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  1. We will probably open to selected Asian countries before then but they are saying the US and UK will be among the last to be allowed in. The fear campaign in Australia has worked a treat.
  2. And our Treasurer on presenting the Budget this week said it may be late 2021 before our borders open. "In his post-budget speech at the National Press Club this week, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said: “International travel including both tourists and international students is assumed to remain largely closed off until late next year and then gradually return over time. " https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/travel-news/when-will-australias-borders-open-a4566651.html
  3. Australia has just extended it's Biosecurity emergency until December 17th. https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/human-biosecurity-emergency-period-extended-by-three-months This means no cruise ships can enter until at least that date. Australians cannot travel overseas until at least that date and unless you are an australian citizen no non essential travel to Australia. until at least that date.
  4. I agree that QE and low interest rates will eventually lead to a depression but the Japanese have been doing it for 30 years and haven't yet had the real disaster.but doing the same thing for 30 years and expecting that eventually you will get a different result has been explained by better people than I as insanity.
  5. So for people hoping to cruise between Australia and New Zealand the NZ Prime minister Dosn;t think it will happen soon.She has advertised for staff to control mandatory quarantine for visitors to NZ.The job is for 2 years. “One of the things we said as part of our criteria was that anywhere we have quarantine-free travel, they have to be free of community transmission for a period of time – 28 days,” she said. “That is going to take a long time for Australia to get back to that place.” Meanwhile, a new job advertisement has been posted on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, calling for applicants to fill several roles that will help co-ordinate returning Kiwis’ stays in hotel quarantine, and it may give a hint of the future as New Zealand sees it. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/job-ad-hints-that-new-zealand-will-be-closed-to-australia-for-two-years/news-story/af86e6b4bde92c54082a0aeae98e2555
  6. The New Zealand Prime Minister said today that allowing any travel from Australia is some months of. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/new-zealand-axes-travel-bubble-plans-with-australia/news-story/d192f76983641bc3d279f400200fa047
  7. So Silversea sent out an email today about there Australian itineraries beginning in October.Even more ludicrous Bali to Australia cruises in December.These will not happen. https://www.silversea.com/destinations/australia-new-zealand-cruise.html?cid_email=em_AUS_EM2007142608_VS_CLASSIC_CON_DEM_LINK&IndividualId=854401&utm_campaign=AUS_EM2007142608_VS&utm_source=AUS&utm_medium=Email&cid=49401&mid=151491365 The Government has said the border will not reopen until 2021 and even if it does reopen there will be 14 days of mandatory quarantine as referenced previously. Then 2 other reasons have squashed any hope. https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/news/covid-19-case-paul-gauguin-french-polynesia?fbclid=IwAR2PLZltI_ZYoE2BnXi_id4EghhBCdeFVROWf55ptEqc1ugnZfDDvI_CqUM https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-norway-cruiseship-idUSKBN24Y0LO?taid=5f26f707cb760200014ba02f&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A Trending Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter&fbclid=IwAR39wxfEQXTR-v-b46FXFo_cxlMYelwySDv8uMLbVPhE_DKSjUc82ugnhY8
  8. And all our thoughts Chris and JP. Ann and Ron.
  9. I think you can forget about an SS cruise from Australia for the next year.As part of the budget forecast released this week our Government is predicting our border may open somewhere between January 1st and 30th June 2021.But even when it does a mandatory 2 week quarantine will still be in place. https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/australia-s-budget-forecast-assumes-international-borders-will-open-for-temporary-visa-holders-from-january-2021
  10. Well we just got another negotiating point.Thanks.
  11. Stumbles we are also looking forward to the crediting of the Venetian days.It means after our next booked SS cruise-Feb 2022- we will pass the 350 day mark. We are negotiating with SS now.As you know we were also booked on the 30/10 moon segment as well as the TA crossing.As we can't leave Australia anyway we have been told to wait in regards to the TA.If we cancel the TA it will be with normal cancellation policies if we want a refund.However they are considering allowing us to cancel if we take the FCC.That would be fine with us.However it sounds as if they are not confident the Moon will be ready for November 8th.
  12. Though on the website the first voyage is scheduled for September 22nd-Rome to Venice.
  13. We had hoped to transfer our booking on the inaugural Moon TA this October to the similiar TA on the Silver Dawn scheduled for 9th november next year out of Barcelona-wanted the cruise before the TA which is out of Lisbon.However was checking for any news on the Silver Moon and whether she has had any further delay when I came across this. Silversea Cruises Silver Moon (596 - October 2020) Fincantieri Genova (Sister ship of Silver Muse but with a different internal layout) Silver Dawn (592 - November 2021) Fincantieri Unnamed vessel (592 - 2022) Fincantieri (Option to build) Unnamed vessel (592 - 2023) Fincantieri (Option to build) Unnamed first "Evolution" class ship ( - 2022) Meyer Werft (Agreement to build) Unnamed second "Evolution" class ship ( - ) Meyer Werft (Agreement to build) http://www.cybercruises.com/orderbook.htm So it doesn't seem it will be sailing from Barcelona on schedule.And as it is our policy not to sail on maiden voyages a new plan is needed.So hopefully getting back on board the Silver Moon in Feb 2022 to cruise 3 segments Singapore to Athens.
  14. Certainly want to go cruising.Still booked on the Moon TA late October but us Aussies are almost certainly not going to be allowed to leave then.So hoping cancelled by SS. First definite cruise now not until Early 2022 with 3 segments on the Moon Singapore to Athens. But hope to book the Dawn inaugural TA in November 2021.
  15. Stumbles in some ways I am hoping Silversea cancels our October 30th TA.Get credit for the cancelled days,book the Dawn TA same time 2021-Barcelona,Morocco,Lisbon and over to Miami.With the credited days get over the 350 day mark.
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