Die Story im Ersten: Kreuzfahrt und Corona
The cruise liner MS Amera starts its journey from Argentina via Uruguay to Brazil. At the beginning of the journey, on 24.02.20, COVID-19 is not yet a big issue, especially not in South America. But then events catch up with the ship. In Manaus, in the middle of the Amazon region, the journey should end. Here the governor denies the crusaders disembarkation and a trip to the airport. Captain Elmar Mühlebach decides to take his passengers and crew home by sea.
568 passengers and 423 crew members are stuck. 18 days without shore leave, receipt of goods and garbage collection. And the fear that the virus is still on board.
Close to the captain, the documentary accompanies a cruise as never before.