Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Jim_Iain

Jim_Iain Live!!! - B2B Summit New England and Bermuda Jun 5 & 16th

Recommended Posts

11 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

Sorry I wasn’t clear.  The cruise is November of 2020.  

I did wonder ! Will check that out later heading out soon for a couple of hours or so.

Really enjoying your posts great photos   and info . With  Bar Harbor wont see that on my Summit cruise but will on a  prior September Globus tour which will also be at an earlier time for the fall colours.Thats next year too for me.

 

Edited by Minya
fix

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Minya said:

I did wonder ! Will check that out later heading out soon for a couple of hours or so.

Really enjoying your posts great photos   and info . With  Bar Harbor wont see that on my Summit cruise but will on a  prior September Globus tour which will also be at an earlier time for the fall colours.Thats next year too for me.

 

o.k so its Barrier Reef Australia very nice then do you sail on the Dec10 2020 cruise Aus /NZ? Unusual not going to Auckland or Tauranga but is going to Picton , a pretty town part of Marlborough about 1.75 hours from here..There is a supermarket or two in Picton hmm not the cheapest ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

 

Many many make that mistake.  You should hear telemarketers when they try to pronounce three vowels in a row.  Instant give away.  

Could be worse the Welsh version has 4 vowels, Ieuan lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

Today we took a ships tour of Arcadia National Park.   First on the tour was Cadillac Mountain.  We were given 20 minutes to explore on our own.  Absolutely spectacular views.   

 

After that hat it was a ride around the circular route wit no additional stops.  Personally I was rather disappointed with the tour and can not recommend it.  Just a long boring bus ride  

Too bad the tour was a bust, looked like beautiful weather though.

 

We've taken the Island Explorer free bus (still needed to pay Acadia entrance fee) and enjoyed Acadia at our own pace.  Only thing, they don't go up Cadillac Mountain.  Would definitely recommend it for next time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Minya said:

o.k so its Barrier Reef Australia very nice then do you sail on the Dec10 2020 cruise Aus /NZ? Unusual not going to Auckland or Tauranga but is going to Picton , a pretty town part of Marlborough about 1.75 hours from here..There is a supermarket or two in Picton hmm not the cheapest ones.

Yea the second cruise is Sydney to New Zealand ending in Melbourne on Dec 23.  We are probably staying in Sydney for New Years and have a cruise booked in January in Asia.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Alushar said:

Could be worse the Welsh version has 4 vowels, Ieuan lol

 

Ahhh yes have seen some of the road signs I wouldn’t even attempt to pronounce.   We really love Wales especially Portmeirion. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TickledBlue said:

Too bad the tour was a bust, looked like beautiful weather though.

 

We've taken the Island Explorer free bus (still needed to pay Acadia entrance fee) and enjoyed Acadia at our own pace.  Only thing, they don't go up Cadillac Mountain.  Would definitely recommend it for next time.

I have it written down.  Someone at breakfast suggested to get the Senior National Park Pass.  It use to be $10 lifetime but recently increased to $80.  Now that’s inflation but prolly still worth it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Portland our final port. 

 

The Captains Club hostess has been encouraging us daily to come to Tuscan for breakfast.   Last night she tracked us dow in Blu to encourage us.  

 

True to form we we had breakfast there this morning.    It is well done and a beautiful brunch layout.  

 

DC7AED9A-B366-468E-882D-84F8D27709AD.thumb.jpeg.8af10e66610d6e840c8d830fde38fd74.jpeg

 

Then she delivered the bad news.  The dreaded Departure luggage Tags. 

 

9B429BC8-1BB2-4EBC-9781-050B9C52508A.thumb.jpeg.e89c8b21b50267020dd9460d13e82762.jpeg

97EEDCCC-3868-4B1D-B5A1-7CC13F897E3D.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Portland our final port. 

 

The Captains Club hostess has been encouraging us daily to come to Tuscan for breakfast.   Last night she tracked us dow in Blu to encourage us.  

