Cruise lines plan to ban passengers from freely roaming port cities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Forget the tequila shots, straw markets and jewelry stores.If cruise lines are allowed to resume operations anytime soon, passengers won’t be permitted to roam freely around port cities.Proposals to limit the spread of COVID-19 call for allowing passengers to disembark only if they are signed up for an excursion sponsored by the cruise line, one of a series of health protocols developed by an industry eager to resume operations after a six-month COVID-19 shutdown.Will passengers be eager to board ships that they won’t be allowed to leave unless they pay for an excursion…

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