Mar 11, 2020 - Health

The people who are still going on cruises despite the coronavirus outbreak

The Grand Princess docked in San Francisco

The Grand Princess docked in San Francisco. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Cruise ships may be a perceived by most of America as coronavirus playgrounds, but their low price tags are proving too hard to resist for some — and The Daily Beast has interviewed some of those brave souls.

The bottom line: It's not that these people aren't aware of the risks. One future cruiser bought a respirator face mask and card games to play in case he's quarantined. "It's a touch of youthful hubris with a dash of a gambler's high, all dropped into the milieu of a global medical crisis," The Daily Beast's Sam Stein writes.

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