Will the cruise ships return when the economy rises?

Posted Jan. 25, 2010, at 2:48 p.m.

The smaller cruise ships that have become a staple of the coast and Bangor in recent years may be more rare this summer, the result of a weak economy. Should docking facilities – which in many harbors were developed with such vessels in mind – be maintained? Is the investment smart, given the downturn? Or will the vessels return when the economy improves?