Maine makes millions in the cruise industry

Maine is a US state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, the Canadian provinces of Quebec to th

Maine makes millions in the cruise industry

Maine is a US state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast

A new report says the cruise ship industry contributed $45 million to Maine’s economy last year while generating more than 800 jobs.

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An independent study commissioned by the Cruise Lines International Association concludes that cruise line companies and their passengers and crew contributed more $42 billion to the U.S. economy last year, a nearly 5 percent increase from 2011. The 120-page study says that cruise lines had a $45 million economic impact in Maine, a figure that includes cruise line spending on goods and services, passenger and crew spending, and other expenditures such as air travel, wages to cruise line employees, travel commissions paid by cruise lines and related expenses.

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