A year after Diamond Princess, cruise industry eyes return

David Abel and his wife Sally might have had the cruise from hell last year on the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess, but they can’t wait to get back to sea. A year after the ill-fated ship went into quarantine off Japan, the cruise industry is hoping passengers like the Abels will help steer them to calmer waters. Analysts say smooth sailing isn’t likely before the second half of 2021 at the earliest, but bookings are already picking up. The Abels both caught coronavirus on the Diamond Princess, but they’ve booked five cruises for late 2021 and early 2022, and are eyeing a sixth. “We can’t wai…

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