Portland gears up for fall tourism with ‘Portshare Promise’ to ease cruise ship congestion
Summer may be winding down but that doesn’t mean tourism season is stepping off the gas. Groups are coming together this fall to try to manage cruise ship congestion in Portland and surrounding communities.
They’re calling it Portshare Promise and one change you could see are crossing guards on some of the busy Commercial Street sidewalks.
The city, Cruise Portland, Visit Portland, and similar groups up and down the Maine coast are modeling this off Juneau, Alaska’s strategy, which is one of the busiest U.S. cruise destinations.