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How Will The Coronavirus Affect San Diego's Cruise Ship Industry?

Mike Damron
The Celebrity Eclipse cruise ship docks at the Port of San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal in downtown San Diego on March 30, 2020.
Of all the businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, the cruise industry quickly became the unwanted poster child. Cruise ships rife with infected passengers and crew dominated the first worldwide headlines as the virus shut down one business sector after another. San Diego, a popular port for cruise lines in recent years, took a direct economic hit when the Centers for Disease Control closed the ships down in March. Will they be back? Under what restrictions?

Of all the businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, the cruise industry quickly became the unwanted poster child. Cruise ships rife with infected passengers and crew dominated the first worldwide headlines as the virus shut down one business sector after another.

San Diego, a popular port for cruise lines in recent years, took a direct economic hit when the Centers for Disease Control closed the ships down in March. Will it be back? Under what restrictions?

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Lori Weisberg, who reports on tourism and marketing for The San Diego Union-Tribune, joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to talk about how important the cruise industry is to San Diego's economy and give an update on the Disney Wonder cruise ship docked in San Diego with crew members still stuck on board.