Royal Caribbean International

    • Call Us (866) 562-7625
 
Plan a Cruise    >   Shore Excursions    >   Excursion Details
< Back to Shore Excursions' Results
Lighthouses of Maine
Destination:

Port/City: Portland, Maine

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*54.00 USD (Adult)
*39.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:  N/A



Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Lighthouses of Maine - PW15

The spectacular rocky coastline nearby Portland, Maine is studded with lighthouses dating back over 200 years. On this half day tour you will see three prominent lighthouses and visit the Museum of Portland Head Light.
Ready to reserve this excursion?


The spectacular rocky coastline nearby Portland, Maine is studded with lighthouses dating back over 200 years. On this half day tour you will see three prominent lighthouses and visit the Museum of Portland Head Light.

Departing the pier you'll drive through historic Portland passing by the Eastern Promenade offering a panoramic view of Casco Bay, the Portland Observatory, the new Arts District, as well as the thriving commercial and business districts. Visit Bug Light, a steel structure lined with brick, that was first lighted in 1875 as an aid to navigation for this busy port. In addition, you will enjoy the Liberty Ship Memorial dedicated to the 266 ships built on the site during WWII. Commonly known as American Ugly Ducklings, these vessels were the workhorses of the WWII fleet, carrying cargoes of grain and mail, ore and ammo, trucks and troops in the fabled horizon-filling convoys.

Then it is a short jaunt to the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, a typical "sparkplug" style lighthouse constructed of brick on a cylindrical cast-iron caisson. Many vessels ran aground on this dangerous ledge before requests from seven steamship companies in 1891 convinced the government to build a lighthouse.

Then travel along Cape Elizabeth's rocky coast to Fort Williams, once a military outpost for coastal defense and now home of Maine's oldest lighthouse. First illuminated on January 10, 1791, Portland Head Light has since stood at the gateway to Portland Harbor for mariners traveling Maine's perilous coast. Here you will have ample time to explore the grounds and visit the impressive museum located in the former lighthouse keeper's quarters. The museum chronicles the history of the Portland Head Light and Fort Williams through permanent exhibits displaying original artifacts and documents, navigational aids, lenses, video displays, models and photography.


Ready to reserve this excursion?


Loading reviews........

Find A Cruise

Expand Your Vacation.
Find a Cruisetour

Any Destination
Any Month
Any Departure Port
Any Ship
Any Ship Feature

Call Our Brand Specialists Now

(866) 562-7625
Learn More About
Bullet Download a Shore Excursions Brochure

CALL OUR BRAND SPECIALISTS NOW

(866) 562-7625