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    Hi Everyone

    With ships missing ports because of the Coronavirus or the weather, or tides etc. I just wondered how many of you, with a cruise booked for a week or more. Would be happy just floating around in the sea, not stopping anywhere?

    If you received an e-mail saying the cruise would go ahead but there would be no ports of call, Would you still go? Or would you want a refund? Or would you go, but want some sort of compensation? .................................................. ..................Carol

    #2
    This just happened on Silversea ship (Silver Spirit) from Singapore to Manila.

    Hong Kong and Shanghai, were cancelled. Replaced by Taiwan and another Philippines stop, which were then refused. It was then scheduled for Saigon and refused then finally ending in Bangkok (instead of Manila)

    Guests given a full refund and 25% off a future booking.

    I think I'd be happy with that. There was a clamber for flights though. Those with their air package, were just flown. Those without, given assistance but not the full air cost up to a limited amount.

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      #3
      Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
      Hi Everyone

      With ships missing ports because of the Coronavirus or the weather, or tides etc. I just wondered how many of you, with a cruise booked for a week or more. Would be happy just floating around in the sea, not stopping anywhere?

      If you received an e-mail saying the cruise would go ahead but there would be no ports of call, Would you still go? Or would you want a refund? Or would you go, but want some sort of compensation? .................................................. ..................Carol
      With advance notice, a no-brainer for me, cancel.

      Annie

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        #4
        I wouldn't mind Carol, I love sea days, I enjoy the company of like minded people and all the ship has to offer, mind I would like a bit of sunshine, I have been lucky enough to see a great number of ports around the world.
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          #5
          I book cruises that are loads of sea days, even done a few with ports and just don't get off much..

          I would expect a price adjustment if what I booked changed to something generally less desirable.

          If the end port was for a reason and that changed the preference might be to reschedule.
          eg a TA to America to visit family change to staying in Europe would need cancelling unless we could reschedule the visit.


          One issue you can get with long cruises with no stops is provisioning, consumption planning is based on history and can change.

          We have been on trips where the beer and wine lists shrink, on one trip we had to get supplies from the crew bar as one beer ran out.

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            #6
            I'd go, but would want a significant reduction in price.

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              #7
              I would certainly go, as I have a balcony cabin booked for my Fjords cruise.

              A price adjustment would help.👍😎
              Delboy


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                #8
                Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
                Hi Everyone

                With ships missing ports because of the Coronavirus or the weather, or tides etc. I just wondered how many of you, with a cruise booked for a week or more. Would be happy just floating around in the sea, not stopping anywhere?

                If you received an e-mail saying the cruise would go ahead but there would be no ports of call, Would you still go? Or would you want a refund? Or would you go, but want some sort of compensation? .................................................. ..................Carol
                As we frequently have two weekers without disembarking at ports, I'd have no problem. A refund of any amount would just be icing on the cake.
                Last edited by Mrs M; 3rd March 2020, 09:40 AM.

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                  #9
                  If I could get refunds I would cancel. I enjoy some sea days, but for me cruises always have a purpose other than just being on a ship. I suspect that the atmosphere aboard wouldn’t be mellow and spending days surrounded by complainers is not my idea of enjoyment.
                  Sheila

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                    #10
                    If it was a sunny area I wouldn't mind, Be even better if I got a reduction in price or some other sweetener. Jan.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by PeterM, Southwell View Post
                      I'd go, but would want a significant reduction in price.
                      Whilst I enjoy the occasional sea day, I wouldn’t want to miss out on port days, so I agree that a reduction on price should apply.

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                        #12
                        Cancellation should be an option because not everyone wants just sea days. Assuming that the cruise was of the same duration and in a similar area I think that compensation should be restricted to the savings, if any, made by missing the ports.

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                          #13
                          Mine would depend which ship I was booked on. If it happens on Ionas maiden, I'm not sure being stuck In the seas of Norway with 5500 people on board with me sounds very appealing
                          .................................................. ..............Carol

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post
                            Mine would depend which ship I was booked on. If it happens on Ionas maiden, I'm not sure being stuck In the seas of Norway with 5500 people on board with me sounds very appealing
                            .................................................. ..............Carol

                            Now Iona would not bother me as we have a aft balcony cabin, so I could happily shut myself away and have room service.
                            Two decks below us is the Promenade deck which goes all the way around the ship if I fancied a walk.👍😎
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post


                              Now Iona would not bother me as we have a aft balcony cabin, so I could happily shut myself away and have room service.
                              Two decks below us is the Promenade deck which goes all the way around the ship if I fancied a walk.👍😎
                              Yes I have the same My other half said he would .................................................. ............Carol

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