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    Silly question - possibly

    I was just looking through the recent topics and whilst it has been intimated that a contributor has recently been taken off the forum I noticed that said person is posting as a guest contributor. I was just wondering if this is normal or allowed. I don't want to cause any upset at all by asking the question and will totally understand if the moderators take this down if it causes problems but any reply would be appreciated. Please don't ban me for asking…..
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    Whilst I have only booked cruises through Bolsover at their main premises, I am sorry to hear that there premises at Meadowhall will not be reopening. I am sure that others will join me in wishing Bolsover cruise club well for the future during these difficult times and that we may all soon be cruising again... PP 🙂
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    Cruising after the 'virus'

    I see P and O have now cancelled all cruises until 2021
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    Venice to be a 'cruise-free' port-well for now.

    If it protects Venice I’m all for it. The ships are getting too big and shouldn’t expect to be able to berth.
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    Oceana is now berthed in Greece... web cam is on if anyone is interested
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    We are all lucky at present and fingers crossed we will remain so but some of us know folk who have died from this dreadful disease. I am one of them. Yes we endeavour to remain positive but it’s not always possible. It’s not all about reading books and gardening.. just my opinion but I await more backlash!
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    I wasn’t being negative, just that if the shops are open you pay duty on everything... I give up!
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    Guernsey was an example to make it duty free that was all
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    That would be good as long it stopped at Guernsey to make it a duty free cruise. Not that you save much but at least you could buy some alcohol at reduced rate.. I wonder if you could get cruise insurance for it
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    At least Bolsover are finding ways to diversify with normal cruising being on hold. I wouldn’t be booking a new cruise until such time that I can get insurance as mine couldn’t be renewed. Fingers crossed they can sustain the change.
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    oceana sold immediateley

    It’s just off the Isle of Wight... camera is working... I just put this on another thread...
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    It’s just on the south coast of the Isle of Wight... the camera is operating too
  13. One thing for sure, I bet the prices escalate.... some cruise lines are already quoting double for single travellers. There’s also the problem of arranging travel insurance..
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    Judging by doing a bit of googling there are some carnival ships named but it makes you wonder whether they should have commissioned something the size of Iona. I can’t see them filling it on a regular basis..
  15. As far as I am concerned I go with what the foreign office travel advice is not a US government agency. The leisure industry is only just in the process of starting up in this country and I certainly won’t consider travelling abroad by any means until it’s a lot more safer to do so and I dread the thought of being confined to a cabin on a boat should there be an outbreak on board.
  16. Whilst cruising has ceased for the foreseeable future there isn’t much to talk about one folk have stopped complaining about refunds and when they will get them, which the cruise companies seem to be doing their best. I look on the site but don’t log in as it’s easier to read the latest updates that way and don’t bother logging in unless I have something to say. Shall I be controversial and start a new smoking thread that will get folk going 😱 only joking... Fingers crossed things will get sorted in one way or another, hopefully one of these vaccines will be successful, and we can all start cruising again
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    P&O -does 'goodwill' exist?

    Try [email protected] I agree that it might be wise to start as Countrygirl suggested.
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    Will holidays be the same again

    I agree with HLM, we live on an island. It would have been easy to lock the island down from the first reported case. Anyone who lived here could come back and those that didn’t could leave the UK . Goods travel etc would be allowed. The other thing is, that if the report was right that they failed a pandemic test a few years back, they should have made sure that they had all the necessary PPE in storage should the need arise. I think it’s also time to bring back more manufacturing to the uk for the textile industry so that we can make our own gowns etc without having to order from abroad only to find that it’s useless when it arrives. sorry if I have put my foot in it.. 🙂
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    Queen Mary 2

    There’s a report in the news today of a family in France who had it earlier than first reported in China. It was found out by retesting early samples.
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    Annual insurance

    Thats worth knowing as I have mine through Bupa and they have decided to stop doing travel insurance so am looking for another company to go with. sorry about the bold, couldn’t change it 😱
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    Over 70s

    Apparently PandO and bolsover suggest holiday extras but are not issuing new insurance and won’t cover anyone travelling now, mind you I don’t think any will when the FO has a no travel policy. If I was going on a cruise after this is over I would hope that all ships were extensively deep cleaned to ensure that there were no traces of virus
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    Over 70s

    The question is that usually you can take out the cruise line’s holiday insurance when you book a cruise and I believe that Bolsover have a recommended cruise insurance, I stand to be corrected on that though, however with the amount of folk cruising over 70 are they likely to reverse insuring those over 70.... if that makes sense
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    How is everyone

    I live in a village, home alone 🙁, whilst all my jobs have ceased I am doing some stuff for the National Trust at home scanning photos.... so whilst I have something to do as Queen sang ... I am going slightly mad lol. I escape once a week to shop but like David says the queues are dreadful in the town... luckily everyone is staying in but hopefully we will be allowed out more over the next few months. I feel sorry for those who have lost loved ones but on the other hand it would be nice if they could publish figures of those who have recovered from this dreadful illness. stay safe and hopefully sane PP 🤓
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    Homeless ships

    silly question whilst I assume that crew will still be on board do they keep the engines turning over every so often.... they say the pollution rate has dropped dramatically so just wondering how much pollution is still in these ports...
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    Where is everyone

    It’s been very quiet on here over the past week, I’m just wondering if everyone is ok. Perhaps you are all avoiding the rain and are on a ship sailing off into the sunset somewhere... Anyways I hope all is well... PP