carnivalgloryI’m so thrilled that Carnival Cruise Lines is now offering seasonal departures out of the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston.  Instead of having to fly or drive to a departure port, I just have to drive the 15 miles to Boston, park my car, and board the ship.

This month, I’m joining a press trip on the Carnival Glory for a five-day cruise to Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Carnival is offering these five day cruises as well as a four day cruise that stops in New Brunswick through July 26, 2012, and are already scheduled to return for 2013.  The prices are great for a summer vacation, and since New Englanders won’t have to fly for the departure, it really can be a fabulous deal. 

The 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory offers deluxe amenities you’d expect from a cruise ship, including a 270-square-foot Seaside Theatre poolside LED screen displaying movies, concerts and other programming, a 13,300-square foot spa, four swimming pools, and a full range of dining venues.

I’ll be back with a full review of the ship, as well as the ports of Halifax and St. John.

To learn more, visit the Carnival Cruise Line website.

Jodi Grundig, Finance Traveling Mom, regularly writes about her travels on Family Travel Magazine and Mom’s Favorite Stuff.

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