August 5, 2020

Cruise industry’s hopes for August relaunch taking on water

Paris (AFP) – Hopes that the world’s cruise industry would be gathering steam again in time for the August holiday month are sinking as some ports remain closed and authorities impose new coronavirus health rules.With the spread of the coronavirus in Europe slowing in recent months many had expected that the height of the Mediterranean cruise season could be salvaged.The reopening of six key Greek tourist ports on August 1 for cruise ship lines fuelled such hopes.But Monday’s decision by industry leader Carnival Cruise Line to postpone its first cruises in months due to the lack of a green lig…


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