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  2. Staysure have confirmed that if you have annual multi trip policy covering cruises then you will be covered for Staycation/Seacation cruises in UK waters by P&O/Cunard/Princess you have to ring them and they will e-mail you and endorsement letter.
  3. Austin

    Arvia

    We have been on Azura Caribbean cruise a couple of times and loved them both, I hope she gets her refit as booked to go again in November and I see from the new listings that this will be her last season out in the Caribbean. Which is a shame as I notice that a few of the nicer islands have gone, ie Tortola. We also did one on the old Adonia which I must say really liked the small ship. We are trying the staycation cruise on Britannia in June so will have to see what the big ones are like! will be nice to relax at sea again, unless I ghet cold feet and change my mind!!
  4. Countrygirl

    Arvia

    We have done about 10 cruises on Arcadia and have two booked one in November 2021 and one in April 2022 moved from this year, will we get to go in November? Who knows. Sorry but don’t like the big ships. We went on Venture last year and won’t be going on her again.
  5. afcandrew

    Arvia

    Aurora became my favourite when they sold Oriana. I haven't sailed on Arcadia for years but only because Aurora's itineraries have held more appeal for me. Tried Azura twice and hated her on both occasions, so won't sail her again or try Ventura. Would like to see Britannia on a short cruise but not remotely interested in the two new ones.
  6. donag

    Arvia

    I also like the smaller P&O ships, done most of my cruises on the Aurora including 2 full world cruises. Also sailed twice on the Arcadia.
  7. afcandrew

    Arvia

    Hopefully your luck will change now! As I am only interested in P&O's two smallest ships and not interested in the Caribbean, I knew there would not be much that would appeal to me in the winter release. I was interested in the World Cruise itinerary as I had a 39 night sector of this year's Worldie cancelled. Sadly, the nearest sector to that in 2023 is, at 71 nights, too long for me.
  8. Agree with you OWT. On another board I am on there is currently much discussion about Travel Insurance - particularly as Carnival UK brands are specifying a high level of Medical Cover. It seems that Insurance policies normally only cover a lower level of cover when travelling within the UK. A further issue is around prices for drinks and in the on-board shops, which may be subject to VAT when not leaving the UK?
  9. donag

    Arvia

    I’ve registered to sail on the Arvia maiden cruise. I was previously booked on the original Iona maiden cruise. I’ve not had much luck in recent years with my choice of cruises. I was supposed to have been on the Oceana doing its repositioning cruise Malta to Dubai, then all the Dubai cruises got cancelled. I end up still on Oceana doing a Canaries cruise. Then the Iona maiden cruise got cancelled due to COVID-19. Now booked to do a Med cruise on Britannia in 2022. Hopefully I do get to cruise again in 2022. Fingers crossed.
  10. It will be interesting in several ways. Firstly when the ship is more than 12 miles out it has left 'British' waters and is in 'International' waters and if it enters the waters of a different nation (Non UK) will this count as foreign travel. Secondly what if the ship docks in a foreign port even though no passengers are allowed to go ashore does this count as visiting a foreign jurisdiction to which the 'Traffic Light' system will apply. And thirdly as the ships are not UK registered could you be classed as going overseas when you step on them. I don't know the answers but it would be intere
  11. We might do a better job, let’s face it we couldn’t do any worse 🤪
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  13. Yes, that's who I meant really sinbad. Can't be doing with these daft titles. A President runs a country in my book not heads up a division of a company...
  14. Maybe one of us should apply 😉
  15. Think they should start with a new President.
  16. What a fiasco!! DavidH
  17. Having released a series of three and four night UK cruises aboard Britannia on Monday of this week, they today cancelled six of them and replaced them with three seven night cruises. The reason given is that demand for 7 nights is much higher than demand for 3 or 4! To be fair, they have offered to upgrade booked pax from the short breaks to the 7 night cruise instead but there must be a number of people who cannot do a week or don't want a week at sea with one port of call and cruiseline excursions only. I somehow suspect that once the pandemic has, by and large, passed that we may see
  18. Interesting to see that different lines are doing things in different ways. Disney cruises are the latest to throw their hats in the ring (or should that be English Channel?). It appears that they have not decided whether pax need to be vaccinated and children will be allowed on the cruises.
  19. Highlights of the Day, do you think it could go something like this on no port cruises, "Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is your cruise director speaking. Just before midday I would ask you to line the starboard side of the ship to cheer the "MV Going No Where" as she passes us going in the opposite direction. This will be repeated at 1500hrs as the "MV Haven't Been Anywhere" passes. The entertainment team will lead the cheering."
  20. Good to see that despite Covid, some things never change. The P&O booking system crashed when they opened booking for these cruises this morning...🙄😂
  21. We won’t be booking anything for a while, not even sure if we will get our cruise in November on Arcadia. And we certainly won’t be flying anywhere. We have both had our first vaccine with our second booked for May. It will be interesting to see what form the proof will be and how soon the scammers will be in finding ways of making money selling false documents.
  22. I'm in no doubt that these initial cruises will sell out, but long term without young families I think cruiselines could struggle to get the clientele onboard consistently to make it profitable. Most cruiselines with their newer ships are now more often than not geared up for the younger family market, climbing walls, dodgems, go karts etc etc, so I suspect families with younger children certainly won't be cruising for sometime if vaccine passports are required, at present it appears that only adults will be vaccinated and from what has been said under 18's don't feature in any future vac
  23. I suppose it is early days still in respect of Vaccination Passports. The problems with the Track &Trace App don't exactly instill confidence. P&O have said that pax will need proof of both vaccination jabs before boarding but at this stage haven't confirmed what type of proof. The system varies a lot. I was given a card with a space for the batch number of the vaccine and there is a second space for the second jab. I am aware however that a lot of folks haven't been given any proof at all. As usual, P&O got in a right pickle with their communication over this. The details on
  24. P&O have confirmed that people that are medically exempt from having the vaccine will not be able to cruise on these "coastal waters" cruises and that the staff will not be vaccinated.
  25. Hi HLM I’m still plodding along like everyone else I guess. I think that no matter what comes into force won’t cover every scenario, I’m glad it’s not my job to sort it out. I do wonder if those cards that they give you when you have the first jab is regarded as proof. Like you said for those unable to get the vaccine some sort of provision would have to be made whether it’s an ordinary overseas holiday or a cruise. Fingers crossed that 2022 will be a lot better... take care all.... 🙂
  26. Hi Pesky hope you are well. How do you think the vaccination passport will work for those who medically can't have the vaccine or those younger generations who will not be given the option to have the jab? Obviously youngers may be less affected by the virus, but they are still carriers, will countries allow them in, similarly with those who can't have it for whatever reason, would cruiselines be able to refuse a booking in those circumstances, can they discriminate in those circumstances? What a minefield. Regarding cruises to nowhere and onboard restrictions, not for me, I thi
  27. Sorry I couldn’t find a suitable category to put this in. My main conversation was to be the vaccination passport. Anyways, these vaccination passports I think will cause problems for some people that have to produce evidence on line that they have had the vaccine. Many folk over certain age May recall that when we had the smallpox vaccine, yellow fever, typhoid etc we were given a card as evidence of vaccination that you kept with your passport. Surely this could still be an option without having to go through the cost of a doctors letter to prove vaccination as not everyone has smart ph
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