 

True to form we we had breakfast there this morning.    It is well done and a beautiful brunch layout.  

 

DC7AED9A-B366-468E-882D-84F8D27709AD.thumb.jpeg.8af10e66610d6e840c8d830fde38fd74.jpeg

 

Then she delivered the bad news.  The dreaded Departure luggage Tags. 

 

9B429BC8-1BB2-4EBC-9781-050B9C52508A.thumb.jpeg.e89c8b21b50267020dd9460d13e82762.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Portland - 

 

Back in Portland.   Today we are taking tour W18B - Kennebunkport and Scenic Cruise.   

 

There are suppose to be Stormy weather the afternoon.  We almost cancelled but decided to give it a try.  Current forecast is it should hold off until 4:00-5:00.  Fingers crossed. 

 

82DE7D09-DEF7-4C62-8C80-B2BE56555F8F.thumb.jpeg.72e0af6af7a30be25d6d6ec98e918fb8.jpeg

 

17FD4D1B-28BB-4E5B-92B4-A2216CB25B12.thumb.jpeg.484be8b91777ba8437f77ec1fbc709f5.jpeg

 

A99D25FB-587E-4676-9747-C0AECCD2A074.thumb.png.9ed225f342b3e2ffdec5a947bbe338b8.png

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Jim_Iain said:

I have it written down.  Someone at breakfast suggested to get the Senior National Park Pass.  It use to be $10 lifetime but recently increased to $80.  Now that’s inflation but prolly still worth it. 

 

Yes, it's worth it if you like to visit national parks.  Many charge $25 admission.  I believe that only one of you would need to purchase it if you always go together.  I've had one for years, and it permits you to take a certain number of guests in with you (can't remember the number).  You have a wealth of beautiful parks available to you out west!  

 

Sorry your tour of Acadia wasn't the best, but you did get good weather for the view.  Many times the view is fogged in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/21/2019 at 4:27 PM, hcat said:

By contrast, we are babysitting our grandson and having hot dogs!!!

 

HCat  - your comment made me smile.  Hot dogs with the grandkids is just a different version of living your best life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jim,

Thanks again for the great info on the "New" Summit and the ports of call. You'll be getting off and  we will be getting on this Thursday.

 

Safe travels home.

 

Cathy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

5 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

 

Then she delivered the bad news.  The dreaded Departure luggage Tags. 

 

9B429BC8-1BB2-4EBC-9781-050B9C52508A.thumb.jpeg.e89c8b21b50267020dd9460d13e82762.jpeg

I also hate when these arrive!  Thank you so much for your wonderful pictures and insight. You have made me even more excited for our upcoming Bermuda cruise.

Looking forward to following you again on your next cruise adventure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tour of Kennebukport740CAC04-CCEF-4D6B-A60F-0C90E320D77A.thumb.jpeg.5ca34f7e453f6587fd906cd3f3644aed.jpeg

 

1A109BF3-EBD7-4505-92EC-1E52B0D263E3.thumb.jpeg.ae12a421e97c16aefcbcda0bf75d30fe.jpeg

 

98E69703-4D8D-4793-805F-27D7A314B0D8.thumb.jpeg.d1b07e7caac31a1c8d5e3f033c375116.jpeg

 

Bush Compound - the Bush’s are in residence and a number of Secret Service vehicles present. 

 

4C92244F-2051-47C8-BC50-CE5FC8A9D2FB.thumb.jpeg.6ac5d1fe3f523138f615cfb5a1f6d54a.jpeg

 

92892F1C-A349-446A-9CEC-176FC4685F18.thumb.jpeg.1c00c8a1055a954bd8046d3f82c94210.jpeg

 

DA302480-AA80-4F40-B111-DD58BD5378EF.thumb.jpeg.3be6c2ad1c730e5bc7601a659b090e5d.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We got a bit of drizzle just as we got to the Marina for our cruise. CD0392F3-D8D2-4E1A-946D-1905E90FC978.thumb.jpeg.f30250ec0511efac0625d6362f15304d.jpeg

