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.