Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 8

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 8

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 8

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 8

By WAVEJourney

 

WJ Tested: Discovering Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada on Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

 

DAILY CRUISE LOG

DAY 8: Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Friday September 14, 2018 – Sunny and 77F
Ship’s arrival in port: 7 AM
Expected ship’s clearance: 7:30 AM
All aboard: 3:30 PM
Dinner dress suggestion: Formal. No shorts allowed in the dining room at dinner.

WAVEJourney in Charlottetown, PEI

WAVEJourney (Viv and Jill) in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada with Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the capital and largest city of Canada’s smallest province (only 224 km long). With a population of approximately 36,000, Charlottetown is called “The Birthplace of Confederation” after the 1864 Charlottetown Conference where the confederation was formed.

Street art and lobster!

Street art and lobster!

Tree-lined streets feature brightly colored Victorian homes, historic buildings, and the coastline has miles of red sandstone cliffs dotted with red sand beaches.

Brightly colored Victorian homes in Charlottetown, PEI

Brightly colored Victorian homes in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

We had shockingly warm and beautiful weather in Charlottetown (the locals told us this was nowhere near typical weather), which made it a wonderful day for picking up a tourist walking tour map and following the trail around the city.

SDU Place in Charlottetown, PEI

SDU Place in Charlottetown, PEI

St. Dunstan's Basilica

St. Dunstan’s Basilica – completed in 1919

Stained glass window in St. Dunstan's Basilica

Stained glass window in St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Charlottetown, PEI

St. Dunstan’s Basilica completed in 1919 was worthy of a visit – especially as the organ player was performing when we arrived. The stained glass windows are quite splendid.

Victoria Row in Charlottetown, PEI or shopping and dining.

Victoria Row in Charlottetown, PEI is where to explore for shopping and dining.

The Anne of Green Gables Store in Charlottetown, PEI

The Anne of Green Gables Store in Charlottetown, PEI

Along Victoria Row – a pedestrian street lined with authentic local shops and restaurants – we came across The Anne of Green Gables Store (famous children’s novel from 1908 written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery).

Beer flight at The Gahan House

Beer flight at The Gahan House Brewery and Pub in Charlottetown, PEI

PEI mussels at The Gahan House in Charlottetown, PEI

Delicious PEI mussels for lunch at The Gahan House in Charlottetown, PEI

Finding ourselves at The Gahan House – pub and brewery in the center of town – we enjoyed a beer tasting and an order of mussels in a delicious tarragon and white wine broth. Sitting at the bar, we learned much about the local scene from bartender Ferdi – say hi to him from us if you make it there!

Peake's Wharf in Charlottetown, PEI

Peake’s Wharf down on the harbor front in Charlottetown, PEI

Peake's Wharf in Charlottetown, PEI

Peake’s Wharf in Charlottetown, PEI is excellent for shopping and dining

Further wandering saw us at Peake’s Wharf down on the harbor front where there was live music, plenty of souvenir shops and a Cow’s ice cream shop (a favorite Canadian ice cream maker) to keep us entertained for an hour or so before making our way back to Adventure of the Seas.

Adventure of the Seas and Cruise Terminal in Charlottetown, PEI

Adventure of the Seas and Cruise Terminal in Charlottetown, PEI

The cruise ship terminal has visitor information, tour bookings, and plenty of souvenir shopping options.

Sail away out of the harbor was scenic with lighthouses and red rock cliffs along the shoreline. The sea was calm and smooth as glass, and a beautiful departure from PEI.

Adventure of the Seas sail away from Charlottetown, PEI

Adventure of the Seas sail away from Charlottetown, PEI – Red rock cliffs along the shoreline

 

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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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