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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from DavidH in Meadowhall   
    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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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from afcandrew in 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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    Pesky Pirate reacted to Countrygirl in how about a cruise to nowhere.   
    You are lucky enough to be still on this planet. Not so for over 44,000 poor souIs  is that not positive enough for you.
    I look around and
    my garden has never look so good,
    my neighbours are people you stop and talk with instead of just the odd hello.
    the books I always said I would read are now done.
    i understand the use of my laptop and iPad more and can Zoom and FaceTime with ease.
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from HLM in Is the CDC trying to 'kill off' the cruise industry?   
    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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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from HLM in Is the CDC trying to 'kill off' the cruise industry?   
    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.
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from HLM in Is the CDC trying to 'kill off' the cruise industry?   
    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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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Anchors-aweigh in P&O -does 'goodwill' exist?   
    Try [email protected] I agree that it might be wise to start as Countrygirl suggested.
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Oldworldtraveller in 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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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Oldworldtraveller in 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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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from afcandrew in 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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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from afcandrew in 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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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from TrentAnn in single cruisers turned over again   
    I’ve been saying for years that single cruisers get screwed over single cabins... if a double cabin is £1000 per person then the single cabin should be £1000. They should also put them in better locations on the ship.
    in addition if a person does go for the double cabin with a single supplement then if there is obc they should also get the supplement percentage obc on top.
    Its not fair for singles wherever they go on holiday...
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in Where is everyone   
    Good luck Davebe... 
    no cruise for me, I’m putting poppy boxes together as it will soon be upon us...
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in Daily Service Charge on UK bookings now included in the price   
    They probably can’t afford the mortgage payments on the new boats!
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in Chocoholics buffet   
    Whilst I did like the chocoholics buffet/walk through what I didn’t like was the way people used to pile their plates high with various chocolate fancies, and then leave half of them untouched. Watching some folk eating wasn’t a pleasant sight either...
    just my view 🤓
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from HLM in Speciality Restaurants   
    Cruises used to be all inclusive, well I thought so, but now if you want something different it has to be paid for, even room service. I think it would be nice that if a person wanted to eat in a specialty restaurant then they should get a percentage back as on board credit. It’s all about money grabbing these days... 
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from HLM in Speciality Restaurants   
    Cruises used to be all inclusive, well I thought so, but now if you want something different it has to be paid for, even room service. I think it would be nice that if a person wanted to eat in a specialty restaurant then they should get a percentage back as on board credit. It’s all about money grabbing these days... 
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in How Does Music Affect You   
    Whilst I like most types of music the thing I enjoyed the most was playing Bach’s Tocata and Fuge on a Church organ full belt. That was a few years ago lol...
    i cant relate to grunge or rap... not really music in my view...
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in How Does Music Affect You   
    Whilst I like most types of music the thing I enjoyed the most was playing Bach’s Tocata and Fuge on a Church organ full belt. That was a few years ago lol...
    i cant relate to grunge or rap... not really music in my view...
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Oldworldtraveller in Is The Bubble About To Burst   
    It might not depend on whether we can supply the demand but more on whether we have the spare cash depending on how our economy goes and the way cruise prices are increasing.
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in Cruising with Cancer   
    Even the healthiest of people can catch something on a ship whether it be the dreaded Norovirus or the colds that spread through the ship. Personally I wouldn’t take that risk in her position even if she could get insurance which may be highly unlikely. If she wasn’t covered and the necessity arose the bill could be astronomical.... 
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in Celebrity Pricing?   
    Aurora I think seems slightly smaller than Arcadia and in many ways is a nicer ship especially with its tiered back, unless they alter it during the refit.
    ive been saying for years that singles should get the extra obc but they never listen to what passengers think.
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from Davybe in Discount codes./ coupons   
    When I lived in the states there were discount coupons for various stores in the papers most days and not just for the cheap and nasty stores. Managed to save a fortune and you didn’t have to wait for points to add up like most cards in the uk.
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from 2torts in Is it me?   
    God help the future of our country if we have folk who can’t do simple addition!
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    Pesky Pirate got a reaction from 2torts in Is it me?   
    God help the future of our country if we have folk who can’t do simple addition!
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