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1 minute ago, majortom10 said:

Is that just to be used as a port of call or as an actual cruise terminal for embarkation/disembarkation.

 

Not sure, maybe our Scottish contributors will know.

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2 hours ago, Host Sharon said:

 

Sorry to correct you but there is a large cruise terminal at Greenock. I have visited there three times. Aslo docked at Rosyth for Edinburgh. Saga's Spirit of Adventure is doing a 15 night round Britain cruise with ports in July/August ( I hope), calling at Newcastle, Dundee, Kirkwall, Ullapool, St Kilda, Greenock, Belfast, Douglas, Holyhead, Bristol and Falmouth. I don't know why P&O could not do similar, at least with Aurora.

No problem at all Sharon. Always happy to be corrected when wrong. I've only called into Greenock once and we went into Glasgow for the day by train. The only thing I could recall about Greenock was walking through a rather dowdy shopping centre to get to the railway station...

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4 hours ago, BrianI said:

Shops will be subject to UK VAT unless they call into Guernsey. 
Brian

 

1 hour ago, Snow Hill said:

Won’t be calling at Guernsey as they have banned cruise ships until 2022.

But would anchoring off for a certain length of time get around that? Don't know, just asking...

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35 minutes ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Has anyone any information on if P&O are requiring  that all passengers need to have their 2 vaccinations ?

No information from P&O,  and I would think that this will not be a requirement,  because a large percentage of the population will not have had their second injection by August.

 

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14 minutes ago, wowzz said:

No information from P&O,  and I would think that this will not be a requirement,  because a large percentage of the population will not have had their second injection by August.

 

Unfortunately I think then  it will be out of the equation for us booking with P&O we are in the over 65 group and both have underlying health issues. Maybe any cruises will be out of the question for us this year😰

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2 minutes ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Unfortunately I think then  it will be out of the equation for us booking with P&O we are in the over 65 group and both have underlying health issues. Maybe any cruises will be out of the question for us this year😰

Although if both of you have been vaccinated,  wouldn't that mean that you would be protected against CV19 symptoms.   

If you are uneasy about cruising with unvaccinated passengers, I think you will find it difficult to cruise for the forseeable future, assuming you want to get off the ship in foreign ports, given the speed of the vaccination programme in many countries.

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2 minutes ago, wowzz said:

Although if both of you have been vaccinated,  wouldn't that mean that you would be protected against CV19 symptoms.   

If you are uneasy about cruising with unvaccinated passengers, I think you will find it difficult to cruise for the forseeable future, assuming you want to get off the ship in foreign ports, given the speed of the vaccination programme in many countries.

Yes we will have had our vaccinations and yes feel a bit concerned cruising with unvaccinated passengers not because of us contracting CV19 but the whole unknown  process of an unvaccinated passenger catching it.Would we all be confined to our cabins would we all have to disembark who knows.

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1 hour ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Has anyone any information on if P&O are requiring  that all passengers need to have their 2 vaccinations ?

I can't see there is any way that they will do that as it would severely limit the pool of potential bookings.

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2 hours ago, majortom10 said:

Is that just to be used as a port of call or as an actual cruise terminal for embarkation/disembarkation.

 

I've done a few searches and can't find any further information on this, maybe the idea has been dropped

I know a proposal to create a proper cruise terminal at Greenwich for London was also dropped.

A sign of the times?.

 

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Just now, lindylooellalouise said:

Yes I can see that how do others feel about cruising with unvaccinated passengers?

I would be very nervous indeed as the vaccination is not 100% effective and as mentioned elsewhere consider that it reduces the risks to that of someone 15 years younger. I have just turned 70 with underlying medical issues so maybe sharing a ship with a load of 'youngsters' many of which will not be vaccinated is not a good idea after all. Also, do people think P&O will be requiring full payment without a deposit?

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3 minutes ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Yes I can see that how do others feel about cruising with unvaccinated passengers?

It does bother me a bit, but then in a few weeks I will be back at work mixing with the public so I don't think there will be much difference between that and being on a ship especially as mask wearing and social distancing will be required. If any lines are anything to go by it looks like tests will have to be taken before boarding. I also read there had been a covid case on a cruise last year, and it was dealt with effectively. I know it was discussed on here but can't find the thread. I think the close contacts had to isolate but not the whole ship Molecrochip used to say that cruise lines can't always stop covid getting on to the ship but it was how it was dealt with that was important. 

