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  1. Coronavirus outbreak could last until next spring and hospitalise 7.9 million, says leaked Public Health England document The figures in the leaked document used "reasonable worse-case scenario figures". https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-phe-document-says-7-9-million-britons-could-be-hospitalised-11958143 A month ago I was planning what to do on our cruise at the end of May. Now I'm wondering how we'll manage work/day to day practicalities.
  2. Wishing you safe travels. Terrible situation for everyone.
  3. I think it's very unlikely it will go ahead. We are in the UK and they are saying the peak of the virus will be mid May / early June. I have just cancelled our Ireland/Iceland cruise from Southampton for end of May.
  4. Sadly I think that's unlikely. UK Government say the peak here will be mid May - June. Spain has just banned all cruise ships from docking for at least the next two weeks. I am gutted because we are booked on Ireland and Iceland cruise at the end of May.
  5. That was exactly how I felt. The bit that worries me more than getting sick is that the ship can't dock in some of the places it is due to visit. That can happen any time but a cruise is a lot of money and the risk of missing some of the key ports is too great. Final payment not due until 3rd April but it doesn't look good.
  6. We are on Silhouette at the end of May (Ireland and Iceland) and Iona (Fjords) in September. Who only knows what will happen!
  7. We normally just book for a specific cruise and then change it later to the one we really want to do. I've only done it with one but next time I'll do it with two.
  8. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise. Hopefully the rest of it will be less eventful!
  9. I've been asking myself the same question. Final payment for our Ireland/Iceland cruise is early next month. As we booked onboard we can move it for free before final payment. We are travelling with a 15 month old and even the thought of being confined to a cabin is not in the least appealing. It would be ok for a few days but 2 weeks would be a nightmare!
  10. We were medevaced from Port of Miami a couple of years ago. They bring the Border Protection, customs and paramaedics on to the ship to clear the passengers before they get off.
  11. It's very busy at Port of Miami today so I suspect it is nothing more than that as to why they have docked in the container dock.
  12. That's what makes us all different. None of those things would bother me too much. We have only been on Solstice class but I'm planning to book on the Apex TA.
  13. We enjoyed the lunch on our last cruise. My tip would be to get a glass of wine before you get there; the drinks waiters were run of their feet and we never did get a drink.
  14. Any on the "hump" are good. We have had 9241 and are back in it next year. Great balcony size and convenient for everything but very quiet.
  15. I don't really get the al bacio issue. If it's busy during the day we get coffee to go and find somewhere to sit in one of the bars that are closed; no problem. Our favourite spot changes each cruise. The relaxation lounge is always good but last cruise we didn't go there at all as we were with our little one. Ocean View Cafe in the evening was brilliant; quiet, floor to ceiling windows, good drinks service.
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