Some of the highlights we enjoyed about the week's cruise:
- Visiting the ports in New England that the mega-ships never enter.
- Ethnic lunch in a Portuguese Restaurant in New Bedford.
- Fresh Maine Lobsters served onboard for during dinner in New Bedford.
- Visiting with a local artist in Martha's Vineyard.
- Touring Block Island and its working lighthouse that was moved back from the eroding cliff it was originally built on.
- A delicious crab roll sandwich in Newport, Rhode Island.
- Casual atmosphere with friendly fellow passengers.
- Freshly baked cookies in the morning.
- Evening complementary cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres.
Some of the low-lights about the week's cruise:
- American Eagle rolls severely in swells. If you're prone to mal-de-mer make sure you take your wristbands, Dramamine, or a patch if you cruise to the New England Islands. Motion sickness isn't a problem if you cruise on calmer waters. The American Eagleoffers weekly cruises on the Hudson River from Haddam, Connecticut; the Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore, Maryland; and on the Inland Waterway south to winter in Fort Myers, Florida.
- Food preparation was uneven. The chefs had a heavy hand with the salt shaker.
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