Virtual Cruise with Mary Alyce: Boston, Massachusetts

[Editor’s Note: We continue our Virtual Cruise with Mary Alyce on board the Holland American Eurodam. Today she shares with us her stop in Boston.]

We docked in Boston with 2 other ships, Caribbean Princess and Crystal Symphony. It was very crowded in Boston with the regular tourists, school trips and all the cruisers.

We could not find any Boston baked beans but found the Quincy market full of all kinds of eateries. We saw lobster macaoni and cheese, many kinds of chowder and stews and lots of fish and crab, no beans. We explored Fanueil Hall and the freedom trail. On our walk we visited 3 Catholic churches and the Old North Church where Paul Revere started his ride.

We also explored North Boston, the Italian section of the city. We found a little cafe and had cheap and tasty eggplant parmisagna & veal marsella. The bakery down the street had three different kinds of canoli, of course we had to take some back to the ship to share with our dinner partners.

The menu on the Eurodam has been tweaked and changed somewhat from the standard HAL menu. They even had seared and blackened tuna tonight and the desserts are quite unique,mixed berry bread and custard pudding for dessert.

Tonight they had the four lead singers do a Broadway medley in the Queen’s lounge, a great performance. Tomorrow Newport, RI. The weather has been great and the sunset as we left the harbor was magnificent over the skyline of Boston, took lots of pictures the colors were outstanding.