Eastport getting ready to host a file 15 cruise ships this fall

A 324-foot cruise ship docking in Eastport Monday is predicted to kick off a busy autumn that can produce a file variety of annual cruise ship visits for Maine’s easternmost metropolis.

The ship visits are anticipated to assist increase native companies as guests — each passengers on the ships and individuals who will come to town to see them — come and go from Eastport’s waterfront. The town expects to host passengers and crew from a complete of 16 cruise ship visits this yr — one by the Zaandam this previous spring and the remainder this fall — which will probably be Eastport’s highest annual tally ever.

“Sometimes, we received a small one, however nothing like now,” George Finch, Eastport’s interim metropolis supervisor, mentioned about cruise ship visits town hosted within the Nineties and early 2000s, when he beforehand served in the identical place.