The Last Cruise

The Last Cruise

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In late January 2020, the Diamond Princess left Japan's Port of Yokohama for a fantasy cruise of Asia - but after a passenger tested positive for a novel coronavirus, which would later come to be known as COVID-19, the subsequent spread onboard thrust the ship into the global spotlight. As skyrocketing cases stranded passengers in their staterooms, workers had to continue their duties, exposing themselves to the virus and becoming what we'd soon term "essential workers." Combining harrowing first-person accounts with personal footage from passengers and crew, The Last Cruise illuminates the class divide that emerged onboard, while also exploring the universal failure to heed the ship's cautionary tale.