This was our fourth Holland America cruise and we chose this cruise for it's itinerary - Montreal to Ft. Lauderdale, thirteen days. We were looking for rest, relaxation, decompressing, and to visit some new ports and some ports we had visited in the past.
Flew into Montreal the day before and stayed at a very nice hotel in the Latin Quarter, Le Relais Lyonnais. If the Montreal authorities could possibly make the cab stand at Trudeau International more frustrating and confusing then I'm sure they would but it's bad enough as it is. However, clearing customs was a breeze and we spent a pleasant evening in the city before cabbing it to the terminal.
Embarkation went smoothly. We were onboard shortly after 11, in our cabin rather quickly, and had a nice lunch in the Lido.
We've been to Halifax before. Planned a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia for the Maude Lewis exhibit. Lunch, shopping, and wandered the town afterwards.
We like Boston but it was a rainy Saturday with several ships in town and all the EXC tours cancelled.