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Bar Harbor Historic Lighthouse Cruise Excursion Reviews

Bar Harbor Historic Lighthouse Cruise cruise excursion
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Embark on a scenic boat cruise around Frenchman Bay to visit one of the most popular attractions in Bar Harbor—a 43-foot lighthouse.
Member Image Aelder2259
1 review
Oct 2013

Since the government was shut down, Acadia National Park was closed. So, all those excursions were cancelled and they booked people on other ones. Our cruise was doubled in size with a different boat that was not conducive to taking photographs of the lighthouses. Plus, a third of the people had to sit outside on the top deck, where it was extremely cold and windy when the boat was moving and higher speeds.

We had lunch at the Fish House Grill. I ordered the combination of lobster tail, snow crab, stone crab claws, lobster claws, clams, mussels & shrimp. One of the clams was filled with black, sticky mud and it really grossed me out. They took everything and just washed it off instead of giving me a new order. They didn't even take some money off the order as an apology (the cook should have caught this is they scrubbed the shells before cooking them). The siphons of the clams had a dark, gritty skin on them that should have been removed (I had never eaten a clam that required this before...they looks and tasted gross). They steamed the shrimp in salt water and butter, making them very oily and weird tasting. The only good thing I ate was the cornbread, which was excellent.

Read Aelder2259's full Grandeur of the Seas cruise review
Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image maachi
4 reviews
Aug 2013

Booked the Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain tour thru acadiatours at $30 per person; Tour was excellent; details are:
Acadia National Park Tours / National Park Tours and Transport, Inc.
207 288-0300 (Reserve Tickets)
207 266-4662 (Private Charters, Step On Guide Services)
www.acadiatours.com
(RCL wanted $112 per person for the same tour; go figure);

Read maachi's full Explorer of the Seas cruise review
Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image greeneturtle
1 review
Oct 2012
This is not an excursion to take in October if you don't like the freezing cold. It's a really nice tour. The guy who was narrating the tour was sometimes impossible to hear over the boat's engine even on the loud speaker. He would take questions from passengers and then not repeat the questions for everyone to hear. He would go ahead and answer the question which was confusion to those that didn't hear it.
Read greeneturtle's full Enchantment of the Seas cruise review
Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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