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13 Ways Cruises Could Change Forever After Coronavirus

Reader's Digest Canada Logo By Lindsay Tigar of Reader's Digest Canada | Slide 1 of 14: For those who are fans of cruises, the pandemic has put quite a wrench into summer adventuring. This is especially true since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered a no-sail order that's in effect until at least July. But cruises won't be docked forever—or maybe even for much longer. Carnival has started allowing bookings for August, and Annie Scrivanich, senior vice president of Cruise Specialists, says she's been seeing favorable bookings for 2021 and into 2022. The bottom line seems to be that people who love cruises will continue to take them even after coronavirus. But that experience may look a little different for the foreseeable future. "Cruise lines have stated that when they sail, they will promote social distancing," says Scrivanich. And that's likely just the beginning. Here's how cruises may change forever, according to travel experts.

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For those who are fans of cruises, the pandemic has put quite a wrench into summer adventuring. But cruises won't be docked forever—or maybe even for much longer. Carnival has started allowing bookings for August, and Annie Scrivanich, senior vice president of Cruise Specialists, says she's been seeing favorable bookings for 2021 and into 2022. The bottom line seems to be that people who love cruises will continue to take them even after coronavirus. But that experience may look a little different for the foreseeable future. "Cruise lines have stated that when they sail, they will promote social distancing," says Scrivanich. And that's likely just the beginning. Here's how cruises may change forever, according to travel experts.

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