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Your Call: What does the explosion of the cruise industry mean for the environment and communities?

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On the January 13th, 2015 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing multibillion-dollar cruise industry. San Francisco recently opened a $100 million terminal for mega cruise ships. 300,000 passengers are expected to take cruises out of San Francisco this year. In North America, over 17 million people are expected to take a cruise this year. What questions do you have about this industry? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Elizabeth Becker, former New York Times correspondent and author of  “Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

Ross Klein, professor of social work at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada and author of “Paradise Lost at Sea: Rethinking Cruise Vacations”

Web Resources:

Elizabeth Becker: Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

Cruisejunkie: A resource for information about the cruise industry

The San Francisco Appeal: New Cruise Ship Terminal Opens at Pier 27

The Saturday Evening Post: Destination Nowhere: The Dark Side of the Cruise Industry