Sunday, March 8, 2020

Bye, Bye Cruise Ship Industry

“Something that’s important, that I hope the American people appreciate is that the risk of getting into trouble with this infection, namely if you are infected, is overwhelmingly weighted toward people with underlying conditions and the elderly,” said Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“If you're a person with an underlying condition and you are particularly an elderly person with an underlying condition, you need to think twice about getting on a plane, on a long trip,” he said. “And not only think twice, just don't get on a cruise ship.”

The cruise ship industry is going to be destroyed.

It will take years to come back as a lesiure travel choice.



  1. RW,

    While no doubt this will hurt the cruise industry bottom line, you are engaging in some crisis mongering here. Seniors are not the only cruise clients. Just look at the Contra Cruise popularity. Right now I am searching royal Caribbean for hot prices as my family loves cruises (i am 45.)

    Bottom line is cruise industry clientele in the US and globally is more diverse than this post implies. It will recover just fine. I am hunting for deals.

    1. This has some validity Contractor, though cruise ships will lose positive perception with a major demographic that understands the floating petri dish has never been a risk free endeavor.

      The only saving grace for the industry is there are many more stupid people in the world willing to take the risk thank not. The Idiocracy has such numbers that they may see the recovery through.

  2. 55% of cruise ship passengers are over 50.

    And I doubt even many under 50 want to risk being quarantined by the government for weeks even if they are capable of surviving the virus.

    Tom Woods has said on his podcast that there will be no Contra Cruise next year.