We’ll have a cruise ship at the Port of Astoria today, but cruise season is over here. Its not a pleasure trip.
The ship, the Carnival Panorama, has no passengers on board and is struggling with mechanical issues. She’s stopping at the Port of Astoria to see if she can solve a few things before she heads to the shipyard at Swan Island in Portland.
The issue: her smoke stack assembly is too tall to fit under the fixed bridges on the Columbia. The short answer is they’ll have to be removed. But how that will happen was still being worked out as of yesterday evening.