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Portland (Maine) to Canada & New England River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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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


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


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

Traveled with disabled person


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

Traveled with disabled person


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


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


An interesting niche but keep food service expectations low.

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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Frank1940

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

We, with two other couples who also were celebrating 55 years of marriage, were looking for a domestic, low key, intimate cruise. This well fit the bill although it was quite expensive relative to other luxury options......but we understood a small vessel simply had to be more expensive. The cruise met or exceeded many expectations, friendliness of staff, cleanliness and size of state rooms and ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Best service ever! Amazing Staff! Fabulous food and gorgeous scenery.

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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The Plant Lady

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Every minute on this cruise was wonderful. I have traveled by car and RV on the Maine coast, but never from a cruise ship. It was just magical. Breathtaking scenery, wonderful meals, deliciously cooked, presented perfectly, and served expertly. So many choices every day for every meal. Lots of excursion options, great speakers on board, all was outstanding. The staff were all helpful, ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


The Coast of Maine from the sea side

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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Safetyguy111

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was truly Small ship crushing at its finest. We had been on the coast of Maine when we lived in New England and decided seeing it from the water side would be fun and it was great. The dining was all we wanted and more than we expected. The chefs were incredable. The Fourth of July “lobstah” and clam bake by the ocean in Rockland was “all you could eat” goodness. The entertainment was ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Maine Coast & Harbor

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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Gabytamara28

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 not well-trained. Choose different tables until you find a staff that has experience. Cruise Director and Social Director is very good. We found very nice younger passengers we ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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