Carnival Glory passenger Marilyn Clark received an unexpected surprise yesterday when she was preparing to board a bus for Aquila Tours’ Saint John Highlights Tour and instead was led to a stretch limousine for a private tour of the destination as the tour operator’s millionth guest.

Aquila Tours, which is celebrating 30 years in business, had been eagerly counting tour participants in anticipation of reaching the 1 million mark. The popular Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, tour company also treated Marilyn and her husband Gordon, who were celebrating their 46th  wedding anniversary on Carnival Glory, to a delicious lobster lunch and a gift basket filled with local must-haves.

Pictured here (from left) shortly after the surprise is Aquila Tours’ Melanie Colpitt and Beth Kelly Hatt, Gordon Clark, Carnival Glory Captain Salvatore Rassello and Marilyn Clark.

Carnival Glory is currently operating a summer schedule of four- to seven-day cruises from New York to the Canadian Maritimes.  The program runs through Oct. 6.