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  1. Hawaii may have no local cases but there is at least one case of a Japanese tourist being diagnosed upon return from Hawaii. Officially it's in the numbers for Japan but he was symptomatic at least on the plane from Hawaii.
  2. I agree with you that it's more likely location and demographic than cruise line. Longer cruises (Hawaii, Japan, etc) tend to attract an older demographic, no matter the cruise line. This virus tends to affect an older demographic. So just based on that a longer cruise is more likely to have an issue pop up related to coronavirus than a short Caribbean cruise with lots of families and kids. This virus also hides. People can spread this virus while being asymptomatic for days. We most likely won't know where the infected passenger(s) got it, but can't assume it came from the ship with how fast and the way this virus is spreading.
  3. Nostril swabs are terrible no matter who is doing them. For flu, yes they do nostril swabs and it has to be deep, which seems similar to what I have seen illustrated for what they have to do to test for COVID19.
  4. If you miss the flight from Bangkok, any later flights on the itinerary will be cancelled so you'll need to contact Delta about changing the ticket. Or if HAL is flying them all the way home, contact Delta and see if they will be willing to refund the ticket.
  5. At the time the cruise left, a lot of the current restrictions weren't yet in place. The travel warnings weren't as strict, the warnings from WHO weren't as cautionary, etc. The same people would be denied boarding today but this is a rapidly changing situation. For example there people that left the US for Singapore transiting through Hong Kong this past weekend were okay to sail when they left and by the time they landed they weren't.
  6. I know it's the least of the passengers worries right now, but I can't help but thinking how the call to work about coming back from vacation two weeks late is going to go. Hopefully, they will be understanding but I could see somebody being put into a tight pinch if they have a bad boss.
  7. The ship was late leaving Cozumel but did leave that night to head back to New Orleans. It was supposed to sail from New Orleans last night, but didn't sail until this morning. They moved their Cozumel stop from Tuesday to Friday. That is the only change in the itinerary. The aft dining room was completely shut down last night while it was worked on, so everyone was directed to the mid-ship dining room or the buffet for dinner. Hopes are they will be able to reopen the aft dining room during the cruise.
  8. I was glad to see it, but my friend in the regular line got through faster than we did in the GE line, as the GE line didn't move for over 10 minutes and when it did start moving they were alternating with the line next to us. It looked like maybe the computer went down in that line.
  9. Hopefully you never have to go through this again, but if you ever are, send someone down to medical to get you anti-anxiety meds.
  10. In previous events, they made special arrangements for those that were truly unable to fly (e.g. medical reasons). It usually involved having to wait for space on another cruise ship stopping in that port that was sailing back to the mainland. I know in previous events Carnival put people on RCCL and NCL ships that had availability. I imagine NCL is doing the same. But those people would definitely have to make sure NCL was aware of their issue, because the general expectation will be that you will be accommodated on those charter flights.
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