Maine Cruise Ship Alert

Celebrity Summit. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Boaters in Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine, should know that thousands of tourists are expected this week as several cruise ships make late-summer visits to these storied Maine ports.

Explorer of Seas. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
American Independence. Photo courtesy American Cruise Lines.

On Tuesday, the Celebrity Summit arrived in Portland with 1,900 passengers before sailing on to Bar Harbor.

The Explorer of Seas, with 3,114 passengers, carries the most passengers of any cruise ship visiting Portland this year. It is scheduled to arrive Thursday, Sept. 2. Following its stop in Portland, the Explorer sails for Bar Harbor.

The much smaller Independence is due to arrives in Portland this Friday with nearly 100 passengers before embarking on an 8-day cruise along the Maine coast.

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