Panoramic view of the Portland, Maine coast and the Spring Point Ledge lighthouse
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Cruise to Portland, Maine

Once you set foot on the historic cobblestone streets of Portland, Maine, you'll know what keeps visitors flocking to these shores from around the world. Located in the heart of Casco Bay, Portland is home to a mix of activities, from outdoor adventures to artfully curated excursions and food experiences that will leave your taste buds wanting more during your cruise to Portland. Create an adventure in this sophisticated seaside city that perfectly matches your taste: Hike Casco Bay out to the lighthouse, peruse through the shops of Congress Street and the Old Port, or taste your way through the many highly regarded breweries inside the city limits and just beyond.
National Language English
Currency Accepted U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Portland

A close up view of the Portland Head lighthouse

Portland, Maine, Portland Head Lighthouse Close Up

Lighthouse Tour

Lighthouse Tour

Situated on the ocean, in the heart of Casco Bay, the Portland area is home to six lighthouses, all within 20 minutes of the city center. The Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park is the most iconic. Walk the paved oceanside trail afterward for views of the ocean.

Homemade fritters topped with sugar

Portland, Maine, Homemade fritters

Indulge Your Taste Buds

Indulge Your Taste Buds

Portland put Maine on the culinary map. The food scene is full of creativity and flavor, with dishes can be as local or as international as you'd like. Enjoy the catch of the day at Portland Lobster Company. If it's sweets you're craving, head to The Holy Donut. For a twist on New England cuisine, check out EVO Kitchen + Bar. Finish with a nightcap at Blyth and Burrows.

A bicycle locked to a railing at a harbor in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine, Bicycle near harbor

Breweries by Bicycle

Pedal along the ocean as you sip local brews and learn all about the city's rich history — and its equally rich beer culture during your cruise to Portland. With over 25 microbreweries in Portland, there are beers here for every palette.

Opened oysters on a white plate

Portland, Maine, Oysters on a plate

Local Cuisine

In just the last five years, the food scene in Portland has blossomed into one of the country's best. From historic pubs to nationally recognized restaurants, the food and drink here doesn't disappoint. Many of the best eateries are just outside the Old Port on Middle Street: Head there for oysters at Eventide (get there early on the weekends) or Belgian fries and paninis at Duckfat.

A lobster figurine

Portland, Maine, Lobster Figurine

Shopping

No matter what trinket you want to bring back from Maine, you can find it in downtown Portland during your cruise. Local and national stores alike line the cobblestone streets of Portland. The Old Port is where you'll find the most distinctive shops; head there for boutique and high-end fashions, home goods and souvenirs.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 If you're heading to the Holy Donut, be sure to get there early — they only remain open as supplies last.
2 Blake Orchard on Exchange St. is a hidden gem for healthy bites.
3 Walking shoes are a must, as many of the sidewalks are cobblestone or brick.

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