The Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people on board arrives at Yokohama port on February 6. Photo: AFP The Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people on board arrives at Yokohama port on February 6. Photo: AFP
The Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people on board arrives at Yokohama port on February 6. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: how a luxury cruise became ‘a floating prison’ during quarantine in Japan

  • Passengers on board the luxury liner have become caught up in the global coronavirus crisis
  • The vessel that once had 3,711 passengers and crew is now a ghost ship of deserted reception areas, swimming pools and hallways

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people on board arrives at Yokohama port on February 6. Photo: AFP The Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people on board arrives at Yokohama port on February 6. Photo: AFP
The Diamond Princess cruise ship with over 3,000 people on board arrives at Yokohama port on February 6. Photo: AFP
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