Coronavirus concerns loom over cruise industry

14 Feb by Vitaliy Dadalyan

Coronavirus concerns loom over cruise industry

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Coronavirus concerns loom over cruise industryNEW YORK/BENGALURU (Reuters) – The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease is taking a toll on the $46 billion global ocean cruise industry. Dominated by three U.S.-listed companies, Carnival Corp, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the industry is under sharp scrutiny following the virus outbreak that has left one ship quarantined in Asia. Many see Asia as a potential growth area for cruise tourism: 39 cruise brands were active in Asian waters last year, deploying a total of 79 ships, according to trade group Cruise Lines International Association.