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I know what you mean about amount of luggage, when going off to other places after. 

We are over night , night before, and then three days in a hotel, after cruise. Think I need things from the cruise , on the land holiday too. First world problems hey.

 

Yes, ironing. All very well sending them off to be pressed, but what if you go to out something on, and it has a crease, you hadn't noticed. Can't run down to laundry room to run the iron over quickly if closed. Will need to check well in advance.

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8 minutes ago, Pink-belle said:

Do you think they are sending too much information?

I’m wondering if that’s why some people aren’t reading it?  
I guess by sending it it covers themselves as pax can’t claim they didn’t know.  I guess a pre cruise booklet wouldn’t work as the requirements are ever changing. 
 

 

The big problem with multiple emails the same is people think "ah the same again" then one comes in that is slightly different but important. Information is good but repeat the same thing too many times at it is in danger of not being read.

Also, if it went to the spam folder first time, it will keep going there.

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12 minutes ago, Pink-belle said:

Exactly why we need to take options.  

My record is 16 pairs of shoes altho that was for a Worldie.

3x flip flops

4x evening

2x waterproof

4x daytime sandals

1x boots

2x trainers

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, rumbalizw said:

I know what you mean about amount of luggage, when going off to other places after. 

We are over night , night before, and then three days in a hotel, after cruise. Think I need things from the cruise , on the land holiday too. First world problems hey.

 

Yes, ironing. All very well sending them off to be pressed, but what if you go to out something on, and it has a crease, you hadn't noticed. Can't run down to laundry room to run the iron over quickly if closed. Will need to check well in advance.

What a great problem to have again, worrying about packing.

Sorry to all those who had their cruise cancelled, I do not mean to rub salt in to the wound.

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10 minutes ago, Angel57 said:

My record is 16 pairs of shoes altho that was for a Worldie.

3x flip flops

4x evening

2x waterproof

4x daytime sandals

1x boots

2x trainers

 

 

 

No crocs ?😁

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We’ve done shoes, what about medication.  I usually pack a few extra days, thinking this time might need a few more, just in case.  I think P&O mentioned 14 days worth.

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Anyone booked or thinking of booking one of the Iona / Britannia September Med cruises?

 

I called to book the Iona Med trip this morning but they want full balance by this Sunday!  Would have been happy to book but would rather not part with my cash given the uncertainty with cruising at the minute.

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54 minutes ago, Angel57 said:

My record is 16 pairs of shoes altho that was for a Worldie.

3x flip flops

4x evening

2x waterproof

4x daytime sandals

1x boots

2x trainers

 

 

 

And handbags.......? And definitely take spare meds, 14 days is what they were advising. So that's probably what I will  do!

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5 hours ago, indiana123 said:

I have a question that doesn't warrant a separate thread  but as it's a staycation we hope to go on I am putting it here.  Hope  that's ok and hope the gentlemen I know have mobility aids see it.  I couldn't see anything on google. It will be Iona.

 

As my mobility is taking a bit of a hit (post trauma) I wondered if there is any other way onto the ship apart from that steep 'half mile' zig zag thing.  I'll be fine wandering around the ship slowly but its gradients or uneven ground that get me.

 

Not to worry though.. I will do it on my hands and knees if need be...I WILL get on that ship.🚢

 

Can't wait 🤣

 

Also can't wait to hear stories from those going soon .

 

Thank you.

You should be able to request an escorted wheelchair assistance, not sure how as we have our own wheelchair, but there are usually half a dozen or more ships wheelchairs being used.

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53 minutes ago, Pink-belle said:

We’ve done shoes, what about medication.  I usually pack a few extra days, thinking this time might need a few more, just in case.  I think P&O mentioned 14 days worth.

I always take at least a months worth, split over different bags.

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15 minutes ago, ohnonotmeagain said:

And handbags.......?

Oh, I forgot the DW's handbags have to go somewhere. On a 12 night Cunard cruise she took at least 8. I say at least 8 as I'm sure she had smaller bags inside bigger ones!

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1 hour ago, MX-Drew said:

Oh, I forgot the DW's handbags have to go somewhere. On a 12 night Cunard cruise she took at least 8. I say at least 8 as I'm sure she had smaller bags inside bigger ones!

Lucky you. My DW takes 1 and buy's a few more onboard. There goes the OBC.

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4 minutes ago, zap99 said:

Lucky you. My DW takes 1 and buy's a few more onboard. There goes the OBC.

I board with one, usually only use a wristlet on board, disembark with more than one 😉

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1 hour ago, Bobblehat71 said:

Anyone booked or thinking of booking one of the Iona / Britannia September Med cruises?

 

I called to book the Iona Med trip this morning but they want full balance by this Sunday!  Would have been happy to book but would rather not part with my cash given the uncertainty with cruising at the minute.

I moved my 25th September Britannia Med cruise to a staycation.  I didn’t fancy visiting Spain and Italy at the present time.

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Anyone who has a seacation booked- are you able to book speciality dining before you board? I don’t go till September so was wondering if it appeared at a certain date!

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3 hours ago, Pink-belle said:

I moved my 25th September Britannia Med cruise to a staycation.  I didn’t fancy visiting Spain and Italy at the present time.

15th Sept we are off to Menorca for 2 weeks. If we get back is another matter.🤣

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14 hours ago, Pink-belle said:

Sailing on the 27th, Health Declaration completed and my safe to Travel pass received. Subject to further testing of course. 
It’s beginning to feel real now, 3 more sleeps 😀

 

Have a good sailing you and MX Drew get that packing finished and chill out tomorrow knowing you’re all done and dusted , please come back on here when you get back and let us all know how it all went , il be thinking of you all happy sailing.🌞🍹🚢

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4 hours ago, Pink-belle said:

I moved my 25th September Britannia Med cruise to a staycation.  I didn’t fancy visiting Spain and Italy at the present time.

I think it's the other way round at present, Italy and Germany dont want us to visit them, and Spain only want us for our money. Although things might look brighter in 3 months time.

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1 hour ago, zap99 said:

15th Sept we are off to Menorca for 2 weeks. If we get back is another matter.🤣

Hope you make it. Cituadella is one of our favourite places in Europe.

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52 minutes ago, wowzz said:

Hope you make it. Cituadella is one of our favourite places in Europe.

Thanks. This is with a TUI credit. First from the fuerteventura cancellation then the Tenerife cancellation. Looking a bit strange as we booked using BA from Gatwick. BA show this flight is cancelled and BA have rebooked us from Heathrow. We have accepted that, but wonder if TUI will ever tell us🤔. Funny old world. Same as cruises, the customers seem to know more than the travel company's.🤣✈️🛳️

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