This was a last minute getaway, booked it one week before departure. I approached Tracy with the idea, we scrambled to get the time off from work and booked it that same day.
We booked this cruise for several reasons. Even tho we have an upcoming cruise on Carnival Miracle in October it had been a long 18 months since our last cruise in January 2011.
Some people thought we were crazy to drive to Boston to cruise back to Canada, we got teased on the ship when people found out we were Canadian returning to our own province no less.
The two ports were Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. We lived just outside Saint John from 1993 to 2002. Our response was we love cruising, the price was right and Boston is only a 5.5 hour drive from where we live.
Another reason was this makes cruise #7 and Miracle will be #8. Next summer we are planning a B2B on Liberty and Breeze. Cruise #9 and 10. Thus achieving our Platinum status before the Dec 31, 2013 deadline. Otherwise it would take us an extra 3 to 4 cruises to attain the 75 sea days required under the new VIFP program.
Warning, to those who have followed my reviews know that this will be a long one with tons of photos.
Pre-cruise:We left the day before, driving to just outside Boston. We stayed at the Courtyard By Marriott in Woburn.
MSC Divina Nov 4/17
Norwegian Escape Nov 11/17
Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam Nov 18/17
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
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Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022