Week 3 into isolation and I realise that this is both like and completely opposite to cruising.
I am in Sydney in a one bedroom apartment alone, the two rooms are both less than 4m squared but I do have a small balcony and an ocean view. While I can go outside to exercise or to shop I am mostly in this small space. Very similar to an extended time away from a port.
There is however easy access to the shops and to fresh food. I have a small freezer and a reasonable size fridge. Very different to life on board, particularly when travelling.
Company is mainly at a distance or from the birds – now that is just about the same.