Cruise Ships Boost Portland Economy

Cruise Ships Boost Portland Economy
A Royal Caribbean vessel arriving in Maine. Photo/Royal Caribbean

PressHerald.com: The 2014 cruise ship season is hitting its peak in Portland [Maine] this week, with eight ships bringing nearly 12,000 passengers to the city to shop, dine and see the sights.

The number of passengers scheduled to sail into port this year is up 15 percent from a year ago, city officials said. About 82,000 passengers on 74 ships are expected. In 2013, 58 ships carried about 71,000 passengers to Portland.

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