The Secret World of Cruise Ships | 1999
Documentary about cruise ships. Once only a luxury for the rich and famous, cruise ships comprise the fatest growing segment of the travel industry. The program boards the Grand Princess as it sails from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Thomas with 2600 passengers and 1100 crew. The galley produces thousands of meals a day and the crew maintains 5 pools, 11 bars and 17 floors of passenger cabins. Actor Gavin McLeod talks about how the television show "The Love Boat" changed the image of cruiseliners. Also, the program investigates the other side of cruise ships: on-board crime, sea-sickness, over-worked crew, and scandals like the illegal dumping of oil at sea that one cruiseline practiced.