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OverviewMaine’s magnificent coastline is a delight to visitors and an inspiration to many American artists. Discover its unique and enduring appeal on our popular week-long cruise, showcasing evocative seascapes and paintings by Maine’s most famous painters—the Wyeths, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Cole. You’ll cruise through protected waters to experience some of Maine’s most picturesque ports, including Bar Harbor, Rockland, and Castine, as well as the natural beauty of Acadia National Park, made famous by Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. Art historian Janice Simon provides further insight before exclusive museum tours to the Farnsworth Art Museum and Portland’s Museum of Art, home to works by Maine’s most famous painters. You’ll also visit Camden, considered the “tall ship capital of Maine,” and the Penobscot Marine Museum, with its paintings, scrimshaw, models, and a 19th-century sea captain’s home, which chronicle the area’s rich seafaring history.
Smithsonian ExpertThroughout your cruise, travel in the company of an Extraordinary Speaker. Art historian Janice Simon is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia Lamar School of Art. A popular and insightful speaker, Professor Simon has accompanied the Maine art cruise for many years.
Special HighlightsEnjoy deluxe accommodations and spacious public spaces aboard the new Independence.Visit the Portland Museum of Art and travel to Prouts Neck. Stroll Cliff Walk to enjoy the stunning ocean vistas that inspired many of Homer's paintings.Explore Acadia National Park, a favorite summer retreat in the early 20th century where Thomas Cole and Frederic Church found inspiration.Tour the Farnsworth Art Museum's superb collection featuring Maine artists and visit the Olson House where Andrew Wyeth painted many works, including the well-known Christina's World.Stop in the charming town of Camden, called the "tall ship capital of Maine," and full of delightful historic and cultural attractions.