The final cruise ship of the season has called into Portland Port to complete its record-breaking year.

The AIDAmar arrived at the port today, Tuesday, November 14 at 7.48am.

Arriving from Hamburg in Germany, the 252m long ship is part of AIDA Cruises and is said to be carrying 2,149 passengers.

On a 21-day round trip, the ship will set sail for La Coruna in Spain at 7.30pm to arrive on Thursday, November 16.

The AIDAmar will make her way to Portugal before touring the Canary Islands, docking in Portugal once more, then France, before returning to Germany.

The AIDAmar offers a different experience for passengers with an onboard brewery, which makes fresh beers from purified sea water.

There are also 12 bars and seven restaurants, including the Bella Donna, which serves traditional Italian cuisine.

Built in 2012, the ship was christened in Hamburg by Sissi Kuhlmann in front of 100,000 people.

Her sister ship, AIDAstella visited Portland just over 10 years ago on May 17, 2013.

The call completes the calendar year for Portland Port’s season, which saw the port welcome in more tourists than ever before.

Next year also promises to be a busy one for the port, as there are just two months of the year without a call coming in.

The rise in the number of tourists to the area has caused chaos with the use of Spring Road as a drop off point by the port, with locals labelling it as ‘hell.’

Increased tourism has seen a major boost to the local economy this year, as cruise call records from the 18 calls in ‘Super September’ saw £3.6m invested into local businesses.