My husband and I took the Canada/New England Cruise out of Baltimore, MD on Royal Caribbean. We did not anticipate Hurricane Dorian to come from the Bahamas, miss Florida and follow our cruise itinerary! After spending two nights at the Baltimore pier (it was closed due to Hurricane), we followed the Hurricane up the east coast! Our cruise skipped Boston and Saint John but completed the rest of the stops on our 9 night cruise. The waters after the storm are extremely calm so the cruise ended up being the calmest ever! And we were at the front of the ship!
We did a tour of the park followed by a lobster lunch! Enjoy the pics!
Happy New Year! We decided to celebrate the New Year in Baltimore, MD. There’s so much to do in the area. We decided to go to the Medieval Times. Our first time going was a couple of years ago. At the time, my Mom didn’t want to go to Medieval Times because she was “winning” at the Maryland Live Casino. Anyway, this past weekend we all went and we enjoyed it!
The Dinner and Tournament shows start at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. We chose 4:30 pm. Everything is first come first serve to include seating. We decided to splurge and get the VIP Royalty package since we got such a good deal on the prices. See specials here.
We were royal guests of the King at the Tournament of the Knights. Doors opened 75 min prior to the show. There was a four course feast with either chicken or vegetarian. During the medieval times, there was no silverware so we ate with our hands. The meal starts with tomato bisque soup in a bowl with a handle you use for drinking. Next we got warm bread, a half roasted chicken (a little salty, but the most tender, juicy and flavorful chicken I have ever had in my life!), herb-roasted potatoes, half corn on the cob, and a pastry of the castle. We were all disappointed with the pastry. In the past, it was an apple turnover, but they served us a toll house chocolate chip cookie. 😪
We enjoyed our December 2014 cruise so much we decided to go on another one! But this time, we cruised on the Carnival Pride (see the ship below – ship capacity for 2,124 passengers). The Carnival Pride is an older ship and is smaller than the Quantum of the Seas which has a capacity of 4180 passengers.
Day 1 – Depart Baltimore, MD
Day 2 – At Sea
Day 3 – At Sea
Day 4 – Grand Turk
Day 5 – Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
Day 6 – Freeport, Bahamas
Day 7 – At Sea
Day 8 – Arrive Baltimore, MD
This cruise was so different from our first. We did not have to travel for 6 hours by bus to get to our departure port – only 90 min with traffic! We were able to board as soon as we arrived which was a lot earlier than our boarding passes indicated – nice! Continue reading →