Cruise ships and COVID-19: Incredible photos show giant cruise ships being scrapped

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Drone images show the striking effects of coronavirus on the cruise industry as ships are broken up for scrap.
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Link Five cruise ships are seen being broken down for scrap metal at the Aliaga ship recycling port in Izmir, Turkey. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the multi-billion dollar cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships earlier than planned. The crisis however has bolstered the years intake of ships at the Aliaga ship recycling port with business up thirty percent on the previous year. Photo: Getty Images

Five cruise ships are seen being broken down for scrap metal at the Aliaga ship recycling port in Izmir, Turkey. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the multi-billion dollar cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships earlier than planned. The crisis however has bolstered the years intake of ships at the Aliaga ship recycling port with business up thirty percent on the previous year. Photo: Getty Images

Five cruise ships are seen being broken down for scrap metal at the Aliaga ship recycling port in Izmir, Turkey. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the multi-billion dollar cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships earlier than planned. The crisis however has bolstered the years intake of ships at the Aliaga ship recycling port with business up thirty percent on the previous year. Photo: Getty Images

Five cruise ships are seen being broken down for scrap metal at the Aliaga ship recycling port in Izmir, Turkey. With the global coronavirus pandemic pushing the multi-billion dollar cruise industry into crisis, some cruise operators have been forced to cut losses and retire ships earlier than planned. The crisis however has bolstered the years…
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