Definetly the Loyalist Trail looks better.
I have aquestion on the Astor's Beechwood Mansion- Which Newport Mansion is it nearest? Is it walking distance to the start of the Cliff Walk? I wish they had the Murder Mystery Tour earlier- it starts at 1:30 but we have to be on the ship by 2:30. We can still do the Living History Tour though! It looks awesome thanks!
In St John's we've decided to take a taxi ($12) for 4 people...for a 6 min cab ride to Fallsview Rest Building to check out the observation deck and Rooftop Theatre (address: 200 Bridge Road 506-635-1999/506-635-2250.
Then walk 10 min to the Reversing Falls JEt Boat Ride located at Fallsview Park 506-634-8987
The ride we reserved is at 12:00 so we have to be there by 11:30. The ride is 20-30 min long. it was $40 canadian money per person. reservation is held on a credit card with a 48 hr cancellation policy. After the ride/change to dryer clothes....Take a cab to the Old Burial Ground, and walk from the far side of the Loyalist Trail towards the cruise ship.See: Old Burial Ground, Fire House #2, Court House spiral staircase, King's Square, City Market, Trinity Church.
We look forward to a wonderful trip.
I've never exchanged $ on the ship. Instead, I make a withdrawal from an ATM once I get to my first Canadian port. This is pretty much to handle tips and smaller purchases, as we tend to use credit cards for meals and most shopping. I don't know if this is the best way, though. Hopefully, someone else will chime in on $ exchange on the ship.