Coronavirus and how the cruise ship crumbles

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Marie13

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Just sounds boring.
 

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It isn't but it should be.
I'm not figuring on ever going on a cruise ship, but I think businesses and people need to make their own choices. And as much as I hate it, that includes the people on Cozumel.
 

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If it isn’t over it will hopefully be extremely shuttered. The key cruise demographic are some of if not the most susceptible to covid 19.
They are not called floating Petrie dishes for nothing
 

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I think there is a lot of overlap between the demographics of cruisers and that of divers, at least recreationally speaking. Both are older, have more time, have more money, and are generally more determined to continue life onwards as they would like.
 

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Interesting to think this was posted a month ago. Life was fairly normal at that time.

If this doesn't nearly kill the cruise industry nothing will.

The latest I hear is the cruise lines want some bail out money from the US government. For ships that are not running the US flag. They mostly all run foreign flags to skirt the US laws and taxes. I say they should get some bailout money but only for the ships flying the US flag and paying the US taxes. Want to register your ship somewhere else, go there and ask for your handout.
 
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