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The Lost Year of Cruise: An Inside Look at 12 Devastating Months Without Holidays at Sea | Head Topics UK


Here we recall an unprecedented year – and look to the future.March 2020 On March 11, with coronavirus declared a world pandemic, Viking becomes the first cruise line to cancel sailings – until May 1. The following day, Princess suspends operations for 60 days and Boris Johnson warns older Britons and those with health conditions against ocean cruises. The decisions came after the events on board Diamond Princess during the previous month. Industry body CLIA announces on March 13 – as Britain goes into its first lockdown – that member lines are suspending US sailings for 30 days. The next day America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) imposes a no-sail order.

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