Portland Maine (USA)

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Portland Maine cruise port

Region
East Coast USA and Canada New England

Local Time
01:38 24 Oct 2018

Coordinates
43.65575 N, -70.24792 W

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Portland is Maine's second largest cruise port - following Bar Harbor. This port city is located on a peninsula (Maine USA's east coast) and north of Boston MA.

Portland (Maine) cruise port

Portland ME features historical and architectural attractions, and is also a major commercial, shipping and fishing centre. The port is a gateway to the resort islands in Casco Bay. There's a historic trail and lighthouse in the town. The nearby Kennebunkport is also worth visiting. Its art colony and Seashore Trolley Museum display more than 200 authentic streetcars.

Established in 1632, the town was destroyed in 1676 by Indians, and again in 1690 by Indians and the French. The settlement (then part of Falmouth) was damaged by the British in 1775. In 1786, after being separated from Falmouth, it was named after Portland England.

  • In 2015, the visiting around 55,000 cruise tourists had an economic impact of USD 5,8 million.
  • In 2016, the cruise port handled 70 ship calls. In August 2016, the port had its ever largest cruise ship docked - RCI'Anthem of the Seas, bringing to the city 4974 passengers and 1480 crew. Cruising season 2016's economic impact was USD 11 million.
  • In 2017, the port reported a record year as the number of visiting cruise passengers for the first time ever exceeded 100,000. Port's statistics showed a 6% increase in passenger volumes and a 10% increase in crew numbers over 2016.
  • In 2018, the port handled total 32 ship calls (23% over 2017) and around 39,000 passengers. For season 2019 were booked 40 berths.
  • On March 16, 2018, was announced a plan to fund the USD 2 million ferry terminal's upgrade project. The Ocean Gateway terminal serves all ferries connecting Maine USA with Nova Scotia (NS Canada). The primary funding party will be the Canadian company Bay Ferries Ltd (headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island), which together with the NS government would pay for most of the upgrades. The decision was made after the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency threatened to close the terminal's customs service as it didn't meet USA's federal standards. Bay Ferries is a subsidiary of Northumberland Ferries Ltd (parent NFL Holdings Ltd) and is subsidized by the NS taxpayers.

Portland Maine cruise terminal

Cruise ships in Portland ME dock at Portland Ocean Terminal. Following the berth extension and dredging project (completed in April 2017), now the port can dock ships with LOA length 340 m (1115 ft) and max draft 11 m (36 ft). Port's total berthing space is around 2000 m (6560 ft).

Portland (Maine) cruise port terminal

The city is linked by ferries with Nova Scotia. In November 2017, the ferry service from Ocean Gateway terminal was terminated after US Customs required a terminal renovation (around USD 7 million in upgrades) in order the passenger facility to meet federal standards. The ferry service Maine - Nova Scotia will start again only if Portland provides USD 2 million for the project.

Port Portland Maine 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 Portland Maine, USA. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
5 October, 2018
Friday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 607:0018:00
7 October, 2018
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAnthem of the Seas08:0017:00
9 October, 2018
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Escape08:0017:00
10 October, 2018
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit07:0018:00
10 October, 2018
Wednesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Jade12:0020:00
11 October, 2018
Thursday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRoyal Princess12:0022:00
15 October, 2018
Monday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineGrandeur Of The Seas07:0016:00
16 October, 2018
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAdventure Of The Seas07:0018:00
16 October, 2018
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Gem08:0017:00
18 October, 2018
Thursday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAdiva07:0016:00
18 October, 2018
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit13:0021:00
19 October, 2018
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRoyal Princess07:0017:00
20 October, 2018
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas07:0018:00
20 October, 2018
Saturday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Navigator10:0023:00
21 October, 2018
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAnthem of the Seas08:0017:00
22 October, 2018
Monday
Crystal Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrystal Symphony12:0022:00

The Portland Maine 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 Portland Maine, USA.

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