A crush of cruise ships in Astoria. Three ships arrived Thursday

This year’s cruise ship season crescendoed Thursday in Astoria with around 4,500 passengers arriving on three ships, part of an estimated 30,000 visitors on 17 ships from April through October. Next year, more than 77,000 visitors on 35 ships are scheduled to arrive, including two days in one week with more than 5,000 passengers, raising questions about when enough is enough. (dailyastorian.com)