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  1. That’ll include me as one of those Jean, still nothing
  2. I often feel that if you need to ask the question perhaps Cunard is not for you. You state you are not formal people, yet Cunard is more formal than the other lines you have cruised with. Don’t get me wrong some people remain informal but on the whole people dress up and the whole experience is more formal so if it’s not your thing perhaps stick with what you know. The main dining room has a formal atmosphere, quite refined and gentlemen have to wear jackets every evening. There is always the buffet if it’s not your thing.
  3. Just checked Cunard website and all cruises now available from May, who knows what’s going on.......but doubt they’ll be sailing. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  4. Thank you Adawn47 yes he plays very well. He was a Pipe Major in the Irish Guards and in fact was the Sovereign’s Piper for several years. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. My son in law playing the pipes in Lancashire
  6. Really Harry, I must have missed the one that actually gave today’s Carnival Corporation news
  7. This won’t come as any surprise but thought any shareholders, potential shareholders may find it of interest CARNIVAL ISSUES PROFITS WARNING AS COVID-19 HITS CRUISES (Sharecast News) - Carnival Corporation issued a profits warning and scrapped guidance on Friday as the coronavirus pandemic pushed the world's biggest cruise operator to a heavy first quarter loss. Carnival said the virus, which has led to a global travel slump as operators cancel services and issue refunds, would have a "material negative impact" on its full year financial results and liquidity and also delay ship deliveries. It said it was cutting costs and capital expenditure and seeking extra financing in a bid to improve liquidity, adding that it had fully drawn its $3bn revolving credit agreement to bolster finances from the impending hit. Carnival operates ships under the Carnival, Costa, P&O, Princess, Holland America, Seabou and Cunard brands and has suspended temporarily all global voyages. Two of its ships had to dock off their destination ports after some passengers were tested positive for the virus. On Thursday the company said it was in talks with the US government to offer its vessels as hospital ships for patients with non Covid-19 conditions to help free up hospital beds to cope with the pandemic. "Given the uncertainty of the situation, the corporation is currently unable to provide an earnings forecast, however it expects a net loss on both a US GAAP and adjusted basis for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2020," Carnival said in a statement. The company swung to a first quarter GAAP net loss of $781m, or $1.14 per share compared with net income of $336m, or earnings per share of 48 cents a year earlier. The impact of Covid-19 on the first quarter's net loss was around 23 cents a share, the company said, which took into account cancelled voyages and disruptions. For the seven weeks to March 15, 2020, booking volumes for the rest of 2020 were "meaningfully" lower year-on-year as a result of the effects of Covid-19, Carnival said, as were cumulative advanced bookings at prices that were "considerably lower". "The corporation also believes the effects of Covid on the shipyards where its ships are under construction, will result in a delay in ship deliveries," it said.
  8. Jean, wondering whether you or your friend booked the cruise, if it makes any difference whose the lead name?
  9. An important message from P&O Cruises Mrs ... in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the UK Government has issued advice against cruise ship travel for British nationals aged 70 and over and people with pre-existing health conditions. We understand if you are concerned by this advice. As your cruise is departing outside 14 days, we will be in touch as soon as possible with further guidance.
  10. Keeping an eye on share prices during my lunch as hoped to buy more today it states they’ve closed the market, it’s back on now, just gone under £12 per share
  11. All depends on the reason for being unfit to travel, and being fit in normal circumstances but not fit whilst Coronavirus is rampant
  12. taken from P&O website. Although It’s ridiculous that the company expects people to take up much needed appointments at GP’s to fulfil their requirements We understand if this situation has led you to think about cancelling your upcoming cruise. If you are concerned about travelling within balance due date due to medical reasons, we are now able to look at transferring your booking, if you can provide a letter from a medical practitioner/Doctor on headed paper which confirms that you are unfit to travel on your cruise. Simply call us on 03453 555 111 (local call charges apply) and we can discuss your options. If you booked with a travel agent, they will be able to help.
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