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  • We are not likely to be out of the woods for sometime yet

    From the Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/n...aign=DM1316790

    Probably behind a paywall but one paragraph from Frank Del Rio, boss of RCI :-

    "While some cruises are on the calendar for March 2021, Del Rio admitted they were unlikely to happen.

    “We hope that the pandemic will ease and we can work out our differences with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to start in mid to late March. It’s a long shot, but I want to keep that possibility as long as I see a possibility,” he said.

    Much more likely is that it will take until July, August, and September (Q3) before “the world as we know it should be open to cruising.”

    According to Del Rio, cruising should be “in a good gallop” by the fourth quarter of 2021 and “the world’s fleets should be all up and running and us coming out of it” by 2022."


    He is presumably an optimist not a pessimist on this subject.

  • Fred Bloggs, Tyne and Wear
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    Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post

    I can’t just ignore a comment like that. My heart goes out to you and your family 🥲 Take care
    Me too. God bless. x

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  • Topdeck, London
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    Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post

    Hi JC

    Got that email too. Being cynical, I price checked without adding my membership number then checked again when added. Savings are significant, especially with the all the usual add ons included. Seriously considering 3 December 10 nights, itinerary looks excellent on Silhouette. USA is a scary place at the moment but hoping there’s a significant improvement for everyone by next December. 🤞 As you say, it can always be cancelled for a FCC
    worth posting some of these good ones into the deals section. to bring it back to life.

    https://www.cruise.co.uk/forum/forum...special-offers

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  • Gill Nickson, Albox
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    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
    We’ll just sit tight and see how things work out. I will not be able to cruise, but Alan might when I’m dead. Possibly this time next year.
    You might just prove them wrong and outlive us all, Judith - think positive! xx

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Annie
    I am a social person...these virus rules doesn’t help that.
    As the joke doing the rounds says,,,,”My dustbin goes out more than me”

    JC

    Hi JC

    OK I am not as social as you and I do get fed up too (we all do at times) and then I recall we are having it relatively easy compared to many others.

    The vaccine is round the corner but leisure travel will evolve as social distancing, mask wearing will be necessary for some time yet.

    I wonder if we will start to reminisce about the 'good old days' of cruising

    Anniw

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  • Clowi, Oxfordshire
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    Until October I was feeling optimistic that I might cruise in 2021, now don't think that is going to happen in the way I want to experience it. Come January I'll be looking for luxury breaks in UK to get us back into doing what we love, travelling.

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Hi JC

    You do surprise me - I didn't think you ever got fed up

    Annie
    Hi Annie
    I am a social person...these virus rules doesn’t help that.
    As the joke doing the rounds says,,,,”My dustbin goes out more than me”

    JC


    Last edited by jc, liverpool; 18th December 2020, 07:37 PM.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by sandraggg, Newcastle View Post
    There's a programme on Channel 4, Sunday 7pm, called 'Luxury cruises: from boom to bust?'.

    May be worth a watch.
    Already on record.
    Quest has been giving us our ship fix over the last few months.

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  • sandraggg, Newcastle
    replied
    There's a programme on Channel 4, Sunday 7pm, called 'Luxury cruises: from boom to bust?'.

    May be worth a watch.

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Mike
    I’m so fed up I have just booked a cruise for next August.
    ......
    JC
    Hi JC

    You do surprise me - I didn't think you ever got fed up

    Annie

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  • Haworth, Wokingham
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    Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post

    Belek is fantastic - we had two golf holidays there and would def go back.
    It will be our third trip, great variety of courses, good AI hotels, happy to be going back, hopefully

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  • mike, lanarkshire
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    Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post

    We are due to go back to Belek (Turkey) for golf in May, postponed from this year, if it goes ahead great, if not try again
    Belek is fantastic - we had two golf holidays there and would def go back.

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  • mike, lanarkshire
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    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi Mike
    I’m so fed up I have just booked a cruise for next August.
    Celebrity Reflection to the Baltic (again) from Amsterdam.

    Got an e mail from Celebrity today with discounts for CC members,I got £200.

    Coupled with the Always Included and a Hump balcony at a price of cabin one grade less.......deposit paid with FCC,,,so nothing lost.

    Nothing to pay now until June 21,,,,will have an idea if it’s a goer by then.

    If this dreadful virus is still with us next August we are all in the doodoo not just cruise lines.

    JC
    Hi JC

    Got that email too. Being cynical, I price checked without adding my membership number then checked again when added. Savings are significant, especially with the all the usual add ons included. Seriously considering 3 December 10 nights, itinerary looks excellent on Silhouette. USA is a scary place at the moment but hoping there’s a significant improvement for everyone by next December. 🤞 As you say, it can always be cancelled for a FCC

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  • smtcan, Scarborough
    replied
    Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

    Canada is not alone in thinking that way.

    I have family members who make annual trips to the USA. They say they might return to USA in 2023!

    Annie
    Surprisingly several of our friends have gone to Florida for the winter as they usually do. They own property down there, so get an exemption from US to fly down. They cannot cross the border in a car, so paid to have cars shipped to Buffalo, flew there, then drove the rest of the way. Their rational is that a Canadian winter is worse than the chance of COVID. They will have no problem driving back because they are Canadian citizens, but will have supervised isolation for two weeks when they reenter Canada. Supervision is strict, phone calls every day and random visits to make sure they are where they are supposed to be.
    Ankle bracelets haven't been employed yet!!
    Sheila

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  • Haworth, Wokingham
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    Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post
    I’m looking at next November and December for a potential cruise holiday but who knows what’s around the corner. I don’t think any of us thought this would still be on our doorstep in December. I have a golf holiday in Cyprus in March and Spain in May. I’m not confident about either of them.
    We are due to go back to Belek (Turkey) for golf in May, postponed from this year, if it goes ahead great, if not try again

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