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Roald Amundsen Review

Beautiful ship, terrible communications, poor food

Review for Canada & New England Cruise on Roald Amundsen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022

The title of the trip was "History, Seafood and Nature Reserves" This was a cruise from Halifax to Boston.

We heard no more than ten minutes of history daily (and some of it was wrong--we were told John Smith founded Boston....), the seafood was mostly Alaskan cod (nothing regional), and there were only three nature reserves over the week of the cruise.

Communications were terrible from the beginning--we were not told even when we needed to board the ship. Being a "green" ship, the only communications were through their app, and the TV both of which gave very spotty information. There was chaos on embarkation as no one was told how or where to get jackets or boots or even if we could go to our cabins. We were never told where to disembark for expeditions. When disembarkations were delayed, there was no communication about it but instead you'd see dozens of people dressed for an expedition trying to find someone to answer questions. Due to weather, one port was completely skipped: there was no announcement, no information on the tv or the app.

Cabin Review

Beautiful, large and very comfortable.

Port Reviews

Bar Harbor

Touristy town but quaint.


1300 people in this town. The restaurants are small and frequently closed


Beautiful town full of tourists.

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