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  1. I am not sure how vaccinating the crew and entertainers at some point in the future would stop the crew and entertainers spreading and catching COVID now (the vaccinated passengers are still capable of catching and spreading COVID).
  2. The crew and entertainers are not required to be vaccinated, only the customers, so the protection offered by this requirement is negligible. It is simply a marketing stunt and that will hamper any defence against an age, sex, or disability discrimination claim.
  3. I can certainly see some 50ish customers not being happy that they are not allowed to travel on the ‘safe’ cruise they have booked and were looking forward to, and who have been told through no fault of their own that they are not wanted on the trip. As for just giving a refund, anything equivalent which is to be booked at short notice is going to be very hard and more expensive to get something equivalent, so unlikely a court would consider it adequate compensation. Roll up the ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers who sniff a poorly thought out discriminatory marketing stunt and an opportunit
  4. Age discrimination - Saga might be saying that only vaccinated people can travel, but as younger people cannot choose to be vaccinated Sags have applied a restriction which is related to age. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/age-discrimination Pregnant women - men cannot get pregnant, so that is discrimination due to sex. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/sex-discrimination In addition, since the staff and entertainers are not vaccinated then the ‘you must be vaccinated’ is not a safety requirement but just a marketing stu
  5. Age discrimination - Saga might be saying that only vaccinated people can travel, but as younger people cannot choose to be vaccinated Sags have applied a restriction which is related to age. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/age-discrimination Pregnant women - men cannot get pregnant, so that is discrimination due to sex. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/sex-discrimination In addition, since the staff and entertainers are not vaccinated then the ‘you must be vaccinated’ is not a safety requirement but just a marketing stu
  6. When Saga announced this they obviously expected that their customer group would have received the vaccine before they started sailing. However with the extension to 12 weeks for the second jab this now might cause issues. That extension will most likely impact those closer to 50 as they are the last of the vulnerable groups in the UK to be vaccinated, so a refusal to allow someone (say) in the 50 to 55 group to travel because they have only had the first jab will be as a result of their age. It would be interesting to see the legal advice Saga has received to see how they are goin
  7. Saga are likely gambling that their customer group will have received the vaccine before they start sailing, although with the extension to 12 weeks for the second jab this might cause issues. That extension will most likely impact those closer to 50 as they are the last of the vulnerable groups in the UK to be vaccinated, so a refusal to allow someone (say) in the 50 to 55 group to travel because they have only had the first jab will be as a result of their age. It would be interesting to see the legal advice Saga has received to see how they are going to defend age discrimination
  8. A 50p lanyard or badge bought off the internet proves nothing. If the cruise companies want to entice customers back they will need to prove their product is safe, and taking people on trust when too many people are cheating (and that is not to say you are) is not the way to do it.
  9. Unfortunately there are an awful lot of people who don't want to wear a mask who have paid their 50p to get a lanyard to 'prove' they don't need to wear a mask. Personally I couldn't care less about non-mask wearers, both genuine and fake, provided they keep themselves at least 2 metres away from me. However many non-mask wearers seem to forget that the 2 metre rule was relaxed to 1 metre plus with the 'plus' being the additional requirement of wearing a mask (mask wearing not to protect you but those around you). Take away the 'plus' and you need to keep your distance.
  10. It is a member of Border Force (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/border-force) who will be on board as they deal with enforcing immigration controls, not HM Revenue & Customs (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs) as they deal with tax.
  11. With the direction Carnival Corps share price is heading this is probably an academic discussion if all that is left at the end is a brand name and some assets to sell off.
  12. I suppose there might be cruises next year with P&O but with the way Carnival’s share price is falling, only if someone buys the name when they have gone ‘pop’.
  13. Closed at 605 down 22% on the day. If it keeps going at this rate then bye bye Carnival.
  14. As someone who travels through St Pancras every morning and Kings Cross every evening, I am not sure I would recommend staying in that location for a short trip to London. The area is not as bad as it was a few years back, when if you strayed even a hundred yards from the station you would be asked if you were "looking for business", but with the exception of the restaurants up at Granary Square, there is not a lot to recommend it around there in the evening. And if you are visiting the theatres or museums, It is a good 25 to 30 minute walk to the West End (or a tube, b
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