Hawaii Receives First Cruise Ship Since Beginning of The Pandemic

The Grand princess has become the first cruise ship to dock in Honolulu harbor in nearly two years after the state ceased operations due to the COVID-19 threat. 

The vessel brought over 2,000 passengers from Los Angeles, which represents a third of its capacity. 

According to tourism industry analysts, the resumption of the cruise line business is a critical aspect of the sector’s recovery.

Before the pandemic, the cruise industry drew more than 143,000 tourists to Hawaii each year, with an annual spend of $58 million. 

During the last two years, this source of income has been reduced to zero, but as the sector recovers, hundreds of jobs are

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