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Boston has a lot to offer, but if you are on a cruise this could be your day. Dropped off at Quincy Market by the shuttle bus, then catching the Freedom Trail. We start by taking you to the visitor's centre in Faneuil Hall run by The National Park Service. Behind that building is the trail in mid stream. The Freedom Trail...
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Baltimore is a major city built around a harbour, not just a gateway port to Washington. You will dock in the deep water outer harbour, about a 20 minute walk from the inner harbour. If there is a queue for the shuttle bus you may challenge yourself with the walk as the shuttles can be sparse. Maryland is one...
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Boston harbour was a mess a generation ago, and the docks like all docks have changed from the warehouses to containers. That means the old warehouses are now offices and apartments and the seafront is totally different, the water cleaned up. In order to save public access, the Boston Harbour Walk was developed and is 43 miles of a 12...
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New York only has three cruise ship terminals, and this is the one favoured by the Queen Mary 2, though is also used by the Crown Princess, the Regal Princess and the Aurora. Brooklyn Cruise terminal on the Upper Bay in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, is not the best place to dock, not even the locals know...
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If you are looking for a book - who you gonna call? Sorry we had to use the Ghostbusters line but films do make things famous, and Ghostbusters arguably have done more for the New York Library than its 18 million books. The 1984 hit film was conceived and starred Dan Aykroyd and it is claimed to be the...
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Midtown does not have the same ring to it as Downtown or Uptown, but it does have more than a few great gems from Grand Central Station to the Rockefeller Centre, to Madison Gardens to the Hudson River. The bus makes them easy and gives you knowledge and tips, we share some with you, but the tour will give...
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Sailing up the Hudson River into Brooklyn is quite a spectacle, and although it was a completely different skyline when immigrants sailed on steam ships to be interviewed on Ellis Island, it would have been no less dramatic. means you dock with a view of the Statue of Liberty, though she can be seen from many places. Our presenter...
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Canada, New England, USA - Anthem of the Seas We joined the Aurora (R715) in Boston, so we thought we would show a little of this route not just with our films but with another great film from Mogens Hallas who we like to feature here on Doris Visits. This cruise takes in Boston, Portland, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine, Halifax NS...
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The first time we went to New York it was tough and we felt we had seen nothing of it and felt disappointed. This time we decided that as it is a huge city like London, and it needs both explaining and to be put into perspective, we decided to take the Bus Tour. We went with Big Bus...
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Just arrived in Boston and been out testing the new camera, the Canon XC15. OK, so it is first run and we have not got the hang of it yet, and we had to stop for a few beers at CHEERS bar. Cheers, the new bar is a rebuild of the original bar, The Bull and Finch Pub, that...