‘Hygiene is the new luxury’: How cruise ship design could evolve to ward against outbreaks

The world is acutely aware of the risks of boarding a cruise ship after coronavirus ran rampant on ships for the first few months of 2020, infecting hundreds and forcing passengers into quarantine – sometimes for weeks at a time, both while on board and after disembarkation, reports USA Today.


With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s no-sail order set to expire in late July, cruise lines are starting to consult design experts to ensure passenger safety and minimize risk of infection from coronavirus and other viral outbreaks in the future.

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