Will you be cruising in 2021

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Will you be cruising or considering cruising in 2021 ?

Spring 2021 YES
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13%
Spring 2021 NO
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Spring 2021 Maybe
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7%
Summer 2021 YES
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13%
Summer 2021 NO
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6%
Summer 2021 Maybe
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8%
Autumn 2021 YES
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10%
Autumn 2021 NO
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7%
Autumn 2021 Maybe
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8%
Winter 2021 YES
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Winter 2021 NO
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Winter 2021 Maybe
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What are your cruise plans for 2021 ?
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Are you planning to cruise in 2021 ?


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I do have one booked in late September but I'm not at all sure I will go.


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Only if things go back to something much nearer normal, presumably as a result of a vaccine/effective treatment.

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Unlikely because my wife doesn't like cruising :cry:

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Why, wozit gotta doo wiv youw.......and yes, all things being equal, summer 2021 :thumbup:
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We were having the devil of a job getting suitable insurance cover before the pandemic so it's a ' No ' x 4 from me.
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I’ve got a big family cruise booked in August 2021 - son and wife married 25 years, granddaughter 18 and the in-laws 60th wedding anniversary so fingers crossed but insurance may be an issue for them - age and health principally and more than anything we have to be happy with any restrictions. We do also have Christmas 2020 booked but things are not looking good for that cruise - Iona is yet to be launched :lolno:
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Stephen wrote: 06 Jul 2020, 16:54 Why, wozit gotta doo wiv youw.......and yes, all things being equal, summer 2021 :thumbup:
Because the way things are going on the silly thread, knee-capping and all that, l'll be needing her to push me onto any cruise l'll be going on......see what you've done....it's all your fault :thumbdown:

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We are booked for March and September next year and really hoping we will get away. Fingers crossed.

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We have 3 booked in 2021, Iona February, and Britannia July and October. We are hoping to go on all of them if possible, but accept that as we do tend to spend lots of time in the cabin and on the balcony, the possible restrictions won't be as much of a problem for us, as they might for other people.
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Hoping to go in April 2021 but depends on what is happening by December when balance is due. Also have one booked in August 2021 so that should be OK - I hope. All subject to insurance.


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We have substantial cruise credits from Princess that resulted from our curtailed February cruise and then used for one in the June that has just passed so we intend to spend them on one next June to Spitsbergen.

Most things should have settled down by then. If they haven’t then the world will be in a big mess.

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Transferred one from October to 31 May, have fly cruise Sept. Hopefully all being well.🤞
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We transferred a cancelled cruise to one in October 2021. By then things should have settled down but nevertheless with a balcony there's a good option for social distancing and as we are not ones for swimming, sunbathing, jacuzzering etc we won't miss those. But how will we cope if there is no scrum for the on-board table sales?!!!!
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I think you know in your hearts that unless a vaccine is produced none of you will be going on a cruise next year. I personally believe a vaccine will be found come early next year :thumbup: if not a vaccine, then a drug that drastically reduces the chances of dying from the virus. Under theses circumstances I would consider taking a cruise if I can get my wife to join me,

What I can tell you for certain is that whether it is a cruise abroad or a holiday at home I won’t be taking either until such time that face makes are not required…in the mean time keep wearing those masks and don’t chance your luck other than an enjoyable flutter on the gee gees.

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I have three cruises books for 2021, in March, May and October.

I selected 4 x maybe, because there’s so many variables. But, at present I lean towards probably not, rather than definitely will.

Cruise ships are a closed community, so it’s an environment that viruses can easily be spread.

The cruise companies will have to adopt all the social distancing and restrictions that we have on land, but even more rigorously at sea. It’s difficult to see how this type of environment will be anything like the relaxing break we have enjoyed over the years.

That’s not to mention other issues such as ports accepting ships, local lock downs and what happens on board if someone starts showing symptoms.

