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  1. Oldworldtraveller

    Insurance and Covid19

    Mine is similar with AXA PPP. Providing I am not travelling against the advice of my doctor or the FCO I am covered as I would be in any other situation.
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    I would love to be positive about things Countrygirl but unfortunately I am struggling to find something to be positive about. Lockdown has been eased which is good news but I see this morning the 'R' rate has now risen.
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    Why do I think this is only the tip of the iceberg. My reasoning is that the highest percentage of people who cruise are the over 50's, not surprising as statistics show they hold the majority of the UK disposable income. Surveys have shown that the vast majority say they will not cruise again until a vaccine is available. Even Bolsover are now selling land based overseas holidays. Lets wait and see
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    Where to in our winter?

    Hi afcandrew and many thanks for the recommendation. It looks a beautiful hotel, however the price quoted is more than I want to pay for a quick break but thank you for taking the trouble to suggest somewhere. Hi DavidH and thank you for the suggestion. Had a look at Warners but unfortunately there is nothing available until the 31st July and we were looking for next week. Again thank you for taking the trouble to suggest somewhere. I am beginning to think that a hotel near the sea offering what they do in say Spain/Portugal at aa reasonable cost would make a fortune, however at 76 I am a bit old to start on another venture 🤣
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    Where to in our winter?

    Now the FCO has advised everyone against cruising it will certainly throw cruise lines into turmoil as their plans for the near future are destroyed. Celestyal have cancelled all cruises to March 2021and I wonder if others will follow suit. Looking back 12 months it's hard to believe that such a vibrant industry has been decimated in such a short time. In view of cruising being on hold I have in the last few days been looking for a full board hotel by the sea in the Kent/Sussex area so my wife and I can get away for a few days and it seems they don't exist. All I seem to find are B&B's and caravan sites. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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    oceana sold immediateley

    Which ship is next https://commercial.apolloduck.com/boats-for-sale/commercial/cruise-ship
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    Nothing about Oceana in Travel Trade Gazette or Cruise Industry News. I did see a couple of weeks ago that the 6 were made up of 2 from Aida, 1 Costa, 1 HAL and 2 Princess, I think the truth is none of us knows until it happens. With Pullmantur and Birka Cruises both finishing it was interesting to note a new cruise line starting next year, Tradewind Voyages, with the largest square-rigged ship in the world. The big debate is when will cruising start again. Celestyal have now cancelled all sailings until March 2021, how many others will follow bearing in mind the majority of cruise ships usually head across the pond to warmer climates for the winter but probably not this winter!!
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    Costa Victoria is the first of the 6 to go. Which will the other 5 be. 🤫
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    Cruising after the 'virus'

    Couldn't agree more. It's all about expectations and desires which is why there are so many ships of different size, amenities and star ratings. Happy cruising everyone. I am pleased to be back on a cruise in August albeit an English river cruise.
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    Cruising after the 'virus'

    Could I respectfully suggest Anchors-aweigh the size of ship doesn't really come into it. What does matter is the PSR (Passenger Space Ratio). This is a statistical measure that compares the total public space on a cruise ship to the number of passengers carried. Therefore the higher the figure the more space a passenger has. In very large ships this is often in excess of 40. Oasis of the Seas is 42, Anthem of the Seas 40, Brilliance of the Seas 43 and QM2 a huge 57. Looking at older smaller ships Oriana was 37, Arcadia 37, Boudicca 34, Norwegian Spirit 38, MSC Opera 34 and Maasdam 34. Big is not always bad.
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    Cruising after the 'virus'

    On a brighter note I claimed a refund from TUI for 2 flights. It took about 3 weeks to get the credit voucher and then using the credit voucher number to claim a cash refund took a further 2 weeks. Seems they have certainly at last got their act together.
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    Buffets

    Never seen this on the American ships, indeed only seen it on one cruise line but that's not to say it doesn't happen on others.
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    Buffets

    The buffet on Ovation of the Seas was amazing, split into areas representing food from different continents, chefs cooking meats, eggs, making omelettes, salads etc just as you want them. The buffet on the new Virgin ship is all served by staff so no picking up food and putting it back as I have seen on certain ships
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    Cruise Refund

    Perhaps when this is all over there is need for new legislation whereby a travel company has to have 2 accounts. The first is where your money is paid into and held until you actually receive the goods and a second where the money goes once you have received the goods. In this way if this situation ever happened again your money would be in the holding account and readily refundable.
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    Will holidays be the same again

    The problem is towny44, that small percentage if allowed through unchecked can spread the virus.
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