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Portland (Maine) Family Cruises Cruise Reviews
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4.0
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32 reviews
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Not the "Luxury" claimed
"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..."Read More
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2410redman

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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Not the "Luxury" claimed

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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2410redman

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 places like Lunenburg, Gaspe, Isles de la Madeleine and Saguenay that bigger ships can't. However, it was not to be. In Bar Harbor, the ship lay at anchor for a full day because of a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Cannes

27 Helpful Votes


Spring Had Not Arrived Yet

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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JonandJoanne

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 that all shore excursions were complimentary. That saved us over $1,000 and freed us to choose what we wanted to do without regard to price. In some ports we took two shore excursions a ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Cannes

4 Helpful Votes


Canadian Maritime and St Lawrence Seaway combined with Great Lakes and Georgian

Review for Pearl Mist to North America River

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GermanCutie

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

I've read many reviews about many cruise lines. I believe that people that are dissatisfied are way more likely to post a review than those who are completely happy with their experience. I'm going to be as objective as I know how. The only area in which I'd give a low mark is the internet connection ability. It was slow to non-existent as well as unpredictable. If you're a person who needs ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Cannes

5 Helpful Votes


Good Itinerary; Tired Ship

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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seamominsb

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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, assumes that all seniors are inactive; there is no treadmill, the fitness equipment that is available is in poor condition and located outside, making it unusable in inclement weather. ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Cannes

Traveled with disabled person

44 Helpful Votes


Not handicap accessible

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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mbbalze

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 us to the mainland had steps; and if we were able to get to land, the tour busses were not wheelchair accessible. There were layers of problems getting off and on the boat so even if we ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Cannes

Traveled with disabled person

3 Helpful Votes


Great cruise with friendly crew and passengers.

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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jhofenloch

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

We have sailed on small and large ships and they both have something going for them. This cruise had about 150 passengers and was a great way to meet new people. On this size ship you see the same people all the time and it is easy to get to know each other. The lectures are very topical and even the entertainment although limited came down and joined us for our meals. On a large ship you may ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Cannes


Don’t go down with this ship

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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Sadly

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 accommodations. We arrived at ports only to be told we could not disembark because of weather. Our itinerary changed with no notice as the staff made poor decisions about excursions. It was ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Cannes

16 Helpful Votes


Cruise from HELL

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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mcash1909

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 matters worse, the ship left a port and sailed into a storm with 15 foot swells. The captain new this storm was there as the crew boarded the windows on the entire first deck. This occurred ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Cannes

5 Helpful Votes


A wonderful cruise and accommodations

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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traveler10233

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 at charming bed and breakfast near the town center, and touring the city's highlights. After ending in Quebec, we went to Toronto for two days before going home. The places we ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Cannes

8 Helpful Votes


Fall Follage

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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granphyl

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

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 certainly no fault of the crew. We had a large group of Stanford Alumni on board and they pretty much ruled what we did or did not do. They got the nice buses, the early departures, the ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Cannes

5 Helpful Votes


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