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  1. Sorry if this subject has been covered time and time again but how much longer will I have to wait to get my refund back? This is now day 84 after I had the cancellation invoice sent to me and still no sign of any refund. How long have you had to wait and has anyone had to wait longer than 90 days? Should I be contacting Cunard? Getting worried now a lot of businesses are going under due to the virus and I may never get my money back.
  2. Thanks for the replies. I’m not overly concerned about not receiving our refund yet, I’m sure it will be sorted out in due time. I just feel more reassured we haven’t been forgotten about knowing others out there are in the same boat ( if only we were! ).
  3. How long on average are people waiting for their refunds? We should have been in New York today before completing the return voyage to Southampton on QM2 but as of yet no refund.
  4. A memory I will never forget was the cruise on Aurora to Northern Norway. There’s no guarantee you will ever see the Northern Lights and I would have been happy to have seen the slightest activity but the display Mother Nature put on for us that night was truly spectacular. We took a private tour in Alta with a Sami as our guide which was a huge privilege in itself but I could only have dreamt of the light show we got that night, not to mention it coinciding with a meteor shower at the same time. It was definitely one of the best experiences I have ever had and it wouldn’t have happened if we hadn’t taken that cruise.
  5. If you have paid your full balance using a credit card & your cruise is cancelled & a refund is given, how then do you get that money back off the credit card company?
  6. No, i just wont get paid for any extra time off, not even my employer who arent the most generous in the world will class that as "holiday allowance".
  7. We feel exactly the same. Unless we are turned away or the ship doesnt sail then we are going. Not only is the price of the cruise, accomodation at Southampton, parking etc (all of which is already arranged ) a big concern but also being a couple who both work full time it is difficult to reschedule time off at a later date.
  8. I know but there’s an awful lot of everything to scroll through on that thread that’s why I’m asking 1 specific question.
  9. We are due to cruise in 2 months time and generally we are healthy & are middle aged. Unless our cruise company cancels the cruise or we were to contract coronvirus prior to this we have no intention of cancelling. There seems to be quite a few people who are cancelling their up and coming cruises so I’m wondering what people’s reasons were for this. I can understand it if you have underlying medical issues or of a certain age but are others who are like us cancelling aswell & for what reasons?
  10. So what would happen if for example you caught the virus, went into quarantine, got over the virus & then had a cruise to go on shortly afterwards? Would you still be allowed onboard if you have had the virus but are now, as far as you are aware, free from it?
  11. Surely if you turn up for your cruise & P&O cancels it for whatever reason, then you should be entitled to your money back. If not they could cancel cruises all the time & make a stinking fortune from it. If they can’t take you to these infected areas they could at least let you onboard & we could all sail around the Isle of Wight for a fortnight!!
  12. Bennybluehat

    V E day

    I will be on a QM2 transatlantic voyage on May 8th which is VE Day. I am hoping Cunard will be doing various things onboard to celebrate & remember. I am aware that not all passengers onboard will be British but I will be very disappointed if nothing is in place for these commemorations especially given Cunards roll in both World Wars. Has anyone any information regarding this?
  13. They provide an atlas in the cabins on Arcadia? The only reading material we have had provided for us by P&O in our cabins is the Gideons Bible, a laundry price list & the muster station route on the back of the door!!
  14. "Swing low sweet chariot" COME ON ENGLAND!!!
  15. I totally agree. Obviously it wouldn’t be a pleasant experience and nobody would want to be in that situation but instead of blaming the Captain, P&O, and anyone else you can think of, I think people need to think long and hard whether a cruise is actually for them. The seas can be wild and unforgiving and should be respected and I don’t think most people are prepared for the conditions they find themselves in. Tenders especially can give a rough crossing and I have witnessed very elderly and immobile passengers trying to board them with great difficulty, probably not the wisest thing to do. People need to take responsibility for their own actions and judge whether being in the middle of the ocean, maybe in very extreme conditions is what they really want and are prepared to deal with.
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