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  1. I can only imagine the stress being felt by the Tui call staff during this crisis. I'm not chasing any refunds yet because I don't know if mine is to be cancelled.
  2. Latest update on Marella cruise site on Tui pages, states cancellation only on cruises up to 28th March.
  3. Tui flights to Paphos being cancelled now due to Cypriot decree that persons travelling from UK will have to self isolate for 14 days on arrival. This to be reviewed on 28th March. Looking increasingly unlikely Celebration 1st April departure will go ahead.
  4. Entrants to Cyprus from UK will have to self quarantine for 14 days on arrival, up to 28th March. Does Oceania go there without me looking?
  5. Perish that thought right away. Marella not covering themselves in glory at the moment.
  6. A step in the right direction for sure, although far from ideal. I certainly hope that Marella respond in a similar manner in the UK. As I've said previously, that element of exitement we all have when getting near to embarkation date is non existent. A sad situation all around.
  7. Marella showing themselves to be minnows in comparison to that group of "major" cruise companies.
  8. Game changer? Government quote "advising older people not to go on cruises"
  9. And the silence from Marella is deafening. My attempt at sampling another cruise line looks like coming back to bite me on the backside.
  10. My hope is that Marella are going to do similar very soon! Irrespective of how the virus spans out over the immediate future, one of the nice things once you've booked is looking forward in anticipation of a lovely experience. My wife is full of dread regards the whole matter.
  11. I'm no nearer finding out what's happening to the 1st April departure. I mentioned that Israel is on lockdown and with that being the only reason I booked the cruise not one of the sales staff would entertain my feeling of being short changed and wanting a refund. This was to be a taster of Marella but you only get one chance of making a good first impression and they've failed miserably.
  12. Nearly time for bed. Will await tomorrow's developments with interest. Maybe TUI will have something to say about the Israel situation. My seven day cruise has three of those days allocated to the Ashdod element.
  13. Your post sums up matters beautifully. The amount of contradictory comments coming out from all and sundry is so frustrating. Your cruise maybe the one we're booked on, 1st April out of Limassol. Seems Bethlehem is one place on lockdown, which for me is a deal breaker. It was Bethlehem that made me choose this cruise. If that is the case, then that gives grounds for a conversation I need to have with TUI. Edit: Just looked up Jewish News and the Prime Minister has decreed visitors from abroad to Israel will be quarantined for 14 days. Make of that what you will.
  14. I have tried remaining stoical about the current situation but have finally been worn down. Due to fly on 1st April and I understand that screening of sorts will be carried out before reaching check in. I don't know if it will be filling in a questionnaire or some sort of physical exam. My wife presently has a cold which if declared on the form will means she's likely to be denied travel. At this point I'm thinking that we could claim from TUI itself and get a refund. Plus if within the next 21 days the government decides that self isolation is required, where will that leave us?
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