Picking up on tweets from folks quarantined on board. Yes they're confined to their cabins. Crew in Hazmat suits bringing them food. Can you imagine an inside cabin? What of folks who run out of their meds? You know there's diabetics etc on board. Not one part of this is "good".

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Not a good situation to be in. Confined to a cabin for 14 days. How unfortunate!! Hope they can keep it together- long time to be isolated.

How about being stuck in a cabin, let alone an inside, with kids? and the TV on cruise ships is pitiful.

Yeah- gonna be torture. Up to the cruiseline to help out as best they can but what can they do?

Hazmat suits? Im hoping level C suits only...that would be a waste of money for them to be walking around in Class B, or Class A "Space Suits"

This virus is not Killing healthy people. Just like the yearly flu, it is killing the elderly, children, and the immunodeficient.

As an EMS agency, we took more precautions in 2003 with SARS, 2009 with Swine Flu, and 2012 with the H1N1 Avian Flu...

In other words, the Media is blowing this much farther our of proportion that needed. Wash your hands, cover your mouth/nose when you cough/sneeze, take some Vitamin C, and move on.

One of the original doctors that warned about the virus has now died. I don't know what his health was like but since he was actively practicing and only 34, I guess I just assume he was pretty healthy. That scares me even more! https://ktla.com/2020/02/06/chinese-doctor-34-who-tried-to-warn-others-about-coronavirus-has-died/

And also to your original post Yankee, I heard that finally the people in interior and oceanview cabins are being allowed to go to the upper decks on a rotating basis. I'm not exactly sure what that looks like but if it's safe, I'm glad they can finally get fresh air.

That info came from tweets from people on the ship. they have unlimited (free) wifi. I don't suppose joe civilian would know the difference between various grades of protective gear, nor would they be particularly interested. Its enough to know that "other people" need to be protected from YOU. I would suspect that seeing crew (and others) walking around in them would scare the crap out of kids and many adults. After awhile, being confined in a box, even a sexy box like some might have, would become intolerable. What happens if you're a single parent traveling with a kid or two...and YOU get sick? or one of your kids gets sick? So they let you "out" for an some unspecified period of time, every so often, on some kind of rotating basis? probably try to keep you away from other folks while you're out? hmmm...sounds like something you might see on some kinds of crime shows..on and on..Wouldn't surprise me if some forms of PTSD emerge as a result of all this.

I used to think that refunding $$ and issuing cruise credits was sufficient to cover most cruise related incidents. Most beyond that was just greed on the part of so-called "aggrieved" passengers. But I don't think that even begins to approach the potential level of damage done here. And, if my understanding of the sequence of events is correct, the whole thing might have been avoided. If that's true, I hope a certain cruise lines "deep pockets" are deep enough.

In order to minimize rising anxiety and to pacify rising tempers they may have to opt into the age old seaman's tradition of the daily ration of grog.

Talk about Cabin Fever!

Which brings up yet another question...I would assume, under the circumstances, the bars are closed. Would they bring booze to your cabin?...my instincts say no. Helluva thing eh?

Mind you ... if I had the drink package I would expect my bar fridge to be stocked at no charge ...

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