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  • Smith7
    started a topic I've Bitten the Bullet

    I've Bitten the Bullet

    Although I already have cruises booked for next July and December; I was lured by an email ad for a Tulips and Chocolates cruise in April 2021.

    I've never visited the bulb fields in the Netherlands, which has been on my bucket list for years, so I've booked to sail from Southampton on Fred's Braemar to Honfleur (a port I've not yet visited), Antwerp, Amsterdam & Rotterdam.

    I booked a Saver Fare which meant I could only specify a cabin grade as the actual cabin will be allocated nearer the time. I have also paid an extra £14 to specify my chosen dining time.

    Am I worried about cruising in April?... not in the slightest.

  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Smith7 View Post

    Looks like a lot of us are thinking positively Issy.
    Yes we’re all having positive thoughts. X

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
    Positively or wishfully?
    For me it’s positively as I’m an optimist. Hopefully by then the covid vaccine will be well under way or even completed.

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  • Smith7
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    Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
    Positively or wishfully?
    Either or, it's something to look forward to and we all need that don't we?

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  • JohnR, Chippenham
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    Originally posted by Smith7 View Post

    Looks like a lot of us are thinking positively Issy.
    Positively or wishfully?

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  • Smith7
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    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post
    I’ve an April Med cruise booked too. I’m hopeful that it will go ahead. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
    Looks like a lot of us are thinking positively Issy.

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  • Smith7
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    Originally posted by Bigsis, Waterlooville View Post

    Queen Elizabeth mid April though after hearing about P&O extending their pause, I will keep an eye on my inbox 😣
    Fingers crossed for you Sue.

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    I’ve an April Med cruise booked too. I’m hopeful that it will go ahead. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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  • Bigsis, Waterlooville
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    Originally posted by Smith7 View Post

    Thanks Sue. Not coming on the Braemar then?
    Queen Elizabeth mid April though after hearing about P&O extending their pause, I will keep an eye on my inbox 😣

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Flintshirelady, Rhyl View Post
    I was on the PO Easter Greek Island fly cruise . Like most I was expecting it to be cancelled. But I must admit that with all the talk of the vaccines. I was beginning to think it may just go ahead. I think the problem isn’t the actual ship. It’s the ports nowhere wants a cruise ship to dock, and risk all those people getting off and possibly bringing the virus with them. I am unsure whether to move it to September or get a refund. Will decide in a few days as we were travelling for a friends 60th birthday.
    Spot on.

    Ports are the great unknown.

    Just think of Santorini and Mykonos - how many passengers would they want to disembark on a daily basis?

    Annie
    Last edited by annie, Glasgow; 24th November 2020, 04:04 PM.

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  • Flintshirelady, Rhyl
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    I was on the PO Easter Greek Island fly cruise . Like most I was expecting it to be cancelled. But I must admit that with all the talk of the vaccines. I was beginning to think it may just go ahead. I think the problem isn’t the actual ship. It’s the ports nowhere wants a cruise ship to dock, and risk all those people getting off and possibly bringing the virus with them. I am unsure whether to move it to September or get a refund. Will decide in a few days as we were travelling for a friends 60th birthday.

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  • alandrover, beccles
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    Last edited by alandrover, beccles; 24th November 2020, 03:05 PM.

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  • Smith7
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    Originally posted by carol, welwyn garden city View Post

    P&O a Greek Island fly cruise.

    Fingers crossed yours will be alright .................................................. ......Carol
    Ah, that maybe why then Carol. It's a shame for you though; let hope you can do that cruise at another time.

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  • annie, Glasgow
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    Originally posted by Blondie, Oxford View Post

    It’s interesting reading through the New Health Protocol in the section Eating and Drinking. ‘ You may be asked to pre book a table in the restaurants, the buffets and deck grills will now be served by our waiting staff and you will only be permitted to dine with your travelling group and household.’ Do I interpret that as all solo travellers travelling alone, have to dine at a table just for one? I would not relish the thought of being ‘Billy No Mates’ and dining alone for the whole cruise. I accept that social distancing has to take place, but for me and most solo travellers, we travel to socialise, meet new friends and dine together at a large table.
    Hi Blondie

    I don't think they have thought of this or are they hoping solos can link bookings with friends who are possibly on the same sailing??

    It will be interesting to read what NCL says on the topic.

    Annie

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  • carol, welwyn garden city
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    Originally posted by Smith7 View Post

    Which company Carol?
    P&O a Greek Island fly cruise.

    Fingers crossed yours will be alright .................................................. ......Carol

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