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Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:38 pm
by PKI Jizzman
Wow, thanks for all of the awesome photos! As someone who's never done a cruise this paints a pretty vivid picture about what all there is to do, see, eat, and drink. Now I'm just overflowing with positive vibes from reading this TR, haha. Can't wait for the next chapter Adam!

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure SJ

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:01 am
by jedimaster1227
The next morning we woke up early to get our long day in Saint John, New Brunswick started. This was the only day on our Transatlantic Cruise where we planned two Port Adventures, so we needed to maximize our time in port as much as possible. Of the three Canadian ports we would visit on this cruise, this was my most anticipated, specifically for what we had planned.

First up was a land and sea tour of the Bay of Fundy. I'd grown up learning about this natural phenomenon through O, Canada at Epcot so I was eager to see the rising tides for myself. The tour was really fantastic in that it took us around the Bay by bus, stopping us off at a few viewing locations where we could see Reversing Falls, the place where the Bay of Fundy and the Saint John River meet. Following our bus ride, we circled back to the harbor to hop on a cruiser to see Reversing Falls up close. From the boat we could see a variety of local wildlife including bald eagles and seals. We spent about 30 minutes circling Reversing Falls, circling the natural whirlpool caused by the joining of two bodies of water. At the time we did this Port Adventure, it was low tide.

We returned to the ship for lunch and a viewing of John Carter (on demand) in our stateroom before heading back out to catch our next Port Adventure... The Moosehead Brewery tour! As a fan of Moosehead, I was excited to get the chance to tour the brewery firsthand. As it turns out, all Moosehead beer distributed internationally is produced from this, the one and only brewery to the label's name. As with most brewery tours we had the chance to learn every step in the brewing process, but what I found most exciting about this one was that we could enjoy unlimited samples during the tour and had the chance to try some Moosehead Lager straight from the brewing barrel without all of the preservatives that allow it to hold past bottling. Following the tour we were able to purchase more samples (which we did) before heading back to the ship...

Our cruise was nearing its end, with one more day at sea before we'd pull into port in New York City...

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:45 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Such an awesome cruise! Good food,good excursions, all the little details you'd expect from Disney. Glad you had fun!

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:16 pm
by Nrthwnd
An amazing trans-Atlantic cruise, to be sure! And the Maritime Provinces are a whole section of Canada I have, sadly, yet to visit. Glad you enjoyed your adventures there, ashore. And Moosehead! How could you go wrong with that? :smile:

Thanks for sharing (nearly) all of your trip.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 5:50 am
by Garet

I think it's a reference to a British kids show called Tugs. Imagine somebody who made Thomas the Tank Engine said 'Let's do the same... but with boat's,' Don't think it did well, I remember having a VHS of 4 episodes from a 2 pound bargain bin when I was really young.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 4:14 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
You are correct. It's called Theodore Tugboat.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure DMFDay

PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:32 am
by jedimaster1227
As our cruise was winding down (and the last stop on our Grand European Adventure was winding up), it was time to enjoy one final day at sea aboard the Disney Magic... Which meant more food, more fun and an unforgettable end to our 11 night Transatlantic Cruise!

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure NY1

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:28 pm
by jedimaster1227
After so many days at sea, we were eager to stretch our land legs and maximize our limited time in New York before our vacation was over. It had been over a decade since I last visited New York City... In that time the Freedom Tower had been built from the ground up, Stage Deli had closed and Scott's Pizza Tours had crossed my radar. This trip was also the opportune moment to revisit Coney Island for the first time since since the
TPR East Coast Trip 2008 and to stop by Flushing Meadows to visit the 1964 World's Fair grounds.

We also managed to attend two tapings (Ryan and Kelly and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), see two shows on Broadway (The Lifespan of a Fact and Phantom of the Opera) and consumed copious amounts of pizza during and after Scott's Pizza Tours. Overall it was an incredible end to the best vacation we'd ever taken... And after three weeks away from home, it was time to head back.

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure NY2

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:28 pm
by jedimaster1227

Re: Photo TR: Adam's Grand European Adventure

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:57 am
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! That pizza looks fantastic and Coney Island is always a joy.

I actually like Thunderbolt. Yes the panini press restraints come down tight, but I've found the ride fairly smooth. The people I rode with both times thought the same thing.

Out of curiosity, did the carousel have music playing? They didn't last year and it felt sort of creepy to ride a carousel without it.