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17 hours ago, Purdey16 said:


 

Thank you for that pink-belle a lot to read there!! I noticed they renamed the formal nights to celebration night , disappointed that the spa hydrotherapy pool probably won’t be open , thought maybe they might just allow so many for a hour or two as spa’s are open anyway, never mind just have to fill that extra time in with a few cocktails 😉

I love the hydro pool and stone loungers, so wondered if they might have it open for time limited bookings, at least we now know, and happy to abide by their decision. 

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2 hours ago, Pink-belle said:

Any of my fellow shipmates sailing on the 27th facing this weeks LFT’s with trepidation? We are keeping to our usual routine, so test day is today, I think I will clock watch for the 30 minutes! 


Im being extra careful for the next two weeks still my usual routine with the in-laws because they don’t really go out unless we take them , the only difference being we’re taking them out to lunch on Tuesday got a table booked inside because they don’t like eating in the fresh air 😤 but because where the restaurant is on top of a cliff ( it’s called the cliffhanger restaurant) most people like to sit outside with the beach and sea views so hopefully it won’t be busy inside, but I will be xtra careful there, should off really cancelled it but trying to explain all this to MIL who has dementia is hard .

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I also think it is almost impossible to isolate yourself from the world (unless you have to of course) now things are opening up.

 

My course of treatment has restarted at the Dental Hospital, after 18 months of being on hold, I was there yesterday and will be there again in a fortnight.  DH now having to be on site at work.  So now we aren’t in Lockdown there is an expectation to fulfil obligations.  I think as long as we respect social distancing and masks, we are doing as much as we can. 😊

 

feeling excited like I am on a proper countdown .

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I’m refusing to allow any announcements that may come next week dampen my mood.  Two weeks today I will be doing my final sweep of the house, disinfectant down the sinks and toilets all those kind of jobs.  
 

Clothes Rail going up in the spare room today, so I can sort our outfit choices ready for packing. Does anyone else do this?  I know it’s only 4 nights so probably not technically needed but I like the routine. 
 

Health Questionaire now appears on the Personaliser but doesn’t need to be filled in until the countdown passes the 72 hour mark.   It asks about your health over the previous 14 days. 
 

Would be lovely to be sailing away today in the glorious sunshine. 

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1 minute ago, lindylooellalouise said:

I’ll be doing exactly the same as you a week later and so looking forward to it 🤗I’ve just checked in this morning but on mine it says cabin to be allocated when onboard 👍

Really that defeats there online check in where you do everything before arrival doesn’t it.  Have you checked the make a payment page just incase it is there even if it’s not on the personaliser. 
 

Glad I’m not the only one with the little packing routine, I have memories of a normal world, and as half term approached a spare 5 minutes would see me jotting down the starting of a packing list in my work planner.  I’m going in to this blind, and don’t want to check a long range weather forecast incase it says rain 🤣

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46 minutes ago, Pink-belle said:

Really that defeats there online check in where you do everything before arrival doesn’t it.  Have you checked the make a payment page just incase it is there even if it’s not on the personaliser. 
 

Glad I’m not the only one with the little packing routine, I have memories of a normal world, and as half term approached a spare 5 minutes would see me jotting down the starting of a packing list in my work planner.  I’m going in to this blind, and don’t want to check a long range weather forecast incase it says rain 🤣

Yep checked the payment page I don’t really mind where my cabin is located but it’s nice to know in advance so I can get my bearings it usually takes me a couple of days to stop getting lost on board 🤣just about to start checking what toiletries I need, in August 2019 we did around Britain cruise and to be honest the weather was a total mixed bag so I suppose it’s take a bit of everything so pleased that there will be a formal night it’s been sooo long since we were properly dressed up👍

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I agree, although embarrassed to say my existing formals don’t fit due to weight gain ☺️,so have sorted a suitable outfit of separates, I need to practice wearing proper shoes with a bit of a heel.  
 

it might be exciting with a wonderful unexpected upgrade when you arrive. 
 

I’m trying to cut down on toiletries as it’s only 4 nights, as aiming to carry on and off, and I am generally an over packer. With sensitive skin I always feel like I need to cover every eventuality.  Telling myself for 4 nights I could manage anything with a few good basic multi use items. 

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Would anyone know, as the ship sails round the UK coastline, would you be able to pick up a UK mobile signal, or are we best switching onto flight mode to be sure of not getting an unexpected roaming bill.

Hope to be on the Ventura at the beginning of August.

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8 minutes ago, Pink-belle said:

I agree, although embarrassed to say my existing formals don’t fit due to weight gain ☺️,so have sorted a suitable outfit of separates, I need to practice wearing proper shoes with a bit of a heel.  
 

it might be exciting with a wonderful unexpected upgrade when you arrive. 
 

I’m trying to cut down on toiletries as it’s only 4 nights, as aiming to carry on and off, and I am generally an over packer. With sensitive skin I always feel like I need to cover every eventuality.  Telling myself for 4 nights I could manage anything with a few good basic multi use items. 

I keep telling my oh he doesn’t need much as it’s only four days hopefully it will give me more space 🤣we decided only 1 large case and 2 hand luggage should be enough, not expecting any upgrades as it looks like our cruise is fully booked🤗

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11 minutes ago, edgwaremike said:

Would anyone know, as the ship sails round the UK coastline, would you be able to pick up a UK mobile signal, or are we best switching onto flight mode to be sure of not getting an unexpected roaming bill.

Hope to be on the Ventura at the beginning of August.

Very doubtful, we were caught out with an unexpected bill.  Best to switch to flight mode.

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1 hour ago, edgwaremike said:

Would anyone know, as the ship sails round the UK coastline, would you be able to pick up a UK mobile signal, or are we best switching onto flight mode to be sure of not getting an unexpected roaming bill.

Hope to be on the Ventura at the beginning of August.

I thought Ventura was cancelled until at least early September.

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1 hour ago, lindylooellalouise said:

I keep telling my oh he doesn’t need much as it’s only four days hopefully it will give me more space 🤣we decided only 1 large case and 2 hand luggage should be enough, not expecting any upgrades as it looks like our cruise is fully booked🤗

Don’t forget fully booked just means to the maximum they can allow, which is nowhere near a full ship. So you could be lucky, they don’t want to tell you as everyone else will be jealous 😁

 

I’m trying to do luggage that we can manage ourselves, 2 rolling suit carriers so can just hang outfits straight up, then an additional smaller rolling item each for everything else. 

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5 hours ago, Pink-belle said:

Glad I’m not the only one with the little packing routine, I have memories of a normal world, and as half term approached a spare 5 minutes would see me jotting down the starting of a packing list in my work planner.  

Any thoughts of a packing routine were severely disrupted when Cunard cancelled our Spain, Portugal trip from Southampton, leaving tomorrow. Ironically it could have gone ahead, although Spain would have meant we self-isolate on return.

 

This QE cruise was a good price at £100 pppn for a balcony. We haven't cruised Cunard before, so we're still think seriously thinking of using our FCCs on a late summer Staycation with them.

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3 hours ago, Bertie Doe said:

Any thoughts of a packing routine were severely disrupted when Cunard cancelled our Spain, Portugal trip from Southampton, leaving tomorrow. Ironically it could have gone ahead, although Spain would have meant we self-isolate on return.

 

This QE cruise was a good price at £100 pppn for a balcony. We haven't cruised Cunard before, so we're still think seriously thinking of using our FCCs on a late summer Staycation with them.

Funnily enough we have just booked a QE cruise 19th July, your right good prices.

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