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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
City is close to the ship since you take a boat to town. Very nice tourist area with friendly people. We had a lobster role at a shoreline hotel. It was pricey, but very nice setting.
City is close to the ship since you take a boat to town. Very nice tourist area with friendly people. We had a lobster role at a shoreline hotel. It was pricey, but very nice setting. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Another lovely walk-able port. There was an art show going on the park near the port. We had some wonderful seafood for lunch, that was caught earlier in the day.
Another lovely walk-able port. There was an art show going on the park near the port. We had some wonderful seafood for lunch, that was caught earlier in the day. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We booked a tour of Acadia National Park directly with the National Park. We booked it online months before we took the cruise. It was full and the day we were in port, all the tours were booked. It was cheaper booking it directly than ... Read More
We booked a tour of Acadia National Park directly with the National Park. We booked it online months before we took the cruise. It was full and the day we were in port, all the tours were booked. It was cheaper booking it directly than with the ship. You get the tour one block from the pier. I strongly recommend doing it directly if you want this tour. We took the 10:00 tour and had a lot of time to wander around the town which is very nice. Had lunch at Route 66 Restaurant which was delicious and a fun place to eat. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
pre season- free buses were not running. Went with local tour group. Finally got to the top of Cadillac Mountain
pre season- free buses were not running. Went with local tour group. Finally got to the top of Cadillac Mountain Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Bar Harbor was beautiful. We took a chance and rented a car out at the Bar Harbor airport. We booked a taxi in advance to take us out there and back. It was worth it. We did Acadia at our own pace and went for lobsters at Beal's. We ... Read More
Bar Harbor was beautiful. We took a chance and rented a car out at the Bar Harbor airport. We booked a taxi in advance to take us out there and back. It was worth it. We did Acadia at our own pace and went for lobsters at Beal's. We stopped in a number of places and drive ourselves around at a leisurely pace. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
With a 46` low temp that morning, I took a walk closer to noon after the tenders were opened up. It was good to know they had chartered local ferries, much more comfortable and faster to load. May have been possible because several tours ... Read More
With a 46` low temp that morning, I took a walk closer to noon after the tenders were opened up. It was good to know they had chartered local ferries, much more comfortable and faster to load. May have been possible because several tours had been cancelled due to morning chill and fog. I ate a warming bowl of lobster bisque, Yum! Renovations had been made along the seawall including a small sitting area with benches, a nice touch. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2019
Hired our own driver and hit all the special spots. Cadillac mountain, Arcadia National Park and ended with a Maine lobster, chowder and clams.
Hired our own driver and hit all the special spots. Cadillac mountain, Arcadia National Park and ended with a Maine lobster, chowder and clams. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Although we had to transfer ashore via boats, it went very smoothly. We didn't do any excersions, just walked around town and then found a "local" restuarant away from the port for lunch, which made it more reasonable.
Although we had to transfer ashore via boats, it went very smoothly. We didn't do any excersions, just walked around town and then found a "local" restuarant away from the port for lunch, which made it more reasonable. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2019
Bar Harbor is a beautiful, quaint little town. We enjoyed exploring the shops, and walking the Shore Path. We also walked to Bar Island while the tide was out.
Bar Harbor is a beautiful, quaint little town. We enjoyed exploring the shops, and walking the Shore Path. We also walked to Bar Island while the tide was out. Read Less
24 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
This was a great walking around DIY town, though we did need to tender to it. Along the shore from port is a 45 minute bayside walk. I had “lazy lobster” ( shelled, drawn butter) at the unlikely fun Route 66 restaurant, with ... Read More
This was a great walking around DIY town, though we did need to tender to it. Along the shore from port is a 45 minute bayside walk. I had “lazy lobster” ( shelled, drawn butter) at the unlikely fun Route 66 restaurant, with comfortable booths, 50’s memorabilia, and home made fries, not frozen. The ladies’ room was humorously demarcated with a frilly pink prom dress, mens with Castrol. There are fun shops, historic buildings, and most importantly, both ship and private excursion options to Acadia National Park ( I suggest doing it independently as I had done in the past, so as to savor) and other scenic areas. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
HAL cancelled our excursion. No big deal because we've been here before. Just strolled the Norman Rockwell-like streets and enjoyed a lobstah roll at a local pub.
HAL cancelled our excursion. No big deal because we've been here before. Just strolled the Norman Rockwell-like streets and enjoyed a lobstah roll at a local pub. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Again we pre-purchased a tour of Acadia Park. You hook up outside of Testa's Restaurant. Ask for HEATHER! Don't forget to have a lobstA. CHARMING PLACE. Best on the itinerary.
Again we pre-purchased a tour of Acadia Park. You hook up outside of Testa's Restaurant. Ask for HEATHER! Don't forget to have a lobstA. CHARMING PLACE. Best on the itinerary. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Bar Harbor is charming. We loved strolling though the town enjoying the shops and restaurant.
Bar Harbor is charming. We loved strolling though the town enjoying the shops and restaurant. Read Less

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