Maine is a magical place – unlike any other state in the country. Each port has beautiful parks and other historic districts to explore.
Experience the splendor and history of the Maine coastline this summer on one of our intimate cruises. You’ll travel to historic harbors, across sparkling rivers and bays, and indulge in the rich cuisine and one-of-a-kind culture that only Maine can offer.
Where Are the Ports of Call?
The luxurious 8-day/7-night cruise begins in the stunning city of Portland, Maine where you can enjoy the rugged beauty of the area. Lighthouses, seagulls calling in the distance, and spectacular views of the water will inspire and revive you.
Next, you’ll stop in Bar Harbor, where you’ll see wildlife and some of the most breathtaking views in the area. Then, travel to Belfast, where history enthusiasts will enjoy 19th Century architecture, touring sea captain’s mansions, and perusing art galleries. Your next port of call is the charming town of Camden, where you can relax and watch the unique array of ships that travel through the harbor, or stroll the city streets to shop and grab an ice cream cone. Rockland is your next destination, a vibrant locale featuring several art museums, as well as a thriving lobster industry.
On day 6, you’ll stop in Boothbay Harbor, considered the boating capital of New England. Here, you’ll see a variety of fishing boats and you can visit the ravishing Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. At the end of your journey cruising through Maine’s unique harbors and coasts, you will stop in Bath, which is known as the City of Ships. Bath Ironworks, a major American shipyard, was founded there in 1884 and has built and often designed battleships, cruisers, frigates, and destroyers for the US Navy. The downtown area is urban, yet has distinctive architecture that dates back centuries.
What is the Cruise Ship Like?
Hopping aboard The Independence is like stepping into a world of relaxation and comfort. The ship was built in 2010 and features spacious interior staterooms and balconies. There are a variety of open decks, where you can sit back and breathe in the fresh coastal air while you take pictures of scenery and wildlife. Each meal is a culinary experience that immerses you in Maine culture. You’ll also find a variety of unique activities offered aboard the ship, with onboard experts that can help answer questions about the area and bring the history of Maine alive.
By the end of your cruise, you will have experienced the full magic of Maine. Summer cruises are already filling up, so contact our agents to plan your trip, today!