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Bertie Doe

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    S.E.Cornwall UK
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    Gardening, trout fishing
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  1. We've used our accumulated FCCs as deposit on 3 back-to-back Discovery cruises starting 5th Dec '21. I asked Marella "what happens if one of the passengers on your flight, tests pos at Bridgetown airport or cruise terminal. If the remaining pax are refused boarding, because they've been in contact with victim for 4 hours - do we get full refund, hotel and repatriation etc?" I did point out that no travel insurer covers this scenario. They replied they were a bit busy tied up with cancellation refunds until 17th July. I'll write again but not holding out much joy 😬
  2. They need deposits and balances paid, to convince their bankers, there's lots of interest and the future's bright.
  3. https://www.moneysupermarket.com/travel-insurance/enquiry/ It's worth Registering' it remembers your details, should you want to use them in future years. We plan to do a Caribbean cruise for 3 weeks in December '21. I've just done a dummy run, under "Sun Snow and Security" click "Cruise Cover". I clicked "Single trip cover". The cost for a couple with no medical problems is :- £542 Post Office £558 Leisure Guard Younger folk will pay less (I'm 74 next birthday) Paul
  4. Thanks for your input, maybe there'll be other shipmates who are planning a fly/cruise holiday, will contact their fave Insurer and get a positive reply from them. There will be a big price to pay. Princesswise our next two cruises with them are next summer, Norway and Iceland/Greenland. They are both from Southampton, so no flights involved. Cruising from there seems quite popular, on the Southampton live-cam I've seen quite quite a few comings-and-goings. Lots more planned :- https://www.southamptonvts.co.uk//Live_Information/Shipping_Movements_and_Cruise_Ship_Schedule/Cru
  5. Just to recap. There's 150 passengers (reduced capacity) on a plane. At the cruise terminal one of the passengers tests positive. The remaining 149 passengers test negative. Looking at the UK govts 'Framework for UK cruise operations during Cov - 19:- "You will be screened prior to embarking on the cruise, and if you are identified as having been exposed or potentially infected by COVID-19 you may be denied boarding" So you arrived at the cruise terminal at say, Barbados, Montego Bay or Ft. Lauderdale, you've tested negative but the captain or local authority may refus
  6. Agreed, there are bound to be some specialist Insurers, who will be looking to plug gaps in cover not provided by the cruise company or competing Insurers. I wrote to 3 Insurance companies and 2 replied stating firmly that boarding refusal was not covered by their policy. A 3rd Insurer stated that the above scenario (fellow plane passenger positive) was "hypothetical" and therefore cannot be considered. I didn't write to the Post Office as their policy details is available on line. They're a huge insurer due to their access to folk queuing up for foreign currency etc. H
  7. Ah thanks for that, I'll visit Princess and look at the detail. I suspect there's no such thing as a Fully Com Insurance that covers everything, as the cost would be too prohibitive.
  8. I've never been able to find cover for a trip more than 12 months ahead, so you may be forced to wait till the coming Fall. Have you come across the following link, some handy tips here :- https://www.insubuy.com/travel-insurance-for-foreigners-in-usa/ Regards Paul
  9. What dates are you looking for Dave?
  10. Called the 'Terminal Building' for good reason. 😓
  11. In a couple of years time, with passenger to crew ratios are 4 : 1 when things return to 'Normal', folk will look back with nostalgia, with a tear in their eyes, to the balmy Summer or 2021, when the ratios were nearer 1 : 1 😢
  12. For all those contemplating a long haul fly/cruise holiday : We all know that most Insurers will cover the direct effects of a Covid claim i.e. medical and repatriation costs if you test positive. However, in a possible scenario where you are flying this Winter to say, the Caribbean or Florida and one of the passengers on your flight, tests positive at the cruise terminal. Obviously the protocols and rules of the various ports/countries on the schedule, will play a part in the CEO's decision, as to whether you and the remaining passengers are allowed on board. The 'Cancellation Cla
  13. Correction, I'm having a senior moment, I meant STARBOARD (right) side. Although most folk prefer to go topside for the sailaway, weather permitting. Met office say - dry, sunny intervals for 6pm
  14. Have a nice break, enjoy your trip. I'll watch SOTON Live Cam and see you off at 18:00. If your balc is port side, wave a towel 😁
  15. I scrolled back on the web cam to the wee hours - she's lit up like a Xmas tree. 🙊
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