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Oct 25, 2022 05:29 PM
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Carnival’s Costa Cruises Pulls Asia Trips as China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ Policy Bites

The Sunset Bar on the Celebrity Edge cruise ship, the first revenue-earning cruise to depart from the U.S. after a pandemic-induced hiatus, traveling to Puerto Maya, Mexico, on June 27, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
The Sunset Bar on the Celebrity Edge cruise ship, the first revenue-earning cruise to depart from the U.S. after a pandemic-induced hiatus, traveling to Puerto Maya, Mexico, on June 27, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Costa Cruises, a unit of cruising giant Carnival Corp. that targets the nascent Chinese market, is canceling all future Asia departures amid waning expectations Beijing will ease its zero-tolerance Covid policy and border restrictions any time soon.

Port stops on the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and South Korea will be canceled since international cruises in those locations still haven’t resumed, the Genoa, Italy-based company said in a statement, adding that it’s reorganizing its business in the region.

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