Our ship also docked in Sydney, Nova Scotia. We chose the Celebrity shore excursion: Lure of Lighthouses and Fortress of Louisbourg. Honestly, I chose this excursion because a woman from Halifax recommended visiting the Fortress. Here are the highlights:
At 9:00 am, we met in the Rendez Vous lounge. At 9:21 am, we headed to the bus. By 9:34 am, we were on our way. The Louisbourg Fortress is the reconstruction of a 1744 settlement. It’s the biggest historical reconstruction in North America. About one-fifth of the settlement has been reconstructed.
After about a 45 minute drive, we arrived at the lighthouse. We had 15 minutes for a photo stop. I got the best photos as we headed up the drive to the lighthouse.
We were back on the bus at 10:33 am. It was about a 30 minute drive around the by to the Fortress. At 10:55 am, we were off the bus. We were give about an hour and 15 minutes at the site.
The tour guide led us to a large map of the original settlement. Then, we headed to Engineer’s house for hot chocolate and more information about the settlement. This took about 15 minutes. The tour guide then guided the group to meet with a solider. We declined because we wanted more time to explore the settlement. We had to be back on the bus by 12:10 pm. This was not enough time.
We were back at the port at 1:00 pm.