I would love to be able to think that meaningful cruising will start again next year, but I’m really struggling to see how it can happen. If there is a start, I think it will be on a limited basis, and I’m not sure I want to be a guinea pig!
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We have QM2 eastbound transatlantic booked for May but whether we go or cancel will depend on the state of the virus and/or insurance when the balance is due in Feb.

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Many things will be different in the next three to six months and my guess is that social distancing will be almost non existent and life around the world will be back to 90% what it was before the pandemic.

If we wait for a vaccine before doing anything then some may well be in for a very long wait - that is if there ever is a vaccine - and if there is just think how long it will take to vaccinate the whole world.

Those who are pinning their hopes on a vaccine bear this in mind - no vaccine will work on everybody, there will be some for whom it will not work and even when the majority have been vaccinated it will be many years before Covid-19 is eliminated - if it ever is.


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david63 wrote: 06 Jul 2020, 21:33 Many things will be different in the next three to six months and my guess is that social distancing will be almost non existent and life around the world will be back to 90% what it was before the pandemic.

If we wait for a vaccine before doing anything then some may well be in for a very long wait - that is if there ever is a vaccine - and if there is just think how long it will take to vaccinate the whole world.

Those who are pinning their hopes on a vaccine bear this in mind - no vaccine will work on everybody, there will be some for whom it will not work and even when the majority have been vaccinated it will be many years before Covid-19 is eliminated - if it ever is.
True, David, but the point of the vaccine is not to protect every individual but to bring down the reproduction rate enough that it doesn’t readily spread.

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david63 wrote: 06 Jul 2020, 18:45 Hoping to go in April 2021 but depends on what is happening by December when balance is due. Also have one booked in August 2021 so that should be OK - I hope. All subject to insurance.

We are also booked for August 2021 David on Britannia. Which are you?
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Stephen wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 07:14 We are also booked for August 2021 David on Britannia. Which are you?
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Quizzical Bob wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 00:03 but the point of the vaccine is not to protect every individual but to bring down the reproduction rate enough that it doesn’t readily spread.
I agree that vaccination is to create herd immunity" - the Oxford trial has stated that it may not be more than 80% effective which means that to get herd immunity of around 70% then you will need to vaccinate about 90% of the population which is a big ask.

The other point is that a vaccine could lead to a false sense of security.

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The Med in late June for Mrs Bs birthday.
We will not be going there or anywhere else abroad if restrictions are still ongoing.
We’ll take mini breaks in the U.K. instead.
I don’t want to be rushed round the Vatican or anywhere else in a face mask.

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david63 wrote: 06 Jul 2020, 21:33 Many things will be different in the next three to six months and my guess is that social distancing will be almost non existent and life around the world will be back to 90% what it was before the pandemic.

If we wait for a vaccine before doing anything then some may well be in for a very long wait - that is if there ever is a vaccine - and if there is just think how long it will take to vaccinate the whole world.

Those who are pinning their hopes on a vaccine bear this in mind - no vaccine will work on everybody, there will be some for whom it will not work and even when the majority have been vaccinated it will be many years before Covid-19 is eliminated - if it ever is.
The initial availability of a vaccine will depend on which country produces it first, if you go by Trumps example that is, but if we manage to produce a vaccine, I can’t see why there should be much problem distributing it or its formula to do so around the world.. I think it was the health secretary who said plans were already underway to get any vaccine out at the speed of a thousand gazelles ( now where have I heard that before?) but if we take him at his word with proper organization and availability of the vaccine the majority of the vulnerable groups could be done in a couple of weeks….we are presently testing 100,000+ a day so how long is a tiny weeny injection going to take…. walk/drive through centres could be set up at every doctor’s surgery around the country.

