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Cruises to Camden (Maine)

View of Camden, Maine harbor from the summit of Mount Battie, Camden Hills State Park (Photo: E.J.Johnson Photography)

About Camden (Maine)

Classic schooners bobbing in the harbor: check. Pristine steepled churches: check. Tidy cottages with coastal roses climbing white picket fences: check. Camden is the New England town of your dreams, so picture-perfect, it could be a movie set. And it has been. Fifties-era tearjerker "Peyton Place" was filmed there, as were scenes from the musical "Carousel."

There are no franchises and no neon in this upscale waterfront enclave whose part-time residents include Hollywood glitterati like actor John Travolta and producer J.J. Abrams. Its classic, red-shingled yacht club dates to 1920. Its Victorian opera house has been lovingly restored. Its 19th-century Knox Woolen Mill now hosts shops.

The town is also the homeport of Maine Windjammer Cruises, a consortium of mostly historic schooners, making its harbor especially picturesque when the vessels are in port.

--By Jayne Clark, Cruise Critic contributor

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The closest ATM is at Camden National Bank on Elm Street (Route 1).

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English is the official language.


Camden (Maine) Cruise Reviews
Camden is a very beautiful port and town. It has such a neat old town vibe and the boats in the harbor are gorgeous. I would recommend staying there for a few days to see everything. There are shops, places to eat,... Read More
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Ryan007
Did the walking tour of the town. Very knowledgable guide. Interesting highlights... Read More
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ohiogeorge
good tour by bus had 2 hours to shop and see the sights!... Read More
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