Cruising During Corona - Tyler Buckingham from Holland America's Last Caribbean Cruise | Field Notes
A Special Field Notes Edition From the Last Cruise
The last Caribbean cruise for awhile just reached the dock and ASPN's Tyler Buckingham was on-board. What was it like to be on an extended cruise as the coronavirus slithered through the cracks and crevices of society and across the globe? Tyler was part of the "JoCo Cruise" staff from March 7 - 13, departing from Ft. Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay on to Santo Domingo and then to Turks and Caicos, or at least that was the plan. It changed. Get the inside skinny on the last cruise -- a sort of Comic Con at sea -- and what it was like to sail along as the world awoke to the specter of this new virus. There is a lot to talk about. The virus is and will continue to crush not just coastal tourism but the larger travel and leisure industry for some time, including Spring Break. Coastal conferences of all types are off too and it looks like we'll all be spending a lot more time at home. When Tyler set sail, this was not the show we expected to do when he returned. But, as it painfully evident, things have changed. Come aboard the MS Nieuw Amsterdam and inside the minds of the crew and passengers as the coronavirus swirled through the air around the globe. A surprising take on something we're all thinking about. Only on the American Shoreline Podcast.