The on line Cruise Critic survey results for 2016 indicate that Bar Harbor ranked second for cruise visitor destinations in 2016----see the link to the report here.
Water Quality Monitoring
In order to determine if cruise ships are polluting the bay, reduce the likelihood of contamination, and assure the public that cruise ships are good stewards of the environment, we contract with a consulting scientist to conduct a random, scientifically valid water testing program.
As voted by town meeting in June 2011, we contracted with Moody Mountain Environmental for 13 random water quality tests in September and October of 2011, as well as May and June of 2012. An interim report was submitted in January 2012. The final report is available for viewing online.