It was September 2004 when Bar Harbor
last threw a welcoming bash for a visiting cruise ship, the Queen
Now, Maine’s busiest cruise port wants to do the same thing when
the Queen Victoria calls on Sept. 30. The Queen Victoria is smaller
than the QM2. But, as in the case of the Queen Mary 2, it’ll be the
ship’s maiden call to Bar Harbor and reason to celebrate.
When the QM2 called, portions of streets in downtown Bar Harbor
were closed to vehicles. Gov. John Baldacci and other dignitaries
visited and thousands of others turned out to get a glimpse of the
The Bar Harbor Town Council voted 7-0 to authorize the chamber
of commerce to plan a big event for the Queen Victoria’s arrival.
The ship was launched in 2007 and carries 2,000 passengers.