Time for a New Cruise Countdown

I haven’t added a new travel countdown recently, so now is a good time to correct that situation. Get ready Canada and New England because I’ll be visiting in October 2014.

Last night we booked a 10-day Canada & New England cruise on Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess (Voyage R439). We start the cruise with an overnight onboard in Quebec City, and leave the following night. We make our way east to ports in Quebec, PEI, and Nova Scotia. Then we head down to Bar Harbor, Boston, and disembark in New York.

This cruise will be our first Canada & New England cruise, and is one we’ve wanted to do for some time. We plan on arriving in Quebec City a few days early so that we can relax before our cruise and enjoy the city. My great-grandfather, Alcid Germain, was born in Saint-Gabriel in Quebec, but unfortunately it isn’t close enough to include a visit this time. That will have to wait for a future trip.

We’ve sailed on Ruby’s sister ship Emerald Princess before, so we know what to expect onboard. After our cruise on Royal Princess later this year, we may be a bit spoiled, but I’m sure we’ll feel at home on Ruby pretty quickly. Only 498 days to go…

In case you’re looking to book a cruise and don’t have an agent with whom you normally work, let me recommend Simon Duvall. Simon is one of the hosts for the weekly Cruise Chat on Twitter. We’ve booked our last couple cruises with him.

Here is our complete itinerary if you’re interested.
Ruby Princess 10 Day Canada and New England

Cruise Itinerary
Day Port Arrive Depart
1 Quebec City, Quebec Overnight Stay
2 Quebec City, Quebec 5:00 PM
3 Ville Saguenay, Quebec 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
4 Gaspe, Quebec 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
5 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
6 Sydney, Nova Scotia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
7 Halifax, Nova Scotia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
8 Bar Harbor, Maine 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 Boston, Massachusetts 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
10 At Sea
11 New York, New York 7:15 AM