Cruise ships to make final stops of season in Portland, Bar Harbor

Posted Oct. 23, 2011, at 9:37 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine cruise ship season is drawing to a close.

Portland is scheduled to get its final cruise ship of the season on Sunday, while Bar Harbor is due to get its final ship on Wednesday.

The final ship to visit Portland is the 962-foot Jewel of the Seas, which arrives Sunday morning carrying 2,100 passengers and 869 crew. After leaving port Sunday evening, it will sail to Bar Harbor.

In Bar Harbor, two ships — the Caribbean Princess and the Poesia — are due in port on Wednesday to mark the end of the cruise ship season there.

In all, Portland had 65 cruise ships call on port this year. Bar Harbor is scheduled to end the season with 106 visits.