Grand New England Cruise


This video captures the sights and sounds I experienced on a 12 day cruise of the New England coast aboard the American Glory. Most of the content, both video and still, was photographed by me using a Canon EOS T1i, Sony HDR-SR11, and an Olympus 1030SW.

The final video was assembled using Sony Vegas Pro using, in part, C# scripts which I have developed to perform the more routine tasks of assembling the edited stills and videos into chronological order, adding titles, captions and music, and rendering each chapter both for Blu-Ray and SD DVDs and streaming mp4 video.

This is Vimeo album 2667329.

  • Day 0, Bangor, Maine [0:04:10] : After leaving my own car at the Providence, RI airport, I rented a car and drove to Bangor, Maine.

  • Day 1, Bangor to Bucksport, Maine [0:11:52] : After a pleasant overnight at the Hollywood Slots hotel in Bangor, we boarded the American Glory at 10am. After a short cruise south on the Penobscot River, we docked in Bucksport, Maine, where we toured the fort at Fort Knox State Park.

  • Day 2, Bucksport to Bar Harbor, Maine [0:13:42] : On Thursday, we sailed to Bar Harbor and visited Acadia National Park. (In 2009, we did sail to Bar Harbor even though the current map from American Cruise Lines suggests an overland visit.)

  • Day 3, Bar Harbor to Belfast, Maine [0:12:18] : This day we returned to Penobscot Bay and docked at Belfast, Maine. From this base, we visited the Penobscot Marine Museum.

  • Day 4, Belfast to Camden and then to Rockland, Maine [0:20:02] : On Saturday we made two short hops down the Maine coast. In Camden, we toured that community and the nearby Rockport, Maine by bus. And in Rockland, we learned all about lobstering aboard Captain Jack's lobster boat.

  • Day 5, Rockland to Boothbay Harbor, Maine [0:16:20] : Sunday, we continued south down the Maine coast to Boothbay Harbor. In Boothbay, we visited the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. At 4:30 that afternoon, we left Boothbay Harbor on an overnight sail to Portland, Maine.

  • Day 6, Portland to Gloucester, Massachusetts [0:17:44] : Most of Monday was spent in Portland, Maine, where we took a bus tour of the city, road the Maine Narrow Gauge Railway, and then enjoyed a tour of the harbor by boat. At 6:00pm we left Portland for Gloucester, Massachusetts.

  • Day 7, Gloucester, Massachusetts [0:14:48] : Most of Tuesday was spent in Gloucester, Massachusetts, including a comprehensive bus tour, a visit to the Maritime Heritage Museum, and free time to explore the city on our own. At 5:00pm, we departed Gloucester for Nantucket Island.

  • Day 8, Nantucket, Massachusetts [0:12:59] : Wednesday morning we anchored off Nantucket. After a bus tour of the island, we had free time to explore the town, visiting the First Congregational Church and the Whaling Museum. At 4:00 pm we sailed to Martha's Vineyard, where we docked for the night.

  • Day 9, Martha's Vineyard [0:09:19] : Thursday morning we had a bus tour of the island, with an extended stop in Edgartown. After lunch, we had time to explore the town of Vineyard Haven on our own.

  • Day 10, Martha's Vineyard to Providence, Rhode Island [0:17:41] : On the last day of the cruise, we left Martha's Vineyard at 8 am and arrived in Providence, Rhode Island at 4 pm. The evening was on our own.

To book or learn more about this travel experience, please visit the American Cruise Lines website