PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Summer is winding down but tourism season is still going strong, with 27 cruise ships scheduled for Portland.
September is the busiest cruise month of the year, with many of the ships on fall foliage tours.
This season, an expected 84 cruise ships total will come to Portland, 10 more than last year. Ninety-seven thousands passengers will pass through, with an estimated $12 million economic impact.
"We're constantly growing. We’re constantly looking at bigger ships. And we can handle it," said Bob Leeman with Cruise Portland, Maine.
Cruise Portland Maine said it’s goal is to secure more ships to call Portland their home port, so they can use local goods, produce and lobsters on board.