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    Not worth the risk

    Hi Everyone

    P&O have just cancelled their cruises to Dubai, from October to March. I wonder if all the other lines will follow suit?

    I'm really upset for anyone that was looking forward to going, but they must have decided it's to dangerous .................................................. ..............Carol



    #2
    Not surprised to be honest. We quite fancied a Celebrity cruise from Singapore to Dubai via India, but didn't book in view of the goings on in the Gulf. At this stage it seems to be tankers only which are being attacked, but frankly wouldn't like to take the chance.

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      #3
      I think that’s been brewing for some time. It’s crazy to allow cruise ships in the area when cargo ships are having navy escorts.
      very sad for anyone impacted but best to be safe than sorry. Can you imagine the joy they would have and the power they would hold if a gang of Iranian militants took a western cruise ship hostage? Shudder at the thought x
      Past cruises:
      Carnival Conquest October 2002
      Independence of the Seas October 2012
      Independence of the Seas May 2014
      Explorer of the Seas June 2015
      Norwegian Escape October 2015

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        #4
        I'll be interested to see what Cunard do. QM2 has her world cruise 2020 going through the Med., through the Suez to Dubai third week in Jan.

        That would scupper a huge cruise itinerary. I'm not a wuss, but I'd be a bit wary of that part of the world for a while. Can you imagine what our American cousins will think?

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          #5
          Oh dear ! I wonder how long it will be before we hear from Seaourn.

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            #6
            Is it down to risk? Or low bookings. I looked at an Oriana cruise earlier today for November. £80 pppn ocean view including flights.

            They're citing the UK flag and red ensign as the issue. Other lines will continue to operate. MSC have re-affirmed their ships will be operating as planned and offered those whose cruises have been cancelled £50OBC

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              #7
              World cruise still going ahead unchanged as confirmed by P&O on Twitter

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                #8
                Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
                I'll be interested to see what Cunard do. QM2 has her world cruise 2020 going through the Med., through the Suez to Dubai third week in Jan.

                That would scupper a huge cruise itinerary. I'm not a wuss, but I'd be a bit wary of that part of the world for a while. Can you imagine what our American cousins will think?
                A quick look at the map shows Dubai would be a diversion on the world cruise and the Straits of Hormuz easily avoided. I am sure a little imagination will offer alternative ports.

                Cheers

                Tony B

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                  #9
                  Having done the Gulf Cruise a couple of years ago I don't think I am bothered about going again. If you really want to see Dubai there are some awesome looking hotels for a land based holiday and Abu Dhabi is just down the road as well.

                  Cheers

                  Tony B

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by toshtosh, Guiseley View Post

                    A quick look at the map shows Dubai would be a diversion on the world cruise and the Straits of Hormuz easily avoided. I am sure a little imagination will offer alternative ports.

                    Cheers

                    Tony B
                    Very true, but in my none wussy but possible wariness, I included the Suez area in my thought process.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by 1fifthavenue, birmingham View Post
                      Is it down to risk? Or low bookings. I looked at an Oriana cruise earlier today for November. £80 pppn ocean view including flights.

                      They're citing the UK flag and red ensign as the issue. Other lines will continue to operate. MSC have re-affirmed their ships will be operating as planned and offered those whose cruises have been cancelled £50OBC
                      Oriana will not be operating at all in November as it will be on its way to China, so not sure which cruise you were looking at. Last cruise with P & O is about to end this week.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
                        Oh dear ! I wonder how long it will be before we hear from Seaourn.
                        A friend of mine who uses Seabourn has had a cruise for next year cancelled by them with no explanation. No idea where he was going.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mrs M View Post

                          Very true, but in my none wussy but possible wariness, I included the Suez area in my thought process.
                          Suez is relatively safe being in Egypt 1500miles from the problem area.

                          Cruise ships pick up armed guards before leaving the Red Sea staying on till they hit Oman waters, they can just keep them on if they want to still dock in that area upto Muscat.

                          Cruise ships are really hard targets to board due to their configuration and number of people compared to cargo ships.
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                            #14
                            It could well be that it’s back to the drawing board for anyone wanting to cruise in that area. Oh well!

                            Take care, Helen

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by lucy, sutton View Post

                              Oriana will not be operating at all in November as it will be on its way to China, so not sure which cruise you were looking at. Last cruise with P & O is about to end this week.
                              Earlier today there were multiple cruises for sale on Oriana. This was late November after our MSC Grandiosa cruise. There was also stuff on offer for the same time as that cruise in early November. Unless, dear Lady you assume I'm inferring something that's not true? And of course the P&O website plus the agent I enquired with were mistaken I bow to your knowledge

                              ###edit - I did mean Oceana! apologies Lucy##
                              Last edited by 1fifthavenue, birmingham; 9th August 2019, 12:53 PM.

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