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  1. Hello Jenjen. We’re taking our grandson (& his parents) on their first cruise next year to Norway. Hopefully by then most things will be back to how they used to be. I would like them to experience some of the little touches that make a cruise a bit special such as chocolate on the bed at night although I fear that now some things like that have gone they will be quietly dropped forever.
  2. We like Fred. A good positive review so another ship to consider in the future.
  3. I hope you mean 2023 because we’ve got one booked on Aurora in September 2022 & there are others on sale for later that year. We’re hoping there will be some on Aurora in June 2023 that are about 2-3 weeks long to celebrate our golden wedding.🛳😎
  4. Thank you afcandrew. Needed manipulation to change the angle of the wrist (thank goodness for entinox) & then replastering. Next appointment should be in 4 weeks.
  5. Thanks oldworldtraveller. Back to hospital on Wednesday.
  6. The NHS app only shows my flu jab.
  7. We received the email & accepted the invitation. Now we have to wait for a link on Sunday to watch the ceremony. We’ll have a look as it’s the nearest we’ll get to a live launch.
  8. Yes thank you. Just a bit achy now.
  9. Had 2nd jab on Wednesday & felt giddy with relief. Also felt giddy on Friday & fell & broke 2 bones in my right wrist. never broken a bone before - hurts doesn’t it? 😀😢😂
  10. I’m so sorry to hear this Jenjen. What an awful time for you & your family. There seem to be a lot of positive posts from people who cruise alone so when you feel ready ( & we’re allowed to go) I hope you can take the brave step to try one & have a lovely time.🌈🛳
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    P & O Arvia

    I can’t say that I like the name of the new ship. In fact at first glance I read it as Arriva & then I put my specs on!😀
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    COVID vaccination

    Saga are now insisting that passengers have the vaccination before sailing. Personally I think this is a good move but what do others think? Will this just be for this year or should it be reviewed annually?
  13. Well said Countrygirl. A safe & happy Christmas to you too & to everyone on the forum & at Bolsover.🎄
  14. I couldn’t get on the forum for a few days either. It’s now exactly 1 year since we were on a ship so hopefully we’ll soon be jabbed & back on board in the spring.
  15. Yes we would. We usually keep to ourselves a lot anyway having a table for 2 for dinner then going to the theatre or for a drink. Wearing a mask between venues wouldn’t be too bad & we’d get used to it quite quickly I hope. On a more hopeful note we’ve just sorted out a cruise for August 2022 with Bolsover which they will confirm next week so by then I hope all this will be just a bad memory.
  16. I’d just about got used to wearing a mask for a short time in the shops but now they’re closing again. I still click & collect groceries as I can’t get used to people in all directions in the aisles chatting & blocking the way. It’s a shame for the smaller shops as they organised things well & will now lose a lot of Christmas trade - our local shopping centre has seen a lot of shops close for good already. I’m still hopeful for our 2 cruises next year but who knows. Keep well everyone.
  17. I reported some of the posts yesterday but there were so many that I thought that would be enough for some action but they seem to still be there.
  18. We’ve always booked over the phone with their lovely staff but we’ve always thought that one day we might get to visit the shop. It’s a pity but at least no one is losing their job and we wish everyone well.
  19. Hi littlemousa . We’ve also had 3 cruises cancelled now & have 2 booked for next year so hopefully it will either have run its course or we’ll be able to have a jab by then. Hope everyone is keeping safe & well.
  20. Our cruises on Iona in November & February have now been cancelled. I hope that by the time we get to our next one in May that the virus will either have burnt itself out or that there is a vaccine available.
  21. So sorry to hear this Jenjen. My thoughts are with you both.
  22. I only read pages 12 & 13 but it makes it sound terrifying.
  23. There may not be any cruises at the moment but I’m still hopeful for our November cruise especially now that the excursions have suddenly appeared on the cruise personaliser. I’m not confident enough to think about booking any at the moment but the fact that they are there & that there are many new & different ones must be a good sign ( I hope).
  24. Our insurance provider has now emailed to say that cancellation & curtailment of a cruise due to the virus are now covered.
  25. A pile of books, a mug of tea & a view of the sea (preferably from a balcony but a window would do) & I'd be perfectly happy.
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