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  1. sinbad10

    Apathy rules - or so it seems-

    Personally after listening to Prime Minister on TV I think far too many are thinking the pandemic is over and spreading the virus which will lead to a second wave. We had planned a holiday in Devon in October but have changed our mind we are staying local and being sensible and adhere to social distancing.
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    Risen from the ashes-

    Dont think Swan Hellenic will take many cruisers that CMV lost due to thier demise.
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    Think we are all well aware of that but if as suggested P&O did cruises to nowhere then as I said they would have to up their game with regards to some sort improvement in entertainment compared to the past even in the new norm post Covid.
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    It is all about the standard or daytime entertainment if it is P&Os normal fare then I would not be interested but having done a few roundtrip TAs on QM2 to New York and back with every day at sea with one day in New York then they are excellent and thoroughly enjoy them but Cunard do make an effort with their daytime programme with excellent speakers. Plus it all depends on the port of calls as some places cruise lines go I am bored after an hour or they have no interests or just tourist tat not my idea of a port of call walking around shops experiencing tat made in China with Welcome to Spain/Italy etc.
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    how about a cruise to nowhere.

    Would Guernsey want a ship tendering in thousands of people off a cruise ship, I very much doubt it. They have done a fantastic job in controlling Coronavirus and very much doubt they would want to risk allowing cruise passengers ashore.
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    oceana sold immediateley

    Cunard's new ship is not due until 2022 not 2021.
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    I agree the burgers on Britannia are awful.
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    Carnival selling 6 ships

    Very strong rumours on another forum and one person who reckons he has it on good authority from an "insider" that Oceana is leaving P&O.
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    Whilst I can see where you are coming from whenever I have used it they have always been better quality and higher standard that what you would get at Boots or W H Smiths. You could also say burger bar and pizza bar is no different than Mc Donald's or Domino's pizza but is just another choice available which is not a bad thing because many dont want full meal in buffet or MDR especially at lunch.
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    Cunard - this was so nearly perfect.....

    We did New York-Quebec and return many years ago on QE2 but flew to NY from UK and return.
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    Cruising after the 'virus'

    I cannot see how they can operate cruises this year at least without social distancing especially in theatres and show lounges and without the wearing of masks around the ship and it certainly isnt for me and would rather not cruise under those circumstances. Hoping by the time my next P&O cruise on Britannia next May there will be a vaccine available and everything might be virtually back to normal. Dont care if they got rid off buffets completely as we only really used them last thing at night for a hot drink and perhaps a snack and going back to the old days when Cafe Bordeaux was open on Aurora and available for late night snacks and hot drinks was far superior. One thing P&O and all cruise lines have got to get a grip of is ensuring everybody uses hand sanitizer before entering any eating venue and when they return to ship at ports of call. Hand sanatizer is available at gangways but not monitored by staff and very few actually use it.
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    Cunard - this was so nearly perfect.....

    We should have been going on 28nt roundtrip from Southampton to New York then Boston and Halifax and up to Quebec and return but obviously has been cancelled. Gutted we were so looking forward to it and booked it nearly 2 yrs ago.
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    Cruising after the 'virus'

    We have 2 cruises booked in 2021 in May and November which we are obliged legally to do unless we cancel and lose deposits but after that we are not sure after doing nearly 50 cruises that we want to cruise again. Not because of the actual virus just that having 2 cruises cancelled this year and the terrible actions and attitudes of Carnival UK i.e. Cunard/P&O I am not sure whether I want to cruise with them again.
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    They havent always been when it was first installed it was changed afterwards for the reason I gave. They changed it because within minutes of stocking it up it was empty so only stocked it with breakfast items and then left it until later to fill it with sandwiches/wraps and salads later in the morning when those on full day excursions had departed. So I am afraid it is accurate because we were told by Food & Beverage Manager who was a friend of ours.
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    They were a good idea if they were used as they were intended for but unfortunately many just abused it by emptying first thing in the morning on port days as free food to take off the ship save them buying anything