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  1. We are now 23 days without Covid following our second lockdown. Today is our first day of freedom, without a mask, social distancing etc. I would like to say back to normal, but it certainly can’t be because who knows if/when a third wave may arrive? All I can say is that we’re looking forward to a ‘proper’ Regent experience when it is safe to do so.
  2. @charltonkerry Europe is (in) a mess. Totally miss handled everything. Only themselves to blame and yet they can’t see it. I agree with you that it’s not worth the risk and apart from which what happens if a country changes from green to red whilst you are away? Just wait for next year and hopefully we will all be able to cruise again.
  3. Machotspur I couldn’t agree more with your above post. We did very well after the first wave and had quite a long period (virtually all summer and autumn) being COVID free. Just after the New Year the second wave arrived but we locked down quickly but still had plenty of cases. We are now 22 days without a case and just one person in hospital. The price for this freedom is virtually no off island travel and if you do you self isolate for 2 weeks on return. No visiting cruise ships to the island this year. The way Europe is I am thinking that there will be little point in looking at th
  4. Hi, I take it that you booked through a travel agent and they should be able to sort things for you. I normally ask them to print off all the shore excursions so that I can peruse them at leisure prior to booking. It may well be the upgrade which is causing the issue but I don’t know. Stick with it, Regent are usually very good. PS I am an ex Firparnian living on this little island.
  5. Well we, Guernsey, did manage to keep the virus at bay until just after Christmas when we had a second wave. So far in this pandemic we have had 760 positive results following testing, with 252 of those coming from the first wave. It would appear that most of the second wave, 500+, are of the new strain which is obviously more virulent. Borders have been closed again and we have had two weeks of lockdown and are hoping to be released soon. The interesting point is how did it get into the island? We have an excellent contact tracing team and really the only people coming in are essential
  6. Ah yes we had an email today covering Alaska, Mediterranean, Baltic amongst others. And yet another question, who will accept who? And also what will be required? In our case the UK may require two weeks isolation in a hotel and then when we arrive on our island a further two weeks? Well we’re retired so no problem, but we also provide help with child care and therefore can’t be out of circulation for too long. Itching for a cruise though.
  7. And very close to the Pig in the Wall is Ennio’s a really good restaurant. You may need to book though.
  8. Having had two birthdays on Regent cruises I can confirm that they do help with the celebrations. Usually a ‘surprise’ in your suite and also in whichever dining venue you are in. Normally taken from your passport for birthdays, you’ll need to inform for other occasions
  9. Haha! A bottle of and one for the wife.
  10. My favourite in Compass Rose is Dover sole and scallops, and even better, order anytime. With a nice petit Chablis.
  11. @BellagioCruisers All well and good whilst you and everyone else stay on board. Now what happens when you go ashore. At the moment there are so many petty arguments within the EU regarding the vaccine that I fear that they will not achieve reasonable coverage this year. This, for me, means two years without cruising and whilst living on a small island surrounded by sea we do like to get off. I agree that proof of vaccine would inspire a little more confidence. Keep safe. Cruise soon.
  12. @lprpYes it is great to know that our track and trace system works well. Our MoH is a virologist and has a close handle on things. The chief minister has warned against rumour spreading which in a small community is bound to happen. The pub still continues to be a place of interest by the medics and police so let’s hope that they get to the bottom of it. Case numbers still rising but slowly and somewhat unusually a fair number in schools (30). We all need to remember that it only takes one bad apple in the barrel to spoil the lot.
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