Carnival Cruises Have Reopened Bookings for August. People Are Buying Tickets Like Crazy

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Cameron LeBlancFatherlyMay 11, 2020, 11:44 AM CDT 0:08 0:55   EmbedClosed Caption Settings Carnival Will Slowly Resume Operations Starting August 1

Cruise ships have a long history as vectors for infectious diseases, including COVID-19. It would logical if the current pandemic to dampened enthusiasm for cruise vacations, but early signs are that the opposite could be happening. Apparently, people really like cruises, risk of serious illness and death be damned.

This theory rests on what happened after Carnival reopened a limited number of routes last week for bookings starting in August. According to a report from TMZ of all places, cruise reservations made through an American Express travel franchise are through the roof, up 200 percent from where they were at this time last year.

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