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Excellent staff on a very tired ship.
"This cruise was subcontracted to a British company. The good bits. The exploration staff are excellent keeping the passengers up to date and work really hard. Their safety procedures were impeccable both for..."Read More
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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


Maine Coast & Harbor

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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Gabytamara28

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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

Departure Port: Cannes

3 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


Excellent staff on a very tired ship.

Review for Silver Explorer to U.S.A.

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British cruise critic

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This cruise was subcontracted to a British company. The good bits. The exploration staff are excellent keeping the passengers up to date and work really hard. Their safety procedures were impeccable both for the initial brief and then the zodiac brief. The food was good on the whole and exceptional at times. The only complaint really was that more could have been made of the outside ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Departure Port: Cannes

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

40 Helpful Votes


Cruise director self absorbed

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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Selevel

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 low end brand all need guts,but o cannot comment on the quality. There seemed to be plenty of it. Captain could not have been more friendly as were the servers and the cabin girls. Good ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Departure Port: Cannes

1 Helpful Vote


Nice Onboard Ambiance, Service, and Food; Little Else

Review for Independence to Canada & New England

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TabZee

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Saturday to Saturday continuous shall ship cruises during the summer along the villages and yacht harbors along Maine coast north of Portland. Good food and service, free wine at dinner and free cocktails in the lounge before dinner. Single setting, open diner seating and generally good fellowship among passengers. Cabins roomy and comfortable. Overall on-board ship ambiance was good and pleasant; ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Departure Port: Cannes

3 Helpful Votes


Disappointed

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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44cruises

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

The cabins on the Pearl Mist are large and comfortable. There is free wireless. Wine is included at lunch and dinner as are cocktails for an hour before dinner. An excellent musical group was brought onboard in Halifax for one night. The food was good most of the time. That is about all the positive comments I have about this cruise. The tours were poorly chosen for the demographic on board and ...
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Sail Date: July 2014

Departure Port: Cannes

3 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Cannes

15 Helpful Votes


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