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    Dorset, england
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    travel, food
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    P+O, so far
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  1. Thank you Richard. We were on this cruise too (I think we had dinner at the same table one formal evening), so this brought back happy memories 🙂 I was sad that we didn't visit the fort as local 'experts' told me it wouldn't be suitable for my mobility problem/wheelchair (it actually looks as if I might have managed it but we had a good day in Sydney anyway).
  2. I find sitting for more than short periods very painful, so travelling is difficult for me. Usually it works OK because we are less than an hour from our nearest cruise port, then the world comes to me. I miss it very much - we should have done the Baltics again this year - but simply have to wait it out . . .
  3. You are quite right, I got it back to front! Thank you for clarifying.
  4. The other thing that old-hands are aware of, but newbies may not be, is not to let the cruise-line (or anyone else for that matter) convert your purchase into local currency before you pay by card. You will usually get a much better rate of exchange if your card company do this when they debit the payment.
  5. My son (who is 34) attended a large BLM protest in London and put himself into quarantine for 14 days afterwards. He says that many of the people he spoke to intended to do the same thing. I think the fact that it now appears that the protests didn't cause the anticipated spikes could be down to the sensible behaviour of many protesters. Of course, behaving 'sensibly' when in a mass gathering for a couple of hours is very different from spending days/weeks in a cruise ship with thousands of other people . . .
  6. We should have been on that Baltics cruise with you now. One of the things I was really looking forward to, along with the overnight in Oslo, was visiting Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We have rebooked for next year but are not due to visit any of those places (although there are places new to us, which is why we chose that particular option) 😞
  7. I'm trying to look on the bright side - this is the first cruise for years where I haven't suffered from sea-sickness!
  8. I have a friend who is currently floating around on Coral Princess, her 14 day S America cruise has already lasted 30 days and she is still not sure when they are going to be able to disembark.
  9. Note 3 of the OP suggests that this won't be possible.
  10. Many, if not most, of the posters here are from the USA where they do not have a PAYE system like ours. Everyone has to file a tax return each year and claim various allowances, as the self-employed do here in the UK.
  11. We are due to cruise in July and paid the balance to our TA last week. I believe we are still outside of P+O's final payment date. We paid the balance taking into account the terms that were offered for cancellation and now the goalposts have been moved. I will discuss this with OH but suspect we will probably still sit tight and wait to see what happens - I think there is a still a high chance that P+O will have to cancel anyway, but we will go if we can. Insurance is a separate issue as my annual policy is due to expire 3 days into the cruise and InsureandGo are no longer offeri
  12. I have an annual policy with Insureandgo (as I have pre-existing conditions) that is due to expire 3 days into our July* cruise. Their website says that people with existing policies are covered for coronavirus but not those taking out new policies. I tried to phone the insurer last week but lines were jammed and I couldn't get through. In the end I decided to wait and see. I still have cancellation insurance on my current policy and I hope that things will be much clearer by the end of June. At that stage I can look at all the info available and decide whether travelling is an opt
  13. I can't sit comfortably for long, so taking any other kind of holiday is very difficult. If we can't take our July cruise, I think we will stay at home - we live in a lovely part of the country so that isn't a terribly hardship.
  14. We have a Baltic cruise booked for July. If that were to be cancelled I would expect it to mean that the virus is widespread, so no-where would be especially 'safe'. I think we would stay at home, as we live in a lovely area, and hope to reschedule the cruise for next year.
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