Bar Harbor, Maine, Votes to Limit Cruise Pax, Setting Stage for a Fight

Voters in the picturesque town of Bar Harbor, Maine, a favourite port of call on Canada & New England cruise itineraries for many cruise lines, approved a measure to cap the number of cruise passengers who can come ashore to no more than 1,000 per day. That would effectively ban large ships from the destination.

Frommers reports that the measure won’t affect cruises that were scheduled by 17MAR 2022. A legal challenge from the cruise industry is expected.

The move adds Bar Harbor to a growing list of destinations capping tourist and cruise visitor numbers in response to overtourism.

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