Cruise ship passengers recall deaths, confusion, quarantine

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Cruise ship passengers recall deaths, confusion, quarantine

This July 2019 photo provided by Miguel Gonzalez, shows Margrit and Lucio Gonzalez with their granddaughter, Caylie Gonzalez, in Alaska. They are suing Princess Cruises and owner Carnival Corp. for negligence and wrongful death – one of dozens of lawsuits by passengers and surviving relatives. Lucio Gonzalez died of coronavirus.”They put him on a ventilator for three weeks and two days, and after that he died,” his widow said. “I never saw him alive again.”
In this March 8, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess maintains a holding pattern about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, carrying multiple people who have tested positive for the coronavirus. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
In this March 10, 2020, file photo, passengers from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, gesture toward reporters while walking on a tarmac before boarding a chartered plane in Oakland, Calif., on March 10, 2020. The passengers on the flight were going to San Antonio to be quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.
In this March 10, 2020, file image from pool video provided by KGO-TV, shows passengers waiting to board buses after leaving the Grand Princess cruise ship at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.
John Miller, left, watches as his wife, Laurie, holds their grandson, Theo Hamilton, while being interviewed in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The Millers were passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which had captured the world’s attention in 2020 when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived at U.S. shores on board the boat. “There was so much inconsistent information from day-to-day that it felt like we were guinea pigs,” Laurie Miller said.
Laurie Miller shows a letter from Princess Cruises while interviewed in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Miller and her husband were passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which had captured the world’s attention in 2020 when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived at U.S. shores on board the boat.
In this March 9, 2020, file photo, passengers aboard the Grand Princess celebrate as they arrive in Oakland, Calif. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.
In this March 9, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess cruise ship passes beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in this view from Sausalito, Calif. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.

Cruise ship passengers recall deaths, confusion, quarantine

This July 2019 photo provided by Miguel Gonzalez, shows Margrit and Lucio Gonzalez with their granddaughter, Caylie Gonzalez, in Alaska. They are suing Princess Cruises and owner Carnival Corp. for negligence and wrongful death – one of dozens of lawsuits by passengers and surviving relatives. Lucio Gonzalez died of coronavirus.”They put him on a ventilator for three weeks and two days, and after that he died,” his widow said. “I never saw him alive again.”
In this March 8, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess maintains a holding pattern about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, carrying multiple people who have tested positive for the coronavirus. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
In this March 10, 2020, file photo, passengers from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, gesture toward reporters while walking on a tarmac before boarding a chartered plane in Oakland, Calif., on March 10, 2020. The passengers on the flight were going to San Antonio to be quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.
In this March 10, 2020, file image from pool video provided by KGO-TV, shows passengers waiting to board buses after leaving the Grand Princess cruise ship at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.
John Miller, left, watches as his wife, Laurie, holds their grandson, Theo Hamilton, while being interviewed in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The Millers were passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which had captured the world’s attention in 2020 when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived at U.S. shores on board the boat. “There was so much inconsistent information from day-to-day that it felt like we were guinea pigs,” Laurie Miller said.
Laurie Miller shows a letter from Princess Cruises while interviewed in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Miller and her husband were passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which had captured the world’s attention in 2020 when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived at U.S. shores on board the boat.
In this March 9, 2020, file photo, passengers aboard the Grand Princess celebrate as they arrive in Oakland, Calif. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.
In this March 9, 2020, file photo, the Grand Princess cruise ship passes beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in this view from Sausalito, Calif. A year ago, the Grand Princess captured the world’s attention when it became clear the coronavirus pandemic had arrived on the shore of California, making the virus real to millions in the United States. Now, some of those who traveled on the ship on trips to Mexico and Hawaii are reliving the pain that followed after losing loved ones infected with the coronavirus aboard the ship.
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