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The film is a first-person account of the nightmare that transpired aboard the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise ship, which set sail from Yokohama, Japan on January 20, 2020 in the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premieres Tuesday, March 30, 9-9:40pm. Note it's a documentary short

 

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This was scary.  I felt so bad for the everyone but especially the crew.  It really showed the disparity between the wealthy and the working class.  It was horrible that the crew eventually had to contact the media to get any assistance.   I just can't imagine what I would have felt being on that ship with so little information and more and more people getting sick.  I do wish the documentary would have cleared up the numbers of infections & deaths between the passengers and the crew. The numbers all seemed lumped together.   

I've never been on a cruise and stopped wanting to go on one many years ago when it seemed there were constant fires or people going missing or falling overboard.  I certainly don't want to go on one now.  

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Good doc and I felt bad for the passengers and crew. They were stuck on a ship in the early days of the pandemic when there was so little known about the virus, including that asymptomatic people could pass the virus. Shocking the US passengers weren’t evacuated until Day 27. The poor Indonesians were stuck until Day 40 or so. There have many several nightmare events on cruise ships over the years and this adds to the pile

This was about 40 minutes long and I almost wish it was 90 minutes or 2 hours long

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On 3/31/2021 at 7:54 PM, I Want My MBTV said:

I do wish the documentary would have cleared up the numbers of infections & deaths between the passengers and the crew. The numbers all seemed lumped together.   

I agree, especially since the crew ended up playing the biggest role in transmitting the disease. I can't believe they weren't being tested along with the passengers! The Wikipedia page breaks down the demographics. I believe all of the deaths were passengers (mostly 70+)

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5 minutes ago, absnow54 said:

I agree, especially since the crew ended up playing the biggest role in transmitting the disease. I can't believe they weren't being tested along with the passengers! The Wikipedia page breaks down the demographics. I believe all of the deaths were passengers (mostly 70+)

I'm still astounded that only 14 people died given the raging infection, but I guess that falls into the < 3% death rate overall

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A love of cruises always baffled me.  Got on my first boat at five years old.  (Local shuttle boat heading from Boston to the South Shore).  I looked up and there were these orange things strapped to the ceiling.  I asked my Mother, who never sugar coated things, why they were there. "In case the ship starts to sink".  What!  That's a thing?  This could sink?  I thought I was going to Paragon Park, not risking death in the high seas of Boston Harbor.  My heart was in my mouth the entire trip.  I was never so happy to touch ground.  Get on a cruise ship?  Not on your life! 

 

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On 4/7/2021 at 2:31 PM, kathe5133 said:

A love of cruises always baffled me.  Got on my first boat at five years old.  (Local shuttle boat heading from Boston to the South Shore).  I looked up and there were these orange things strapped to the ceiling.  I asked my Mother, who never sugar coated things, why they were there. "In case the ship starts to sink".  What!  That's a thing?  This could sink?  I thought I was going to Paragon Park, not risking death in the high seas of Boston Harbor.  My heart was in my mouth the entire trip.  I was never so happy to touch ground.  Get on a cruise ship?  Not on your life! 

 

I never did a cruise until a few years ago. It was a great experience. Fun activities, met nice people. I had a lot of fun. Never once felt in danger. Of course, things could go bad. But, as people like to point out, things are far more likely to be much worse for you on your commute than on a plane, a ship or whatever. The worst case scenario is always possible. 

What happened here is terrible but it's hard to live your life worried about worst case scenario. So, cruises will very much be big business again.

My only solice is that this whole pandemic changed a lot of procedures and the way people go about their day. For the good. I wish it didn't take this to get people and businesses to be more clean.

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