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Coronavirus

Trapped in cabins, travelers find dream voyage a nightmare

Passengers endure dirty sheets and rooms as infections jump to 135

The Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama,. The ship's operator will refund the full fare for all passengers who have not been able to disembark there.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- If it is any consolation, the operator of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at Yokohama, says it will refund the full fare for passengers unable to disembark.

But with the restaurants shut down and the movie screenings canceled, the voyage has turned hellish for the more than 2,500 passengers who shelled out the equivalent of $2,700 to $4,400 for the 16-day experience. (Suites went for $9,800 to $12,600.)

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