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Cruises to Rockland


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Top Rockland Cruises

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Canada & New England Discovery

Zuiderdam 21 Sep 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Boston

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Itinerary: Boston, Massachusetts - Rockland, Maine, US - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada - Charlottetown - Saguenay - Quebec City
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Canada & New England Discovery

Volendam 28 Sep 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Boston

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Itinerary: Boston, Massachusetts - Rockland, Maine, US - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada - Charlottetown - Quebec City - Montreal
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Inside from £1,819pp

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New England and Canada

Queen Mary 2 22 Sep 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included New York

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Itinerary: New York, USA - Rockland - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Sept Iles - Quebec
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What to see in Rockland

Rockland, Maine, is a charming coastal town known for its vibrant arts scene, historic maritime heritage and stunning natural beauty. Highlights include the Farnsworth Art Museum, the annual Maine Lobster Festival and scenic Penobscot Bay, making it a captivating destination for culture, seafood and outdoor adventures.

The Farnsworth Art Museum is a cultural cornerstone of Rockland, offering a deep dive into American art with a particular focus on artists connected to Maine. The museum’s extensive collection includes works by renowned artists such as Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, and Louise Nevelson. Visitors can explore a variety of galleries that showcase paintings, sculptures and decorative arts, providing a comprehensive view of America’s artistic legacy. The museum also features special exhibitions that highlight different aspects of American art and culture, ensuring that there is always something new to discover. One of the unique aspects of the Farnsworth is its focus on Maine’s role in American art history, making it an essential visit for those interested in the region's cultural contributions. The museum’s elegant campus includes the Wyeth Center, dedicated to the works of three generations of the Wyeth family, offering an intimate look at their artistic evolution and deep connection to Maine.

The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse is another must-visit attraction, offering a unique blend of history, engineering and scenic beauty. This historic lighthouse, built in 1902, is located at the end of a nearly mile-long granite breakwater, which itself is an impressive feat of engineering. The walk to the lighthouse is a favourite activity for both locals and visitors, providing stunning views of Penobscot Bay and the surrounding coastline. As you stroll along the breakwater, you can enjoy the sight of boats sailing in and out of the harbour, seabirds soaring overhead and the tranquil expanse of the ocean. Upon reaching the lighthouse, visitors are rewarded with panoramic views from its base, and on certain days, the lighthouse is open for tours, allowing for a glimpse into its storied past and the life of a lighthouse keeper. The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse is not only a functional navigational aid but also a symbol of Rockland’s maritime heritage, standing as a testament to the town’s enduring relationship with the sea.

The Maine Lobster Festival is an iconic event that encapsulates the spirit of Rockland and its deep ties to the lobster fishing industry. Held annually in August, this five-day festival attracts thousands of visitors from around the world who come to celebrate Maine’s most famous crustacean. The festival features a wide array of activities, including lobster crate races, cooking contests and a grand parade. At the heart of the festival is the Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest, where amateur chefs compete to create the best lobster dishes, showcasing the versatility and culinary potential of this beloved seafood. Visitors can indulge in a variety of lobster dishes, from traditional steamed lobster to creative culinary delights. The festival also includes live music, arts and crafts vendors and a marine tent where visitors can learn about the lobster industry and marine conservation. For families, the festival offers a dedicated children’s area with games, rides and educational activities, ensuring fun for all ages.


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