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willift

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About willift

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Chicago Area
  • Interests
    Travel, History
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean
  1. Google 'BAGBNB" We used them in New Orleans after a cruise and it worked out well for us. Good Luck
  2. We're thinking of booking a cruise next year that ends in Montreal. We really want to disembark in Quebec City 1 day before the cruise actually ends. Our goal is to spend 1 week post cruise in Quebec. It seems like maybe a waste of time to sail down to Montreal (we've been there a couple of times in the last 3 years) only to turn around and find transportation back to Quebec City. Skip the last night's dinner and entertainment and jump off in Quebec City and boom we're onto the next leg of our Canadian trip. Can this kind of thing be done? Who/How do I contact to set this kind of thing up? Thanks Willift
  3. The excursions varied from port to port, none of them were similar to the HOHO experience. They typically started around 8:30AM, left the boat and didn't return until 12-1PM. We'd get off occasionally and there was walking involved. I'd say there was a lot of walking on The First Nations, Quebec City & Montmerency Falls, Kingston/Ft Henry and Niagara Falls excursions. Light to no walking on Montreal, and Toronto. On this cruise there were not any "optional" excursions, it was one in each port and that was the only excursion choice. There were a lot of folks with canes and moving slow and the Victory Crew was very accommodating to the needs of their clients. The routine was traditionally a 4hr excursion in the morning and free time or boat leaves the port after 1PM. We enjoyed the excursions but overall we like the HOHO experience better. While on board the American Queen had staff looking at the excursion and calculating options so I suspect it will be a fluid changing situation over the next year.
  4. Anybody going to Montreal, if you’ve got the time get tickets to AURA at Notre Dame Basilica. It’s a separate Lightshow type thing that isn’t included in the tour Victory does. We thought it was worth the 24 tix price
  5. LIVE FROM VICTORY2 Sunday in Quebec City and I need to say the the Dining Room Service has improved or at least I found a better group of staff members. I changed the area in the Dining Room that we ate in and I was much more satisfied with the service. We had the Duck Confit and it was delicious. Our tour of Quebec City, The Plaines of Abraham and Montmorency Falls was very well scheduled and informative. Back to the boat for lunch that had a nice buffet upstairs in the Terrace Grill. Staff was available and enthusiastic about providing service.
  6. Live from Victory II just got back from Quebec City excursion. First time on this ship, multiple AQSC sailings. Hopefully things will get better here. Service is not what we were expecting, Slow and Surly is the way I’d describe it. Dining room has been half full last 2 nights and the service has been terribly slow, 1st night didn’t make it to the entertainment until the last song of the night. 2nd evening slightly better made it by about 1/2 through the performance. Ask for a glass of wine or a refill of water and the looks you get aren’t “Glad to Help” kind of looks. Expected and Paid for better, not at all what we have experienced on the American Queen and at twice the price. The boat is comfortable and rooms are small but well laid out with plenty of storage. Food has been good. Complimentary Drink selection is pretty broad for those interested in alcoholic drinks. So far the excursion in Montreal and Quebec City where great. I’m looking forward to improved service and a good time. Will report back as things progress Willift
  7. Live from Victory II just coming into Quebec City. First time on this ship, multiple AQSC sailings. Hopefully things will get better here. Service is not what we were expecting, Slow and Surly is the way I’d describe it. Dining room has been half full last 2 nights and the service has been terribly slow, 1st night didn’t make it to the entertainment until the last song of the night. 2nd evening slightly better made it by about 1/2 through the performance. Ask for a glass of wine or a refill of water and the looks you get aren’t “Glad to Help” kind of looks. Expected and Paid for better, not at all what we have experienced on the American Queen. The boat is comfortable and rooms are small but well laid out with plenty of storage. Food has been good. So far the excursion in Montreal was Great and looking forward to Quebec City today. I’m looking forward to improved service and a good time. Will report back as things progress Willift
  8. Thanks to everyone for the input. Just confirmed with Fertours for the 1st day and leaning toward roaming around on Day2 half day. Anybody have input on the Revolutionary Museum? Always interested in History and I think as an American I didn't get all the details or both sides of that Revolutionary story. Has anybody been there? Is it presented bilingually? What about the Cuban Missile Crisis? Saw somewhere there is a park with old missiles and weapons.
  9. We are stymied by the excursion options RCCL vs. Local Guides...Prebooked vs. Picking up something on shore. Not sure what to do. How bout you guys? Anything exciting planned?
  10. We will be on the March 25th sailing Check out this flicker page it's got Compasses in it. I haven't studied them but it appears to be what your looking for https://www.flickr.com/photos/eroller/with/46988817511/
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