Caribbean Matters: Cruise ships, COVID-19, and the economics of tourism
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When winter cold sweeps through parts of the United States, the desire for warmer weather has always sent Americans to places like the Caribbean. Even during this pandemic, U.S. tourists long to go somewhere, no matter the possible risks to their health or to the health of the people who call their holiday destinations home.

Though many tourists arrive by air, pleasure cruising to the Caribbean has a long history. Today’s cruise ships resemble small floating towns; for instance, Royal...

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