PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland docks will be busy later this week as two cruise ships bring hundreds of passengers to the Maine city.
On Friday, American Cruise Line’s Independence, will return to Portland for the end of a Maine coast and harbors cruise. The following day, the Independence will sail again with about 100 passengers for another eight-day cruise along the Maine coast. The Portland-based ship will visit Boothbay Harbor, Bar Harbor, Camden, Belfast, Castine and Rockland.
On Saturday, the Enchantment of the Seas will visit Portland carrying about 2,250 passengers and 870 crew. The Royal Caribbean International ship will head north for Bar Harbor, concluding its nine-day itinerary in Baltimore.
Sixty-three ships carrying a record-setting 86,393 passengers are expected to call in Portland from June to October.