Bring it on…but in the meantime keep wearing those masks and gloves :thumbup:

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Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50 we are presently testing 100,000+ a day so how long is a tiny weeny injection going to take
Bear in mind that a large proportion of those tests are "self" tests - not sure I would be doing a self vaccination!
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50 walk/drive through centres could be set up at every doctor’s surgery around the country.
Certainly could, but it would need to be controlled and managed otherwise you would have 10,000 queueing up three days before they opened (and 10,000 is not an exaggeration - my GP has 17,000 registered patients)

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david63 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:57
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50 we are presently testing 100,000+ a day so how long is a tiny weeny injection going to take
Bear in mind that a large proportion of those tests are "self" tests - not sure I would be doing a self vaccination!
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50 walk/drive through centres could be set up at every doctor’s surgery around the country.
Certainly could, but it would need to be controlled and managed otherwise you would have 10,000 queueing up three days before they opened (and 10,000 is not an exaggeration - my GP has 17,000 registered patients)
Good point David…just a shame that it wouldn’t be deemed ethical to self-administer…I don’t have a problem with little pricks :o

I’m sure they could set up centres anywhere with a little forward planning…I’d even allow them to use my estate as a drive through centre…I might even throw in scones and cream (at a price) so they can make an afternoon of it. :thumbup: :wave:

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Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50
Bring it on…but in the meantime keep wearing those masks and gloves :thumbup:
Over the weekend I was reading that wearing gloves is one of the best ways to spread the virus, if you notice when visiting any health surgery the doctors and nurses wear several pairs while attending to you. Shoppers will wear as few as possible and make one pair do for a full shop, god knows how many bugs could be transferred from one place to another. So wear a mask but no gloves, and wash your hands frequently.
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towny44 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:32
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50
Bring it on…but in the meantime keep wearing those masks and gloves :thumbup:
Over the weekend I was reading that wearing gloves is one of the best ways to spread the virus, if you notice when visiting any health surgery the doctors and nurses wear several pairs while attending to you. Shoppers will wear as few as possible and make one pair do for a full shop, god knows how many bugs could be transferred from one place to another. So wear a mask but no gloves, and wash your hands frequently.
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towny44 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:32 So wear a mask but no gloves, and wash your hands frequently.
Not totally convinced about the mask yet, but will wear one if required. Definitely no gloves but always have a hand sanitiser with me when out and use after touching anything - obviously not every item in the supermarket but once out then it gets used.

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towny44 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:32
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50
Bring it on…but in the meantime keep wearing those masks and gloves :thumbup:
Over the weekend I was reading that wearing gloves is one of the best ways to spread the virus, if you notice when visiting any health surgery the doctors and nurses wear several pairs while attending to you. Shoppers will wear as few as possible and make one pair do for a full shop, god knows how many bugs could be transferred from one place to another. So wear a mask but no gloves, and wash your hands frequently.
Hi John…I haven’t been inside a super market for 4 months but I do take your point, but wouldn’t you be spreading an equal amount of virus if you weren’t wearing gloves? When I go to the bookies, I wear gloves to pay and receive betting slip and winnings on occasions and then take gloves off before getting back into car. I also carry a hand sanitiser in my pocket.

