Travel industry booming as pandemic restrictions lift

Deanna and Sean Parkinson have taken several cruises since the Monroe couple married in 2012. They had a cruise booked for April 2020, but just happened to cancel it prior to the entire cruise industry grinding to a halt in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But now cruises are coming back, and the travel industry as a whole is booming.

Deanna and Sean Parkinson know a thing or two about cruise ships.

The couple have been going on cruises together since they took their first one in early 2013 for their honeymoon. They were planning on going on a cruise with two of their adult children and their spouses in April of 2020, but that trip was cancelled in late 2019 as everyone ended up backing out due to conflicting schedules.

It turned out that the Parkinsons’ trip would have fallen apart, with or without their input. The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions on travel would have seen to that.

“We canceled a long time before any of this really started happening, and we didn’t cancel for that purpose,” Deanna said. “We’re kind of glad we (did) though, because we would have been canceled on anyways.”

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