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'A stroke of luck' to be on global cruise during pandemic

 

April 19, 2020



BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For Spanish traveler Carlos Payá, being on an around-the-globe luxury cruise while the rest of world scurried into their homes for fear of the COVID-19 pandemic was beyond surreal. It was "a stroke of good luck."

Now, his trip inside the virus-free bubble that the Costa Deliziosa cruise ship became on its 15-week odyssey is coming to an end. The boat is steaming toward Barcelona, Spain, where it will make its first port-of-call on Monday after 35 days of continuous sailing with no human contact with the outside world.

"It was not surreal. It was incredible," Payá...



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