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Cruise lines require vaccinations, tests amid virus surge

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By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and DAVID KOENIG

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Companies are offering full refunds if people test positive for COVID-19 or decide to cancel after a cruise line shortens the length of a planned trip. Royal Caribbean International is also offering to fly people home if they or anyone in their party test positive during the cruise.

Perhaps giant cruise companies can handle these guarantees, but this will be a pretty high bar to set for the tourism industry globally.

Small and medium tour operators will either have a hard time doing so, or need to have hefty insurance (and accordingly raise the costs) to cover these potential expenses.

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Personally I am amazed that people are still going on cruises.

To each his own...

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Vaccines and tests help, but without full quarantines a cruise is still looking for troubles.

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All the panic doesn't make a difference

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3141136/uk-navys-flagship-hit-covid-19-outbreak-en-route-asia

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