It’s that time of year again when Portland welcomes thousands of international visitors and the cruise ship season kicks into high gear. This year, the city will host 28 ships in September and 18 ships in October, with a and total of 76 cruise ships before the season’s end. The city estimates that about 100,000 passengers and 40,000 crew will have visited Portland by the time the season wraps up in late October. In response to the influx of visitors we expect to welcome, the Mansion will be implementing self-guided, free flow tours on Sundays, in addition to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the rest of the season. With the arrival of the largest ship of the season, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas on August 28th, the Mansion was able to accommodate over 85 guests in our first open hour using the free flow system.