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    TA, NYC to Southampton

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  1. It didnt seem very full in 2013 when I last sailed. But its 9 years later, with Covid changing everything, who knows? Also, I dont have anything to compare it to as 2013 was my first TA since 1966! I'm seriously considering losing my $214 deposit and cancelling. There's just too much uncertainty, even if it does run.
  2. BlueMarble: I.m having trouble quoting and it insists on doing the entire message. Your last message makes sense and I understand now. Cunard should have been more clear! I guess I will spend a few days in London after the voyage if it really does go. Thanks!
  3. I agree with you but since sending the directions how to find what I was referring to I read the travel advisory again which said that the QM World Cruise 1/3/22 to 4/24/22 is cancelled. Initially I thought if the segment from NYC to Southampton was still on it would say that the World Cruise 1/10/22 to 4/24/22 is cancelled but now I'm thinking maybe not? In any case they should have referred to those passengers leaving from NYC on 1/3/22 who are not on the World Cruise. . I I guess we'll know when these new cruises go on sale soon, in July. Or I could call Cunard. I cancell
  4. I just read the message about the latest cancellations that is across the top of the website. It says that the QM World Cruise 1/3/22 to 4/24/22 is cancelled. If the segment from 1/3 to 1/10, NYC to Southampton was still on, it would read the QM World Cruise 1/10/22 to 4/24/22. Apparently they have designed new voyages which will go on sale in July. I'm sure World Cruise passengers make up a large part of the passengers on the TA that leaves from NYC on 1/3/22. Without them the voyage is probably not feasible.
  5. Sorry, do this: click on transatlantic across the top of the website. That takes you to the picture with the buildings. Scroll down and you see 3 boxes with the Fall 2021 voyages. Right under those 3 boxes you see <1 of 3. Click on the red arrow to the right of the 3 and that takes you to a page. On the left is the one about Eastbound transatlantic
  6. Click on "Transatlantic" across the top of the website. That takes you to a page that says Transatlantic with a view of city buildings. Scroll down until you see a page with 3 boxes. The one on the left is for Eastbound Transatlantic. Click on that.
  7. So I'm wondering why it also refers to the TA TO New York on 1/2/22 on their website?
  8. I just looked on their website and they describe a TA on Jan 2, 2022 TO New york. In another place on their website they still have the 1/3/22 FROM New York. Jim 9310: I understand they cancelled the World Cruise starting 1/3/22 from NY. But the first segment goes from NY to Southampton. Couldnt they still run that? My thinking now is no, probably not because most of the passengers were probably World Cruisers who would no longer be on it. Also, if they are advertising one from England to NY on 1/2 they definitely cant have one from NY to England a day later. I'm going to go
  9. Wouldnt they still run the first segment of the World Cruise- 1/3/22 - 1/10/22? Or would the loss of the World Cruise passengers make it unprofitable for them? Still plenty of time to fill the ship unless the people who sail in January are generally the World Cruisers?
  10. So, is the July 3 QM2 transatlantic from NY to Southampton cancelled or not? I read that the World Cruise starting July 3 on the QM2 has been cancelled. Are they just running the first segment or not? Very confusing I havent heard yet from Cunard.
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    It is my understanding that insulin does not have to be refrigerated if the vial is used within 30 days of opening it. That was our protocol in the hospital pharmacy I worked in. It had to be dated the first time it was used and tossed after 30 days. They were kept in the patient's medication drawer, not the refrigerator. I dont know if you would use one up in 30 days. I also dont know about the pens. This doesnt mean you can store it at very warm temps (like room temp in the tropics) All medications have a range of temperatures. Check with your pharmacy. i see someone else said the s
  12. I've been reading through the forum and have seen older posts speculating that the covid vaccine will be required. In the notification I received recently about my 1/3/2022 TA on the QM2 there is no mention of the vaccine being a requirement for embarkation. "We are unable to accept guests who test positive for COVID-19 , are self isolating within 14 days of travel or require supplementary oxygen (except C-Pap). I read this to mean that they will test each guest before allowing you to board? No mention of vaccine. There is a link to the protocols everyone will have to follow on boar
  13. I thought that since the notification gave the amount of coverage in "GBP" it was intended for UK citizens.
  14. They didnt exactly say it was going to happen but I assumed that is the plan when they said my balance is due in Sept plus the instructions concerning Covid. I notice they are not requiring that all passengers are vaccinated. Would they send this information if they were still unsure? ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HOLIDAY ** Please be aware of the following: We are unable to accept guests who test positive for COVID-19, are self-isolating within 14 days of travel, or require supplementary oxygen (including via oxygen concentrator), mechanical ventilatory support (excep
  15. I agonized about appropriate dress on the QM2, especially during formal nights. The only experience I had prior to 2013 was in 1966 tourist class and no one dressed up. turned out it was so easy! My voyage was a January crossing (2013) so I had a pair of black velvet trousers and a long black velvet skirt and I changed these around with different glitzy tops. Your outfit sounds perfect for when you are sailing. I am sailing the same voyage in 2022 and will get out the same clothes. May have to buy some new tops because.....almost 10 yrs have passed and I have gotten a little chunkier
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