Businesses, attractions struggle as cruise ships still months away from returning

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hoppa On Hoppa Off busses are parked near the Port of Hilo on Wednesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Maria Nagai works the front desk at the Lyman Museum Friday in Hilo.

It has been nearly one year since cruise ships stopped service to Hawaii, and there is no hint of when they might return.