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Cruise ships are returning to Australia, following the lifting of a 2-year Covid ban, according to an AFP report. The ban was implemented in March 2020 in a bid to prevent the importation of Covid-19. It ended this morning with the arrival of the Pacific Explorer into Sydney Harbour. At the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, crowds gathered to welcome the ship, which sailed into the harbour bearing a banner that read, “We’re Home” and accompanied by tug-boats spraying jets of water. It’s nearly a month since the Pacific Explorer began the 18,000-kilometre journey from Cyprus back to Australia. […]

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Covid19 incubators.

Who in his right mind would want to take a  cruise knowing the horror stories? Get infected and you are quarantined/isolated in your cabin for the balance of the cruise. 10+days  stuck in a small cabin that may not even have a balcony or sitting area. https://www.businessinsider.com/cruise-passengers-staff-covid-19-served-rotten-food-no-water-2022-1

or this story from  the end of march;   https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Cruise-ship-with-coronavirus-infected-passengers-17032386.php

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