Luxury vessels left to rot in cruise ship 'graveyard' amid COVID-19

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<p>A cruise ship graveyard is growing off the coast of Turkey as the multi-billion-dollar industry grapples with the impact of COVID-19.</p>
A cruise ship graveyard is growing off the coast of Turkey as the multi-billion-dollar industry grapples with the impact of COVID-19.

Cruise ships were notoriously involved in the spread of the deadly virus around the world – including the Ruby Princess in Sydney .

Now, cruise lines are dumping unneeded ships off Turkey's east coast, where the luxury liners are stripped for spare parts and left to rust.

Cruise vessels are being dumped off the coast of Turkey. (9News)

The ships are scrapped for spare parts and raw materials. (Supplied)

The port has become an incredible sight with huge cruise liners littering the coast. (Supplied)

Tourism operators in Australia are hoping to get back out to sea soon, to avoid the same fate.

Cruises have returned to Europe, but with many safety measures.

In Italy,…
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