by Captain Michael McCarthy, Chairman, Cruise Europe
Nobody can quantify or articulate how much our world, and in particular the cruise industry, has changed in the past year and what the new world may look like.
The gap between the hope of the cruise ships returning and reality, with still rampant coronavirus and slower than expected roll-out of vaccines, is a grave concern to the whole industry.
The cruise companies and many organisations and people have shown great resilience even though, through no fault of their own, their lives and livelihoods have been totally upended.
COVID-19 is truly an unprecedented event.Download PDF