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21 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Not much to do near port in this blue collar town trying to become a chic international cruise port. There is a giant fiddle at the terminal. Irish Triangle nearby had good lobster, and an Irish coffee with cream :). I had pre-researched ... Read More
Not much to do near port in this blue collar town trying to become a chic international cruise port. There is a giant fiddle at the terminal. Irish Triangle nearby had good lobster, and an Irish coffee with cream :). I had pre-researched this town and took a cab two miles with a colorful local to a hidden nature area, Baille Ard, ( good instructions on Internet on how to get there) walked along a stream, snacked on a scenically located bench, then walked back to town. This is a great place to have a calm picnic and get some exercise, 3 km loop, or mix it up. It was junk pickup day, with some interesting Canadain junk set out in front of modest unfenced homes, like a lobster trap, a bidet, and pieces of an old canoe. Excursions out of town into nature were available through HAL, that is where most people went. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
An entertaining program of Scottish and Irish fiddle music, original compositions of the musicians and an Irish step dancer. A good time was had by all!
An entertaining program of Scottish and Irish fiddle music, original compositions of the musicians and an Irish step dancer. A good time was had by all! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Great little town. The local arts and crafts were excellent and very reasonable.
Great little town. The local arts and crafts were excellent and very reasonable. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
One of the best tour guides I've ever seen and heard. Peggy's Cove is beautiful, and the Titanic cemetery was, in the hands of a knowledgeable guide, really interesting and moving.
One of the best tour guides I've ever seen and heard. Peggy's Cove is beautiful, and the Titanic cemetery was, in the hands of a knowledgeable guide, really interesting and moving. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Went to the Miners' Museum at Glace Bay on a public bus, though the walk from downtown Glace Bay to museum takes about 20 minutes. Coal mining used to the economic mainstay of the area - the museum not only presented the history ... Read More
Went to the Miners' Museum at Glace Bay on a public bus, though the walk from downtown Glace Bay to museum takes about 20 minutes. Coal mining used to the economic mainstay of the area - the museum not only presented the history with artifacts and exhibits, but also a hands-on experience in an underground coal mine. While the mine was built in the 1960s for the museum, it does contain real coal and have very low ceilings. The mine tunnels can only be visited by tours guided by retired miners and it took over an hour. It was both informative and fun. Also highly recommend the on-site restaurant, which serves excellent lobster rolls. Note it only opens seasonally and closed in mid-October for the 2018 season. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
I really enjoyed Sydney. Walked around historic part, found a local Christmas craft fair, did a multi-step geo cache, and took the local bus to a nature trail (Baille Ard). Leaves were turning and it was GORGEOUS. People were friendly.
I really enjoyed Sydney. Walked around historic part, found a local Christmas craft fair, did a multi-step geo cache, and took the local bus to a nature trail (Baille Ard). Leaves were turning and it was GORGEOUS. People were friendly. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
There is a nice short walk along the harbor with a monument to sailors of the second World War that is worth a visit
There is a nice short walk along the harbor with a monument to sailors of the second World War that is worth a visit Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Nothing here. Very small area selling the usual tourist trinkets - again, hardly anything. Walkway around the bay and several streets with houses. A complete waste of time here. Get a massage or spa treatment.
Nothing here. Very small area selling the usual tourist trinkets - again, hardly anything. Walkway around the bay and several streets with houses. A complete waste of time here. Get a massage or spa treatment. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
Wonderful walking tour of the old town and so many interesting facts. Hint: Don't tell anyone you haven't seen gone with the wind, you'll get a lecture.
Wonderful walking tour of the old town and so many interesting facts. Hint: Don't tell anyone you haven't seen gone with the wind, you'll get a lecture. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Sydney, Nova Scotia The world’s largest violin (60 feet tall) welcomes visitors on the dock side. Sydney isn’t a very big place, so we decided to enjoy a walking tour of the town, including a visit to the dark and gloomy Cossit House- ... Read More
Sydney, Nova Scotia The world’s largest violin (60 feet tall) welcomes visitors on the dock side. Sydney isn’t a very big place, so we decided to enjoy a walking tour of the town, including a visit to the dark and gloomy Cossit House- it’s interesting to those who enjoy such historical homes. The display of local arts and crafts for sale in the terminal included a table of interesting artifacts recovered from local beaches. On the dockside there is a very moving Monument to Merchant Navy crews who set sail from Sydney on the Convoys during WWII. TIP: you can take an aquatic ride on a DUCK (amphibious vehicle) if you feel so inclined. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
Again Norwegian, whether late to the game or by plan, was a second class line, tendering in to port while other line had the dock. Rented a car to see the area.
Again Norwegian, whether late to the game or by plan, was a second class line, tendering in to port while other line had the dock. Rented a car to see the area. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
This was a 5 hour private tour of the Cabot Trail. If one has not been to Nova Scotia/Cape Breton this is a must. The scenery was spectacular.
This was a 5 hour private tour of the Cabot Trail. If one has not been to Nova Scotia/Cape Breton this is a must. The scenery was spectacular. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
This port did not have much to offer tourists. After a short walk around we returned to the ship.
This port did not have much to offer tourists. After a short walk around we returned to the ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
Not much to do. You can walk the entire historic section ( about 3 blocks) in probably 1 or 2 hours. A few old buildings from 1700's. Very sleepy town
Not much to do. You can walk the entire historic section ( about 3 blocks) in probably 1 or 2 hours. A few old buildings from 1700's. Very sleepy town Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Tiny place and not much to do here other than shops (most of which were closed) and a short boardwalk.
Tiny place and not much to do here other than shops (most of which were closed) and a short boardwalk. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
There was not a lot to do in this port but it was a relaxing day. We ate lunch at the Governor’s Pub as it had been recommended on a review. The lobster salad was good. The lobster roll wasn’t bad but didn’t compare to the one in Bar ... Read More
There was not a lot to do in this port but it was a relaxing day. We ate lunch at the Governor’s Pub as it had been recommended on a review. The lobster salad was good. The lobster roll wasn’t bad but didn’t compare to the one in Bar Harbor. The service was extremely slow though. We strolled through the shops in the afternoon although there weren’t very many of them. The cruise line recommended a shoe shop on the newsletter they hand out each night. We went in out of curiosity and I ended up buying 2 pairs of shoes- they were so comfortable! The shop keepers were friendly and told us about the area. There was a kind of flea market at the cruise terminal with a lot of vendors. They were all very friendly and most of the merchandise was priced reasonably. Read Less

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