Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Maine Coast and Harbours

On this New England cruise explore the magical ports along the coastline of Maine, discover the stunning natural beauty of Bar Harbor and enjoy a traditional lobster bake, accompanied by expert historians and naturalists

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2944pp

Small Ship Holiday
  • Bar Harbor lighthouse
  • Bar Harbor
  • Maine coast
  • Portland
  • Maine lobster

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Discover the beauty and heritage of the coastal towns, historic harbours and fishing villages of the spectacular Maine coast accompanied by private island guides and knowledgeable on-board experts.

Explore the charming village of Belfast, known for its beautiful early 19th-century architecture, and uncover the historic districts of Castine and Belfast. Join a local guide for a walking tour of Camden to learn about its industrial past and admire the classic schooners in its pretty harbour. Visit Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Museum to view historic aircraft, automobiles and engines and collections by Maine artists, then enjoy a traditional lobsterbake luncheon on the shores of beautiful Penobscot Bay.

Boothbay Harbor is home to the famous Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens which feature dramatic natural landscapes and colourful sensory gardens, whilst in Bath the Maine Maritime Museum offers exhibits on Maine's rich seafaring history.

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Maine Coast and Harbours Itinerary

Day 1 - Portland (Maine)

Embark your ship in Portland.

Day 2 - Bar Harbor

Nestled on the east side of Mt. Desert Island and surrounded by the stunning scenery of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor's lovely vistas and abundant wildlife have welcomed visitors for over one hundred years.

Day 3 - Castine - Belfast

Castine was an important military site in the American Revolution and War of 1812, and its long history can be seen in the town's early 19th-century architecture. This afternoon admire Belfast's many art galleries and the historic sea captains' mansions that have been included on the National Register of Historic Places.

Day 4 - Camden

The pretty village of Camden is often described as the 'Tall Ship Capital of Maine' and features quaint shops and art galleries. Join a historical walking tour of Camden to learn about its industrial beginnings and its status today as Maine's yachting hub.

Day 5 - Rockland

Rockland is an exciting town with a vibrant art culture and thriving lobster industry. Spend your time touring one of Rockland's unique museums, including the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Explore downtown Rockland which features an eclectic collection of art galleries or relax on a park bench and watch classic schooners sail through the harbour.

Day 6 - Boothbay Harbor

This lovely historic town is lined with shops, boutiques and picture-perfect harbours dotted with lobster boats, pleasure crafts and windjammers. The town is also home to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens which is one of the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country.

Day 7 - Bath

Bath's centuries-old shipbuilding tradition has given it the name the City of Ships. It is home to the renowned Maine Maritime Museum which features exhibits on Maine's seafaring history, nautical heritage and maritime culture.

Day 8 - Portland

Disembark in Portland.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board accommodation
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Shore excursions
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Gratuities (payable at time of booking)
  • Port charges and fees
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • Bar Harbour - Acadia National Park
  • Castine/Belfast - Castine Historical Walking Tour
  • Castine/Belfast - Belfast Historical Walking Tour
  • Camden - Camden Historical Walking Tour (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Camden - Lobstering & Lighthouse Cruise
  • Rockland - Rockland City Museum Exploration (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Rockland - The Sail Power & Steam Museum
  • Rockland - Lobsterbake Luncheon (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Boothbay Harbor - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
  • Bath - Maine Maritime Museum

Special Features

  • Lobsterbake Culinary Themed Cruise - Enjoy a traditional Lobsterbake on our New England Islands cruise and indulge in many flavourful lobster dishes including tenderloin and stuffed lobster tail, Cape Cod lobster pot pie and whole steamed lobsters. Applies to 8, 15 Jun; 6, 13, 27 Jul; 3, 17 Aug and 13, 20 Jun; 18, 25 Jul; 8, 15, 22 Aug 2020 departures.
  • Holiday Themed Cruise - Travel to some of the most fascinating destinations in New England as you are treated to the best in holiday-inspired cuisine, music, and onboard and onshore enrichment. Applies to 29 Jun 2019 and 4 July 2020 departures.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 23rd - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £2944
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      Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3690 Brochure Price from: £3879 Brochure Price from: £5113
    • May 29th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
  • June
    • Jun 5th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jun 12th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jun 19th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jun 26th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 10th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 17th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 24th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Jul 31st - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Aug 14th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Aug 21st - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Aug 28th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3492
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3492 Brochure Price from: £4347 Brochure Price from: £4565 Brochure Price from: £5976
  • September
    • Sep 4th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3940
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3940 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £5141 Brochure Price from: £6722
    • Sep 11th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £4020
      Owners Suite Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC
      Brochure Price from: £6802 Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222
    • Sep 18th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £4020
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802
    • Sep 25th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3496
      Owners Suite Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC
      Brochure Price from: £5927 Brochure Price from: £3496 Brochure Price from: £4331 Brochure Price from: £4544

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 28th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Jun 11th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Jun 18th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Jun 25th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Jul 9th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Jul 16th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Jul 23rd - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Jul 30th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Aug 13th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
    • Aug 20th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3573
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3573 Brochure Price from: £4427 Brochure Price from: £4645 Brochure Price from: £6056
    • Aug 27th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3411
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3411 Brochure Price from: £4266 Brochure Price from: £4484 Brochure Price from: £5895
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £4020
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802
    • Sep 10th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £4020
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802
    • Sep 17th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £4020
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4020 Brochure Price from: £4980 Brochure Price from: £5222 Brochure Price from: £6802
    • Sep 24th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3496
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3496 Brochure Price from: £4331 Brochure Price from: £4544 Brochure Price from: £5927
Map for Maine Coast and Harbours