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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 £3295pp

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

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save £320 per cabin! Book your cruise at least 9 months in advance to receive early booking discount. Prices shown include discount

Complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay! Available until 30 days before departure, subject to availability.

Maine Coast and Harbours Special Offer

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, Independence, 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

In Rockland visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum, which has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world, and the Farnsworth Museum which focuses on Maine artists. Later, savour local lobster, clams and mussels under a covered tent on the shore of beautiful Penobscot Bay while listening to superb musical entertainment.

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 Independence 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 Hills State Park 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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 29th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3455
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3455 Blue Water Price from: £4245 Blue Water Price from: £4445 Blue Water Price from: £5745 Blue Water Price from: £4900 Blue Water Price from: £4435
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Jul 13th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Jul 20th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Jul 27th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 10th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 17th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 24th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 31st - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3675
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3675 Blue Water Price from: £4515 Blue Water Price from: £4730 Blue Water Price from: £6115 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3890
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520 Blue Water Price from: £5000
    • Sep 14th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3890
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Blue Water Price from: £3890 Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5010 Blue Water Price from: £6485 Blue Water Price from: £5520 Blue Water Price from: £5000

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 6th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3295
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3455 Brochure Price from: £4245 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5745 Brochure Price from: £4900 Brochure Price from: £4435
      Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £4085 Blue Water Price from: £4285 Blue Water Price from: £5585 Blue Water Price from: £4900 Blue Water Price from: £4435
    • Jun 13th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3295
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3455 Brochure Price from: £4245 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5745 Brochure Price from: £4900 Brochure Price from: £4435
      Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £4085 Blue Water Price from: £4285 Blue Water Price from: £5585 Blue Water Price from: £4900 Blue Water Price from: £4435
    • Jun 20th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3295
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3455 Brochure Price from: £4245 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5745 Brochure Price from: £4900 Brochure Price from: £4435
      Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £4085 Blue Water Price from: £4285 Blue Water Price from: £5585 Blue Water Price from: £4900 Blue Water Price from: £4435
    • Jun 27th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3295
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3455 Brochure Price from: £4245 Brochure Price from: £4445 Brochure Price from: £5745 Brochure Price from: £4900 Brochure Price from: £4435
      Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £4085 Blue Water Price from: £4285 Blue Water Price from: £5585 Blue Water Price from: £4900 Blue Water Price from: £4435
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Jul 11th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Jul 18th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Jul 25th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 8th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 15th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 22nd - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
    • Aug 29th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3515
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3675 Brochure Price from: £4515 Brochure Price from: £4730 Brochure Price from: £6115 Brochure Price from: £5210 Brochure Price from: £4715
      Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £4355 Blue Water Price from: £4570 Blue Water Price from: £5955 Blue Water Price from: £5210 Blue Water Price from: £4715
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3730
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520 Brochure Price from: £5000
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520 Blue Water Price from: £5000
    • Sep 12th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3730
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520 Brochure Price from: £5000
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520 Blue Water Price from: £5000
    • Sep 19th - Portland and back - Sailing on: Independence From: £3730
      Cat A Cat AAL Cat AAC Owners Suite Single with balcony Single
      Brochure Price from: £3890 Brochure Price from: £4785 Brochure Price from: £5010 Brochure Price from: £6485 Brochure Price from: £5520 Brochure Price from: £5000
      Blue Water Price from: £3730 Blue Water Price from: £4625 Blue Water Price from: £4850 Blue Water Price from: £6325 Blue Water Price from: £5520 Blue Water Price from: £5000
Map for Maine Coast and Harbours