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Maine's impressive and vast coastline is best appreciated from the water – and aboard cruise ships, visitors can enjoy the scenic shore and visit Maine's seaside communities for a day of fun and adventure.
With cruises running from May through November and over 400 ships visiting the state each year, there is a perfect itinerary for all travelers. From majestic large cruise lines like Carnival andRoyal Caribbean International, which anchor in the cities of Portland and Bar Harbor, to smaller cruise ships that can visit small coastal towns like Belfast, Camden, and Eastport, cruising in Maine provides a truly unique way to experience Vacationland.
As a passenger on one of the nearly twenty different cruise lines that travel through the region, you can select a voyage that leaves from several major city ports, like New York or Boston, and travel north through Maine and often Canada. Cruise lines are adding Maine to their itineraries each year and American Cruise Lines new fleet of coastal cruise ships and Blount Small Ship Adventureshave designed wonderful trips to show off the best of the state.
Cruise lines offer endless fun both on and off shore including catamaran cruises of the islands and sea life, day trips to Acadia National Park, shopping trips and excursions to quaint towns and villages. In Maine’s largest city, Portland, you can walk through the Old Port sampling Maine foods or visit Maine lighthouses. History buffs will love Maine’s old mansions and working harbors, complete with tall ships just as they were 200 years ago.
No matter how you chose to enjoy your cruise, Maine will surely delight even the most veteran cruise-goers.