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Cruise-obsessed vacationers are desperate to set sail, even after high-profile coronavirus outbreaks on ships. We spoke with 18 cruisers about why they can’t wait to cast off.

The coronavirus pandemic has proved catastrophic for the cruise business. The entire industry has been forced to effectively suspend operations after a number of highly publicized COVID-19 outbreaks onboard ships like the Diamond Princess. But an avid community of frequent cruisers has remained eager to return to the ships whenever […]
Cruise-obsessed vacationers are desperate to set sail, even after high-profile coronavirus outbreaks on ships. We spoke with 18 cruisers about why they can’t wait to cast off.
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Celebrity Cruises was hit with a lawsuit claiming the cruise line risked crew members’ lives during the coronavirus pandemic by allowing parties, mandating ship drills

A Celebrity Cruises crew member who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30 onboard the Celebrity Apex has filed suit against her employer. Crew member Alexandra Nedeltcheva’s lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises alleges the line “glaringly failed to follow even the most basic safety precautions” during the coronavirus pandemic. Lawyer Michael […]
Celebrity Cruises was hit with a lawsuit claiming the cruise line risked crew members’ lives during the coronavirus pandemic by allowing parties, mandating ship drills
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How waste is dealt with on the world’s largest cruise ship

The 6,600 passengers onboard the world’s largest cruise ship produce a lot of trash. In an industry that’s been long scrutinised for poor waste practices, cruise lines are now building ships that can handle waste from within. Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas is supposedly a zero-landfill ship, meaning everything […]
How waste is dealt with on the world’s largest cruise ship
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The 10 best cruise ships for families

The website CruiseCritic compiled a ranking of the best cruise ships for families based on reviews from its users. The list includes a variety of ships from big names like Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, and Disney Cruise Line. A CruiseCritic representative said thousands of reviews were used in […]
The 10 best cruise ships for families
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A toddler fell from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship because there was an opening in a glass wall, according to the lawyer representing the toddler’s family

Chloe Wiegand, an 18-month-old toddler, died after falling from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship on Sunday. The maritime lawyer Michael Winkleman told NBC News that Wiegand’s grandfather placed her on a railing in a children’s play area, believing there was glass in front of the […]
A toddler fell from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship because there was an opening in a glass wall, according to the lawyer representing the toddler’s family
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These 2 cruise lines have the most ships with perfect sanitation scores

Of the over 200 active cruise ships the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has examined, only 20 earned a perfect 100-point score during their most recent inspection. Royal Caribbean International and Princess Cruises each have three ships that currently have perfect scores, more than any other cruise line. […]
These 2 cruise lines have the most ships with perfect sanitation scores
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The 20 cleanest cruise ships

Of the more than 200 active cruise ships the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has inspected, most received a passing grade: at least an 86 on a 100-point sanitation score. A handful have received a 100 on their most recent inspection, indicating a level of cleanliness that would […]
The 20 cleanest cruise ships
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Royal Caribbean uses this psychological trick to get you to spend more money

Royal Caribbean International emphasises add-ons during the booking process to increase revenue. They make onboard expenses seem smaller at the time of purchase and change the way customers think about their spending habits once they’re on the cruise. The phenomenon is explained by a behavioural-economics theory that businesses use all […]
Royal Caribbean uses this psychological trick to get you to spend more money