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(BBC-US)   See, the problem with the cruise industry is that people aren't vomiting enough   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-01-10 4:47:40 PM  
No.

The only thing that will save the cruise industry is to figure out how to design ships that work to counter the spread of diseases between those onboard.  HVAC systems that don't recirculate the same air through compartments, water and sanitary systems that curtail the spread of viruses, choices in the design of dining and other amenities to prevent spread of diseases like Norovirus from passenger-to-passenger or from crew-to-passenger.
The modern cruise industry has gone low-end and attempted to make-up for it with bells-and-whistles.  The aim has been to turn cruise-ships into amusement parks whether they're willing to admit that or not.  Instead of a truly luxurious experience the ships went faux-luxury and have relied upon loose maritime laws to cut corners on health, safety, and wages to deliver those amenities.Cruise ships will need to go exclusive again, with many fewer cruises, fewer passengers, and more options to retire away from other passengers.  The industry as it was is over.
 
2021-01-10 5:25:21 PM  
I don't know why anyone would get in a cruise ship.

So taking things I don't understand, and extrapolating, cruise ships will sell out as soon as they open back for business
 
2021-01-10 11:10:38 PM  
Can onboard rollercoasters save the cruise industry?

Nowadays the food sucks, the passengers suck, the ships are too huge, the staff are overworked/enslaved, organized crime is rampant, the environmental toll is extreme, and everything's owned by Carnival or Royal Caribbean (and both have become crap in a race to be the next Walmart of cruising. It's an industry that, entirely unregulated, mirrors the end result of unchecked capitalism.

Sure. Roller coasters will fix it all.
 
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