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2 minutes ago, davecttr said:

I would be very nervous indeed as the vaccination is not 100% effective and as mentioned elsewhere consider that it reduces the risks to that of someone 15 years younger. I have just turned 70 with underlying medical issues so maybe sharing a ship with a load of 'youngsters' many of which will not be vaccinated is not a good idea after all. Also, do people think P&O will be requiring full payment without a deposit?

I am seriously rethinking all my plans for cruising at least for this year, I felt quite excited at the prospect of an around Britain cruise but after thinking of some of the consequences I’m  changing my mind.

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Just now, Cathygh said:

It does bother me a bit, but then in a few weeks I will be back at work mixing with the public so I don't think there will be much difference between that and being on a ship especially as mask wearing and social distancing will be required. If any lines are anything to go by it looks like tests will have to be taken before boarding. I also read there had been a covid case on a cruise last year, and it was dealt with effectively. I know it was discussed on here but can't find the thread. I think the close contacts had to isolate but not the whole ship Molecrochip used to say that cruise lines can't always stop covid getting on to the ship but it was how it was dealt with that was important. 

Wish P & O would publish more information about what would happen should anyone have a positive covid result 

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7 minutes ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Wish P & O would publish more information about what would happen should anyone have a positive covid result 

Agreed!

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23 minutes ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Wish P & O would publish more information about what would happen should anyone have a positive covid result 

Hopefully they will once details about the cruises appear because lots of people will be asking the same questions

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51 minutes ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Yes I can see that how do others feel about cruising with unvaccinated passengers?

Personally, I wouldn’t want to cruise with unvaccinated passengers and/or unvaccinated crew.

I have had my first jab and second one is due early May but it’s more of the issue of the whole ship potentially being quarantined if there are cases on board. P&O will need to clarify what their planned procedures will be before I would book at the moment.

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1 minute ago, Angel57 said:

Personally, I wouldn’t want to cruise with unvaccinated passengers and/or unvaccinated crew.

I have had my first jab and second one is due early May but it’s more of the issue of the whole ship potentially being quarantined if there are cases on board. P&O will need to clarify what their planned procedures will be before I would book at the moment.

Yes absolutely agree, initially I was excited at the prospect of cruising again but now feeling very apprehensive.

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53 minutes ago, lindylooellalouise said:

Yes I can see that how do others feel about cruising with unvaccinated passengers?

I'm very much in two minds about it. I'm 60, generally healthy and will have had both shots of vaccine by then. On the other hand, having not mixed with anyone for months, I would be quite nervous about being in close proximity to lots of people. I guess that will change however once I start meeting up with friends for meals out etc.

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1 minute ago, Britboys said:

I'm very much in two minds about it. I'm 60, generally healthy and will have had both shots of vaccine by then. On the other hand, having not mixed with anyone for months, I would be quite nervous about being in close proximity to lots of people. I guess that will change however once I start meeting up with friends for meals out etc.

I didn’t realise what a huge step it will be for everyone to socialise again and feel confident about mixing in large groups I haven’t been anywhere apart from hospital appointments in the last year and feeling quite shocked about how uneasy I feel about cruising again.

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25 minutes ago, Britboys said:

I'm very much in two minds about it. I'm 60, generally healthy and will have had both shots of vaccine by then. On the other hand, having not mixed with anyone for months, I would be quite nervous about being in close proximity to lots of people. I guess that will change however once I start meeting up with friends for meals out etc.

Same, both age and vaccination status, and general feelings.

 

After a year of social distancing and mask wearing, I'm not inclined to suddenly launching myself into busy environments, whether the people are vaccinated or not. 

 

I will just see how it goes.  I'm looking forward to going our for coffee or a meal at quiet times, as I did this last summer, as infection rates were very low round here. But, when infection rates began to rise, then we started to stay in more.

 

However, I'm not up for cruising just yet - I don't want to live in a closed community at this time, even for a week, and even if some of the community are fully vaccinated. I'll watch with interest how the cruises progress and hope that there are no problems, which will give me more confidence about my own personal cruising restart. 

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39 minutes ago, Angel57 said:

Personally, I wouldn’t want to cruise with unvaccinated passengers and/or unvaccinated crew.

I have had my first jab and second one is due early May but it’s more of the issue of the whole ship potentially being quarantined if there are cases on board. P&O will need to clarify what their planned procedures will be before I would book at the moment.

Yes, when they launch these cruises next week, they'll need to give full details of pre cruise requirements and what life be like onboard, including what happens if Covid is detected on board. 

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The crew won't have been vaccinated. There is some vaccines in some parts of the Philippines but not all. Also I have heard that people there don't want to get it. Though whether that is the young or old I don't know.

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