 

766DEE5A-6940-4678-B0E8-FD90099143E2.thumb.jpeg.486161146f85c7f59924baf3132df391.jpeg

 

C8C39233-F680-425A-A2B9-842BBFA007AE.thumb.jpeg.32d3205a1865fac6c653b086cd8fb60d.jpeg

 

FD13F420-8A92-4AB1-B744-0BA09570C55A.thumb.jpeg.12132df649f8e98c693c35f6c3b1728d.jpeg

 

Bush Compound from the sea. 

 

707E1C49-0578-4217-9B69-83579BA10F67.thumb.jpeg.0039a5d528cc4404a69054c4bb0cd092.jpeg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, molik said:

Jim,

Thanks again for the great info on the "New" Summit and the ports of call. You'll be getting off and  we will be getting on this Thursday.

 

Safe travels home.

 

Cathy

Cathy. 

 

Hope you you have a wonderful cruise.  We have loved both the ship and especially the crew.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, SuzeCruz1 said:

 

HCat  - your comment made me smile.  Hot dogs with the grandkids is just a different version of living your best life.

Amen...hoping to get him cruising soon...for his 5th b day!  Besides hot  digs and chicken nuggets  his other  fav  food is filet mignon..so he'll fit in for sure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After the cruise the boat operator gave great advise on where to and where not to buy lunch.   The Spirit of Massachusetts was top of his list and steps from our tour boat.  

 

Huge Lobster Roll and French Fries with a yummy Garlic Aioli sauce.  D2E16441-A981-4A8E-8AE7-CF4FACFF9F1E.thumb.jpeg.71a2280a247de47016fd2be99d357b5d.jpeg

 

 

22BF7501-2B08-436B-B941-5A9DC5212634.thumb.jpeg.3d76d3d8dfcd50edc8d59acf5d67dc19.jpeg

 

910D8D37-CF1B-429F-A3A7-70B70492C733.thumb.jpeg.d4479d87eedd42efe73cdcd6961d9292.jpeg

 

6A6D399B-1B7B-457F-8EF4-8FBEE7DA3F37.thumb.jpeg.8a9a12979ce092162e31455565db45ec.jpegC79CD2A9-6431-46EB-9B6B-FFF37C40E791.thumb.jpeg.31132bec0b9518f914673ce236fd5a9c.jpeg

 

6000E66A-F89F-4BAB-94DE-D24BCCA22247.thumb.jpeg.4a7f5de33b67819362d75b89057116eb.jpeg

 

45C0A739-15DF-44C6-AAB6-E761FD70FB00.thumb.jpeg.3992e67a002255ac3b10b9d62c31b748.jpeg

 

F868E015-614C-4F1C-889D-E8B3508801BF.thumb.jpeg.634b23bba73c018646d83931f0d63fbd.jpeg

 

C48F6EE6-C279-4B7C-9785-2E1106C79FD1.thumb.jpeg.83d7b19ee4a4b205244e9ca842626d21.jpeg

 

F213E8E4-16F9-4226-ABA0-1F335F960D93.thumb.jpeg.91c695dd5874d40bc7de6cf90e35545d.jpeg

 

078B4817-AA9A-4993-B753-260C789CBBAD.thumb.jpeg.f6b7e9d426418ca39efa4c7364edabef.jpeg

 

BDB22182-A7B4-4F2D-82CF-43B80DEDD470.thumb.jpeg.d56298655939797f516942b18ef33d93.jpeg

 

C485F7EF-9EE8-461E-9B9B-F30FAC52A4F9.thumb.jpeg.2bd3161f4be8cfc90287d43d711eafa7.jpeg

 

2681B55D-69DC-42AC-A345-05DA9BC1D382.thumb.jpeg.d0c6f5d857f680c63d21c6720f5f50c3.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations

Announcements

×
×
  • Create New...