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Cruise Ship Workers Trapped At Sea Fear Losing Hope05:50
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Two cruise workers profiled by The Miami Herald's Taylor Dolven: Julia Whitcomb, 24, from Illinois, and Bruno Cruells, 30, from Argentina. (Courtesy)
Two cruise workers profiled by The Miami Herald's Taylor Dolven: Julia Whitcomb, 24, from Illinois, and Bruno Cruells, 30, from Argentina. (Courtesy)

As businesses begin to reopen in parts of the U.S., it could still be a while before cruises are up and running as the industry faces multiple challenges. Countries are debating whether to even let ships port.

Then there is the issue of labor: 100,000 crew members are still trapped on ships. Many have been out to sea for at least two months, some are sick and there have been at least two apparent suicides.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Taylor Dolven (@taydolven), a business reporter who covers tourism for the Miami Herald.

This segment aired on May 19, 2020.

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