With cruise ships in town the past two days, you might be wondering what cruise ships are doing coming to Astoria in the fall, especially with the weather being a bit of a issue the past few days. Aren’t cruises a summer thing? Turns out they can also be an off season thing. That’s thanks to the concept of the “repositioning cruise.”

For folks who like a slower paced, perhaps longer cruise, that’s cheaper than one you might take in the summer – and if you like the idea of spending more time at sea than in port – this could be the cruise for you.

Photo: The Majestic Princess is visiting Astoria today on a repositioning cruise. Photo credit: Joanne Rideout