Cruise Lines Can Sail Again From The U.S., But It's Not Clear How Soon

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In this aerial view, five luxury cruise ships are seen being broken down for scrap metal in Izmir, Turkey. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships. The cruise industry has been one of the hardest hit industries after a series of outbreaks occurred on cruise liners as the pandemic spread.

The federal government has given the go-ahead for cruise ships to sail from ports in the United States. Officials stopped cruise lines in March as the coronavirus pandemic ramped up.

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