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Cruise lines left out of Trump Administration $850 billion coronavirus stimulus package

The Trump Administration is seeking a $850 billion stimulus to spur the US economy to help consumers and businesses, but cruise lines are not part of the proposal.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the package would also include payments to small businesses and loan guarantees to industries such as airlines and hotels.

While President Donald Trump mentioned the cruise lines needing help during a briefing with reporters, cruise lines were not mentioned as part of this plan.

CDC recommends no public gatherings of 50 people or more for at least 8 more weeks

The Centers for Disease Control has recommended no gatherings of people for the next 8 weeks of more than 50 people.

The cruise industry voluntarily decided to suspend cruises for a period of 30 days in order to assist in curbing the spread of Coronavirus

The recommendations read as follows:

Bill Maher goes on anti-cruise rant in aftermath of Coronavirus outbreak

Bill Maher, host of HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher”, went on an anti-cruise ship rant following the entire cruise industry announced they would pause for a month due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

At the end of the show, Maher talked about the Coronavirus outbreak on a couple of ships, and then delved into anti-cruise tropes.

U.S. State Department says U.S. citizens should not travel by cruise ship to avoid Coronavirus

The United States State Department issued a warning today that U.S. citizens "should not travel by cruise ship" due to Coronavirus concerns.

The warning is emphasized to cruisers who underlying health conditions.  The warning comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted an increased risk of infection of COVID-19 in a cruise ship environment.

Cruise Critic Names World’s Most Popular Cruises for 2019

Cruise Critic announced the winners of its 9th annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards naming the most popular cruise ships of the year, based on consumer reviews and ratings shared on Cruise Critic over the past year. 

First-place winners include:

Best Cruises Overall

  • Celebrity Equinox – Celebrity Cruises (Large)
  • Riviera – Oceania Cruises (Mid-Size)
  • Viking Sky – Viking Ocean Cruises (Small-Mid)
  • Silver Galapagos – Silversea Cruises (Small)

Best Cruise Ship Cabins

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