The idea of leaving hectic city life behind and escaping for a breath of fresh sea air is something that appeals to many, with nearly two million Brits opting for a cruise last year. However, are the scenic views and blue waters as clean as we’re lead to believe? Dispatches jumps on board uncover just badly cruise ships are polluting the ocean.
Reporter Tazeen Ahmad, travelling as a passenger on board a European cruise ship, investigates how much pollution guests are exposed to and discovers how waste is disposed on board.
Secrets of Your Cruise: Dispatches, Monday, 8 pm – Channel 4