Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 4

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 4

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 4 in Portland, Maine, USA

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 4

By WAVEJourney

 

WJ Tested: Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Day in Portland, Maine, USA with Historic Walking City Tour with Maine Foodie Tours, and Craft Beer Tasting at Shipyard Brewing.

 

DAILY CRUISE LOG

DAY 4: Portland, Maine, USA
Monday September 10, 2018 – cloudy and 75F
Ship’s arrival in port: 7 AM
Expected ship’s clearance: 7:30 AM
All aboard: 2:30 PM
Dinner dress suggestion: Casual

Portland Freedom Trail

Portland Freedom Trail

The city of Portland, Maine has the largest population in the state with approximately 67,000 inhabitants. The city was named after the English Channel Isle of Portland in Dorset, England, while Portland, Oregon was named after this city. The city was settled in 1632 and incorporated July 4, 1786.

Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine viewed from Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow gave Portland the nickname of “The Jewel by the Sea”. Wandering the streets lined with Victorian architecture, and along the harbor of Casco Bay, it was evident the title is appropriate.

Victorian architecture in Portland, Maine

Victorian architecture in Portland, Maine

There are ample historic buildings, churches, museums, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and shopping galore to occupy a visit to the city. Tourism is a large segment of the economy, along with the university and fishing (lobsters).

Fresh lobster in Portland, Maine

Fresh lobster in Portland, Maine

The Maine Lobsterman by Victor Kahill

The Maine Lobsterman by Victor Kahill

 

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR WITH MAINE FOODIE TOURS

We had booked a 2-hour history walking tour of Portland with Maine Foodie Tours – same company that organized our Bar Harbor Foodie Tour.

Historic Walking Tour of Portland, Maine with Mike

Portland Maine Historic Walking Tour with Mike from Maine Foodie Tours

Guide, Mike, did a fantastic job of bringing life to the city’s exciting and lengthy history, and kept our tour moving along at a comfortable pace.

Monument Square in Portland, Maine

Monument Square in Portland, Maine

Wadsworth Longfellow Home in Portland, Maine

Wadsworth Longfellow Home in Portland, Maine

Tour highlights included:

Monument Square
Wadsworth Longfellow Home
City Hall
Press Hotel
Eastern Cemetery
Lobster Market
Captain Sam’s Homemade Ice Cream

Portland Maine City Hall

Portland Maine City Hall

Fire Department in Portland, Maine

Fire Department in Portland, Maine

Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine

Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine

Lobster pots in Portland, Maine

Lobster pots in Portland, Maine

Included during the tour was a bottle of water and a Sammy Cone (tiny but ample size treat). For $29 this tour gives a terrific introduction to the history of Portland.

Captain Sam Ice Cream in Portland, Maine

Captain Sam Ice Cream in Portland, Maine

 

EASY WALKING CITY

Walking from the cruise terminal, the town’s attractions immediately start. The visitor information office at the terminal has plenty of maps and attraction brochures for activities to enjoy during a day in port.

Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine

Harbor Fish Market in Portland, Maine

Fish Market in Portland, Maine

Fish Market in Portland, Maine

 

SHIPYARD BREWING

Shipyard Brewing Co. is about a 5-minute walk from the cruise terminal and worth visiting for a beer tasting. A flight of 4 x 4 oz samples is only $6!

Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine

Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine

Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine

Shipyard Brewing in Portland, Maine – $6 flight of craft beers

 

As our departure from Portland was by 3 PM, we had plenty of time to enjoy some of the trivia games and dinner at the Windjammer Marketplace before taking in the Ice Spectacular Show. Then it was an early night as the clocks go forward an hour before arriving in Saint John, New Brunswick tomorrow morning.

 

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NOTE: WJ were guests aboard Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas in September 2018. All information was correct at time of writing, but be sure to check for current details. All opinions and recommendations are completely our own. Read our full disclosure statement to see our review policy.

 

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