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We were about to book the PO cruise round this area , until one of our party  noticed it was pretty close to Iran , and they don't think its safe . It doesn't concern me , but should it?

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If you're not cruising on an oil tanker I don't see any danger :classic_wink:

 

The real risk is that P&O or its captain might - of their own volition or in accordance with Foreign Office advice - delete any cals which involve passing thro the straits.

The other thing is that these situations are pretty fluid and I'm guessing your cruise is many months away?

 

JB :classic_smile:

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A few Revolutionary Guards would stand no chance against 2000+ cruise passengers - especially if they blocked the way to the buffet.

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I met a woman at a travel  Meet up last week who had just been in the area. They had security escort boat and armed security on board fir that time. It doesn't seem to be talked about but it seems to be around. Also cruise lines are cautious. If a real threat they change itineraries. Just take out insurance for trip cancellation due to change or cancllation of itinerary.

 

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On 7/24/2019 at 9:07 PM, mef_57 said:

I met a woman at a travel  Meet up last week who had just been in the area. They had security escort boat and armed security on board fir that time. It doesn't seem to be talked about but it seems to be around. Also cruise lines are cautious. If a real threat they change itineraries. Just take out insurance for trip cancellation due to change or cancllation of itinerary.

 

 

 

I have a friend who cruised this area last year - armed guards are normal course through the suez - they had them even before any problems arose.  I wonder too if things are escalating.  Its been a concern because we go in October.

 

i rang the travel insurance company and they told me that "acts of war" are never covered anyway.  So I guess we will be on our own if anything happens.

 

 

Edited by Janet&Carl

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On 7/23/2019 at 12:57 PM, daisymay1960 said:

We were about to book the PO cruise round this area , until one of our party  noticed it was pretty close to Iran , and they don't think its safe . It doesn't concern me , but should it?

Not sure if you know that all P&O cruises to this region have been cancelled.

All other lines still going cruising as they don;t have a great big Union Jack painted on their hull!!

MSC and RCI offering great itineraries on far better ships....

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On 7/23/2019 at 1:57 PM, daisymay1960 said:

We were about to book the PO cruise round this area , until one of our party  noticed it was pretty close to Iran , and they don't think its safe . It doesn't concern me , but should it?

Take your own precautions:

 

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