only a vaccine or some sure fire cure (that can address the symptoms effectively & quickly) can allay the fears of the general public. otherwise, I do not expect the travel industry (not just cruise liners) to be anywhere near pre-covid levels anytime soon.. yes, there are those 'adventurous' souls who probably do not mind being at risk the entire journey but what percentage of the market are we talking about here? regardless, I fully understand where Carnival is coming from. They have no choice but to start operations as quickly as possible. I can just imagine all those overdue financing agreements covering their fleet of ships with its consortium of lenders and financiers & obligations to pay are absolute and unconditional & covid as a pandemic is not even recognized as force majeure that will excuse the operator from non payment. This, even with government bail out money... * sakit sa ulo nyan* .. in other words, cash needs to move asap.