Bar Harbor (Maine)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
East Coast USA and Canada New England

Local Time
06:48 19 Oct 2017

Coordinates
44.39206 N, -68.20364 W

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Bar Harbor is a town located on Mount Desert Island (Hancock County, Maine, US). In 2010 its population was 5,235. Bar Harbor is a very popular tourist destination in Maine's Down East region and home to Jackson Laboratory, College of the Atlantic, MDI Biological Laboratory. Prior to a catastrophic fire in 1947 the town was a summer colony for the affluent elite.

Bar Harbor (Maine) cruise port

Today, Bar Harbor is home to the biggest parts of Acadia National Park, which includes Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within 40 km (25 miles) of the coastline of Eastern United States. Bar Harbor is served by Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, featuring flights on PenAir and Cape Air to Boston, as well as seasonal flights to Portland and Newark on Elite Airways.

Downtown Bar Harbor is particularly alive in summer and autumn because the town is home to plenty of outdoor enthusiasts. A couple of miles from downtown area is Acadia National Park. Acadia's outdoor activities include hiking, biking, mountain climbing, bird watching. Those interested in marine life that surrounds Mount Desert Island can visit the marina located at the end of Main Street and sign up for tours featuring puffins, whales, seals, lobster, island lighthouses, pelagic seabirds, or for overall nature cruise.

  • In 2016, the port had scheduled a total of 105 ship calls and handled around 169,000 cruise tourists.
  • During season 2016, cruise ship tourists spent at Bar Harbor around USD 15 million, for an economic impact of USD 20,2 million (based on an University of Maine study). To these figures must be added passenger fees (USD 0,686 million) paid to the city. Also additional is spending by crew members and cruise companies themselves.
  • The study team handed out surveys to cruise passengers arriving at Harbor Place or Harborside dock. Tourists returned the survays by mail. A total of 2231 surveys (47% response rate). Acoording to the study, 138,285 cruise passengers disembarked in the port in 2016. This was 87% of the vessels' combined passenger capacity of 163,000. Note: passenger fees are based on the vessel's capacity. The study also showed that in 2016, around 2 million people visited Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, of which cruise tourists were around 10%.
  • During season 2017, the cruise port handled a total of 171 ship calls (a 40% increase over 2016) and over 225,000 passengers.

Highlights: Mt. Desert Street, Popular resorts, Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor cruise terminal

Bar Harbor ME is a tender cruise port, which means cruise ships anchor in Frenchman Bay and their passengers are transported to the pier via the ship's tender boats.

Bar Harbor (Maine) cruise port

After the ship drops anchor, cruise passengers are ferried back and forth to one of the port's 2 docks in town. From there, they can connect with trolleys and buses to local attractions, including Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.

New cruise ship terminal "Marine Atlantic"

As tendering passengers increases cruise lines' costs, there is a plan for conversion of the port's old international ferry terminal (on Eden Street) to a cruise ship terminal facility.

  • The town voted on June 13, 2017 (Article 12) to re-zone the old ferry terminal.
  • Following the vote (945 to 658), the town purchased the state-owned Marine Atlantic (former ferry terminal) property from Maine Department of Transportation. This facility used to serve two Bay Ferries ships (The Cat, and "he Bluenose) connecting Bar Harbor with Nova Scotia.
  • Article 12's zoning change allows cruise (and other) ships to dock at the ferry terminal.

The Bar Harbor cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Bar Harbor, Maine.

If you lose the Bar Harbor location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Bar Harbor cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bar Harbor, Maine. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Sunday
1 October, 2017
ms Veendam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Monday
2 October, 2017
Le Soleal(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
Anthem of the Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Tuesday
3 October, 2017
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
Regal Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
4 October, 2017
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
AIDAdiva(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
5 October, 2017
Vision Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
Norwegian Dawn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
6 October, 2017
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
ms Rotterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Saturday
7 October, 2017
Oceania Insignia(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Serenade Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
8 October, 2017
ms Rotterdam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Crystal Serenity(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Monday
9 October, 2017
Serenade Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Grandeur Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
10 October, 2017
Regal Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
11 October, 2017
Norwegian Gem(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Seabourn Quest(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Thursday
12 October, 2017
Celebrity Summit(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Crown Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Friday
13 October, 2017
Seabourn Quest(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Veendam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Oceania Insignia(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
14 October, 2017
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
15 October, 2017
Anthem of the Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
16 October, 2017
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Serenade Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
17 October, 2017
Regal Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
Crystal Serenity(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 19:00)
Wednesday
18 October, 2017
Artania(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Crown Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Thursday
19 October, 2017
Vision Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Norwegian Dawn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
20 October, 2017
ms Rotterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
21 October, 2017
Mein Schiff 6(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
23 October, 2017
Grandeur Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Tuesday
24 October, 2017
AIDAdiva(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 24 Oct)
Friday
27 October, 2017
Oceania Insignia(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
30 October, 2017
Seabourn Quest(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
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