This report details why cruises are at significant risk for outbreaks, and no one should be going on one during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About 30 million people travel on 272 cruise ships each year worldwide. Cruise ships are a closed environment where travelers from many countries come into contact with each other. Because of that, they are often the setting for outbreaks. This report details more than 800 cases of lab-confirmed cased of COVID-19 from three cruise ship voyages. Other cruises have detailed smaller outbreaks. Ten associated deaths have been reported so far.
Cruise ships are a significant risk for outbreaks and spread to many countries. No one should be going on a cruise during this pandemic.