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

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Canada & New England
Portland (Maine)

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


traveler10233 avatar

traveler10233

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A wonderful cruise and accommodations

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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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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


Elizabeth Markoe avatar

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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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


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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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


Mr Pretty Hi avatar

Mr Pretty Hi

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Canadian Maritimes Cruise

We enjoyed going to places where we could see the fall foliage and also how people lived and live now. We enjoyed the food, the entertainment on board and on the shore excursions . We enjoyed all the on board ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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dbjennings

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Canadian Maritimes

My cruising experience: 8 cruises on 6 cruise lines. Pearl Mist is in her second year of service. For a young operation, I'm amazed at how well every aspect of the cruise functioned! We sailed with 192 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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estevens2926@comcast.net

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cabin and bathroom.

The cabin was delightfully large as was the bathroom. The balcony was delightful with comfortable chairs. The trip was very enlightening and enjoyable. The food was varied and well presented. Our cabin was ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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jfirnberg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

We have been on large ships and four previous cruises with American Cruise Lines, a sister line to Pearl Seas. The new Pearl Mist is similar to, but larger, than the ACL ships. Although there were some negatives on ...
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Sail Date October 2014


gbannister avatar

gbannister

1 Review Written

Very comfortable and informative cruise

Yes, there were glitches in this, the first Portland to Quebec City cruise for the Pearl Mist and crew. The cruise director admittedly hadn't been to some of our ports of call. The ship rolled uncomfortably the ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Joy and Ed Pohl

1 Review Written

Memorable Experiences in the Canadian Maritime

This cruise gave us experiences in a new area with a special French flavor and culture! Although we prefer smaller passenger ships, we found the accommodations were very comfortable and the number of 200 passengers ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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DebbienPat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Relaxing Canadian Maritimes Cruise on Pearl Mist

The Pearl Mist is a lovely ship that accommodates 200 people, with large staterooms and full-size bathrooms with a nice shower, and very comfortable beds and bedding. Plenty of storage and closet space. We were very ...
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Sail Date October 2014


The Plant Lady avatar

The Plant Lady

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Safetyguy111

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Coast of Maine from the sea side

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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