Cruise Ship Arrives 

The first cruise ship of the season has arrived in Bar Harbor.

92 visits are scheduled this season…that’s 19 more than last year.

Shop owners are looking forward to all the business the ships bring with them.

Cruise ships account for about 4 percent of Bar Harbor’s overall business.

Merchants say they provide a much needed boost at the beginning and end of the tourist season when things are typically a little slower.

The ships are expected to bring about 130,000 people to Bar Harbor between now and November.