Cruising the Biggest Storm to air Sunday on 7

On Sunday Seven News looks into the cruising industry with  Cruising the Biggest Storm.

Is this the end of cruising as we know it? This Sunday, the extraordinary history of cruising and its darker side laid bare in this 7NEWS documentary event The cruising industry is being battered by the worst crisis in its history as more than 300 ghost ships lie idle around the globe. In the face of the pandemic will a holiday on the high seas ever be the same again?

Australians are the most avid cruise-goers in the world. On average almost 1.5 million Aussie holiday makers take a cruise every year. That was until March this year. Now, the cruising industry is desperate to get back on the water – and there’s no shortage of demand from cruise-starved passengers.

Featuring interviews with insiders, whistleblowers, experts and ordinary travellers, this documentary-length investigation reveals the heartbreaking stories of passengers who contracted COVID-19 on board cruises and explores what the industry will look like in the future.

When can cruising resume and how safe will it be? Critics warn that if the cruise lines get it wrong the whole industry could go under. The stakes are incredibly high.

Cruising – The Biggest Storm  Sunday 7.00 on Channel 7