spotless by our stateroom attendant and the Deck 8 location was ideal for us. Food at Windjammer has improved a lot since we last sailed on Serenade, dining room has gone down a notch or two, however.
Shore excursions were all handled well and seemed to be a bargain.On the Acadia National Park excursion we had a lunch of lobster, mussels, potatoes, corn, bread and blueberry cake. All were yummy. It was great fun to explore the reversing rapids and the City Market at St John, New Brunswick. The thick and creamy seafood chowder was such a great addition to the tour. The last day on shore we took a tour called Best of Halifax which included a visit to the Citadel, the Museum of the Atlantic with a Titanic exhibit, a wonderful lobster roll lunch with great apple crisp and the beautiful lighthouse and postcard perfect village of Peggy's Cove. The cruise seemed to give me some bang for my buck. Such a wonderful way to celebrate the end of summer!
This interior room was kept so very clean and tidy. The location was perfect and we felt very little rolling of the seas here. Darkness in the morning really adds to the quality of sleep.