We chose this cruise, when on another, for an itinerary to places we hadn’t been to and to see the fall. We then realised that we were too early for the fall colours but decided to stick with it and then do a drive round New England after.
Summit has been refurbished and although we had not sailed on her we had sailed all 3 of her sister ships and on tour last, on Connie! We thought she was looking very tired. So the refresh is looking good, much lighter in the public rooms and the staterooms. I do wonder how long it will last, in places it seems like just a coat of paint and some new furniture. But overall we liked it.
Staff service is still good, at lunch times the main restaurant seemed a little slower than we’d like, but in Blu where we ate breakfast and dinner it’s still excellent.
Up on the 11th deck was a new experience for us, previously only been up to 9th. The balcony is more open with no one above. The weather wasn’t great so enjoyment of the balcony was limited. The refit seems to have put a lot more storage in the room, mostly in drawers. We managed to put all our clothes away with spare. The bathroom now has a glass door on the shower, much, much better than the old curtain!
We tried to use the hop on bus but it was so crowded we could only get on the one out to the falls. On the 2nd day we got off really early and caught the first one out. However there are just not enough of these to cope with the numbers of tourists.