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About sgmn

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    Berkshire, UK
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    ROYAL Caribbean

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  1. Same here, our son should of got married Aug 2020, now Aug 2021 All our cruises now cancelled and nothing booked until things look more promising. Eyeing up some RC and celebrity cruises ex Southampton to Norway next summer. Cunard also has an interesting British Isle cruise. Don't want to go to far afield until covid is well under control.
  2. Not just USA, Europe has serious second spikes too. Only positive is deaths are way down on what they were last Spring.
  3. The airline I work for has a mandatory negative covid test requirement within 72 hours of departure..... And another one for return flight
  4. Drove past her yesterday. She was docked at Southampton along with one of the Cunard Queens. We should of been on her 20th Sept this year 🙄😏
  5. There are private clinics where you can get tested. The airline I work for (in UK) needs a negative test 72 hours prior to dept (and another one for return), costs a small fortune though. Believe in Germany Tui cruises has made arrangements with a chain of private hospitals across Germany, cost included in the cruise fare
  6. So my day, we had booked a boat for four nights on the Thames. We did our helmsman course, mugged up on going thru locks, learned how to do knots. Worked out best riverside pubs to stop at each day and then with car all packed up, just about to leave we get a phone call from holiday company to say the Thames is at code red due to all the rain on last few days and environmental agency has barred all boats from using the Thames 🤔 holiday is canceled 2020 wins again...
  7. Boris got it back in March when little was known about Covid or how to treat it effectively. Thank goodness the medical world have discovered some existing drugs help and are better positioned to treat it. I'm sure Mr Trump will get the very best possible care and wish him and all with Covid a speedy recovery
  8. Italy (along with Germany) is doing pretty good, among the best in Europe. I think they got hit so hard back in the beginning that they have taken this very seriously and keep to the social distancing rules.
  9. The airline I work for you have to produce a negative test result before you are accepted on the flight. And same for return flight. The test had to be within 72 hours of travel. With fast tests being developed I think that time frame will come down.
  10. Can't say I blame your Manx government, looking at our rise in cases on the mainland. Must be difficult for those that have close family living on the mainland though
  11. We did look into Channel Islands for our Sept anniversary holiday, catching the ferry from Poole (should of been on Allure) but had to go thru hassle of getting negative test or semi quarentine so ended up in the New Forest instead. Nice part of the world to live
  12. Mmmm haven't heard of any bubble with no cases in UK, unless you are in the channel Islands or Isle of Man. Cases going up even in South of England. All boroughs of London are on a watch list (first step before lockdown). I'm still going to gym and swimming pool, but limiting shopping and staying away from crowds. Occasionally eating out. All socially distancing measures and wearing of masks in shops and public transport. We've had two holidays, one in self catering cottage in Cornwall and a few days in the New Forest. Just being careful and taking sensible precautions
  13. The official infection rate is higher now than the March peak, but we vastly underestimated the rate then with testing mainly done only in hospitals. Now in UK we are testing more than most European countries and it have a more accurate picture of the infection rate. But yes the rate has gone up immensely after getting right down in August. Hopefully with more knowledge and better treatments the death rate will not explode in the same rate. I wonder also if the virus is mutating and becoming weaker
  14. Sorry to hear about lockdown Dani, Is it confined to house or do you have permitted exercise time. We are, heading that way in UK 😒
  15. They normally have ships in the Caribbean in the winter and cruises to Canaries plus I think a world cruise was cancelled
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