Photography cruise - still a good idea?

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Re: Photography cruise - still a good idea?
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Before the current public awareness of SARS-CoV2 spreading aboard cruise ships there have always been problems of Norovirus outbreaks. The statistics quoted was something like ten incidents per cruise season in each of the last five years. CDC has a page on cruise ship travel . Maybe there are natural laws governing the maximum number of passengers marine architects can squeeze into these new ships popular with the big two cruise companies that are getting bigger than ever.

The old Pacific Princess (aka The Love Boat) at Canada Place around year 1987.

The Pacific Princess carried 1100 people and was 167.74 m long

The enormous Ovation of the Seas at Canada Place in 2019. Note the pier was extended.

Ovation of the Seas carries around 6500 people and is 348 m (longer than the USS Nimitz nuclear powered aircraft carrier)! Presently the third largest cruise ship in service.

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