To Test Covid Protocols, Cruise Lines Turn to Volunteer Guinea Pigs

Hundreds of thousands of cruise lovers have signed up to take part in sailings designed to test new health and safety measures.

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Battle of the Seas: Cruise Lines vs. the C.D.C.

Cruise companies and their allies are fighting against rules that have kept U.S. ships from sailing. But experts say controlling the coronavirus onboard is a complex puzzle.

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Why U.S. Cruises Are Still in Port in 2021

Six months ago, the C.D.C. lifted its “no sail” order for American cruise companies, but they haven’t started sailing — and likely won’t soon. An explainer.

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

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Where Cruise Ships Are Sent to Die

At a shipyard in Turkey, the boats, including some from Carnival’s Fantasy fleet, are being turned into scrap, even as the industry hopes to find a way to start sailing.

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Cruise Ships Can’t Sail. But the Behemoth Vessels Are Still a Draw.

Empty cruise liners idling in the English Channel have become a tourist destination of their own, drawing cruise fans temporarily stuck on land.

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The Post-Coronavirus Cruise? Not Ready to Sail

Data shows that there were far more cases of Covid-19 on cruise ships than have been reported, but the companies and the C.D.C. have yet to establish how the boats can come back.

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