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We are super excited and days away from our first cruise on Quantum class . We have done Canada/ New England multiple times before, and love the itinerary so planning has been easy!  My sister and her husband will be joining us this time.  They will have the drink package.  We went back and forth since they were going with us this cruise, but opted to just use our diamond drinks.  We have 5 port days on this cruise and enjoy the New England brewery scene, so we feel that between that and Diamond drinks-- we will come out okay.

This will be our first inside virtual balcony, and I am looking forward to experiencing it.   We will be flying into Newark the morning of the cruise.  Generally, I don't like to do this, but we have a super early direct flight so I feel okay about the timeline.

Here is our wallmount itinerary for the cabin.

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9 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

This is our itinerary next July on Adventure!  Following along closely.  It will be our first Canada/NE cruise.

Happy to answer any questions.  this is our 5th Canada/NE cruise.... We are not really beach people.:).   I do want to do Adventure on the Quebec itinerary sometime, though!   What I love about the ports is that they are all super easy to do your own thing.  We are doing a private tour in Acadia national park this time.  I found an amazing deal on Viator so I am looking forward to it!  In the past, we have also taken the free bus from the Village Green.   

  • Boston is a fabulous port stop  Last time we were there, we walked to Harpoon Brewery and did their tour and then took an uber to Sam Adam's brewery.  This time, we are doing the beer bus.  We will have to take an uber to meet it, but we know from experience that Uber and lyft are easy from Black Falcon cruise stop.  Prior to lyft and uber, we used to use the public transportation into the city via the T.
  • We also love Portland! We have done the beer bus there in the past.  It is also a great town to walk around and hang out in with lobster rolls and bluberry beer available at every turn.  Last time we went, we took an uber to Allagash brewery and did there tour.  We really loved it even though it is about 20 minutes outside of the port area.  We decided we wanted to go back again.  Our other favorite brewery is Rising Tide.  Shipyard is also popular, and there are several meaderies.
  • Halifax is a fantastic port town with a great waterfront.  We have heard great things about the food tour there so we booked that this time outside of the cruise port.  The meeting point looks to be about a 20 minute walk near the citadel.  In the past we have rented a car at the train station and driven out to Peggy's cove on our own. We also like some of the breweries there. Garrison brewing is right across from the cruise port, but we also like propeller, 2 crows, and good robot.
  • Saint John has grown quite a bit since our first cruise there.  Popular there is seeing the tide change.   They have a fun public market.  We considered taking a tour to see the fundy trail national park, but since we don't get in until 1:30, we decided to save this for a future trip (possibly the 2020 fall GC).  We will use that day to find some free wifi and visit some of the breweries we like.  We also like Saint John's Ale house.

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1 hour ago, iluvwineandtravel said:

lol.  Yes.  That is true.  Clearly a typo!  

 

I was sure that it was, just my way of bringing it to your attention. Have fun, I've done a New England/Canada cruise and sailed on Anthem so I know you will😀

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On 10/6/2019 at 4:12 PM, iluvwineandtravel said:

We are super excited and days away from our first cruise on Quantum class . We have done Canada/ New England multiple times before, and love the itinerary so planning has been easy!  My sister and her husband will be joining us this time.  They will have the drink package.  We went back and forth since they were going with us this cruise, but opted to just use our diamond drinks.  We have 5 port days on this cruise and enjoy the New England brewery scene, so we feel that between that and Diamond drinks-- we will come out okay.

This will be our first inside virtual balcony, and I am looking forward to experiencing it.   We will be flying into Newark the morning of the cruise.  Generally, I don't like to do this, but we have a super early direct flight so I feel okay about the timeline.

Here is our wallmount itinerary for the cabin.

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So unforutenately,  we had to cancel at the last minute for this cruise because my husband had to have an emergency appendectomy today!  :(.  We are bummed.  I would have attempted to meet the ship in Boston or portland this weekend, but there were many restrictions for that because of the Jones Act (We would have had to get off in Halifax).  

I have pretty good travel insurance on my premium Chase sapphire reserve card so I will update you all on how things go with the submission.  I have already gotten my port charges and excursions credited back.

We are booked on the 2020 New Year's RCL blog group cruise so we still have that to look forward to in a few months!   My sister and her husband are still going on the cruise, and we are bummed that we can't be with them!

 

 

 

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Oof! Really sorry about the forced cancellation, and I hope your husband is feeling well again.

Definitely want to hear about the Chase Sapphire insurance claim experience; while I don't see a reason to get that card just yet, I do think that at some point in the future when I'm traveling more regularly, it'll be a fixture in my wallet.

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Yikes !  My best to you and your husband for a full and speedy recovery !  It just goes to show that ship happens.  Glad you have some insurance coverage.  It should be a warning to us all.

Delta was super nice and reimbursed my frequent flyer miles already with no fee!

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