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Sail Date: January 2009
ship docks within easy walking distance. Representative of the City meets each guest (ladies are given a rose and the men a St. John's lapel pen) There is a small market area there. Everything in the city is up hill...the City market ... Read More
ship docks within easy walking distance. Representative of the City meets each guest (ladies are given a rose and the men a St. John's lapel pen) There is a small market area there. Everything in the city is up hill...the City market had a variety of foods to purchase. Us currency is excepted, but change will be given in Canadian. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2009
Very quaint town. Despite 12K people or so descending on the town, it seemed well-equipped. Did low-key excursion -- horse drawn trailer. Guides were well-informed. Ate at Steamers, service and food was a bit disappointing.
Very quaint town. Despite 12K people or so descending on the town, it seemed well-equipped. Did low-key excursion -- horse drawn trailer. Guides were well-informed. Ate at Steamers, service and food was a bit disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2009
The people are incredibly friendly. If you can, try the Peppermint Nobs, a local candy made there in St. John's. The pubs are fun with alot of Irish influence which was surprising. The town looks alot like San Francisco with the ... Read More
The people are incredibly friendly. If you can, try the Peppermint Nobs, a local candy made there in St. John's. The pubs are fun with alot of Irish influence which was surprising. The town looks alot like San Francisco with the Victorian buildings.   Read Less
Sail Date: September 2009
Aw Canada, what can you say? Again, an easy downtown to walk (as with Portland it is hilly). Not a lot of shopping that we could find. Also lacking in restaurants (at least that we could find). I'd skip the pedway from the dock to ... Read More
Aw Canada, what can you say? Again, an easy downtown to walk (as with Portland it is hilly). Not a lot of shopping that we could find. Also lacking in restaurants (at least that we could find). I'd skip the pedway from the dock to the market and walk (if you can) so as not to miss out on some of the street fronting stores. The mall was not worth it. Nice park at the top of the hill (you'll need to rest after walking uphill) and some nice churches. Read Less
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Sail Date: September 2009
Very interesting city - the weather was rainy but didn't stop us! This also was a ship excursion, tour of the city, a historic fort and the surrounding area. Lots of history here.
Very interesting city - the weather was rainy but didn't stop us! This also was a ship excursion, tour of the city, a historic fort and the surrounding area. Lots of history here. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2009
Okay, but very little to do here. It's beautifully clean and people were delightful. We just walked around and looked. The market is interesting.
Okay, but very little to do here. It's beautifully clean and people were delightful. We just walked around and looked. The market is interesting. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2010
St. John was very nice. We had a very pleasurable experience there and thoroughly enjoyed the Pink Bus Tour. We went on all of the pink bus tours and had time to spare before leaving port. The market (only open to cruisers and not the ... Read More
St. John was very nice. We had a very pleasurable experience there and thoroughly enjoyed the Pink Bus Tour. We went on all of the pink bus tours and had time to spare before leaving port. The market (only open to cruisers and not the general public) had some interesting booths but many were saying it was overpriced for what could be found in nearby shops and stores. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2010
St. John is basically just a port that you can walk around and go shopping in. It's a nice town to walk through.
St. John is basically just a port that you can walk around and go shopping in. It's a nice town to walk through. Read Less
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Sail Date: September 2010
No port choice of Cornerbrook, Newfoundland on this site so sneaking it here. Gros Morne National Park was beautiful and large. The mountains, lakes, Rocky Harbour, and Lobster Cove were wonderful. Not a tour for shoppers, although our ... Read More
No port choice of Cornerbrook, Newfoundland on this site so sneaking it here. Gros Morne National Park was beautiful and large. The mountains, lakes, Rocky Harbour, and Lobster Cove were wonderful. Not a tour for shoppers, although our guide at lunch pointed out a couple of local souvenir shops and the bus actually stopped at another. Lunch was nice. Parks Canada has a nice short film on the park in the Visitor Center. Also some souvenir shopping available there. Tour guide, Vance, was hilarious, and had the bus laughing the entire trip with his stories about local life and the colorful characters that live in Cornerbrook. Not much to see in town of Cornerbrook. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2010
OK, this was really St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. I took a bus tour (SJB-I) to St. Martins. a little fishing village. The weather was chilly and rainy, putting a damper [UGH, PUN!] on the trip, but the female guide was superb in keeping ... Read More
OK, this was really St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. I took a bus tour (SJB-I) to St. Martins. a little fishing village. The weather was chilly and rainy, putting a damper [UGH, PUN!] on the trip, but the female guide was superb in keeping our interest. She was a resident of St. Martins with grown kids, and she related family activities like going out in the woods during moose ruts and calling male moose with a moose call made from a shoe lace threaded through a hole in the bottom of a tin can (knotted inside to keep it from slipping out), then wet and stroked to produce the call of a female moose. We all got to try the moose call and to sample the local "delicacy" of seaweed jerky (I already forgot the local name for it). And we saw the before and after reversal of the river flow from the in-rushing tide of the Bay of Fundy. We had a great fish chowder lunch (better chowder than any soup served on the Crystal Symphony!), and I was able to order absolutely first-rate fried clams (with the "bellies") made from freshly caught local clams, a real treat for someone who was raised in New England. So, despite the rain, this was a really good tour. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2011
Pretty eerie, especially when it's raining and foggy. Desolate - where are the people of St. John? Even when the entertainment hosts asked the audience if they liked St. John, the crowd was silent. When asking if we liked Halifax, ... Read More
Pretty eerie, especially when it's raining and foggy. Desolate - where are the people of St. John? Even when the entertainment hosts asked the audience if they liked St. John, the crowd was silent. When asking if we liked Halifax, people actually cheered because it was that much more interesting than St. John. Suggestions, walk around town, check out the old market and cemetery. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2011
Not much to see since the fog was in for the day. I suspect this port is nice when the weather is clear, but we did not get the chance to see it. We did the trolly tour which lasted for about 1.5 hours and was good. The city is an old time ... Read More
Not much to see since the fog was in for the day. I suspect this port is nice when the weather is clear, but we did not get the chance to see it. We did the trolly tour which lasted for about 1.5 hours and was good. The city is an old time port city that history buffs will enjoy. Read Less

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