New England Ports Expect Record Cruise Season
According to a June 13 report from Bloomberg, New England ports are expecting a record number of cruise ships during the tourism season this year. New England and eastern Canada have been growing in popularity among cruise lines and this year could be the busiest yet. Maine ports are expecting 335 cruise ship calls this year, up from 281 last year. Ports in the Canadian Maritimes and in Newfoundland are projecting 467 calls, 84 more than in 2009. Boston is anticipating a record of more than 300,000 cruise ship passengers to pass through its port.