Pranks, patience, passing time on virus-hit cruise ship

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TOKYO — Tai chi, Bible study, karaoke, and dancing with the “Dive Duo”: that was the entertainment promised passengers when they boarded the Diamond Princess.

But an outbreak of the coronavirus has left 2,600 guests confined to their cabins and searching for ways to pass the time. So, facing at least 14 days of quarantine in the Japanese city of Yokohama, holidaymakers are coming up with innovative ways to quell the boredom as their dream cruise turns into a nightmare.

One Japanese passenger posted on Twitter that she had tried to prank the crew by greeting them wearing a seaweed face pack.

“I decided to put on a short comedy performance for the crew members delivering meals. …

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