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  1. A friends daughter gave me the following info: "things to do in Portland : breweries: if you like to imbibe or enjoy brewed beverages I recommend checking out some of the local breweries ie Allagash, shipyard, urban farm fermentory (all accessible either by walking or uber). or pay $70/each for a few hours guided tour that includes transportation, food, beverage samples and a commemorative bag lighthouses: since you are carless I recommend a tour such as the “lighthouse lovers” boat tour by portland discovery nearby to where the cruise ship docks or tenders and there are directions on their website $19/each food/foodies: Portland has an awesome and evolving food scene. clearly lobster and seafood are big! you can explore fan faves on your own which are nearby to the port, such as Duckfat, Holy Donut, Eventide Oyster Co, or Portland Lobster Co. or you could pay about $70/ each for a guided tour. they offer culinary walking tours, lunchtime lobster crawl or a harbor cruise and lobster picnic. sightseeing: if you’d like to get a good tour of Portland I recommend Portland Fire Engine Co. They offer a 50 minute guided sightseeing tour aboard an old-fashioned fire engine truck. they hit all the local highlights and is a good deal at $24/each. also the ride starts and ends right in the old port area on Commercial Street, so you can shop, eat and explore before or after your ride. here is info for cruise passengers from their website: active: if you are craving something active to do, Portland offers a beautiful eastern promenade with pathways to walk and a beach to enjoy can be reached by uber. or it would be fun to take the ferry over to peaks island from the casco bay lines/ for $7.70/each round trip and rent a sea kayak or bike on the island to explore. a recommendation for kayaks is maine island kayak they offer guided kayak tours of a half day tour to see lighthouses, islands, and wildlife for $65/each for a tandem kayak or a sunset tour for $65/each for a tandem kayak. or you could rent bikes and helmets from brads bike rental and repair.. for about $10/each/hour to explore the island. people rave about the sights and the eerie historical location of BatterySteelee, a WWII era military fortification on the island. both rental shops are walking distance from the ferry. art: as Skylar said it would be awesome to enjoy a paint session at muse paint bar where they work you can visit the website to see if any sessions are going on the day(s) you are here and book them if you want. The studio is walking distance from the docks, and is located on the same street- Commercial Street. if you would like to check out the local art museum, admission is $15/each for adults or there is a deal on groupon (free app) for 2 adults admissions for $15.50 instead!" We are doing Bar Harbor by air with Scenic Tours of Acadia. This is something different that will always stay with us! Hope the information helps! Enjoy your trip!
  2. I was having a hard time finding something to do in Bar Harbor. I thought I had found a boat tour that would show us lighthouses and the park, but it doesn’t run when we are there. While looking at other boat tours I found a different way to see everything. My husband and I are going to see Bar Harbor from the air! I’m sure this would be a great way to see all the fall colors as well! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  3. We've been on the QM2 - you will fall in love! Try the July 1-6 Boston/Canada cruise.
  4. TEGL - do what you feel is the safest thing for your son! You know his strength and what he is capable of doing. Set routines and rules as soon as you get into the cabin. The only thing I would add is a set of jingle bells to the top door lock. You’ll hear them if he touches the lock and can be alerted before the door is opened. Enjoy your cruise and your munchkin! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. My husband and I sail on Adventure up to Canada in less than a month!!! Enjoying your review, can’t wait to read more! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Funny, everything your wife complained about are the exact reasons I won’t go back on a Celebrity ship! The ship was dirty, never a clean table available near the buffet, never an empty seat near a pool, “adult only” pool had children in it, and that’s just the beginning of my list! I am looking forward to trying Adventure of the Sea next month. By the way, Carnival had better food than Celebrity. They also did a much better behind the scenes tour as well. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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