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Ahoy! (by Pianoman)

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I wanted to shed a bit of light on the serious issue in the cruise industry and to do that I want to offer some background information.

There are probably a few of you that never cruised or even considered cruising. It’s a massive industry! Royal Caribbean and Carnival have about 26 ships each with Norwegian and Princess having 17 ships each.

Then you have MSC, Holland America, Costa, Disney, Celebrity, Crystal, Seabourn, SilverSea, Avalon, Tauck, Emerald, Azamara, Uniworld, Regent, Viking (River and Ocean), Oceania,  Windstar, Ponant, Ritz Carlton, Virgin (probably not the best time to start a new cruise line ) and many others around the world.  A