Celebrity Summit Cruise Review by JHU
- Sail Date: September 2017
- Destination: Canada & New England
- Cabin Type: Concierge Class 2
Quebec City is a favorite port with so much to offer, particularly with an over-night stay. We docked at the cargo pier about two miles from the lower city but the shuttles provided were well organized. I had not been to Boson for thirty years and was glad to have taken the ship's excursion at the last minute. For a different experience in Portland, if you have a later departure, take the Casco Bay mail-packet boat ($14 for seniors for 3.5 hours on the water). The boat transports islanders between downtown Portland and their homes on the Casco Bay islands. We stopped at seven +/- islands and delivered lumber, flats of shingles, boxes of bananas, etc. We had school kids coming home at the end of class, people with their dogs and groceries and folks like us. It was very interesting to have a peek at island life for this city dweller.
The passengers came from afar such as Australia, Vancouver, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, etc. Of course, quite a few of us were from the East Coast. Thoroughly enjoyed socializing with everyone.
My complaints have to do with the terminal: at embarkation only one check-in desk for Elite, etc.; took 45 minutes and I arrived early; also, at disembarkation, finding a porter was disorganized and time consuming. However, that said, I had a marvelous time on the Summit and recommend her sailings to Canada/New England and Bermuda (two overnights).
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