We're making the same cruise, only a couple of weeks earlier. We did a similar cruise on Carnival Destiny a few years back, and decided to give the line another try. We love the ports of Halifax and Saint John and look forward to returning. (It will be our 4th time in Halifax and 3rd in Saint John.) I'm happy to help with excursions. Are you looking for history, scenic tours, or something else? There is so much to do and see in and near both cities.