Well I have just returned from Turkey. I an you a little bit about holidays in this new world. Extra precautions due to Covid were evident but not inconvenient as I am now used to wearing a mask.The four hour flight was full but every one wore masks. On the return journey I was the third passenger to board and I could smell the disinfectant but only briefly. In the hotel all cutlery was in sealed bags. The buffet was served by staff but you could have as much as you liked. Pool towels were pre wrapped and sun beds sprayed after use .All staff wore masks- not easy in 38 degree heat. Guests only wore masks on transport and in shops. Our temperature was checked every time we entered the hotel. Social distance signs were everywhere. Sun beds and table were all spread out
We had to fill in lots of covid related paperwork at the hotel (mainly ticking boxes) and a passenger locator for online before we left. We had to show this at passport control on our return. There was the option to print out the form but it could only be filled in online.
One thing that has happened and I now expect will happen on cruise ships is the increased use of apps. ( which I hate but I got used to them) Almost everything is paperless. You can still ask for copies of menus but they have to be disinfected after use making more work for staff. We didn't realise for the first day that easiest way to get information was to download 2 apps, one for the tour operator and one for the hotel. We hadn't realised that to find out when the rep would be present we needed the app. To find out about excursions , our flight home etc we needed the app. You needed the hotel app to book a la carte restaurants.Bookings opened at 9 am 2 days in advance and were full in 10 minutes. If you wanted to book through reception or guest services you had no chance. Wifi in the hotel was free, but not consistent.
If P&O decide to use apps they need to be absolutely certain that they are easy to use and a strong signal that can be accessed in all areas of the ship at all times. Anything less is pointless and there will be even longer queues at reception.
We did some excursions, all socially distanced etc.
I was nervous beforehand but it's given me confidence to travel again. On a ship I wouldn't be bothered about wearing a mask in corridors. In the bars you will still be able to talk to people, one metre distance isn't too far. On the subject of excursions I read somewhere they some could be included according to your cabin grade. I would miss being allowed to wander around freely but the holiday I have just had, as lovely as it was, made me miss cruising more than ever.