An SOS in the Corona Crisis Cruise Industry Battles for Survival in the Pandemic

Around 400 ships have been temporarily mothballed around the world as a result of the coronavirus. Many companies are resuming limited operations, but it will be years before the industry returns to anything resembling normality.
Mothballed: Cruise ships anchored in Manila Bay in May

Mothballed: Cruise ships anchored in Manila Bay in May

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A meeting of Mein Schiff ships in the Mediterranean Sea

A meeting of Mein Schiff ships in the Mediterranean Sea

The pool on the Mein Schiff 6

The pool on the Mein Schiff 6

Foto: Martin Melzer
Jutta and Hans-Dieter Hartmann and their son on a cruise

Jutta and Hans-Dieter Hartmann and their son on a cruise

Foto: Martin Melzer
A coronavirus nightmare: medical personnel on the Diamond Princess in February

A coronavirus nightmare: medical personnel on the Diamond Princess in February

Foto: Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters
Shipyard owner Bernhard Meyer in Papenburg: "I'm not sitting in a corner complaining about how sad everything is."

Shipyard owner Bernhard Meyer in Papenburg: "I'm not sitting in a corner complaining about how sad everything is."

Foto: Marcus Simaitis
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