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    Reading, writing, theatre, gym, fellwalking
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  1. I have a lanyard and a badge and am quite prepared to show them if it makes life easier for staff at the terminal or onboard.
  2. All of your comments about staying locked up at home etc because I am genuinely exempt from mask wearing are unlawful disablist hate speech and have been reported. I have enough problems being disabled without this amount of hate. I am removing myself from this forum for the sake of my mental health, What a nasty bunch you are!
  3. I am genuinely exempt and have been told I will need a doctor's letter, which is against the Law. My GP said that doctors are NOT issuing letters because the Law says they don't have to. So between a rock and a hard place, I shall have to cancel. Currently consulting with the EHRC over disability discrimination.
  4. I'm not that bothered about £50 actually; it's the remaining £2000 I'm not paying to be restricted. I would just charge back to annoy P and O
  5. I am booked for July 2021. it might all be over by then, but it was a booking done 2 years ago to get a single balcony cabin. Balance will be due in April; if it looks as though these restrictions will be in place I intend not to pay, and to charge back my credit card for the deposit ( which was small).
  6. A lot of the cases in the north east were students being tested; many were asymptomatic which is why it seemed to spread so quickly. I've just had a message from Durham university ( I do a bit of work for them) that cases are now falling. They did lock down any affected "bubbles" immediately.
  7. On Sunday I booked Southampton to Sydney on Aurora for 2022. I had worked out to the nearest £ how much FCC I should have based on a cancelled fully paid cruise and 2 deposits, the one for the half world 2021 quite large. To my surprise the TA I used gave me the amount correct to the £ and used it against my new booking. So now they owe me nothing.
  8. I have rum runners; they really work well. If I want something that the ship doesn't sell then I may use them. Wrapped in clothing they are not easily identifiable by scanners. That is the point. More popular spirits are sold at good prices onboard for drinks on the balcony. I suspect I may be doing more balcony drinking on my next cruise rather than try to find seats in a bar.
  9. Yes I am going to try Saga when things get going again. I am stuck with P and O till early 2022 because of the number of cancelled cruises this year, but I tried Silversea last year, liked it very much and have another booked for the end of 2021. Saga sounds like good value with a 50% supplement instead of near 100%. 2 of my rebooked cruises with P and O are with a friend so prices weren't too bad.
  10. One of my earliest memories was watching a Cunard ship edge into the Pier Head in Liverpool. I told my Dad that when I was grown up i was going on one of those, and he replied that they were "Only for rich people, not for the likes of us". I was determined to cruise from that moment on; perhaps explains why I've done over 30 now. And it does sound as if we are heading back to "only for the rich" with the prices changing as they are.
  11. We just booked it through a TA and yes it was applied. It's Aurora not Arcadia which suits me.
  12. Likewise; my friend and I were booked from Southampton to Sydney ( also retirement celebrations) and we really didn't want to go as there will still be so many restrictions, but nor did we want to lose over £1500 each that we had paid as deposit. Now we can use 125% of that against a future cruise. We'll re book for 2022 or 2023 instead.
  13. The noise of the ship's wake as we cruise out to open sea. I dreamed of it last night and woke up crying when I realised it was just a dream!
  14. That is a wonderful cruise; i did it on Oriana a few years ago. Something to look forward to.
  15. I don't think we need to judge other people. I will definitely have the vaccination asap, as it will help everyone return to normal and enable me to cruise again. I have a disability which makes it impossible for me to tolerate a mask or face covering, and I get very upset when people are judgemental or bully me for something I cannot change. As Lockdown eases for most, it becomes a greater prison for me.
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