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Rockland, United States-port

Explore quaintness of Rockland with its sparkling harbor and rich history. Begin with a visit to the world-renowned Farnsworth Art Museum where you can see three generations of Wyeths: Andrew, N.C., and James. Next, charming Main St. with its post-Civil War mercantile brick architecture. You’ll discover restaurants, shops and galleries featuring antiques, quilts and nautical items. And, as the Lobster Capitol of the world, you will find this delicious crustacean featured at every meal and in every cuisine. A stroll along the mile-long picturesque Rockland Harbor breakwater leads to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse and gift.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Best of Mid-Coast Maine & Lobster Bake
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Camden & Mount Battie Summit
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Camden By Land and Sea
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Camden On Your Own
    Seated Tour
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Farnsworth Art Museum, Camden & Mount Battie
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum & Lighthouse
    Light Activity /Walking

Best of Mid-Coast Maine & Lobster Bake

Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice

Duration: 4 1/2 hours

Tour Code: RKD-002

Enjoy all the classics of coastal Maine, including quaint villages, panoramic vistas of the sea, and a delicious lobster bake.

Your tour commences from the pier with a drive north through Rockland, seeing its signature Breakwater Lighthouse in the distance. Ahead lies Rockport, one of Maine's most beautiful harbors, and then there's gorgeous Mount Battie. With its bare, rocky summit, the mountain affords outstanding views of Penobscot Bay and the town of Camden below. In 1614, Captain John Smith was enamored of the area, poetically describing it as "the high mountains of Penobscot, against whose feet doth beat the sea." Echoing his appreciation for scenery, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote numerous poems immortalizing the vista. You will also be inspired, especially if it's a clear day and you can catch sight of Acadia National Park, the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. Be sure to bring your camera to capture some great photos of the view from here.

Traveling down the mountain into Camden, you'll enjoy more than an hour of free time. Being a quintessential New England harbor town, it's always bustling with activity. You might shop or stroll the waterfront, working up an appetite for lunch at a coastal resort nearby. What could be a more traditional meal than Maine lobster drizzled in butter (steak is available on request for those non-lobster eaters), with sweet corn on the cob, and a homemade blueberry dessert? It's the exclamation point to this classic New England tour, which closes with a picturesque drive back to Rockland pier.

Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops. There will be various gradients and surfaces to negotiate, including dirt/gravel paths at Mount Battie. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Scooters under 60 lbs. are permitted. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Rain resistant layered clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.