Half-full cruise ship departs Germany

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The cruise industry in Europe is taking cautious steps towards resuming, after the devastating coronavirus pandemic.
A cruise ship has set off from a German port for the first time since the coronavirus dealt a severe blow to the industry.

The "Mein Schiff 2" (My Ship 2), operated by travel giant Tui, departed from the northern city of Hamburg for a three-day round trip in the North Sea.

The vessel is carrying around 1,200 passengers, compared to its usual capacity of 2,900. The company had said 1,740 would be allowed to travel, but that quota was not reached.

Guests are expected to spend the weekend at…
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