Traveling to Halifax, Nova Scotia to board the Crystal Serenity for a cruise along the eastern coast of the United States

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – I am very fond of small cities. They have a certain charm, a degree of friendliness, not found in their larger counterparts. Cities like Dublin, Charleston and San Juan come to mind. Halifax certainly fits that description. It is compact, walkable, easy to get around and everyone is helpful. We flew into Halifax on Wednesday in advance of boarding our cruise on the Crystal Serenity today. We added an extra day to our …

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Lovely weather in Halifax makes for a great Sunday tour

September 25, 2011 HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – After days and days of cold, chilly weather the sun shone all day in Halifax and temps got up into the 80s which made for a glorious Sunday. Halifax is such a pretty city. It had been 30 years since I visited here and the waterfront is totally changed. Yes, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is still the centerpiece but everything around it seems new. It was by far …

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Le Boreal in Halifax

Le Boreal was welcomed to Halifax by kilted musicians, a bagpiper and drummer. Crystal’s Symphony and Silversea’s Silver Whisper were already here, docked in the world’s second largest natural harbor (Sydney, Australia is the first). After clearing Canadian customs, the various tour groups disembarked. My 3 ½ hour city tour was led by Barb, a kilted local who told our group that there were probably more kilts here in Nova Scotia (New Scotland) than in Scotland. Cameras …

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