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Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:59
towny44 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:32
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 09:50
Bring it on…but in the meantime keep wearing those masks and gloves :thumbup:
Over the weekend I was reading that wearing gloves is one of the best ways to spread the virus, if you notice when visiting any health surgery the doctors and nurses wear several pairs while attending to you. Shoppers will wear as few as possible and make one pair do for a full shop, god knows how many bugs could be transferred from one place to another. So wear a mask but no gloves, and wash your hands frequently.
Hi John…I haven’t been inside a super market for 4 months but I do take your point, but wouldn’t you be spreading an equal amount of virus if you weren’t wearing gloves? When I go to the bookies, I wear gloves to pay and receive betting slip and winnings on occasions and then take gloves off before getting back into car. I also carry a hand sanitiser in my pocket.
The point really is that washing your hands frequently, especially while shopping, is much safer than wearing gloves and not changing them regularly.
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david63 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:45
towny44 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:32 So wear a mask but no gloves, and wash your hands frequently.
Not totally convinced about the mask yet, but will wear one if required. Definitely no gloves but always have a hand sanitiser with me when out and use after touching anything - obviously not every item in the supermarket but once out then it gets used.
Masks might protect others from your bugs, but not necessarily from someone not wearing a mask and in cose proximity for some time.
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david63 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 08:39
Stephen wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 07:14 We are also booked for August 2021 David on Britannia. Which are you?
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towny44 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 11:40
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:59
towny44 wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 10:32
Over the weekend I was reading that wearing gloves is one of the best ways to spread the virus, if you notice when visiting any health surgery the doctors and nurses wear several pairs while attending to you. Shoppers will wear as few as possible and make one pair do for a full shop, god knows how many bugs could be transferred from one place to another. So wear a mask but no gloves, and wash your hands frequently.
Hi John…I haven’t been inside a super market for 4 months but I do take your point, but wouldn’t you be spreading an equal amount of virus if you weren’t wearing gloves? When I go to the bookies, I wear gloves to pay and receive betting slip and winnings on occasions and then take gloves off before getting back into car. I also carry a hand sanitiser in my pocket.
The point really is that washing your hands frequently, especially while shopping, is much safer than wearing gloves and not changing them regularly.
Problem being...you don't see many wash basins while walking around shopping centres…another thing…if you sanitise your hands at every conceivable opportunity the produce you touch is going to get quite sticky after a time…that’s my thinking outside of the box done for today. :wave:
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I've just been looking to see how the voting is going and have to say that I am very surprised to discover that 14 out of 17 Members hope to be cruising by next Summer. I wish you well on those journeys and look forward to reading your Cruise Reports ... how different they could prove to be.
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I have two booked for 2021 on Arcadia..Both with an aft balcony cabin.
If there one thing to come out of all this it makes me realise that in case of any illness a balcony cabin is a must.
Will wait and see what happens in the next few months.

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Manoverboard wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 12:29 I've just been looking to see how the voting is going and have to say that I am very surprised to discover that 14 out of 17 Members hope to be cruising by next Summer. I wish you well on those journeys and look forward to reading your Cruise Reports ... how different they could prove to be.
I ticked maybe because although booked, I’d be just as content to cancel if necessary.
Insurance cover will be a factor plus how much the destinations are open.

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barney wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 13:16
Manoverboard wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 12:29 I've just been looking to see how the voting is going and have to say that I am very surprised to discover that 14 out of 17 Members hope to be cruising by next Summer. I wish you well on those journeys and look forward to reading your Cruise Reports ... how different they could prove to be.
I ticked maybe because although booked, I’d be just as content to cancel if necessary.
Insurance cover will be a factor plus how much the destinations are open.
I don’t know Barney...but I would have thought cruise providers will have to reduce prices initially as its going to be quite a competitive market out there…if this is the case then insurance premiums would I imagine be offset by theses reductions?

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Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 13:28
barney wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 13:16
Manoverboard wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 12:29 I've just been looking to see how the voting is going and have to say that I am very surprised to discover that 14 out of 17 Members hope to be cruising by next Summer. I wish you well on those journeys and look forward to reading your Cruise Reports ... how different they could prove to be.
I ticked maybe because although booked, I’d be just as content to cancel if necessary.
Insurance cover will be a factor plus how much the destinations are open.
I don’t know Barney...but I would have thought cruise providers will have to reduce prices initially as its going to be quite a competitive market out there…if this is the case then insurance premiums would I imagine be offset by theses reductions?
Not so much as about the cost of premiums at my age Keefy.
It's cheap as chips for us, with no medical conditions.
It's more about the level of cover.
I think that quite a few of the over zealous may be caught out by booking now for this summer abroad.

I don't know if policies are covering Covid as standard but it could work out an expensive trip if, for instance, you find yourself on a Greek island that needs to go into lockdown.
A week could easily turn into two or three and then you may have to isolate when you get back.

