The Insane Logistics of Shutting Down the Cruise Industry

रोजी प्रकाशित केले 7 एप्रिल, 2021
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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
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Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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  • Keep making that bread

  • Port them and turn them into air bnb

  • All people must be vaccinated, although it does not stop you catching or spreading it.


  • They could just sell ship-shaped bobberheads!

  • Oh yeah big fun I want to go to sea in a big closed in box so I can catch every virus out there. CAN YOU SAY...HELL NO!!

  • Gladly will book a cruise as is my dream graduation present, but hope for no mandatory vacation as me and my partner medically can't have it...🙏get back to business

  • In taiwan the cruise ship did not stop operation. There are trips in 2001.

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  • It's not a Wendover production until we lay eyes on a plane.

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  • Good, this industry shouldn't exist in the first place, they were in decline anyways.

  • I'm still surprised no one came up with an idea of some of those ships actually carrying people during the shutdown, without stopping at ports. There is no law preventing ships to just sail at a sea and if I lived in a lockdown country I would sure as hell chose being imprisoned on a cruise ship rather than in my apartment. Even from a perspective of a non-lockdown country, there still are some restrictions that are annoying and could be avoided on a cruise ship. Of course, it's a niche market but since it serves the entire world, surely you could feel couple of medium-sized ships, right?

  • Imagine using a $150M Ship to grab mail.

  • Doesn’t matter if you’re vaccinated against COVID. You are still stuck on a ship with antisocial drunkards and karens who will probably ruin your holiday and share around a whole host of other diseases

  • All this. Destroying our way of lives as we know it.. The democrats and China had to remove Trump.

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  • 25 million a day ... I don't feel sorry for them they need to figure it out. I do feel bad for all the little tourists companies though

  • The Americans should load those ships with condoms and sail for South America. Maybe that would ease up the border crisis.

  • It’s coming back.

  • And all that because of a hoax .. 🤦🏼‍♂️

    • @pablo because they don’t have enough power 😉

    • Why would everyone shut down if they make up something

  • Soon we’ll be just allowed to buy the basics to eat, travel in a 3km radius from our dwelling, no cars, no concerts, no flying, no er, nothing!

  • TBH my first reaction was "wouldn't it better to live on the cruiser?" I mean few weeks in quarantine and then just using the cruiser as a small town, knowing that everybody on board is healthy - zombie apocalypse style?

  • I got two ads for cruises.

  • this reminds me of post 9/11 and the airlines.. when they ceased all air traffic for something like a week I believe??.. but the planes had to be logistically landed asap... whereever and that one plane ended up landing in some remote area of Nova Scotia ...

  • So... If the idea is to only let vaccinated people aboard b/c they can't get COVID... What are they going to do now that several thousand VACCINATED people have tested POSITIVE? Honest question. It's sad and seems like a kick in the teeth to them...

  • Good, They are an environmental disaster even before Covid.

  • "when cruising finally returns", yeah, good luck with that! Tourism, airlines, cruises are now officially DEAD under Agenda 21/30. R.I.P holidays. R.I.P most of humanity.

  • It’s a good strategy to require the vaccine before boarding, but what vaccines will be recognized? Is there a minimum efficacy that will be required? For example the efficacy for Sinovac seems to be from 50% to 92% depending on the trial. Also, what of niche cruise lines - DCL is family and child focused and most pharmaceuticals are doing their 15 and under trials now and will not have them complete before October. What will be the strategy of all cruise lines with children?

  • Won’t be heading to Australia...we’re not rolling out any vaccines and can’t travel as per our Governments direction!

  • Its all a scamdemic

  • Trains and planes which are the main transport systems of the world have been crippled. so how did u figure the logistics to support the cruise industry to be able to function ? by the will of god !?

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  • When I get the shot, I'll be first in line. I spent a total six weeks on four different caribbean ships. Going back will be great!

