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It was my style – not luxurious, etc.
The crew were THE most helpful, kind, considerate people you could imagine. It consistently went out of its way to accommodate what ever you wanted – e.g.: I had washed out a T-shirt in our cabin which was taking forever to dry. So, I went to the front desk, explained the dilemma and NO problem – give it to us, we will dry it (and ironed it) and have it back to you soon.
Our cabin was an outside cabin, small and adequate – one does not spend time in one’s cabin on a cruise. It was self contained with a funny bathroom – cramped for space the toilet was part way in the shower. The shower was fantastic – all the hot water you could want.
Cabins came singles, twin, double, bunk – with or without amenities. We had with. Others had a sink in the room and went down the hall to the toilet / showers. Interior and exterior (with port holes).
We had a cafeteria breakfast – everything from fruit, yogurt, cold cereal, eggs (two kinds), French toast, bacon / ham / sausage, toast and coffee, tea, etc. Lunch was a sit down affair – soup / salad, main course, always something chocolate for dessert (not quite but almost). I opted for soup and a BIG salad. I’d never make it through two major meals in a day. Dinner was another sit down affair with table cloths, napkins, stemmed glasses, etc. Always two choices of main course. One could order wine with meals.
In addition to the breakfast / lunch / dinner arrangements, there was a snack bar from which you could purchase drinks, snack foods, etc.
There was an entertainment lounge – Island performers. There were talks or films about features of the St. Lawrence River, whales, birds, and about the Island.
You could book tours while on the Islands or rent a car – we rented – easier to see what we wanted to see.
There were stop overs at a place called Chandler on the Gaspé as well as at Quebec City. You could book a tour for each of those stops or – I am a walker and just took off to see what I could see. LOTS –
The fellow passengers were a mixed group – many had been on other cruises, some were on this cruise for the 2-3 time. Honeymooners, retired folks, etc. We were seated in groups of 4 or 6 at the sit down meals – the crew tried to be sure we were at a table where the other diners spoke English – my friend was conversational in French – I am not.