By Carine Magdo
The Global-Fleet Is Expected To Grow
With 125 new cruise ships set to enter the world’s by 2027, boosting the number of ships to over 550 and providing capacity for about 40 million guests per year, maintaining passenger health is of great importance.
While larger, newer passenger ferries and cruise ships have been built with more advanced sanitation solutions and adopted preventive measures – like encouraging passengers to sanitize hands upon entry to public spaces – the close proximity of thousands of passengers is bound to pose a public health challenge. Little has been done to protect passengers aboard smaller, older ships which, in many cases, have older water systems that are not as well maintained.