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  • I worked on a cruise ship as an American citizen during the shutdown. I was stuck onboard for a month off the coast of Florida, we could port in Florida but no one was allowed off for any reason (unless immediate medical attention was needed and then they couldn’t get back on). We knew we wouldn’t be sailing with guests anytime soon but the CDC wouldn’t allow us off to get personal supplies from the store. I couldn’t even get off to go to my car in the parking lot to drive twenty minutes down the road to my home.

    • Man Overboard! ... Again... Seriously, that must have been really frustrating. Still better than getting COVID!

  • What is beyond me is why we use hotels in the heart of cities, when we maybe could have used cruise ships instead! That way they're miles away from dense populations. Better than supporting the airline or hotel industries in my view ;-)

  • Stop scheduling unless they provide 100% refund , your down payment is provided interests free funding ? Until countries open up what's the point , will continue ct short these stocks carnival is a crappy co Along with the rest.

  • My friend worked at the Ketchikan's museum, one day there were seven ships in port and he took in $30,000 in entry fees, the fee to enter the museum was $3.00, so 10,000 people walked through the doors.

  • 99.4% recovery rate. Thus requires a vaccine. Plus I find it funny there are no sicknesses today other than Covid🤔

  • Requiring Vaccinations with experimental, non fda approved medicine that’s all ready killing tens of thousands will lead to law suits

  • An industry with literally billions in the bank, thanks mainly to hiding in low-tax and terrible worker protection countries and they *still* asked for a Covid bailout. A vile industry.

  • I really wanna watch their videos since they cover really interesting topics but I cannot for the life of me stand the narrator's cadence, I hate how he drags on his words and puts emphasis in very weird parts of sentences.

  • The cruise industry is disgusting, they cause enormous pollution wherever they go and are floating petri dishes, it is one industry that should die

  • It is not may yet

  • Waiiiit hold on

  • They could have not pay their management people millions and give their cheap labor workers compensation. But nope. They pay 1 ceo millions and rather would kick off 26000 workers.

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  • I bet the crew were not even paid for the 2 months they were stuck on the ships to go home.

  • That's a lot of profit. I'm going to have to eat more lobster next time I take a cruise

  • this industry provides much needed income, but at the cost of environmental damage.They dump raw sewage in the Carribean and have been fined multiple times, they are a breeding ground for viruses and illness, they damaged Venice to the point where they are now banned from the area and they sell you a crowded fake dream. I was really hoping they would die out with COVID. It's a Terrible industry.

  • Two weeks to stop the spread (of the virus we created, etc.)

  • That must be an incredibly wild situation to be on one of those cruise ships, sitting in a cluster off the shore, hanging out there for a year. I'd love to hear more about that. I wonder if any of them are making youtube diaries or anything.

  • Wooow I really feel sorry for them and the board of directors of all those cruise lines that don't earn millions anymore...I'm writing to you as a former crew member of this modern slavery companys...Ever wonder how come there's not a single American as your waiter or a Swede working in the kitchen or even maybe some French person cleaning the open deck...Can you even imagine how many working hours you have per day? In the contract, it says up to 13 in reality it's different and how much is it paid? The truth is it's a couple of times less than the minimum wage for example in the US...Do you know where do they pay taxes well nowhere they don't even pay for your social found so no retirement money after in life NOTHING not to say how much they pollute the planet how much food waste they through in the seas every time you book a cruise ask you self what the fuck are you doing and what do you support

  • Cruise ships are sweatshops overworking and underpaying their employees, I truly hope the whole industry shuts down forever and managers and owners find themselves crying in despair and misery. I pray every day for this to happen.

  • It is not illegal to sell a cruise ship. The coronavirus is being over exaggerated!

  • Nice video.

  • Cruise ships won't be able to operate notmally again before some time in 2023. If even then


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  • If this isn't a first-world problem, I don't know what is.

  • Sooooo, if the vaccines work, why can’t people who have been vaccinated just jump on a ship and go? Guess the vaccines do not prevent you from getting the virus? Got it. No reason to take the vaccine.

