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Cruises Are Ready to Set Sail Again… Or Are They?

After a long, lonely spring season on the water, one cruise line is getting ready to set sail on the high seas. Genting Cruise Lines, an Asia-based cruise company, announced that it plans to become the very first cruise line to resume service after COVID-19.

On July 26, the Explorer Dream was set to depart from Keelung in northeastern Taiwan before cruising to the Penghu, Matzu, and Kinmen islands.

The rest of the industry is still not so sure that it’s time to start cruising again. Celestyal Cruises, a cruise line based in Greece, has canceled all of its voyages for 2020.

In addition, major lines like Royal Caribean, Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Holland America have canceled sailings

Changes Cruise Lines Need to Make to Bring People Back

Over the last few months, you’ve likely heard numerous stories about ruined vacations due to COVID-19. One of the hardest-hit industries is the cruise industry. Even Disney Cruise Line has pushed its canceled sailings into October.

As cruise lines look to get things back on track and resume sailings later this year, the question on everyone’s mind isn’t really when sailings are going to happen, but how. In other words, if cruise lines want bookings to return to normal, they need to take measures to help the public feel safe when they come on board.

What are some of these changes that cruise lines are or should be considering?

The Problem with Cruise Ships and Public Health

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Staying Healthy: A Cruise Passengers Biggest Worry – How to Do It

A new poll that surveyed about 1,440 U.S. cruises found that cruise passengers are most concerned about illnesses and injuries just before or during the trip.

Falling ill or getting injured right before or during a cruise was the greatest worry for 42.2% of the respondents. The two other major concerns were bad weather (37.3%) and missing the departure of a cruise (20.5%).

This survey also found that medical issues were one of the reasons why cruise passengers filed travel insurance claims for cruise-related issues. On the whole, the findings of the poll tell us that staying healthy is probably the biggest priority for anyone who goes on a cruise.

Which makes sense. After all, if you’re going to shell