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These startling pictures show the impact of COVID-19 on the cruise industry

The pandemic has caused the industry to run aground. Image: REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Natalie Marchant

Freelance Writer, Editor, World Economic Forum

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The pandemic has impacted the industry severely. Image: REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Many small nations, particularly islands, rely on the revenue from visitors. Image: REUTERS/Umit Bektas
cruise ships industry travel tourism boats scrap affect turkey change covid  coronavirus virus health healthcare who world health organization disease deaths pandemic epidemic worries concerns Health virus contagious contagion viruses diseases disease lab laboratory doctor health dr nurse medical medicine drugs vaccines vaccinations inoculations technology testing test medicinal biotechnology biotech biology chemistry physics microscope research influenza flu cold common cold bug risk symptomes respiratory china iran italy europe asia america south america north washing hands wash hands coughs sneezes spread spreading precaution precautions health warning covid 19 cov SARS 2019ncov wuhan sarscow wuhanpneumonia  pneumonia outbreak patients unhealthy fatality mortality elderly old elder age serious death deathly deadly  Decommissioned cruise ships are being dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RC2EAJ9AA5BT
Many cruises have been cancelled well into 2021. Image: REUTERS/Umit Bektas
cruise ships industry travel tourism boats scrap affect turkey change covid  coronavirus virus health healthcare who world health organization disease deaths pandemic epidemic worries concerns Health virus contagious contagion viruses diseases disease lab laboratory doctor health dr nurse medical medicine drugs vaccines vaccinations inoculations technology testing test medicinal biotechnology biotech biology chemistry physics microscope research influenza flu cold common cold bug risk symptomes respiratory china iran italy europe asia america south america north washing hands wash hands coughs sneezes spread spreading precaution precautions health warning covid 19 cov SARS 2019ncov wuhan sarscow wuhanpneumonia  pneumonia outbreak patients unhealthy fatality mortality elderly old elder age serious death deathly deadly  Decommissioned cruise ships are being dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RC2EAJ9C9OBI
Only time will tell if the industry can build back. Image: REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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