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  1. Can't wait to cruise again but don't really think it will be until next September or October. I think we have several more months of this terrible virus. We have just returned from a lovely self catering holiday in Devon/Cornwall and are seriously considering booking again for next summer. I think we'll wait until others start cruising and we can hear their experiences. Keep well everyone
  2. Good thing we are all different, we loved Explorer 2 as it felt light and bright. Also loved Discovery 1 (not tried Disco 2). We found the entertainment very good, although the comedians they brought on were same old, same old. Can't wait to get back to a cruise - don't really care where it's going!
  3. Hurtigruten are advertising cruises from Dover for 2021 round the British Isles including Scotland and Ireland. Only 500-600 pax. Looks very interesting but the starting cost is almost £3000.
  4. Totally agree Nancy, we have not sailed with CMV but were considering it because of their itineraries. So sad for any company to be in trouble, as you say Marella could do well to take up a British Isles cruise - we'd certainly be interested. I really can't imagine that ships will be sailing full capacity for a long time and a local cruise would be a great start.
  5. Thank you Fife1 for posting this. Not really much different than I expected, sadly won't be cruising for a while until I've heard back from others who've given it a go. For us meeting people is part of the experience, we always have a shared table - how would that work? Wearing a face covering would look lovely on 'dress to impress' night! Dividing people into cohorts sounds very like the 'bubbles' my 5 year old grandson is in at infant school!! And I would never get any sleep if the bathroom fan was on all night, they are usually very noisy. We've booked a static caravan in
  6. Well done PC, after all the Marella cruises you have done totally agree you should have been refunded. Hopefully won't be too long before you are booking again 🤞🤞
  7. Pleased they have decided to give it a go... it's a lovely ship, still not too big, nothing like the big super ships.
  8. Have you checked the small print? I had an email advising now covering for Covid but in the small print it said covers while away but not if you contract it a few days before you go, in which case you could be stuffed if they don't allow you on board!
  9. Sorry can't help with regard to junior suites but only E1 has hammocks on the large balcony cabins, not on E2. We had one but wouldn't again as the cabin was smaller to allow for the bigger balcony.
  10. FO aren't advising foreign travel for anyone at the moment. Insurance wise we received an email from Staysure advising: we now cover for Covid 19 - read the small print and it's only while you are away but what happens if you start with symptoms a couple of days before departure and have to self isolate? Doubt you'd get your money back then. No, it's stay on home soil for us this year, plenty of lovely places to see, then we'll watch and see what us happening with cruises. Think any booking we make will be last minute.
  11. Strange how we all have differing thoughts and worries about the situation, personally there is no way you would get me on a plane until there is a vaccine. I would love to cruise again in 2021 but will be looking at a cruise line that sails from the UK.
  12. Just being nosey, but was there some incentive to pay more than the required deposit? Not heard of this before. Keep well
  13. I received an email from Staysure stating: Staysure the insurance company that covers you for Covid 19 - read the small print and it covers for Covid when you are away but NOT if you catch it before you go. Not much good if you catch it a couple of days before and you aren't allowed to travel!
  14. Yugotours were great, had our first holiday in Dubrovnik and loved it (1982). Went into a department store and all the shelves were empty, someone asked to buy our camera and a person on our trip sold their pushchair to a local as the people could not get anything they needed. Unfortunately the very long war stopped visits for some years.
  15. Totally agree, would love a round UK cruise calling at some of the beautiful islands around Scotland. Pick ups at different ports would be great.
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