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    Quarantine: Ship or Shore

    Hi All

    Elderly virus free passengers in windowless cabins on the Diamond Princess have been offered the option of spending the last few days of their quarantine ashore.

    https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-ne...hnk/index.html


    Reservations re Japanese food and toilets have been expressed.

    Some say they would rather stay aboard.

    BTW I have been lucky to travel in Japan and have no qualms about Japanese food or toilets

    What would you choose?

    Annie

    #2
    If the alternative was an inside cabin, definitely ashore. I'd be going crazy locked in an inside cabin.

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      #3
      Originally posted by PeterM, Southwell View Post
      If the alternative was an inside cabin, definitely ashore. I'd be going crazy locked in an inside cabin.
      I can’t even start to imagine what that must have been like in that stateroom with no windows.

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        #4
        I have travelled in Japan and had no problem with food or toilets. There is no need to use the high tech features of the toilets if you don’t want to. Definitely preferable to those in some other Asian countries!

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          #5
          You know the song? 'Their coming to take me away, Ha, Ha' Yes please!

          Carol
          sigpic*Carol M*

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            #6
            Ship for dietary purposes mainly. David Abel who is live blogging daily from Diamond have said him and his wife have chosen to stay on board for language reasons. But then they are in a balcony cabin. I can’t comprehend what those in inside cabins have gone through.
            Past cruises:
            Carnival Conquest October 2002
            Independence of the Seas October 2012
            Independence of the Seas May 2014
            Explorer of the Seas June 2015
            Norwegian Escape October 2015

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              #7
              Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post
              Ship for dietary purposes mainly. David Abel who is live blogging daily from Diamond have said him and his wife have chosen to stay on board for language reasons. But then they are in a balcony cabin. I can’t comprehend what those in inside cabins have gone through.
              I didn't think they would be eligible.

              An inside cabin is NOT that bad - better than lying in a hospital bed.

              Given the option, I would stay on board - there are only a few days to go.

              Annie

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                #8
                Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                I didn't think they would be eligible.

                An inside cabin is NOT that bad - better than lying in a hospital bed.

                Given the option, I would stay on board - there are only a few days to go.

                Annie
                Because they are over 70 apparently the elderly are being offered also
                Past cruises:
                Carnival Conquest October 2002
                Independence of the Seas October 2012
                Independence of the Seas May 2014
                Explorer of the Seas June 2015
                Norwegian Escape October 2015

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post

                  Because they are over 70 apparently the elderly are being offered also
                  The Japanese define elderly as over 80.

                  Were the Abels tested for any other reason do you know??

                  Annie

                  PS They may be subject to another period of quarantine once they return to the UK.
                  Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 14th February 2020, 06:46 PM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                    The Japanese define elderly as over 80.

                    Were the Abels tested for any other reason do you know??

                    Annie

                    PS They may be subject to another period of quarantine once they return to the UK.
                    I define elderly as ten years older than me at any given time (since I used the same definition for middle aged) . We were mid seventies when we travelled independently in Japan and had no problem with language, food, transportation or bathrooms. I think it is more a matter of attitude than age.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by smtcan, Scarborough View Post

                      I define elderly as ten years older than me at any given time (since I used the same definition for middle aged) . We were mid seventies when we travelled independently in Japan and had no problem with language, food, transportation or bathrooms. I think it is more a matter of attitude than age.
                      There was only one occasion in Japan when I met a language barrier but that was quickly solved by the Google Translate App.

                      The Japanese Health Authorities, in this instance, have defined elderly as 80 and over. I would have to remain in an inside cabin - no hardship - my longest cruise in an inside cabin was 25 days.

                      Annie

                      PS I would be more concerned about the number of false positive and false negative results.
                      Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 14th February 2020, 08:39 PM.

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