PORTLAND, Maine — Two cruise ships are paying visits to Portland this week.
City officials say the Independence, a small 98-passenger cruise ship, comes to Portland on Friday.
On Saturday, the Explorer of the Seas will make a port call carrying 3,114 passengers and 1,120 crew members. It is the largest cruise ship to visit Portland this year.
The Explorer of the Seas will head for Bar Harbor when it leaves Portland on Saturday afternoon.