Overall Rating: Very Good
|Destination:||Canada / New England|
|Departed From:||New York City|
|# of Nights:||7 Nights|
|Overall Rating:||Very Good|
We left home on September 13 for Seattle, flew to Newark the next day.
Visted Ocean City/Atlantic City for 4 days then on to NYC for 5 days.
Loved NYC - can't wait to visit again.
We arrived at the dock at noon and were on the Glory eating at the buffet by 1:00. We met a very nice couple while waiting to get onboard.
Room was ready, we unpacked and headed to the muster drill.
We set sail right on time and got a wonderful view of Lady Liberty as we left the harbour.
As this was our second cruise in the Glory it took no time at all to get reaquainted.
Late seating for dinner - we were at a table for two, and the couple we had chatted with earlier were at a table for 4 - so we checked with our waiter who gladly switched us to their table - a great decision as we all got along so well, being Canadian andall lol.
The wait staff has changed somewhat - with one head waiter and two assistants, covering more tables I suppose, but they did a brilliant job.
The food was good, more comfort food, with a touch of the exotic via the "didja" option. Hugh tried alligator and a couple of other things I wasn't brave enough for, but he liked it all. Cruise Elegant night was steak and lobster - we stuffed ourselves, but couldn`t say no to an offer of another lobster tail!
Our room steward,as usual, was seldom seen but he did a great job keeping up with our room.
First port of call was Boston. We didn't book any excursions, just chose to walk and enjoy the sights at out own pace. Fanueil Hall was amazing. The fantastic odors coming from the food vendors was mouth watering. Great clam chowder! Boston has some beautiful buildings, and the people were very friendly. We were back on board for dinner and off to our first show.
Next was Portland, and a short walk put us right into town. Clam chowder again - not as good as Boston! Getting back on the ship was awful - everyone decided to get on at the same time, so it took almost an hour.
St.John - Hugh did the zip line - I ordered room service and had breakfast on the balcony. Then we set out to see the sights - the market was pretty much just a food court - but there were several really nice shops near the dock, and several vendors, so shopping was a treat. We met up with our dinner companions and set out on the walk back to the ship - but the wait was really long again - so back to a pub near the dock for chowder and beer - a good choice because the lines had disappeared.
Halifax was my favourite port - with so much history. The Citadel was amazing and the public garden just lovely. There were great shops right at the dock so we did some last minute shopping as we headed back on board.
We went to the late night comedian performances and they were wonderful - four different guys, each hilarious in their own way - the perfect ending to perfect days.
The hypnotist show was a flop - just not convincing.
We went to the ever popular cruise loyalty event - for free drinks and snacks - and my name was called - the prize - dinner for two at the Steakhouse, a bottle or champagne, and 20 tickets for the free cruise draw. Josh - our fun loving CD - and I posed for a serious pic and a fun one - not sure if I will post the fun one though lol. And the pics appeared on our bed the next day.
We took the champagne to dinner, and shared it with our mates and the couple next door, who, though they didn`t speak much English,seemed to enjoy it.
Dinner in the steakhouse was totally amazing, made even more enjoyable because our tablemates joined us. The best steak and lobster I have ever had! And the service was amazing. This could start a new trend for us :o) perfect ending to any cruise.
We disembarked way to early, but it was well done and we were at the airport by 11:00 - for our 6:30 flight.
All in all another great experience for us.