U.S. warns against cruise ship travel in Asia over coronavirus

By Philip FONG

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Why only in Asian cruise ships...?

All these floating towns with so much proximity are prone to any fast spreading diseases like influenza, gastritis or any coronaviruses.

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I think the cruise ship business is going to take a long while to get over the Diamond Princess.

Strangely (or maybe not) ever since the DP docked in Yokohama, Australian TV has been seeing a massive increase in cruise advertising.

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They will change the name of the Diamond to something more healthy friendly.

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I just don’t think this virus is going away anytime soon.

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@Open Minded

Why only in Asian cruise ships...?

Caribbean and Bahamas have banned Chinese citizens from entry.

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What will be interesting is how determined the media will be to track down and report on this vessel. Its every name change, refit or whatever. They will.

It is probably going to become a floating pariah.

Would you book a week or whatever on it?

More widely the global cruise business is going to take a huge whack.

It's an open goal for "terrorists" - no need for bombs just spread the rumour you have packed the aircon tubes with zillions of left- over facemasks, etc.

The industry is toast for at least the next five years.

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