My husband and I chose this cruise as we had previously toured the area in the late 1990's via two road trips and decided that we'd enjoy viewing it again from the water with fall foliage in its prime. Unfortunately Hurricane Michael decided to disappoint us with rough seas and rain through out our cruise, causing us to miss 3 of the 9 ports (Baie-Comeau, Halifax, & Bar Harbor) on our scheduled itinerary. Although this change was disappointing, we did come away with a healthy respect of the hardships and challenges that early mariners faced back in the day.
The Pearl Mist proved herself to be sea worthy and it's crew proved up to the challenges that Mother Nature threw at them. Excursions were reworked and the kitchen staff likely faced meal planning challenges in order to accommodate the ever changing itineraries. Passengers interacted in the Atlantic & Pacific Lounges as well as hanging out in the well stocked library. Wi-fi connections, however, left much to be desired as internet connections were spotty at best.
Our cabin was spacious for two adults with a king-sized bed, two night stands with two drawers each, lamps, and an alarm clock, a desk with a center drawer and 3 matching drawers on each side and a small flat screened TV on top, a large dresser with 3 full length drawers, and a small closet with about 18 plastic hangers and an overhead shelf which offered no additional storage as our life preservers and a sizable room safe filled the space. The bed was high enough to accommodate luggage storage underneath, although extra bed linens were also stored on one side? The bath was small, but serviceable with a stand-up tiled shower with a sliding door located at the far end of the room and a tiled floor. The stool, located between the shower and the sink, was standard height. The sink was enclosed in a vanity containing two drawers and a small lower cabinet which contained rolls of TP, a spare tissue box, and additional 3 oz containers of shampoo, conditioner, & hand lotion. The counter top extended over the stool and a half length mirror covered the wall area above the sink & counter There was a towel bar attached to the wall opposite the stool/sink with a TP holder below. Two additional towel bars were located in the shower area would have allowed one to hang ones damp towels and bath mat in the shower area and dry towels on the counter above the stool.... Apparently, however, the room attendants are instructed to place all towels & wash cloths on the towel bar across from the stool above the TP holder and the bath mat on top of the shower lip on the floor? I reorganized them, several times, but the attendant kept relocating them every time she was in the cabin.