No more cruisers! Top Maine port votes to severely restrict cruise ship visitors

The citizens of Bar Harbor, Maine, have had it with cruise ships and cruisers. By a wide margin, they voted on Tuesday to severely restrict the number of cruise passengers that could visit the resort town on any given day, in a move that could have a significant impact on cruises to the region.

The voters passed a citizens initiative that would limit the number of cruisers and cruise ship crew who can come ashore in the town to just 1,000 a day, far fewer than currently visit Bar Harbor on some days during the the peak summer tourist season.

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