Rockland port town in Maine (USA), located on Penobscot Bay and Gulf of Maine. The region is worldwide known for its rocky, mountainous coastline and hundreds of inlets and harbours. Approx 10 ml (16 km) to the east are the islands North Haven and Vinalhaven, easy to reach by ferry from Rockland ME. The nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbour, making it one of US East Coast's finest recreational and boating marinas. The town covers a total area of approx 39 km2 (15 ml2) and has population around 8,000.
Among the port's signature sights are the Rockland Breakwater lighthouse, the Maine Lighthouse Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum. Abenaki Indians called Rockland "Catawamteak", meaning "great landing place". Famous as Lermond's Cove, Rockland was first settled around 1769. In 1777, it became the "shore village" district. In 1848, it was set off as the city of East Thomaston, in 1850 renamed Rockland, and in 1854 became a city. Rockland developed fast because of its two principal businesses: lime production and shipbuilding. The opening of Knox and Lincoln Railroad (1871) brought influx of tourists. Many hotels and inns were established, the major one being The Bay Point Hotel (estd 1889).
Port of Rockland started its cruising business in 2006, and currently handles around 40 ship calls yearly. The cruise port is visited mainly by small cruise ships owned by USA-based companies, such as American Cruise Lines and Blount Small Ship Adventures.
At the Rockland port can dock ships sized up to 215 ft (66 m) in length. Occasionally, bigger ships also stop here, but have to anchor in the harbor. Foreign-flagged cruise ships entering the USA can't stop at Rockland as first port of call (point of entry). This Maine port's rivals with Portland and Bar Harbor.
Rockland cruise terminal
In mid-August 2018, Rockland ME voted for limiting port visits by large-sized liners. The ban affects all vessels with passenger capacity over 500. Also, simultaneously can't be docked more than 2 ships. Bigger vessels (over 500 pax) are allowed to berth here only in the period September-October. However, for this period, the cap is 6 calls per year, plus daily limit 3000 pax and monthly limit 9000 pax.
Port Rockland 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 Rockland, Maine. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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