  • They would make good troop ships to transport troops to the western pacific

  • Living (and working) on an absolutely gigantic cruise ship as part of the 100-person skeleton crew must have felt pretty surreal.

  • The whole basis of decisions about how to operate, be it a cruise line or whole countries, has been and continues to be flawed. Who cares how many people test positive? Its estimated that 60+ million contracted the swine flu in the US in 2009/10, but we never locked down. Of the people who test positive for covid, only a small percentage develop symptoms, and only a much smaller percentage require medical intervention. This has all been a mismanaged fraud. Even the way deaths have been counted is fraudulent (dying "with" covid vs "because" of it).

  • May all cruise ships GO BANKRUPTED and NEVER COME BACK as they are pure CAPITAL SIN. Over eating, over sex, over party, over luxuries, over everything. Indulgences of all kinds. FAREWELL CRUISE SHIPS!

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  • We are suffering because some idiots thought it was a good idea to eat bats and pangolins. Thanks a lot, morons.

  • I feel bad for people losing their job, but I will take any ambient devastating industry of then market any day.

  • Vaccines are the solution? "The so-called COVID-19 “vaccines” don’t work like vaccines. *They’re designed to lessen symptoms* when the inoculated person gets infected, *but they do not actually prevent them from getting infected in the first place, and they don’t prevent the spread of the virus* ." People who had 2 doses are getting sick. These are not real vaccines. What about false positives tests?

  • Part of the climate agenda. Shipping will be shut down by 2030-2049. It´s trains and railroads now! No more flight or ships. Say hello to the Great Reset.


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  • It is predicted by the world cruise council that after the pandemic there will be only appx 30 cruise ships in operation around the world as the public demand will not return for 10 - 12 years :-(

  • Who cares. Let them burn in hell, I say. They're one of the biggest polluters out there. Google "Cruise ships dumping trash"

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  • The CDC needs to get their shit together and stand behind the science they supposedly support. If vaccines are as effective as they want us to believe, let the ships sail with vaccinated people. If they don't, the lines are just going to go to non-US ports. People from the US will fly to those ports, cruise, and fly back. What the hell difference does that make, other than to keep an entire industry out of work?

  • the this industry has it issues ok, but spreading the crew over the earth with the rist to carry the virus around is a major error, special if concnetrated in one point... and whats with the ships stationary in harbor wich is a constant minus in the pocket.

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  • Yes, I wanted to have vacation on such a cruise ship. But I will NEVER EVER let anyone humiliate me with vaccination and wearing muzzle like a dog.

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  • Nothing will stop the covid virus from infecting every person on the planet. Some will get it worse than others but medical treatment will keep people from dying and this is the only way this virus will be tamed. The "vaccine" will prove to be WORSE than having COVID. we need 3 -5 years for Covid to run it''s course in humanity.

  • I would take a covid test, do a 9-14 night ocean cruise with no destination and come back to the same port... I love sea days.

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  • Never been on a cruise but I'm watching this :)

  • Are any cruise ships registered in the US? only one big sea - ms Pride of , and the sole reason for that is she sails in Hawaii exclusively, the whole year-round. So who cares?

  • How is "no vaccine 100% effective" ??

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  • yeah a total of 30-40 ships anchored in Manila Bay with crews on quarantine on their ships before they got off Manila. And also at the time Manila port is the only port that accepts ships during the peak of the pandemic.

  • We will all sail again ... soon

  • covid is a political scam!

  • great doc !

  • So it means Anti Vaxxers aren't going to be cruising around.

  • But they already made billions and billions of dollars 💵🙄 without paying taxes, because this companies are registered in Bahamas Panama or Malta

  • Good one, Wendy.

  • But the scammers are still calling me telling me I want a free cruise

  • Bullshit. Even with the vaccine you can still carry and spread covid. The experimental vaccines are not a solution and the wuflu is not a serious problem. Unsubscribed, I have no interest in watching propaganda.