This cruise was not luxurious, enjoyable, or accommodating after working hard all year to pay to have a week of relaxation and a good time.
A list of things that need serious improvement:
• The food - The meals on this ship were less than sub par. I was highly disappointed in the options and the execution of the food. I can cook better than these supposedly trained chefs. I can promise you, the lasagna tasted exactly like Chef Boyardee right out of a can. Every vegetable served on the plate were essentially raw. The portions were never the same, even for guests sitting at the same table. The food was always cold. I always felt like it had sat out for some time before being served. The buffet was the best option for breakfast and lunch—there was better variety and the food was actually decent. On lobster night, a couple of members in my group decided they wanted an entire lobster and were willing to spend the additional $30. The lobster came out with nothing but the carrcus and a small bit of meat on the plate. The lobster tails had more meat in them. It was a waste of $30.
Absolutely amazing! There would have been no way for us to have seen as much as we did without taking this trolley tour.
There was nothing much to do here unless you booked a tour. All the tours offered by the cruise ship involved strenuous activity or the reversing rapids (not exciting!). We ended up walking to a mall and boarded the ship again with 2 hours.
There isn't much to do in Halifax unless you book an excursion. There's no shopping near the port.