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Is Kennebunkport worth visiting? 1 day Portland on a Cruise

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Is Kennebunkport worth visiting? 1 day Portland on a Cruise

We are on a cruise, docking for 1 day in Portland. The cruise ship is offering a half day visit from Portland to Kennebunk. Is it worth the visit?

We were thinking that during the drive we would see a bit of the area. We have never been to Porland so are wondering if it would be best to spend the whole day in Portland?

The trip would be 4 hours in the morning so we would still have the afternoon in Portland.

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1. Re: Is Kennebunkport worth visiting? 1 day Portland on a Cruise

Depending on the route they take, the drive could be very enjoyable. If this is the only stopover in Maine, I would do the four hour trip why spend the whole day in the city? Get out and see what Maine is all about.

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2. Re: Is Kennebunkport worth visiting? 1 day Portland on a Cruise

That would depend on what you'd like to see. If they take a good route with some of the coast, then it would be nice for the drive alone. If they're just heading down the interstate to K'bunk, then what you would get is what you could also get in Portland - shops, restaurants, views of the water (and probably a drive-by of the first President Bush's house). I know that the cruise ships offer several alternatives for touring. What else does your ship offer? There are also representatives from several groups that greet the ships upon arrival.

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3. Re: Is Kennebunkport worth visiting? 1 day Portland on a Cruise

We love Kennebunkport, and will be there for our 17th time this fall. It's just right for a day or two, the ride from the port will be nice, you can choose a restaurant for lunch in town. It's just big enough to walk around Dock Square or Ocean Ave.

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4. Re: Is Kennebunkport worth visiting? 1 day Portland on a Cruise

You could customize your own sightseeing tour with Norm at Maine Day Trip (www.mainedaytrip.com). He has a nice van that seats 6 and will show you lighthouses, historic sights, the coastline, whatever interests you - basically he works with you to create the tour you want.

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