Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 7

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 7

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 7 – Sydney, Nova Scotia

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 7

By WAVEJourney

 

WJ Tested: Exploring Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada on Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

 

DAILY CRUISE LOG

DAY 7: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Thursday September 13, 2018 – Sunny and 78 F
Ship’s arrival in port: 9 AM
Expected ship’s clearance: 9:30 AM
All aboard: 4:30 PM
Dinner dress suggestion: Casual

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney, Nova Scotia

 

Sydney is located on the east side of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and is the province’s second largest city. The community once relied on mining and steel, but now the main industries are call centers and tourism. The city was founded in 1785 by the British with the city being incorporated in 1904. The current population is approximately 33,000.

Jost House - circa 1786

Jost House – circa 1786 – in Sydney, Nova Scotia

The colonial seaport town of Sydney is compact with just a few historic buildings to see (worthwhile visiting is the Jost House – circa 1786 it is one of the oldest remaining wooden buildings in Colonial Sydney).

Cossit House in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Cossit House – the oldest house in Sydney, Nova Scotia (from 1787)

Also worth seeing are Cossit House – the oldest house in Sydney (from 1787), The Old Bank Gothic sandstone building built in 1899 for the Bank of Montreal, and St. Patrick’s Church – the oldest Catholic church in Cape Breton.

St. Patrick's Church in Sydney, Nova Scotia

St. Patrick’s Church – the oldest Catholic church in Cape Breton

St. George’s Anglican Church was completed in 1791.

St. George’s Anglican Church was completed in 1791.

At the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion are a few stores and a craft fare with reasonably priced locally made goods that make for wonderful souvenirs. It’s also possible to rent a bike or moped or mobility scooter for those that want the use of wheels to explore.

You can’t miss the giant fiddle on display outside the cruise terminal!

The Big Ceilidh Fiddle

The Big Ceilidh Fiddle in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Our day in Sydney was sunny and hot (for this area), and perfect for a lovely waterfront stroll along the wooden boardwalk where we could get some much needed exercise.

Merchant Mariner Monument on waterfront boardwalk in Sydney

Merchant Mariner Monument on waterfront boardwalk in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Not too far from the cruise terminal is Governor’s Pub where we enjoyed a local beer tasting in the beer garden.

Governor's Pub in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Governor’s Pub in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Beer flight at Governor's Pub in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Beer flight at Governor’s Pub in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Next we moved on to The Old Triangle Irish Ale House to sit on the rooftop patio for another beer tasting, poutine (fries, gravy and cheese curds = Canadian comfort food), and enjoy the view.

The Old Triangle Irish Ale House

The Old Triangle Irish Ale House in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Beer flight at The Old Triangle Irish Ale House

Beer flight at The Old Triangle Irish Ale House in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Before returning to the ship, we wandered the main downtown area and popped into the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design. This is a fantastic venue to view and purchase local arts and crafts – perfect souvenirs for yourself or as gifts.

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Street art in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Street art in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Back aboard Adventure of the Seas we enjoyed the dinner buffet in Windjammer before going to The Lyric Theater for the excellent Celine Dion tribute by Elisa Furr from Los Angeles.

Adventure of the Seas in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Adventure of the Seas in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

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NOTE: WJ were guests aboard Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas in September 2018. All information was correct at time of writing, but be sure to check for current details. All opinions and recommendations are completely our own. Read our full disclosure statement to see our review policy.

 

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