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  1. According to what I have just read, they have provided them since 2018 out of Southampton, so someone's wrong. Edit: Sorry it has already been said.
  2. I have paid for 2 of these packages, one Round Britain in Oct and one to Norway next year and they are no different to "Staycation" and the package available in the USA. I tell a lie, it is called Dream with us in the UK and Princess Plus in the USA which might explain why people are getting confused. When I have mentioned Dream With Us people didn't know what I was talking about.
  3. Even if you only have the odd cocktail and a few cups of coffee in my opinion it is worth it combined with the Wi-Fi and general gratuities. If you don't take the Dream package you will have to pay for all drinks and will have to pay the daily gratuities added everyday, and no Wi-Fi which you might not miss.
  4. I have just looked at my T&C's for my UK cruise and they are no different. When you buy the package you pay the price quoted then they add on 18% at checkout, on the ship you are not charged drink gratuities because you have already paid them. If you buy the Dream With Us package when booking it is different. You pay only the price quoted. Dream With Us includes drinks package, Wi-Fi and all gratuities, a very good deal. Hello delgirl, I live in the West Midlands, Lovely weather we are having at the moment
  5. Thanks, you are pointing out a cruise line policy we have been debating for a few pages. I linked a document provided as guidance to the cruse industry by The UK Chamber of Shipping, which is the trade organisation for UK shipping of which Carnival UK is a member, which gives no such direction and indeed states the opposite "For all guests and seafarers, both independently ashore and on excursions upon disembarking and re-embarking the ship" I know if I want to go ashore I will have to take a ships excursion, I have just been pointing out that it is not a legal requirement and
  6. Wrong, my Government are telling me we are on track to have all restrictions removed in the UK by mid June 21 not me. Next October I will be travelling to Southampton. The night before I cruise I will be meeting friends and going out for a spot of lunch, then probably do a mini pub crawl before retiring. The next day I will be cruising. From the NHS website "Evidence suggests that testing tends to be less accurate within three days of exposure, and the best time to get tested is five to seven days after you were exposed." That's even if it is found that vaccinated people can
  7. Sorry to harp on but I just found this: https://cruising.org/-/media/Files/Executive-Summary-Cruise-Framework-COVID-19 From the shore excursions section "For all guests and seafarers, both independently ashore and on excursions upon disembarking and re-embarking the ship, alcohol-based hand sanitiser should be made available at gangway exits, and all persons should be asked to use them." This was issued by The UK Chamber of Shipping if you want to look them up.
  8. I think you are loosing sight of the fact that ALL social distancing is on track to be removed mid June 21 in the UK not 22. I have underlying health conditions but we have to get back to normal soon.
  9. But still no one has given us an insight into how they are going to stop interaction between excursioners and locals and indeed excursioners from other ships now the other lines are jumping on the round Britain bandwagon. I truly accept peoples concern about the crew but cannot accept they will be able to keep us cocooned whilst on shore. If I choose to go on an excursion with them I will accept the T&C's but I have every right to complain about their prices and the ludicrousness of demanding we can only go ashore with them. I have only seen UK Governmen
  10. There was when I was seasick crossing the North Sea in rough weather a few years ago. 🤢🤮 I spent a day on them on the promenade deck overlooking the ocean.
  11. I don't think it does caribill, no mention at all in the gumph. Also there is other Titanic stuff in the area like its dry dock that you don't get to see, it's a 4 hour excursion, 1 hour driving around half an hour getting there and back (according to them) and 2 and a half hours in the exhibition, all for $99.95. If anything they should make the excursions cheaper to compensate us having to take theirs, not exploiting us.
  12. I don't blame you majortom10. If the restrictions are still in place in Oct, which would not surprise me, I will be staying onboard with my drinks package trying to reach that 15 limit lol.
  13. dwhe

    *** Lets Smile ***

    Two cruise passengers are lounging on sun beds reading. One notices that the other is reading a Che Guervara book. He turns to her and asks “Have you read Marx?” “Yes” she replies. “I think it’s from sitting on these deck chairs so long.” A magician was working on a cruise ship. He performed the same tricks each week for new passengers. The captain’s pet parrot came to all the shows and eventually figured out how all the tricks worked. He started to shout out during the shows. “It’s up his sleeve” and suchlike spoiling the tricks. The magician was really annoyed
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