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The Northeast - Coastal Maine - Boston to Bangor or ReverseCoastal Maine Cruise 78a Boston to Bangor or Cruise 79a Fall Colors of Maine Bangor to Boston


DAY 1 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Arrive today in Boston, center of Northeast history and culture. Boston is full of sites that make it famous as the birthplace of freedom - Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Bunker Hill, and the Massachusetts State House are just a few. If you have time, take a walk along the Freedom Trail, marked by a red line of bricks embedded in the ground. Board the Spirit of Nantucket to begin your voyage. D

DAY 2 PORTLAND, MAINE This morning, arrive in Portland, overlooking Casco Bay. In the morning, explore the city of Portland and its immediate area. Learn about the history and architecture of this town that has burned to the ground three times, only to rise bigger, better, and more beautiful on each occasion. The tour continues to Cape Elizabeth, where you'll visit historic Fort Williams Park- home of Portland Head Light, Maine's oldest lighthouse, commissioned by President George Washington in 1797.An optional tour this afternoon offers lovely views of Maine's famous southern coast during a drive to Kennebunkport, a charming coastal village. Seethe stunning Federal and Victorian mansions. Stroll through the center of town, with its art galleries, antiques shops, and upscale stores. BLD

DAY 3 BATH/ BOOTH BAY HARBOR, MAINE From our dock in Bath enjoy an optional full-day excursion that explores the mid-coast of Maine. Begin by delving into the rich history of Maine's boat-building heritage with a visit to the Maine Maritime Museum, New England's major repository for the preservation of maritime artifacts. Then continue to Boothbay Harbor - originally discovered by English fishermen in the 17th century. Today this picturesque village is considered the largest boating harbor north of Boston, with colorful sailing vessels dotting its charming harbor. The Spirit of Nantucket will meet the tour at its conclusion in Boothbay Harbor, where you will have the remainder of the evening at leisure. BLD

DAY 4 CAMDEN/ CRUISING PENOBSCOT BAY, MAINE With breathtaking views of steep mountain terrain and rocky beaches, Camden truly is "the place where the mountains meet the sea." For spectacular natural beauty, travel to the 900-foot summit of Mount Battie, with its grand panoramic view of the entire Penobscot Bay region. The tour continues to Farnsworth Art Museum, encompassing several buildings and displaying many 18th and 19th century works from the spectacular Wyeth Family Collection - Frank Benson, Eastman Johnson, Fitz Hugh Lane, and Thomas Sully are but a few of the masters whose pieces are displayed here. Enjoy an afternoon cruising scenic Penobscot Bay, arriving this evening in Bar Harbor. BLD

DAY 5 BAR HARBOR (FOR ACADIA NATIONAL PARK), MAINE The village of Bar Harbor - a place of inspiration, relaxation, and outdoor activities since the mid-1800s - is our jumping off point for Acadia National Park, a paradise of serene valleys, breathtaking peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and a sea-lashed coastline. The park has long inspired American painters and poets, and was created by early 20th century visionaries and businessmen. Local guides and our naturalist will accompany you ashore today to enhance your experience. Enjoy a full day and evening in this quaint township, perhaps sampling a fresh lobster from Frenchman Bay at a local restaurant. BLD

DAY 6 CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA Explore Campobello Island, the perfect place for walking and riding bikes. See the Roosevelt's summer home, the Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge and the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, all in this classic New England atmosphere. BLD

DAY 7 CRUISING PENOBSCOT BAY/ BUCKSPORT/ CRUISING THE PENOBSCOT RIVER, MAINE Relax aboard the Spirit of Nantucket this morning as you cruise Penobscot Bay, watching for marine life while enjoying the cool breezes from the decks of the ship. Around mid-day we dock at Bucksport, a charming seafaring port founded in 1779. Join a tour that includes historic Fort Knox, strategically located on the banks of the beautiful Penobscot River - New England's second-largest river system - which was a favored fishing area for Native Americans as early as 8,000 years ago. Your ship makes her final leg of this voyage sailing to Bangor. BLD

DAY 8 BANGOR, MAINE Disembark the Spirit of Nantucket after breakfast this morning and transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Request: Cruise 78a  or Cruise 79a Booking/Availability.

June 30, 2007 $2899 3149 3649 4249
September 15, 2007  $2899 3149 3649 4249
The cost of your cruise includes service charges for land-based personnel and $359 per person which covers taxes/port charges/fees and onboard services. On board gratuities are neither required nor expected. Prices are per person, double-occupancy, U. S. dollars. Single/Triple rates available upon request where applicable. Airfare extra.

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