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Portland joins itinerary of world's largest cruise ship

4:48 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The world's largest cruise ship will be paying a visit to Portland, but residents will have to wait two years to catch a glimpse.

Portland officials say the city will welcome Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, for the 2015 season. It'll be about 10 feet longer than the Queen Mary and will have passenger capacity for 4,180 people when it sets sail in the winter of 2014.

This year's cruise season already has kicked off in Bar Harbor, and Portland's first cruise ship will visit on June 1.

The Portland Press Herald says more than 200,000 people visited Maine on cruise ships. Bar Harbor was the biggest draw with 108 stops, while Portland had 59.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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