Once you've booked your cruise, click on "Log In to My NCL" and enter your user name and password. If you are a new user, create an account. Once you're logged in, you should see a summary of your booked cruise(s). Click the button for "Shore Excursions". If this button is not clickable, you may need to wait at least 60 days prior to your vacation date. Once you get to the Shore Excursions shopping page, you should see each port city offering Shore Excursions for every day of your cruise itinerary. Click through each port city to get more info and pre-book excursions for each guest you’re traveling with. You can also call 1-866-625-1167 if you have any questions.
Explore Acadia National Park offering sweeping vistas of majestic cliffs, rocky coves, glacier carved lakes and forests followed by a stop at the Looking Glass Restaurant for a seasonal treat. Travel the 27 mile Park Loop Road to Hull’s Cove and Cadillac Mountain, passing famous sights including Jordan Pond House, Otter Cliffs and Thunder Hole, where ocean swells converge against granite cliffs to create a thunderous roar. Most of the park was donated by the Rockefeller family, as you wind through it, you’ll see hand-cut stone bridges and other evidence of their elaborate carriage trails. Depending upon weather conditions, stop for a souvenir photo atop Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the Atlantic coast, north of Rio de Janeiro.
The summit offers spectacular views of Bar Harbor and its surrounding islands. After visiting the park, enjoy a typical Maine seasonal dessert accompanied by tea, coffee or a cool beverage at the Looking Glass Restaurant with commanding views of Frenchman Bay. The restaurant is located on the estate formerly owned by Mary Roberts Rinehart, a mystery writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During the tour you’ll also pass by some of Bar Harbor’s city sights as well as mansions built by some of the country’s most prominent citizens. Today, many have been converted to quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Note: Walking is at your discretion. Most surfaces are paved but there are some uneven, slippery-when-wet areas and some steps. The photo stop at Cadillac Mountain is paved and partially accessible by wheelchair. However, there is very limited time for unloading with a lift at each stop. In adverse or foggy weather conditions, the Cadillac Mountain stop will be substituted with a visit to the Acadia National Park Visitors Center. The order of the stops might be reversed to avoid congestion.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.