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Portland Maine is a small seaside city, highly concentrated with restaurants, bars, theatres and shops. You won't have to travel very far to experience something new and unique in Portland Maine, and the quality of the seafood available draws people in from all corners of the globe. Below, you can find all the Portland Maine ferry timetables, journey times as well as our best prices.

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Ferries to Portland Maine

Nova Star Cruises operates a brand new, state-of-the-art cruise ferry which can sail at a top speed of 21 knots.

On board with Nova Star Cruises there is plenty to do. You have a choice of eateries, whether you want to enjoy fine dining or grab something quick and tasty, as well as an onboard pub serving local craft beers on tap. Entertainment facilities include an onboard cinema, casino, full-service spa and a kids play area.

Portland Maine port facilities

The ferry port is in the heart of Portland Maine, so you're only a short walk or drive from all the amenities you need, with many hotels, restaurants banks and shops nearby.

Getting to Portland Maine

The ferry port is just over an hour's drive from Portland International Jetport, which offers connections to other major cities in the USA.

As you would expect, the highways in the USA are maintained to a high standard, and travelling by car is very easy. It can always be worth planning your route in advance to avoid tolls.

Portland Maine is connected to Boston by a rail service running 5 times a day. The journey time is around 2.5 hours.

Things to do in Portland Maine

The Portland Museum of Art has an extensive collection of art and nationally recognised exhibitions. You'll find American and European art, as well as iconic local works from within Maine.

Portland Maine is well known for seafood, and there are plenty of reasonably priced restaurants available to you. You'll find a mix of fine dining, rustic cuisine and fast food, options to suit any occasion.

The Portland Observatory is open daily during the summer, and tours take around 45 minutes. The guided tour offers spectacular views of the busy harbour, and a glimpse into its history and heritage as an important symbol of the city's maritime culture.

When to visit Portland Maine

Portland Maine traditionally has a larger population in summer, and many more tourists, because it's a much more comfortable place to be. There are often snow storms in the winter and although roads are frequently ploughed, you do have to pay attention to weather reports before you head out. In the summer, Portland Maine transforms into the beautiful seaside city it is known for - the city has more colour, warm temperatures and sunshine and all sights can be enjoyed without the danger of snow.

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About Portland, Maine

Portland is the most populated US city in the state of Maine. The port of Portland is at the heart of the city being the largest tonnage seaport in New England as well as a major seaport on the east coast of the United States. The ferry port provides a link to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in Canada.

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Port Addresses

Northumberland & Bay Ferries

12 Ocean Gateway Pier Portland ME,, 04101, USA

Nova Star Cruises

14 Ocean Gateway Pier Portland, ME 04101, USA