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Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Seamouse » 13 Oct 2018 16:54

I would love to do New England in the Fall. Enjoy your Nova Scotia and St. Lawrence cruise. I look forward to your thoughts on it, and hopefully pictures too.
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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby hazel20 » 14 Oct 2018 10:26

Hope you have a good journey back - thank you for your posts.

Were you berthed across the water in Gaspe? Was there a shuttle bus across?
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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Carwalsick » 14 Oct 2018 11:15

hazel20 wrote:Hope you have a good journey back - thank you for your posts.

Were you berthed across the water in Gaspe? Was there a shuttle bus across?
We were berthed in the commercial port across the bridge although it had originally been intended as a tender port. Shuttles were provided about half hourly by school buses to the museum and town centre.

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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby hazel20 » 14 Oct 2018 11:20

Thank you - I thought it looked like that in your photo
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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Carwalsick » 14 Oct 2018 18:16

As promised just a few comments on entertainment and lecturers. We have not attended all and on sea days much prefer reading on deck to sitting in a lounge.
Pete Raine Natural Historian interesting and sociable.
Pete Neighbour Clarinetist a superb all round musician.
Kevin Woodward. His Read Steady Cook was entertaining but not really suited to the poor visibility in the Britannia Lounge.
Explosive Singers and Dancers put on some good shows as well as individual cabarets. Likeable people who excel in Saga's encouragement that they socialise with the punters.
Maria Lynn. Great voice but more singing and less nattering please.
Dr. Keith Pritchard destinations speaker and general stand in when other speakers were not available. I liked it that he is informative for diy passengers not just plugging tours.
James Michael Stewart crooner in the Sinatra style. OK.
The Opera Girls. Pretty good and lovely characters.
The Lyrica Piano Quartet. Enjoyed one performance but they are normally an afternoon set in the crowded and stifling Drawing Room.
Brad Moodie cocktail pianist and singer. Has a regular following in Cooper's Bar often into the wee small hours.
Melange Duo. Singer and keyboard. Robert is a very talented pianist.
The Fitzgeralds a family Canadian fiddle and step dance group. Extremely energetic and enthralled even those of us for whom this would not be our first stop.
The band is extremely talented. Their ability to take a score from a new act, adapt it to their lineup and then perform with minimum rehearsal always astounds. Plus providing dance music and performing a couple of very good jazz gigs.
The crew show was, as always, a highlight some repeats of acts seen before, but the enthusiasm of the Filipinos is infectious with all rehearsals in their very limited rest periods.
I've deliberately not mentioned anything which I didn't see or the few flops.

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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby khkate » 17 Oct 2018 13:38

Thanks for all your updates and photos - gives an idea of what to expect for our cruise there next year. Hope the journey back over the Atlantic is not too horrendous - and safe journey home too.
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Re: Nova Scotia and St Lawrence in The Fall

Postby Carwalsick » 27 Nov 2018 18:59

khkate wrote:Have a wonderful time and look forward to reading about it as we are doing this itinerary but in reverse in May on Sapphire.

I gather your ship left Dover 2 hours earlier than scheduled - a couple of fellow residents are on board, one of them on her first-ever cruise.
Friends of ours are due to be on this cruise in May.

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