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  1. I am booked on the 9th May Odyssey cruise I know it will be cancelled, and am happy for them to take final payment I will use the 125% with gratitude
  2. Fewer than 500 fit and healthy working age people that were not obese have died of this virus in the UK (population 70+million) There is and never has been any case for locking up anyone other than vulnerable groups, but politicians love nothing more than accumulating vast debts they can blame on something/one else What we are seeing is politics getting in the way of what is best for nations
  3. It is quite remarkable how mad the world has gone over an illness that has a 99.7% survival rate, with hardly any fit and healthy working age people among the sadly deceased History will record this as the most staggering period of international idiocy
  4. I was on the 3 dayer to launch from Southampton, but they cancelled Am still booked on the May 9th trip to Israel One the surface, it seems this is an easy one to cancel, but if the info above is right and Italian ports are open, but Greek ports are closed... The cruise is scheduled to go to Israel, where everyone will be vaccinated by May. All over 50s in the UK will also be vaccinated by May If they include vaccine passports, I can see no reason why this cruise will not sail with a slightly altered itinerary Alternatively, it could be delayed a
  5. I disagree with all criticism of the grandfather's statement. I think he has done the right thing for his family. It is vital that he blame the large, faceless, billion-dollar corporation. The whispers behind their backs will continue in his community, but he has a social defence. It also provides him something to focus on, while grieving. However, the guilt will always be there. He will know when he closes his eyes every night to try to sleep - He was a hundred percent responsible for his granddaughter's death.
  6. At first, I wondered why 7 days or fewer - It would surely make sense if everyone is tested before and during, the longer the cruise, the better Then, they penny dropped - Anyone that tests positive after the cruise, Royal can absolve themselves of responsibility
  7. It never ceases to amaze me that an innovative company like Royal cannot find a way of avoiding the lifeboats obscuring balcony rooms or being so obtrusive It is a simple design flaw that other cruise lines have overcome
  8. Royal were a bit vague about the second trip - It's perhaps understandable that they may not be able to say the exact days the transition to Israel from a Schengen country will take We have worked out we need to leave Schengen for a long weekend and a week before March. So, it'll probably be a short trip to North Africa and a week back in cold and rainy Britain We won't be giving up cruises !!! 🙂
  9. I have heard of all of those places, because I love adventure and absorb myself with geography and travel literature - So, for me, I would visit all of those in a heartbeat However, at the other end of the spectrum are people that cannot pin the capital city of their own country on a map If you can work out whereabouts you fit within those to ends of the spectrum, you will have your answer 🦉
  10. As I understand it, it is a maximum of 90 days in 180 period Once that is complete, you cannot re-enter for a further 90 days, then it starts again If you have done 80 days (for example), it creates a rolling effect, so your 180 days may not complete if you regularly leave Schengen We will be in Spain from 1st January to 27th March, so we have not got many days to play with So, when we get on Odyssey in Southampton (no passport stamp because we are in our home country), what happens when we get to Belgium and don't get off? As this i
  11. I have written to the Crown & Anchor reps, but they haven't been able to answer my question. As the UK leave the EU on 31st December, new EU rules means we can only spend 90 days in any 180 in a Schengen Zone country. We spend a lot of time in these countries, and need to keep as many days available to us as possible. So, with that in mind, I have a couple of questions that I hope someone knows the answer to. Odyssey first trip out of Southampton. We will have our passports checked at the gate and we will then board. Will we need to hand our passpo
  12. Cruise passengers crave, change, progress and new experiences If Royal get it right, Icon could secure their future against rivals for years to come
  13. Each alcoholic drink costs around ten bucks. DW and I might have four (she might have six, but don't tell her I told you) per night = $80 If you think $1120 saving over a two week cruise is little too nothing, would you like to adopt us? 🤣
  14. I found your comment quite depressing, and you certainly have my full support. Celebrity have really shot themselves in the foot with this. The prices have risen to pay for their all-inclusive project, to provide loyalty incentives cannot cost too much given that fact. For what it's worth, I am two cruises from Elite Plus, so I don't have a vested interest in Zenith, but I think a number of free excursions could be fair - Surely something to appreciate your loyalty.
  15. Yes, I agree with this - automatic premium Package would be simple Although, I did just offer an example. It could be anything, really. A free excursion. Something would be better than nothing, which the new loyalty offer amounts to
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