Regal Princess October 14 to 21, 2017 New England/Canada

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My body feels good and my mind at rest having had my first lobster roll ever but it also told me that what I need in my life from here on in is more. No-not more cowbell, that's a given but rather more lobster and a whole one all to myself. That would be remedied the very next day.


As we walked I had to stop occasionally, distracted by something pretty, and there was plenty of that to go around in Bah Habbah.


Carol had walked on, not knowing I had stopped but I caught up with her by the harbor not far away. While she tested and evaluated a new bench I poked around taking photos



Just as beautiful as The Breakers in Newport






A Bridge too Far
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Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
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Dockside discoveries
Oh buoy!






Tour ticket kiosk for Oli's Trolley=cool!



Dockside restaurant



Oh buoy, oh buoy!




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Now, many of you cat lovers have written in asking about Little Snowy and how can we go away and leave her for 11 days? Rest assured we had a fine cat sitter, Chris, from a reputable company visit her everyday to feed and scoop. She mostly hid from him in the boxspring under the bed, but she did take some treats from him. He sent us daily e mails to assure us all was well.




We had gotten to the point where we were fixin' to return to the ship but only one thing remained-the quest for the Fridge Magnet! Surely the gift shop on the dock would have one?



Score!



Back to the ship!!
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Comparing Princess
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Hi Norris;

Super long time lurker; I've read all your reviews and really feel the sense of awe in your writings/musings/reportings. I was so happy when you enjoyed yourself on a Celebrity Ship, and read with interest to see how our experiences compared.

DH and I are booked on the Regal for next year, and are having second thoughts due to pricing. We are in one of the corner afts on Dolphin Deck, (for shade purposes) and until now have been quite happy for the booking. Well, I got to browsing around, and found an Eastern Carrib itinerary on the Equinox for the same time period with the price almost the same as the Regal for a Royal Suite. Wow! I said, that can't be right. I called my TA and indeed the price was within a few hundred dollars of the aft corner suite on the Regal. We have the Sip n Sail on the Regal, but received the 'all four perks' on the Equinox.

With what you know from cruising Princess, and accounting for itinerary, what would you do? We have been on the Sapphire, the Emerald and the Grand on Princess and have received super service, but with the Suite perks from Celebrity, we just are twisted and tied at the moment. Any wisdom or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Scanditaly.
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Norris, after several days of working on it I am finally caught up! Having grown up in New England, it has been a wonderful trip down memory lane for me. I heartily agree with those who have suggested you take a road trip through New England when you are able. I know, so much world to see, so little time. I have the same problem, and I seem to keep adding to the list of places I really want to visit!

Your little Snowy is adorable!

Now that I'm all caught up, I will be here until the end. I've saved some pillow chocolates from our wonderful cruise on Koningsdam to enjoy as I follow you and Carol along on the rest of your journey, so no need to send me any.
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Originally posted by Cruising_Bill
Norris I know it's an old review but how do I find your Coral cruise

Sent from my iPad using Forums
Bill it's in my signature at the bottom of each of my posts, just underneath the Regal url.
Maybe you have Signatures turned off in your profile page?
If so....
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609


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Originally posted by scanditaly
Hi Norris;

Super long time lurker; I've read all your reviews and really feel the sense of awe in your writings/musings/reportings. I was so happy when you enjoyed yourself on a Celebrity Ship, and read with interest to see how our experiences compared.

DH and I are booked on the Regal for next year, and are having second thoughts due to pricing. We are in one of the corner afts on Dolphin Deck, (for shade purposes) and until now have been quite happy for the booking. Well, I got to browsing around, and found an Eastern Carrib itinerary on the Equinox for the same time period with the price almost the same as the Regal for a Royal Suite. Wow! I said, that can't be right. I called my TA and indeed the price was within a few hundred dollars of the aft corner suite on the Regal. We have the Sip n Sail on the Regal, but received the 'all four perks' on the Equinox.

With what you know from cruising Princess, and accounting for itinerary, what would you do? We have been on the Sapphire, the Emerald and the Grand on Princess and have received super service, but with the Suite perks from Celebrity, we just are twisted and tied at the moment. Any wisdom or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Scanditaly.
Hi and thanks for coming out of the shadows! I'm glad you like my reviews.
Comparing the Suite experience Princess vs Celebrity I would take the Royal Suite for Luminae, Blu, Michael's Club and the Butler plus better Room Service experience (hot food with all items arriving at once), reserved seating at the shows plus all 4 perks. The Royal Suite won't be aft (which is our preference) but the X Suites experience is superb.


I would have to go to the X website to remind myself what all 4 perks are but I know that Gratuities and a free Beverage package (the classic ) and Unlimited and useable Internet are included. We have never stayed in a Royal Suite so I imagine you get complimentary specialty dining in some great restaurants.


Hope this helps!
Norris
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Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
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Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
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Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
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Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
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Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
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Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
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Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
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Comparing Princess
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http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
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Originally posted by perfect match
Norris, after several days of working on it I am finally caught up! Having grown up in New England, it has been a wonderful trip down memory lane for me. I heartily agree with those who have suggested you take a road trip through New England when you are able. I know, so much world to see, so little time. I have the same problem, and I seem to keep adding to the list of places I really want to visit!

Your little Snowy is adorable!

