The coronavirus pandemic’s blow was felt across many different industries, but the impact was particularly crippling to the cruise industry.
Even after surviving norovirus, Sars, and other disease outbreaks, the industry seems unprepared to deal with the magnitude of COVID-19 and its effects.
Many cruise ships are docked with no certainty when operations will resume. Carnival, the biggest cruise line in the world, is losing $1 billion a month to maintain its docked fleet.
In addition to coronavirus risks and gaining public trust, the cruise industry faces another challenge: Issuing refunds to an unprecedented number of customers impacted by canceled voyages.Millions of Dollars per Month Owed in Cruise Refunds
Cruise cancellations have left millions of would-have-been passengers with two