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Portland (Maine) to Canada & New England Cruise Reviews

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Canada & New England
Portland (Maine)

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45 Portland (Maine) to Canada & New England Cruise Reviews


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2410redman

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Not the "Luxury" claimed

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We chose this cruise because of the route & ports. In previous cruises up the coast to Canada, only the biggest ports were included because of the ship size. So the Pearl Mist being smaller, was able to stop at ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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JonandJoanne

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Spring Had Not Arrived Yet

We chose this cruise because we had never been to eastern Canada, and it was the only cruise and time of year the ship visited Toronto as well as Montreal and Quebec City. The best part and a surprise treat was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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seamominsb

7 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Good Itinerary; Tired Ship

I chose this cruise because I had never visited the part of eastern Canada the itinerary covered. The staff is attentive, service is excellent, food very good. The the ship caters to seniors but, unfortunately, ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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mbbalze

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not handicap accessible

For anyone relying on a wheelchair, beware. There were steps to navigate during initial boarding; the day trips were unavailable to us because 5 of the stops we anchored in the harbor and the small boat used to get ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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CruiserFromMaine

16 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise in Canada

We took advantage of an opportunity to board a Silversea cruise in our hometown of Portland, Maine. This was an eight day cruise to Montréal that actually started in New York. Overall, we give this cruise five ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Sadly

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Don’t go down with this ship

We chose this cruise to be with our aging parents. The good news: nobody died. The bad news: we had to live through a week of noisy nights, cheap over cooked or processed food, missed excursions, and cheap ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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mcash1909

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cruise from HELL

I don't know where to start. Everything was really filthy. This includes but not limited to the carpets, furniture, common areas, etc. The furniture felt like we were staying in a dirty hospital room. To make ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Gabytamara28

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Maine Coast & Harbor

Turn around time for the cruise is only 2 hours and not enough time to get the ship clean in between cruises. WiFi, only available if you stand next to the public router. Staff in the dining room, young and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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traveler10233

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise and accommodations

We chose this cruise because we wanted cool weather, to experience New England and Canada, and try a river rather than a giant ocean-going ship. We prefixed the cruise start in Portland by arriving earlier, staying ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Sid Monge

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice Change from European River Cruising

Overall, this Pearl Seas cruise compared well with AMA Waterways' European river cruises, but on a more informal and less elegant basis. The food and table service were excellent, though they did an unsatisfactory ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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granphyl

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Fall Follage

We chose this cruise after our Cuba cruise had been canceled three times. The crew, facilities and food were all excellent. Our shore excursions were often cut short due to weather conditions which was ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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silly snowflake

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful trip!

This cruise was chosen so we could see the beautiful coast of Maine and the pretty little towns tucked in the bays. It didn't disappoint-such charming villages and friendly people! The staff on the independence ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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texasoba

1 Review Written

Wonderful Experience

We starting looking at cruises after we both retired last year. Europe was appealing but with all the trouble there we started looking at domestic cruises. Since neither of us had spent any time in Maine we opt'd ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Parkcruisers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great small ship cruising

This is small ship cruising. About 100 passengers. More mature passengers, kids/teens would be bored. Great size for getting into interesting places. Second cruise on this line. Super attentive, available, ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Selevel

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise director self absorbed

The food was fairly well done. We have been on a lot of European river cruises and the food was, I think a little better. Not too easy to get ice tea. I don't drink any more so no wine for me. The wine was the same ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Elizabeth Markoe

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Canadian Maritimes

We were canceled for the Cuban Cruise 3/16. We love the Nova Scoitia, Canadian Maritimes, so we chose this cruise. Pearl Seas did not disappoint. We were delighted with our crew, met some wonderful people. Loved ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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CruiseTraveler17

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

We were impressed and very pleased; Canadian Maritimes.

We've enjoyed several cruises on other lines from large to smaller and enjoy the smaller ships more. This cruise was among the very best: Ports: great choices and sufficient time with good tours and local ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Cheeriogal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

American Cruise is A Plus.

This was our first cruise with ACL. We found the crew to be very enthusiastic and friendly. The cruise was to the ports in Maine (think pub craw of ports). It was nice to get into ports that the "Big Ships" can't ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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apiquet

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise overall; some improvements needed.

I am not a professional reviewer, and this is just my opinion. My wife and I are no big fans of mega-ships, so we thought we'd give Pearl Mist a try. We chose to sail from Portland, Maine, to Québec City in the ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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kelleriii@comcast.net

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Second Time on the Maine Cruise

This was our fourth cruise with American Cruise Lines and our second time on the Maine Cruise. The first was just delightful, and we enjoyed it so much we had to doing it again. It beautiful area and you can not ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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EddaAshe

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

GREAT CRUISE

We had not heard about Pearl Seas, but saw their ad in the Smithsonian Magazine and thought the itinerary sounded like what we were looking for. From the moment we got on the ship, we knew we had made the right ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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sammer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Canadian Maritimes

Really enjoyed the small ship. For a relatively new cruise line, service and resources were excellent. The local entertainers were a treat--they added real local color and authenticity. Some shore excursions need ...
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Sail Date September 2015


hanleys avatar

hanleys

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Maritimes Fall Cruise

This was an excellent trip! The itinerary was standout, with daily wonderful shore excursions that exposed us to the various ethnic cultures of eastern Canada--food, music, language, history, etc. Staterooms are ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Stelling

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pretty Good Trip

Small ship worked out well. We had a bad night but the crew was terrific in handling it. The crew of our ship was excellent everywhere but in the person of the Cruise director. The accommodations are good but not ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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mmsigmon

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best Service Ever

Great personalized service is hallmark of pearl seas. from constant attention to detail to ability for special order foods it was fantastic small size of ship -only 200 lets you get to know other passengers ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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