Cruises Undercover: The Truth Below Deck

Almost two million Brits took a cruise last year and for many it is the holiday of a lifetime. Glossy films and brochures depict cheerful staff dedicated to giving customers a five-star experience. Tazeen Ahmad goes undercover as a passenger on a European cruise alongside a reporter posing as an assistant waiter to investigate the reality of working conditions on ships, discovering instances where the UK’s legal criteria is not being met.

Extracts from the programme

Technical ship plans

Flags of Convenience