‘The Last Cruise’ Trailer: HBO’s Depressing Documentary Follows the Ill-Fated Cruise in the Early Days of COVID
Posted on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 by Hoai-Tran Bui
On January 20, 2020 the Diamond Princess cruise ship set sail from Yokohama, Japan. By February 26, the ship accounted for more than half of all the documented coronavirus (COVID-19) cases outside of China, with 700 people on board infected. The cruise ship and its dire predicament — unable to dock or let its passengers leave their rooms, while forcing infected crew members to continue working — was breathlessly covered by the international media as uncertainties and paranoia over COVID-19 grew in the early days of the pandemic. The entire thing is chronicled in a documentary short from HBO, aptly titled The Last Cruise. Watch The Last Cruise trailer below.