As for the cruise price, well, if they reduce the prices and we decide to travel, we may have to cancel, lose the deposit and rebook.
We've done that before but generally these days, the early price seems to be the best.
We got two weeks, balcony , end June into July in the Med for £1,329 pp. early booking.
I paid more than that ten years ago.

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We've got a cruise booked for February 2021 balance due to be paid in December. Shall decide then whether we'll go or cancel and loose the deposit, the deposit was only £50pp.

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barney wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 14:53
Onelife wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 13:28
barney wrote: 07 Jul 2020, 13:16

I ticked maybe because although booked, I’d be just as content to cancel if necessary.
Insurance cover will be a factor plus how much the destinations are open.
I don’t know Barney...but I would have thought cruise providers will have to reduce prices initially as its going to be quite a competitive market out there…if this is the case then insurance premiums would I imagine be offset by theses reductions?
Not so much as about the cost of premiums at my age Keefy.
It's cheap as chips for us, with no medical conditions.
It's more about the level of cover.
I think that quite a few of the over zealous may be caught out by booking now for this summer abroad.

I don't know if policies are covering Covid as standard but it could work out an expensive trip if, for instance, you find yourself on a Greek island that needs to go into lockdown.
A week could easily turn into two or three and then you may have to isolate when you get back.

As for the cruise price, well, if they reduce the prices and we decide to travel, we may have to cancel, lose the deposit and rebook.
We've done that before but generally these days, the early price seems to be the best.
We got two weeks, balcony , end June into July in the Med for £1,329 pp. early booking.
I paid more than that ten years ago.
Yes’ Barney I was thinking myself about the extended unanticipated holiday packages…. I don’t think there can be any excuses or help for those who choose to take holidays knowing that they could well get stranded…. if they can get insurance for such eventualities then fair play to them but if they are blowing caution to the wind then they’ll have to ride out the storm themselves as far as I am concerned.


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We’ve just booked a May British Isles cruise with Oceania.
Final payment due at end of Feb but can cancel for any reason by end of January with return of deposit.

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Darn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Jun) Tunisia cancelled (Thomas Cook collapse)
(Mar) Caribbean cruise cancelled part way through (due to covid)
(Jun) Lindos cancelled (due to covid)
(Sep) Cape Verde cancelled (due to covid)
(Sep) Rhodes cancelled - replacement for cape verde (due to covid)
(Mar) UAE cruise cancelled (Oceana put up for sale)

Not having much luck here :)
We have replaced UAE cruise with Caribbean cruise next year and hopefully Med cruise in Sep will be OK as well.
Who knows - but I am not giving up on my cruising!

On the plus side we have never had so much money in our holiday fund.

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Kendhni wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 07:38 Not having much luck here
Can you give us full details of all of your holiday arrangements please - just so that we can avoid them :lol:

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Re: Will you be cruising in 2021

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What with China and Brazil and the potential for a new strain of Covid year on year it surely spells the end of World Cruises as we knew them, and especially so if Ken & Julie book one :lol:
Moby or Mob is far easier to type ...

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Re: Will you be cruising in 2021

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david63 wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 08:14
Kendhni wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 07:38 Not having much luck here
Can you give us full details of all of your holiday arrangements please - just so that we can avoid them :lol:
I used to have a work colleague that would never get on a plane if I was on it. He was always a nervous flyer and I have had my fair share of minor incidents on flights. One evening I boarded a flight in Manchester, and he was sitting a couple of rows back (neither of us knew the other was on the same flight - we were working on different projects).

He actually got up and walked off the plane - he told me a few days later that he had got a hire car and driven up to the ferry to get home. And before you ask no, we were and still are good friends ... but he will not get on any plane that I am on.


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Re: Will you be cruising in 2021

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We are due to go on the South America Cruise in January on Aurora- at the moment it looks doubtful....

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Re: Will you be cruising in 2021

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you need a no to all option on your poll!

I think we are cruised out for the time being (praps forever) - pandemic having nowt to do with it - decision had already been made
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