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    P and O Protocols for Round Britain Cruises

    Received email from P and O this morning for Round Britain Cruises, with protocols.Will cruisers be going on these type of cruises? .So many rules ...book this .book that ,wear a face mask around the ship ,probably have to book a sun bed,no socialising at meal times .Can’t go off the ship without paying for an excursion.Some “normal activities “ won’t take place .What’s the point of going on a cruise like this ? Definitely not for us Thoughts of other cruisers please .

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    There will be no ports of call, except for one cruise on Britannia (a stop at Liverpool for organised excursions only).

    Some people's idea of heaven... but my idea of hell. I won't be bothering, sadly.

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      #3
      Originally posted by gloandgeoff, Manchester View Post
      Received email from P and O this morning for Round Britain Cruises, with protocols.Will cruisers be going on these type of cruises? .So many rules ...book this .book that ,wear a face mask around the ship ,probably have to book a sun bed,no socialising at meal times .Can’t go off the ship without paying for an excursion.Some “normal activities “ won’t take place .What’s the point of going on a cruise like this ? Definitely not for us Thoughts of other cruisers please .
      The proof will be in the selling.

      We have had a couple of cruises cancelled this year but as we're not bothered about shorties, we won't be booking QE this summer. If we were interested, I'd have no problem with any new protocols. In fact, I'd have no problem with them on a longer cruise.

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        #4
        Thank you for reply .I agree with you ,my wife mentioned dress up nights ,going out in all her finery and ... face mask .just horrendous.No doubt some husbands would be happy !!

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          #5
          Not for me

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            #6
            Only fully vaccinated passengers too - good for safety, but it could rule out many people, especially those (like us) who would want to travel with younger relatives.

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              #7
              Originally posted by sandraggg, Newcastle View Post
              Only fully vaccinated passengers too - good for safety, but it could rule out many people, especially those (like us) who would want to travel with younger relatives.
              Not going to be anyone under 50 for most of this year.

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                #8
                Originally posted by andyn, Bucks View Post

                Not going to be anyone under 50 for most of this year.
                ''Aged'' booze cruisers''?

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                  #9
                  Some will no doubt be happy to comply - I think 'tolerate' would be the word I'd use but I'm not one of them.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post

                    ''Aged'' booze cruisers''?
                    Only problem is with recent heart problems I need to cut down on my alcohol intake

                    Thought they would struggle to fill the larger ships anyway, don't think they have a chance with no families on board. Maybe we will see the prices coming down if they are struggling to fill them.

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                      #11
                      One would be just a tad optimistic to book one of these cruises before actually getting your second jab. Who knows what is around the corner on the virus front.

                      Only some 1.5million people have had their second jab and these are in general the most elderly and the most vulnerable and possibly the least likely to be thinking of cruises even IF they could get insurance.

                      I hope it goes well for all of our sakes but not for us this year.

                      PS I wonder what evidence they will accept to prove passengers have had the jabs. An Ebay vax certificate?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
                        One would be just a tad optimistic to book one of these cruises before actually getting your second jab. Who knows what is around the corner on the virus front.

                        Only some 1.5million people have had their second jab and these are in general the most elderly and the most vulnerable and possibly the least likely to be thinking of cruises even IF they could get insurance.

                        I hope it goes well for all of our sakes but not for us this year.

                        PS I wonder what evidence they will accept to prove passengers have had the jabs. An Ebay vax certificate?
                        The Q and A states that forms of proof will be confirmed nearer the time (!).

                        Anyone who can't comply (eg does not get second vaccination in time) is referred to the flexible booking policy.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by andyn, Bucks View Post

                          Only problem is with recent heart problems I need to cut down on my alcohol intake

                          Thought they would struggle to fill the larger ships anyway, don't think they have a chance with no families on board. Maybe we will see the prices coming down if they are struggling to fill them.
                          Children of all ages are welcome to sail on the cruises, provided they have been fully vaccinated... which would rule out the majority, even supposing they fancied a cruise to nowhere. I guess the only under 16s likely to be vaccinated would be extremely vulnerable ones?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by sandraggg, Newcastle View Post

                            The Q and A states that forms of proof will be confirmed nearer the time (!).

                            Anyone who can't comply (eg does not get second vaccination in time) is referred to the flexible booking policy.
                            So don't book or pay any money until the requirement is confirmed and you can meet that requirement without, say, driving to your nearest passport office as an example.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by andyn, Bucks View Post

                              Only problem is with recent heart problems I need to cut down on my alcohol intake

                              Thought they would struggle to fill the larger ships anyway, don't think they have a chance with no families on board. Maybe we will see the prices coming down if they are struggling to fill them.
                              Apparently it is only balcony cabins they are using, and judging by the P&O Facebook page, there are a number of people raring to go!! ..........................................Carol

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