Now that I'm all caught up, I will be here until the end. I've saved some pillow chocolates from our wonderful cruise on Koningsdam to enjoy as I follow you and Carol along on the rest of your journey, so no need to send me any.
Nancy, no pillow mints are on their way to you.
I hear you regarding the road trips. There's just no time as long as we are working.
Sigh.
Norris
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Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
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Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
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Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
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Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
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Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
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Comparing Princess
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http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
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Time to head back to the Regal



Crystal Serenity along the way









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Comparing Princess
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Back on board


A Cirque de Soleil show on MUTS


Not a cloud in the sky


There are no forward views of where you are going on the Regal unless you book the Sanctuary which you see up ahead in this shot taking the whole deck width. We have a booking there-$40 each for the full day 8 am to 5.30 pm on our Sea Day


The Enclave is the area with the pool and cabanas for rent


While Carol read on her balcony in the sun I enjoyed the weather from my chair up by the aft plunge pool, deck 17, chatting to familiar faces. We both took naps before dinner and a show


Last tender from shore was 7 pm so the ship could sail at 8 which is the time we were sitting down to dinner. Sailaway from an anchorage off shore from a sparsely populated town wasn't a must see/photograph.
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Comparing Princess
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At Concerto dining room dressed in our suggested Smart Casual duds we were met by the charming hostess Lisette who had good news for us- our desired table at the back-#312 was free!


Room to stretch out back here, next to the wine-bottle room where they have the Winemaker's Dinner. One of those was in progress. Tonight, Tuesday, was Italian Night Menu. My bottle of Malbec was retrieved from Sabatini's.


Julius Caesar was an Italian boy who spent this spare time creating the Caesar salad so I ordered one



Carol enjoyed a mixed greens salad




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Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
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Comparing Princess
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Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
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Norris,

I'm almost caught up. The sunset pictures of Boston are amazing. Your pictures keep getting better and better.

Judy

PS Back to Sabatini's pix.
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We both like Minestrone



Veal Scallopini with green beans, mushrooms and mashed potatoes for me



While Carol had grilled Branzino



We each had a Tiramisu for dessert and in my case a Limoncello shot



Delightful meal!
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Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
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Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
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Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
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Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
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Comparing Princess
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http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
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Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Before sailing I had considered and discussed the Chef's Table Lumiere experience with Carol but we decided not to try booking one. The WineMakers dinner sounded good too-less elaborate. We like dining alone is the bottom line really and we like choosing what we will eat.
I don't think the topic is entirely off the table for the future though.


As we are siting between courses in the Concerto I see a stack of menus or wine lists outside the Wine room and pull one over to take a peak.



I like the cover which is shaped like a wine barrel, a nice touch
(pardon the crap pocket camera photo)






Camera shake but if you are drunk it might look normal



Maybe next time. Then something unexpected and most welcome happened....
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HECTOR SINGS!


For us it's one of those Magical Cruise Ship moments beyond our everyday experience and if you have read my Caribbean Princess review you'll have seen a couple of clips of him entertaining the whole restaurant as he walked around the tables singing.

When he came out afterwards I greeted him and told him I had videotaped his singing and also that I had put the Caribbean Princess videos on youtube. He asked my name and recognized it having watched those videos. He came by later as we were leaving and walked us out telling us to let him know if there was anything he could do for us, like prepare our favorite pastas. Carol said cacio e pepe (Pecorino Romano cheese and pepper) and my nomination was for spaghetti all carbonara (with ham and egg).

We headed off to our show-Born to Dance
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On this day we walked off the ship and walked around Bar Harbor a bit, then had lunch at Galyns (lobster roll and chowder for me and fish for DH.) Afterwards we did the tour of Acadia in a 10 passenger luxury van with driver and guide. Because we did not rush to get on the first bus, our bus only had 8 passengers so there was lots of room to spread out on the 4 bench seats. Our guide was a former park ranger and he explained how Acadia was started as an area for wealthy summer homes which were destroyed in a forest fire in 1947 that resulted in the land being turned into a National Park. He pointed out the many ruined stone walls, stone staircases and foundations in the area and explained how the fire affected the flora and fauna in the area so that we could spot new growth as opposed to old growth - very interesting. The tour include Thunder Hole, the lighthouse and the summit of Cadillac Mountain with a stop for popovers and blueberry lemonade in the park. On the way up Cadillac Mountain we spotted a porcupine walking along the road. The guide said he had never seen one so far up the mountain. All in all it was an awesome day! It had been many years since I had visited Bar Harbor and it was just as I remember. Truly magical.

I had wondered what that other cruise ship was - I thought maybe a Holland America ship, but now I know it was Crystal Serenity! Thanks for answering that question!

That night we ate at the Chef's Table. It was a lot of food. Frankly, I was mostly full after the 4 appetizers they served us in the kitchen so I barely ate the wild mushroom risotto and could hardly touch the massive entree much less the huge dessert. All and all it was a great meal, just way too much food!
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Norris, the Thirsty Whale we enjoyed the clam chowder and yummy breaded shrimp:








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At home
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Norris

Another Fan signing in late with good reason. In October when you started this story we had just returned from a Trans Atlantic cruise from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale on the Caribbean Princess. And, that had followed our ride on the Ruby from Vancouver to Seattle to Alaska back to Seattle.

So, my list of Honey Do's was.....pages...long. Today I just finished upgrading the guest bathroom in prep for the Hungry Hoard that will fall on us for the Holidays with knife and fork in hand.

Mrs 4x4 was really bummed out when she found out that Hector had moved off the CB. She had decided that he was her main attraction to go to the MDR. Three different cruises he sang to us.

Your photo's bring back good memories of our 10 day classic Canada and New England Cruise on the CB in Sept 2015 from New York North to Quebec City. Yup, Hector was there also.

Will continue to follow along and will sign in Next year to catch your Trip Report when you get back.

Thanks
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I am finally all caught up! Wow, those Bar Harbor photos were gorgeous!! I've never been there (and perhaps I missed my chance after years of taking long weekend trips to Maine), but it was great to see such a beautiful town through your eyes Thanks again for posting!
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