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  1. Going by China as a worst case scenorio it seems water and energy is still running, even the internet is still going though I suspect the Chinese government would love to shut it down😉. Also the Diamond Princess throughout quarantine was still running even if it was reduced capacity, so I doubt this virus will bring us to our knees but it will probably be a kick in the guts before this is over.
  2. I love preserving food, it is a bit of a hobby. Good to know those skills might be handy😜. However realistically unless you have a farm to grow your own food there is only so much you can prepare for. Eventually you will have to rely on the government. Not to mention in countries like South Korea and Japan people live in the tiniest of spaces. There is no way to store enough to see you through months of quarantine. Heck my own apartment is pretty tiny😂.
  3. The cruise industry will survive and people will forget especially when the news cycle starts treating Coronavirus as boring. But I do wonder if it might make an impact on the creation of mega ships. We already know how easily infectious diseases spread on cruise ships so perhaps there is an argument to made to limiting the maximum population density of cruise ships to something that would be manageable in time of epidemics. Imagine if Diamond Princess had been Oasis of The Seas. Japan struggled with the population of Diamond what country could handle the quarantine of a mega ship like Oasis of the Seas?
  4. The one thing I would say the Corona threads give you that you can't get from news sites is links to passengers FB, Twitter and Youtube pages so you can get first hand accounts of what is happening on ships that have had issues. I have found that to be interesting but otherwise I usually skim the posts till I see something relevent to myself.
  5. Maybe there should be street food stalls on cruise ships 😂. They don't take up much space and are really cheap 😜.
  6. Well it wasn't a Scientology ship so no 😜. Fact is I wasn't aware anyone asked. Notifications are a bit difficult to click on in a mobile browser. Aranui to whoever was interested.
  7. Sorry I think I wasn't clear. The cruise had no choice of any other style of eating, this was a small ship cruise so there was only one dinning option. Sure I could skip the entree but I would still have to wait till everyone on the ship was served and had eaten their entree (small ship but still nearly 200 people) before I got my main so the only option is to skip dessert unless I just had the entree and nothing else😆. To be fair they did do five buffets during the two week cruise which was a really nice break from the multicourse set meals. That was my point in the original comment that you don't realise it might be nice to have a buffet option until that option is taken from you😜.
  8. I was on a cruise that served three course meals for lunch and dinner about half way through the cruise I missed buffets. Sitting for three to four hours everyday to eat gets tiring. Sometimes you just want a quick bite and go.
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  10. On another forum someone said no food was given to stop passengers taking off their masks. I can't find a detailed account of what it was like on the flight so I don't know if it is true but if it is that would be pretty extreme as a flight from Tokyo to America is not that short😱.
  11. Here are some good pictures of the aircraft: Passengers disembark from coronavirus-quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship There is a picture of the outside of the plane and it seems to me to be no windows.
  12. I spent a week on Easter Island, wonderful place☺️ Anyone who can get there it is totally worth it👍.
  13. To me they look like lights not windows. Corn itself is high in sugar so I would assume that would transfer into the cornflakes unless the processing removes some of the sugar🤔.
  14. It is already happening. Chinese and people who look Chinese have reported being harrassed, if not wearing masks they get reproached in public, asked to leave business premises and on the extreme side even one landlord because he found out his tenant had visited Malaysia (at the time there had only been 5 confirmed cases) changed the locks so she couldn't enter the property😱.
  15. The RFID chips are suppose to hold travel information, perhaps during a worldwide health crisis countries should give access to that information so we can see people's travel history.
  16. Someone on another thread said it was a modified cargo plane. Looking at the picture perhaps they are right.
  17. Especially under the current circumstances. We were actually thinking about a cruise around Japan but after considering the destinations we wanted to visit we decided a cruise wouldn't work out. Looking at how things have turned out it seems it was a pretty lucky choice😜.
  18. I always have a memory card full of podcasts and TV shows I have been meaning to catch up on in case of delays at airports. I would hope that would be enough material for a 14 confinement🙄.
  19. The reality is the cruise industry has gotten huge and the bigger things get the more problems become visible or exacerbated. Just look at MacDonalds, Coca Cola or IKEA. All these big name brands constantly get bad press but if you think about the bigger the company the bigger the impact they have and if their impact is negative then alot more people are affected than if they were a small company or industry. If you want to be big you just have to get use to being noticed😉.
  20. They are usually considered ethnic groups not race but at the end of the day the whole thing is just made up so I wouldn't get to hung up on the wording😆. There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label Can we stop trying to compare COVID-19 to the flu😩 Coronavirus Is Bad. Comparing It to the Flu Is Worse Chinese people are getting harassed, verbally abused and asked to kindly leave the premises because of people believing they are all carriers of disease and are scared of them. When major cruise lines are putting blanket bans on people holding Chinese passports you are just adding fuel to the flames. If there is someone in the Chinese expat community who has the virus they will infect everyone they come into contact with even those not from China so a Chinese person is no more likley to be in danger of infection than the locals that infected person would probably be working and socialising with. The ban is fuelled by fear and anything that is fuelled by fear in my experience is illogical, ineffective and more often than not there is an underlying predjudice.
  21. I don't have any cruises booked but I do have a DIY land trip to both Japan and Taiwan next month😆. We only have flights and accommodations booked, so if we did cancel it wouldn't be a huge loss. Since it is DIY we decided to go anyway. Neither country has a large infection number and if things really did get worst we can easily cut our trip short without losing too much. We got our fingers crossed and hoping for the best.
  22. I think people just want to minimise their chance of getting sick. Even the evacuation flights passengers and crew were given face masks so they cannot be completely useless.
  23. Surgical masks are apparently meant to be changed every two hours, that is what they did on the evacuation flights from Wuhan. The only really effective mask is an N95 mask that is fitted properly.
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