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VIRUS OUTBREAK

Coronavirus puts cruise industry in the dock

The jury is still out on whether cruise ships really deserve their reputation as "floating petri dishes"

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A crew member drives a forklift to transfer food and supplies to the Diamond Princess. The vessel, moored in Yokohama, was until recently the biggest Covid-19 cluster outside the epicentre in China.

Hong Kong

DEADLY viruses, chickenpox outbreaks and mass cases of the runs: sometimes luxury cruise ship holidays are not the trips of a lifetime elderly passengers had hoped for.

Cruise-goers have fallen sick en masse in the past, their predicament on the high seas coming into...

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