London — On May 4, a new cruise ship called the Spirit of Adventure is due to leave the English port of Dover on a maiden voyage like no other.

The vessel’s owner, Britain’s over-50s holiday and insurance group Saga, is one of the first large businesses to make Covid jabs mandatory for its customers. No-one will be allowed on board unless they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus — or rather, almost no-one...

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