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  1. No - neither am I ! It has been widely reported that the vaccine neither stops you from getting the virus nor spreading it further. But it seems to me that many people are unaware of this or it's meaning - or are ignoring it and allowing their wishful thinking fantasies to guide their thinking. I am just wondering how this will affect Govt and peoples decisions when the reality of this fully sinks in. What will Anastasia do on the first time that a vaccinated health worker is tested positive - after having been out in the community???
  2. We were on that same cruise - had a great time - I made a blog about it here http://pacificpearltotahiti.blogspot.com/
  3. Les - We had to wait over 6 months before we got $36,000 back from Cunard and "the1st" TA last year - the only good thing about the drama was that I did not choose to rollover our cash into FCC. If I was religious , I would Thank God!! for that. I felt like I was in a race with the Bankruptcy Court as to who would get our money - me or them!!!! I wouldn't even consider booking anything and throwing cash onto the poker table more than about 1 week before the event right now . Tourist official said last week to make sure BEFORE you book a half price airfare in Australia that you can secure a ho
  4. I am interested in these latest two developments - to see where they lead and also what impact they will have. The first was this revelation https://www.smh.com.au/world/south-america/argentine-president-tests-positive-to-covid-despite-vaccination-20210404-p57gdo.html and the second is this WHO "ruling" https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/who-urges-against-vaccine-passports-even-for-international-travel-20210407-p57h0d.html So - closer to home - what will authorities do when , for the first time, a vaccinated health worker is discovered to be positive for Covid and has been out in the comm
  5. Will you please stop speaking the truth and arguing logically when it comes to Covid19 - they will get you nowhere. Last year we had 6 deaths in Queensland - supposedly from Covid although they were very early on in the year and I am unsure that the medicos even knew who had Covid then and who did not. Meanwhile in the same timeframe we have 200+ road deaths in Qld alone. There was not one road/highway closure or cars banned from leaving the house in an attempt to prevent this carnage. It seems like Queenslanders have become numb to road deaths.
  6. From all the offers I have been getting by email from online TA's regarding future cruises - if I didn't know better, I would think that cruises are actually operating right now. Is there an alternative Universe somewhere ??
  7. Our last cruise was on Pacific Dawn in 2019. She was returning to Brisbane from Singapore after a refit (her last ever?) via Darwin (which we had never visited before) and Komodo Island . We had sailed on her a few times out of Brisbane and always liked her. We thought that after this refit she looked better than she ever had - finally all new "grass" on the upper decks 🙂 Most of the older ships we have been on are now gone forever - but somehow the thought of PD gone hurts the most. We have had 8 international cruises with Cunard , around- the -World with P&O UK , several on the big RCL
  8. Somebody in another Forum elsewhere posted that they have received an email from P&O UK regarding specific travel insurance requirements for a supposed upcoming P&O UK cruise . The email said " You must have: insurance with cruise cover, (do not assume you will have it - ask your insurer or check policy states this), £2million medical cover, covid 19 medical cover, medical evacuation cover, all known medical conditions declared and covered, repatriation cover and a policy that covers all countries you are visiting if you don't have full world wide cover
  9. fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!!! The first set of cancellations of cruises which affected Aussies happened over 12 months ago - our cruise on Queen Elizabeth was cancelled on 19 Feb. It took 6 months to get our refund. It seems that there are some here who are either slow learners - or have allowed their enthusiasm to overwhelm their good judgement. I do however feel sorry for those people with the early cancellations who unknowingly at that time, allowed the cruise lines to offer them OBC and FCC and now have neither nor a refund ( although I do suspect th
  10. Thank you all for the replies so far - my wife has done very well , firstly with a double mastectomy and now completed the first 3 months of her chemotherapy. So far - apart from her now being balder than me - she has had no side effects at all.
  11. My wife and I are in the middle of a fight with breast cancer - and we won't be going travelling anywhere for at least 6 months. But just wondering if anybody here has been down this road and how it affected travel insurance. ??
  12. I don't understand what you are complaining about?/ You do realise that you are dealing with the Commonwealth Public Service ??? 🙂
  13. In this and other forums , I have many times heard reference to the Singaporean (no-stops) cruises being conducted. Some years ago we stayed in a waterfront hotel in Hong Kong and were intrigued to see these smaller cruiseships leave harbour every night and return early morning . Turned out that they were/are gambling ships. Apparently Asian people (especially Chinese ) enjoy their gambling. I am wondering how much these "cruises to nowhere" in Singapore are based on gambling. I know that there are many here who would love to go on a cruise to nowhere out of Brisbane or Sydney, but don't know
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