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Cosmic Rays

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  1. Yes so I read, and due there tomorrow...
  2. Allure is off to Cadiz for 30 days for Azipod checking/repairing and other mechanical work. Please see previous links......
  3. Mmmm, your comments are interesting - I too am confused!! We all have to just wait and see as previously mentioned. Key to all of this of course is what Royal Caribbean are planning now as there is a very interesting article today on the refurb in Cadiz as 'Allure' approaches Gibraltar prior to her going to Cadiz tomorrow I read. We in the UK can't "L&S" easily as there are flights and hotel accommodation already booked in Barcelona and Miami. Decisions prior to final payment really must be made by the Company and sooner rather than later. Airlines may well be flying again so if you cancel it equates to total loss as it's not their fault!!
  4. I have seen this too. It remains to be seen what happens then though, and even if she is AMPED in Cadiz, or it be scaled down, what happens then? Although able to sail, how many ports in Europe might accept her, let alone accept nationalities from many different countries and then in November when she is due to do a TA - with us from the UK on board hopefully - will we be able to enter a US Port? Mmm, much to wait and see in the weeks and months to come.......
  5. Thanks....... Just have to wait and see then eh?
  6. Does anybody know how long Allure of the Seas is to be in Southampton for again? I see that she arrived early this morning. Could she possibly be heading south to Cadiz soon, hopefully?
  7. Where will she be until then? Surely she can't be patrolling the Irish Sea continually as recently?
  8. What was the problem - we are due to sail in a fortnight, also to the Canaries.........
  9. Sorry, but I beg to differ........yes it has and I saw it sometime ago, hence me asking
  10. Thanks, I do know that it's $11.50/night in Britannia but want to find out how this is broken down between departments please...........
  11. Where can I find out the gratuity breakdown please of the 'service charge' levied daily? Thank you
  12. Thanks for all your replies...........plenty of food for thought! Deck disembarkation seems unusually late as we are Platinum and on Deck 5 - 10.30am!!. Can you self disembark with your own luggage at any time or MUST it be at 7am or thereabouts?
  13. Many thanks for your quick reply. I agree with your 'edit' as we are from the UK. I have scoured the cruise personaliser and can't find where to book the transfer following disembarkation, even on the "New York Shore Excursions" at the end of the voyage. Any ideas please?
  14. QM2 to Quebec and returning to Brooklyn 18th October......
  15. Having just read a QM2 review, the reviewer states:- "I took the transfer from Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to Manhattan (Penn Station). It's a cost effective and efficient way of getting downtown" Do Cunard offer this as a matter of course because that would solve a big problem on our upcoming cruise next month as that's where we need to get to on our return?. Taxi/Limo companies are wanting upto $100 for this!! Can anybody help me please? Thanks
  16. I hear what is said with respect, however, for UK citizens and those too from Germany I am sure, if only visiting for a period of less than 90 days, or on legitimate business, an ESTA is required and they last for two years. We have had several since they were introduced back in 2009. Below is further information for anybody still in doubt! The visa waiver program is a U.S. government program that enables citizens and nationals from the 38 Visa Waiver Countries to enter the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa. The advantage of entering the United States under the visa waiver program is that you can travel to the United States on short notice without obtaining a visa in advance. What is ESTA? ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA US visa waiver is an online application system developed by the United States government to pre-screen travelers before they are allowed to board an airplane or ship bound for the United States. Starting on January 12, 2009, any person entering the United States under the visa waiver program is required to hold an approved ESTA US visa waiver Travel Authorization. Who Needs to Apply for ESTA? All travelers entering the United States (by air or sea) under the visa waiver program are required to hold a valid ESTA USA visa waiver. The purpose of ESTA US visa waiver is to allow the US Department of Homeland Security to pre-screen all Visa Waiver Travelers before they leave their respective countries. U.S.-bound travelers are recommended to apply for a Travel Authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure.
  17. No ESTA, no entry into the USA under any circumstances..............period!!
  18. Thank you for your input. The ESTA has replaced the I94 and is required whenever entering the USA from the UK! Maybe not from Germany though!
  19. Thanks Hattie! We do NOT require one!!
  20. I keep getting conflicting reports as to whether or not we will need a Visa to enter Canada in October. Scenario - we fly into JFK from the UK for a few days (we have valid ESTA's) and then leave for Canada on QM2 to Quebec and back to New York. Do any of you experts know please? Thanks.......
  21. I can't remember I'm afraid but it's a while since and I am sure that it wasn't 'Cruise Director'......
  22. Amanda Reid has been around for many years yet her title had changed on our last cruise..... She is very professional and has always epitomised Cunard, yet not to everybodys liking sadly in this day and age of cruising.
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