In September 2023, we took an 11 night Canada / New England cruise on the Celebrity Summit. The first port of call was Bar Harbor, Maine. We took the Celebrity shore excursion: Destination Highlight: Acadia National Park
Here’s a quick video of excursion highlights:
We met at 8:00 am in the theater. We had to go down the stairs to the front to get the stickers. One member of your party can take all the tickets down to get the stickers if you don’t want to go down and back up the stairs.
At 8:20 am, we left the theater. By 8:34 am, we were on the tender and on our way to shore. The tender ride was about 12 minutes long. We went down a ramp, across a floating dock, and up a steep ramp.
Our tour had 50 people in a large bus. We were on the way at 9:05 am.
Acadia National Park makes up about half of Mount Desert Island. This tour takes the Park Loop Road.
We arrived at the top of Cadillac Mountain at 9:30 am. Cadillac Mountain is 1,532 feet tall. We had a twenty minute photo stop. Bathrooms and a gift shop were available.
We left Cadillac Mountain at 9:57 am to complete the tour of the Park Loop Road. The best side of the bus for this loop is the left side to get better views of Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliffs. The right side had the best views of the beaver dams.
We were back in town at 11:16 am. Our guide shared many suggestions about how to spend the afternoon exploring Bar Harbor.