We cruised on Holland America's Maasdam the second week of August. Wanting to get a more in depth and personalized tour of PEI, we decided to skip the ship tours and book this one based on previous reviews. We found two other couples to take the tour with us, although even if we were the only couple, it would have been more than worth it. Bill Murray outlined where he would be taking us, but we were free to change the itinerary to suit us. We didn't need to change a thing. My husband had been to PEI on a golf trip several years ago. He said he learned more about the island from Bill in the first ten minutes than he did in that entire week. However, it was the entire experience with Bill as our guide that made it so special. Bill was prepared for everything, from home baked goodies, fun props while we posed for memorable photos, souvenir pins, towels so we could wade at a beautiful beach, teaching us about mussel farming, and so much more. We visited a historical church, Province House, the Lieutenant Governor's residence where Will and Kate stayed on their visit, giant sand dunes at the beach, picturesque seaside cliffs, a historic hotel, the Anne of Green Gables site, and a wonderful studio gallery with unique local art. We saw eagle and osprey nests. I got all the flower photos I could ask for at the gardens we visited. When I had an urge for fish and chips, Bill took us to a local place to satisfy my craving! Prince Edward Island came alive through the stories Bill told us. His wife grew up on the island, so there is a lot of family history there. Speaking of family history, we visited North Rustico and met Emard Court, the 93 yr old former lobster fisherman who is a surviving member of the well known local Court family. He lives next to the lighthouse and loves to greet visitors. Our day was more than the places we went, and I haven't even listed them all. Bill had such passion for the island and it made our experience more than we could have hoped for.