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    Cruising of course!
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    Celebrity followed by Royal Caribbean
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    The Sounds - if you know, you know!

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  1. Yeah ended up a big fat NO anyways ha ha ha ... Although they did offer 20% off cruises for 2021 lol
  2. Yeah I agree .. and being a cruiser back in the days where they didn't offer packages on cruises that started or finished in the UK - the biggest difference is they've had no cash through the tills for 12 months or so ... They won't care one jot if similar turned up at Soton!
  3. They've just offered free cabins to Bluelight card holders too - well a draw, but if you're both holders like we are then there's double the chance!
  4. Nope ... especially as they've just offered them to Bluelight card holders!
  5. Quite simple - they'll try to market them as nothing more than 'booze cruises' for hens n stag parties! They'll also know that the status chasers will grab away at the C&A points (double points too, assuming they're still available) ... They won't struggle filling the cabins ...
  6. I remember those days ... anything that originated/finished in the UK would be a 'pay at the bar' drinks policy! Then they figured out that us Brits were abusing the packages - hence the all adults in the cabin must purchase - rubbish ... Then they figured out we still spent more on the packages probably than any other nation ha ha ha
  7. Because they know (somewhat) that the status chasers will pay the money they ask for - plus the extra to pay for your food again, not forgetting the inevitable drinks package etc - so they can amass even more 'pointless' points! Diamond Lounges are packed 3 x over (most of the Oasis class will use 2 additional venues) and the D+'s have been kicked out of the Concierge Lounges to add to the scramble for free drinks (we've not forgotten all this Covid stuff yet hopefully) .. I've never understood it .. there's a few nice touches that we get, but I cannot see the importance of it in front of a different cruise line that's cheaper and has a better itinerary/standard etc .. Like you say .... let your £ decide and not the Crown n Anchor Balance!
  8. I'm of a similar belief! .. slightly different in the fact that the D lounges as such won't exist, any lounges will be for Suite guests and Pinnacles and us mere D & D+ will just have a different number of free drinks on our cards daily (maybe all day, maybe usual hours?)
  9. Other cruise lines do World Cruises as you say - probably one of the best being the Cunard 'Queens' which do World Cruises from time to time ... I'd personally work on the basis of places to visit around the world/memories of a once in a lifetime experience (my parents have done one) as opposed to chasing a status that's worth very little and for that matter thinks even less of you! It may sound a little negative, but why waste a chance like that over a free drink or a cheaper balcony? You'll soon see (if you haven't already) the absolute carnage that they call Diamond Lounges - and in my experience, the quieter ones are more the minority nowadays than the majority - IF they did a world cruise, then it would also be heavily subscribed like the Transatlantic crossings are ...
  10. Pretty much the same thing surely? Person steps off a plane/ship and goes into self isolation for 14 days - if that person is in self isolation isn't that the same as being in quarantine ? " ... a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have arrived from elsewhere or been exposed to infectious or contagious disease are placed ... "
  11. I wonder if this new 'idea' of Boris' will affect people cruising out of Southampton (if that actually goes ahead) or for that matter if other countries take up the same idea? https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-52594023
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