BAR HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- May is the unofficial start of cruise ship season.
A handful of the vessels bringing tourists from all over the world have already docked at Maine ports. Bar Harbor could even set a record for the number of cruise ship passengers expected to visit this year.
If there are few changes to the 2015 schedule, 170,000 people from the ships could visit the town.The largest of the cruise ships set to dock this year, Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas carries over 3600 passengers.
According to Cruise Maine, cruise ships brought roughly $45 million to Maine's economy in 2013.
Not every business gets an equal share of visitors when the passengers get here though.