Ruby Princess Heartache: Coronavirus Cruise Deaths
Heartbreaking stories of the Ruby Princess coronavirus deaths
Controversy surrounding why the Ruby Princess was allowed to disembark its sick passengers continues to grow. With two separate inquiries unpicking the debacle, infected and bereaved passengers relay their experiences.
"This cruise has ruined us", says Graeme Lake, who surprised his wife Karla with Ruby Princess cruise tickets on her 75th birthday. Over a week into the trip Karla became one of over 600 confirmed coronavirus cases, succumbing to the virus in hospital 10 days after disembarking the ship. "I'm angry. I want justice. Where is the CEO? I haven't had one phone call", says Lake. As the death toll rises to 18, the ship sits in a state of lockdown with over 1,000 crew still on board, many of whom are infected.FULL SYNOPSIS