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Portland Maine - Metro Bus
The $5 hoho bus in Portland Maine is a special service offered by METRO (the city bus company) and picks up passengers on the street just outside the cruise ship terminal on cruise ship days (larger...
As a tour guide who works in both Portland and...
As a tour guide who works in both Portland and Bar Harbor, my point of view...
a) Mt. Washington Cog - yes it's a long day, but it's truly a once in a lifetime experience - (or for me 5 x's a year)...
Anyone traveling to Portland Maine after Sept...
Anyone traveling to Portland Maine after Sept 2010 will find the LL Bean Outlet on Congress Street closed - Bean announced earlier this winter they are not renewing their lease, so come September...
Acadia National Park
As a tour guide for the company contracted by RCI, a bit more detail to possibly aid you. * loop tour does the entire Park Loop Rd - 27 mile. lots of scenic vistas along drive, Thunder Hole, Otter...
St. John & Boston usually starbord, Portland is...
St. John & Boston usually starbord, Portland is port, Halifax I don't remember, Bar Harbor & Newport are tenders
Family lives in Owls Head, right outside...
Family lives in Owls Head, right outside Rockland. Although a cute and quaint New England community, you'll have a lot more options on things to see and do on your own if you go to Portland. ...
Hopewell Rocks from St. John NB
Hopewell Rocks should be offered as a Carnival tour out of St. John New Brunswick, not Portland ME. Haven't done the tour from a cruise ship, but did visit the Rocks while traveling through with...
This past weekend (10/25/08) in Maine price of...
This past weekend (10/25/08) in Maine price of lobster at the various sellers was only $3.99/lb. Great time to order and have it shipped if you can't get up here. If you can get to Maine, even the...
my 2 cents...
I look at lifeboat drills the same as airline emergency drills. Something you need to attend AND pay attention to, each and every time. Wonder if the folks who try to skip lifeboat drills are the...
Taxi's & Chowder
Yes, the taxis are available right at the cruise ship terminal in Portland. You get off the ship and travel a short distance along the pier apron to get to the main gate of the cruise terminal. ...
Portland & Kennebunkport with wheelchair
The shore excursion company in New England will make arrangements for wheelchair lift buses for the tours purchased through the ship, provided you advise the cruise line you will be doing the tour...
Your crusie ship docks at Commercial and Franklin...
Your crusie ship docks at Commercial and Franklin in downtown Portland. Just steps away from your ship (across the street) is the city's Old Port district. Shops will vary from t-shirts and keyring...
I stopped at Ben & Bill's for their Lobster ice...
I stopped at Ben & Bill's for their Lobster ice cream the other day (Wed). I only had the sample so didn't get much flavor. Their pumpkin pie was yummy though.
August Advantage
In my opinion:

Advantages to cruising in August: depending on cruise line, fewer guests since many are interested in just foliage (late Sept, early Oct), families traveling since they have...
Your 6 hr tour includes the standard Park Loop...
Your 6 hr tour includes the standard Park Loop Road tour but also goes through some of the smaller towns on Mount Dessert Island - Seal Harbor & Northeast Harbor. Don't know where the lunch is...
Kennebunkport snipets
[quote=CasaSmith;16348445]How long would it take if we go the Route 9? That is if we do not stop. Also, is there signs to the Bush compound?[quote]

Route 9 runs with Route 1 at the start of your...
WOW! Forgot Pom opened a new restaurant in the...
WOW! Forgot Pom opened a new restaurant in the "Art's District". I'm closest to their original South Portland location and LOVE how fresh everything they serve is. You found a terrific place to...
While I don't think it's too much to do in one...
While I don't think it's too much to do in one day, it will be tight and full. I'll go along with Cruisin'Chris' suggestion about going down to Kennebunkport via the Maine Turnpike (I-95) as it's...
If you're looking for a tour from your ship, look...
If you're looking for a tour from your ship, look into the "Highlights with Lighthouse" which is a 2 hour tour through Portland with time at Portland Head Light, or try the 3 1/2 hr "Lighthouses of...
Portland - Rental Car - Sundays
Just thought those of you looking for rentals from the Jewel of the Seas would like to know...:)

Hertz now has a booth ON PIER in Portland for cruise pax who sign up in advance for rental cars. ...
Thanks for the memory...
I lived right across the street from Regina Pizzaria on Thacher Street in the North End for a year in the 80's - loved to wait for the line out the door to form on weekends before I'd call in my...
c breeze, you've got some interesting questions /...
c breeze, you've got some interesting questions / comments. If I were you, I'd contact the trolley company directly to get clarification. Good luck with planning your day in Boston.
Haven't taken that particular bus, but have seen...
Haven't taken that particular bus, but have seen it at the pier on cruise ship days. It's generally a double bus (articulates in middle) which allows for increased ridership so there's a good chance...
One other option is to find a hotel with free...
One other option is to find a hotel with free transfers to and from Logan Airport. Once you're settled in to your room, take the hotel's shuttle to the airport and then use the "T" to do your...
They're both less than 10 miles from cruise...
They're both less than 10 miles from cruise terminal - and about 2 miles from each other. You could take a taxi, but be sure the driver's going to wait for you and take you to the next destination,...