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.

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Extracts from the programme

Technical ship plans

Flags of Convenience