Stranded & Out to Sea
Thursday, April 09, 2020
"13 passengers to stay aboard Coral Princess. Home countries not allowing entry, hotels turning them away". We were fortunate to be allowed off the ship on Monday, or this could of have been us too. As you read this remember there were 100 sick people on the ship. Those deemed critical were hospitalized and the others were left on board, and now it sounds like all passengers are off except for these 13 people. There are about 900 crew members on board and some of them are sick. The crew we not allowed off the ship, except for those in the hospital, but I don't think it included everyone with symptoms. Thankfully they have added medical staff and hopefully everyone gets better. I keeping thinking of all these people and wish them all the best.
April 9, 2020 3:30PM PT Coral Princess Update
Despite continued efforts through diplomatic channels, current travel restrictions by home countries will prevent homeward travel for 13 international guests, and local authorities will not authorize the use of local hotels. These guests will join the Coral Princess crew members for a self-imposed 14-day quarantine to monitor symptoms and to reduce the possibility of transmission if they became symptomatic. Additional Princess Cruises crew members will be boarding today to aid the quarantine.
My opinion - likely South Americans countries that are locked down would be some of the countries.