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TOPIC: Cruise Ships - Coronavirus
#195545
Barney

Cruise Ships - Coronavirus 2 Weeks ago  
Just off Yokohama and Hong Kong, two passenger liners are moored in quarantine, for a 14 day period.

Reports say that the c7,000 on board both vessels are confined to their cabins - and that food is being rationed.

So far, about 15 people have tested positive for the virus - with further testing in progress on both ships.


A virus in such confined and populated areas is highly dangerous.

Many feel that the cruise market in 2020 will be much reduced.

Symphony of the Seas - the world's biggest liner; out of Miami - can accommodate almost 9,000.


 
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#195553
Bookworm

Re:Cruise Ships - Coronavirus 2 Weeks ago  
If they are moored up you'd think it was logical to cart them off to quarantine elsewhere. They could have caught it anywhere on board.

They are passing them food through and taking their empties. Are the people wearing protective gear?

A lot of it makes no sense.

Zombie apocalypse soon!
 
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#195575
Jo

Re:Cruise Ships - Coronavirus 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Makes a change from those projectile vomiting bugs you often seem to hear about on cruise ships! Even without bugs, can't see the appeal in cruises at all.
 
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#195577
wyot

Re:Cruise Ships - Coronavirus 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Casualties globally limited. I predict many more will die indirectly through Brexit. Unemployment will lead to increased suicide in men particularly, domestic abuse and homicide through increased use of legal and illegal drugs and desperation as business and employment goes to the wall...

But let us hope that such hysteria over Brexit is the manufactured one, rather than the reality/distraction- take your pick - of the latest pandemic threat to us all...
 
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#195629
hedda

Re:Cruise Ships - Coronavirus 1 Week, 4 Days ago  
take it out to sea and sink the bloody thing. Have you seen the people who go on these cruises? pissed as rats by Mid-day.

Can you imagine if they are locked in their (inside ) cabins and their mini-bar has run dry?
 
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#195630
Barney

Re:Cruise Ships - Coronavirus 1 Week, 4 Days ago  
Infection and death isn't funny.

The coranavirus is catching up quickly on SARS.

For numbers of deaths - only 50 to go!



 
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#195799
Barney

Re:Cruise Ships - Coronavirus 6 Days, 16 Hours ago  
Barney wrote:
A virus in such confined and populated areas is highly dangerous.

Many feel that the cruise market in 2020 will be much reduced.

Symphony of the Seas - the world's biggest liner; out of Miami - can accommodate almost 9,000.



Most of the c$50 billion cruise market is held by Carnival Corp and Royal Caribbean lines - around 90%.

And 25 million of us take cruises every year - aboard ships that have very high occupancy levels, with discounts improving as departures near.

Restaurants, clubs, theatres, cinemas, shops, bars, shows, sports facilities abound - and many ships have a High Street, the length of the ship.

Some vessels can cater for up to 9,000 souls - and people live in close proximity, often for weeks on end. Having boarded from all parts of the globe.


Because of recent virus related events, this market may not be as buoyant in the future - with the likely introduction of mandatory pre-cruise vaccinations, check ups etc.


 
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