Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

FleetPro manages hotel, technical for new Portland-Yarmouth service

FleetPro manages hotel, technical for new Portland-Yarmouth service
FleetPro Passenger Ship Management will handle the technical and hotel services for the new cruise-ferry service between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Maine-based Nova Star Cruises will re-launch the daily service aboard the newbuild Nova Star on May 15.

Portland and Yarmouth are 207 miles apart by sea and about 750 miles apart by road. Tourism destinations in Maine and southwestern Nova Scotia are expected to greatly benefit from the program.

It has been three years since The Cat, a high-speed ferry, linked the destinations which, before that, were served by Scotia Prince from 1982 to 2004.

Built in Singapore, Nova Star is scheduled to be named May 12 in Boston. The vessel has 162 cabins, two restaurants and maximum capacity for 1,215 passengers.

As earlier reported, Bob Leeman, Portland's cruise marketing manager, said the city had addressed US Customs and Border Protection concerns that there be no cross-contamination of passengers at Ocean Gateway Terminal, which also serves cruise ships. Starting months ago he met with cruise lines in South Florida to address any concerns.