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Cape Cod Central Railroad

Hyannis, MA, USA
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About Cape Cod Central Railroad
See the Cape by rail! The Cape Cod Central Railroad takes guests past marshes, cranberry bogs, dunes and other places only accessible by rail, but which ride to choose? Perhaps daytime narrated tales of the history of the canal and how cranberries are harvested? Or a relaxing weekday lunch or Sunday brunch is more your style? Maybe a sunset dinner train is just the ticket? We say why choose? Come explore all the Cape Cod Central Railroad has to offer. We run rain or shine. All aboard! Our award winning Elegant Dinner Train was featured among the top three dinner trains nationwide by TV Food Network's Dining on the Train. Join us for a gourmet meal as we journey through scenic Cape Cod and find out why.
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Inspire01763498256 wrote a review Yesterday
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We left the Buzzard’s Bay train station on the Polar Express train ride to the North Pole! Our 4 year old grandson was mesmerized by the singing and dancing. The young people acting on this train were very engaging! The reading of the Polar Express was perfect. We could have done without the hero boy and hobo. They really weren’t as interactive. Cocoa and cookies would have been nice on the train! It would have been nice to have the cocoa and cookies on the train!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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cjsMum wrote a review Oct 2021
New England43 contributions11 helpful votes
We're in our 70's & are trying to check off some boxes on our "bucket list." Riding the most expensive, highly touted, Dinner Train on the CCRR was on that list. One must be over 21 for the Platinum Class ride; alcohol is served - we were to have a 5-course meal, coffee/tea, apps, soup/salad, entrée & dessert - plus 1 free beverage (alcoholic - additional ones were a your expense). A 3+1/2 to 4 hr scenic tour. It was on us that we opted for the night train in Oct. 21 in NE - when the sun already goes down early & we probably wouldn't have very "scenic" views. That's OK as we anticipated having a wonderful time meeting others of ages 40's to 80's (basically - no "kids". haha). The Crewman Brian was absolutely wonderful; both of us had mobility issues & Brian ensured we were well taken care of. Only 6 other people opted for this Class of Dining experience; a well-seasoned server would have a really fun, layback (in the end - profitable) time taking care of the few of us. The lead-in promo stated we had a "dedicated attendant" - just for our Club Car - we expected this, at the cost of over $300 total for just 2 of us (X 3 more pairs of 2 = &1,200 just for this one car). There were probably over 150 others in the less expensive cars (still at @$50-90 ea.). We did have a fantastic time with the other couple on our side of the private bar (the other 2 pairs were on the opposite side & we never interacted with them). Once we got a first drink - it was about 20-25 mins before we ever saw an attendant again. The other couple knew a bit more about the "niceties" we were paying for - informed us & were quite upset about it. They were correct - we paid to be catered to & were not. Brian stepped in on a couple of occasions and was wonderful trying to calm everyone down & get us the appropriate service. That other couple keep us quit entertained; the gentleman was extremely knowledgeable about trains & we learned a lot about train history. Especially as the "tour announcements" were kind of useless; there being no visible views to associate his descriptions (remember - it turns dark in NE by 5:30-6pm). We were compensated by getting a refund of about $30 each [supposedly the difference between the next level class of service & ours]. We may try this again - but we would have to ensure of the level's accommodations especially for Seniors who cannot run around the train searching for someone who will attend to us. We realize there were far more people in the other cars - however, we paid for a more advanced level of service - a private, "dedicated attendant" so we didn't have to wait for others to be serviced. For the money they made on just 8 of us, they should have ensured that service detail. We were NOT traumatized or so disillusioned that we wouldn't recommend these train tours - just ensure they provide the service paid for. Just as an aside: we were notified just a few days before our scheduled CCRR tour that our original day/date was cancelled by CCRR & they first just wanted us to agree to reschedule for another available day/date. We already had plans made (though they were not cast in stone) for the other times - but we moved things around to accommodate their reschedule tours. Apparently they had more people calling in for the cheaper (& more fun?) Beer & Wine train; so they made our original time slot that type of ride & AFTER that called & told us we couldn't have our designated trip. Oh well. We were told the other couple would put in a review & they probably have more to say - they were more upset & had some drink issues also. We agree with them - just hope they write their own review.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Eve B wrote a review Oct 2021
Charlemont, Massachusetts34 contributions6 helpful votes
It was a good deal for us. We took advantage of CCDD and got BOGO! It was a wonderful way to spend 2 1/2 hours. The journey was relaxing and the narrator was very friendly and informative. We only had the excursion part, but plan on going next year to experience the dining.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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R H wrote a review Oct 2021
Texas359 contributions100 helpful votes
The ride was pleasant enough, but the scenery was greatly obscured by trees and brush. The fish entree was a bit dry, but what do you expect on a Local RR trip? I don’t regret taking the train, it just wasn’t all that I anticipated, particularly the scenery piece.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Michael R wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Cod, Massachusetts413 contributions157 helpful votes
IF you go, you have to sit in the dome car or you will be looking at tree trunks most of the time Food was mediocre, service great Commentary was mostly about cranberry. Water views not many. Mostly trees and brush Lunch train does not go over RR bridge Will not do it again Recommend only with major caveats
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Date of experience: October 2021
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