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Published: October 2nd 2013
Boarded the ship - Holland America Lines - the Eurodam at around lunchtime. Some confusion when going through the customs area - when we were misdirected by one young man - several times but eventually got to where we had to be and did all the things we had to do. Dropped into our cabin and then met Ken & Noveen to show them around the important parts of the ship. Of course this meant Bar by Bar and stopping in at the Crow's Nest for our first drink..s. Later we had dinner and then stopped at the BB King band in the Queens lounge and sang and danced along with the music - was really good!
The ship wasn't leaving until the next day at 4pm so we stayed up late.
Today we had a free day before leaving Port so we went for a walk around a very quaint part of Quebec strolling along and checking out shops and the buskers in the cobbled streets. One busker was playing the harp which we hadn't seen anywhere before. We back up to Old Quebec using the 'Funicular' (which is a cable car which was fun but very steep)where
I bought some red Reiker shoes - love my red shoes!! Also bought a couple of scarves as the weather was not looking too good for the next few days. Also had a look around the place and then headed back to the ship.
Before sailing we all had to do the emergency drill - if you don't attend you don't sail - simple as that. While I was waiting for John to meet me there - I saw some old friends from way back! Don and Kay Whibley - we have mutual friends in Adelaide and Kay is hosting a trip for her brother - Phil Hoffman who is the Travel agent we used for the trip. Great to catch up with them and have continued to catch up for drinks etc.
Drill done - drinks time! OMG there was lots of drinks around during the Happy Hour..... fortunately there was no sore head the next day.
The first sailing day was along St Lawrence river which was a day at sea and the following day we docked into Charlottetown - well known for its lobsters and also the home of Anne
Lyn & Noveen
this is a trick done by one of the onboard waiters.
of Green Gables author LM Montomery. There was a huge shop with books and all souvenirs of all things to do with Anne of Green Gables for sale.
Charlottetown was a lovely little town in the Province of Prince Edward Island. Horse drawn trolleys are used to ferry visitors around the town, hop on and hop off buses are available as are the ship organised excursions such as a culinary walk, Panoramic Island Drive, Light houses of Prince Edward Island and several other excursions. We chose to just wander around the town which was very pleasant... although suspect the hop on hop off bus may have been a better choice.
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