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A Diary & Photos for our 2018 Cruise - Quebec City to New York!
An 11 day cruise with an optional 3 day New York City stay

Below is some information on where the 2018 Spirit of the West Cruise is going. We hope you enjoy the diary as we head from Quebec to New York City. See the map below (or scroll down). We will sail on Royal Caribbean's "Adventure of the Sea" - below is a photo showing what she looks like.

See the map below (or scroll down).
Go to the Itinerary below (or scroll down).

Billie and Hugh
on holiday! Billie and Hugh on holiday!
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Royal Caribbean's Adventur of the Sea   We will sail on Royal Caribbean's Adventur of the Sea

Royal Caribbean's "Adventure of the Sea"


Diary for September 14th to October 2nd, 2018

We'll be starting this diary just before we leave in September ... in the meantime here's where we will be sailing


Septmeber 16th


Le Chateau Frontenac - the most photographed hotel in the world


Cannons everywhere in Old Quebec City inside the walls


The Train Station - amazing old buildings


One of the old sections of the wall that surrounded Old Quebec


There were restoration projects all over town


One of the gates to get inside the walls of Old Quebec


OK ...you never know what you might see in Quebec


This inside the footings of the Chateau - an archeological dig


The view from the Plains of Abraham - our ship and our hotel


The walls that surrounded the Citidel


Nice to see this; fat and healthy horses, the shade roof and the water


Jim and Karen with Kathy meeting folks at the airport



For more photos see the Spirit of the West Support Crew web site diary page at: www.MeadowSprings.com.



Our Itinerary!         Top of Page

Day

Date

Port

Itinerary

Day 1

Sept 15th

Vacouver or Calgary

Folks will make their way to Calgary or Vancouver for a flight out to Quebec tomorrow.

Day 2

Sept 16th

Quebec City

The Spirit of the West Cruise group arrives in Quebec City today. Jim and Karen and/or Mark and Kathy will meet air arrivals and direct them to their hotel shuttle bus. We over night in the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac (the world's most photographed hotel).

Day 3

Sept 17th

Quebec City

We check out of the Frontenac after breakfast and transfer to the Sugar Shack. 11:00 am local entertainment and lunch. At 1:30 pm we transfer to the terminal and board the Adventure of the Sea. Now hopefully we will have time for a third day exploring Quebec City. 5:30 to 6:30 Welcome Reception in the Imperial Lounge.

Day 4

Sept 18th

Quebec City

Our forth day here ... very unusual for our cruise group to spend so many days in one spot - really looking forward to this! Another day touring Quebec City prior to boarding before 3:00 pm and set sail at 5:00 pm and head down the St Lawrence towards the East Coast. 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm sing-a-long under the stars on the pool deck.

Day 5

Sept 19th

Cruising the St Lawrence

Cruising the St Lawrence on our way to PEI. We'll be looking out for the Gaspé Peninsula that we've heard was so nice.

Day 6

Sept 20th

Charlottetown, PEI

Arrive 8:00 AM ... enjoy the day here ... small-town ambience, maritime heritage and Victorian style. Set sail at 6:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm sing-a-long under the stars on the pool deck.

Day 7

Sept 21st

Sydney, Nova Scotia

7:00 am arrival. Sydney, the gateway to Cape Breton Island. Mostly rural Cape Breton has a rich cultural mix of Gaelic, Acadian and indigenous Mi'kmaq peoples. 3:30 pm set sail.

Day 8

Sept 22nd

Halifax, Nova Scotia

7:00 am arrival. 8:30 am our group will board a motor coach and transfer to Victor Oultons Windsor Farm. At 11:30 am we depart the farm with an expected arrival time of 11:35 pm for lunch at the Hants County Fair - the oldest continuously run fair in North America at 252 years young! At 1:30 we depart for Halifax and board the ship at 2:30 for a 4:00 sail away.

Day 9

Sept 23rd

Saint John New Brunswick - Bay of Fundy

10:00 am arrival. Famous for the Reversing Rapids at the Bay of Fundy. Home to splendid Victorian architecture, quaint shops and a vibrant arts scene. The gateway to New Brunswick's scenic villages and seascapes. Depart 7:00 pm

Day 10

Sept 24th

Bar Harbour, Maine, USA

7:00 am arrival. Explore the rugged beauty and serene parkland. Depart 7:00 pm. 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm sing-a-long under the stars on the Lido deck.

Day 11

Sept 25th

Boston Massachusetts, USA

8:00 am arrival. Explore the oldest city in the USA. We may be able to visit Paul Revere's house. Depart 7:00 pm.

Day 12

Sept 26th

Portland, Maine, USA

7:00 am arrival. Explore the lively Old Port of narrow cobblestone streets and restored brick warehouses. Depart 7:00 pm.

Day 13

Sept 27th

At Sea

Cruising the East Coast of the USA on route to Cape Liberty. 2:00 to 3:00 Bon Voyage Cocktail Reception - Imperial Longe. Here we'll receive our New York City package and instructions.

Day 14

Sept 28th

Cape Liberty, New Jersey (New York)

7:00 am arrival. Those not taking in New York City will have an 8:15 am transfer to the airport. Those of us with the 3 day add on will board a coach at 9:00 am and get a guided 4 hour tour of Manhattan - including an authentic Ben's Deli Lunch Box! At 1:30 we arrive at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. We will receive passes for the Hop On / Hop Off and have the rest of the day at leaisure. Tonight those of us that selected the Broadway Show option will take in the "Come From Away" hit in a special reserved group front mezzanine section!

Day 15

Sept 29th

New York City

The second day of New York City post cruise stay will start out with breakfast at Applebees then we'll have full day Hop On / Hop Off passes. We meet back at the hotel at 3:40 for a transfer to City Park where we'll take in the ball game - New Yorks Mets verses Miami.

Day 16

Sept 30th

New York City

The third day of New York City post cruise stay also starts out with breakfast at Applebees and full day Hop On / Hop Off passes. The day winds down with a 6:00 pm group dinner at Del Friscos Steak House!

Day 17

Oct 1st

New York City

Breakfast at Applebees and then fly back to Vancouver or Calgary! The airport shuttle is at 8:30 am.

Day 18

Oct 2nd

Home Sweet Home

Back to reality!!

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