2021 British Isles cruises - any takers ?

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2021 British Isles cruises - any takers ?

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Anyone going on a British Isles "no ports of call" cruise ?

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No .

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No, we’re not.
It’s been such a long time since we’ve been able to see the kids, that there will be numerous short breaks back up to Kent.
Another grand daughter due in May 😁

We have 2022 booked but will definitely take a rain check on that as well.
If it’s not the full cruise experience, we’ll pass.


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Same here, Stephen.
I must admit I do like the sense of geography you get on a cruise when close coasting. I remember doing a week’s cruise on Oriana which had Dublin as its first port and it was most enjoyable sailing around Lands End & Lizard point. Another notable voyage was our last voyage on Oriana (Sept 2017?) when the tides etc must have been favourable and the Capt. took a sharp right coming out of the Southampton Water and headed along the north coast of IoW and past the Needles later on.
We’ve been a few cruises around Scotland’s west coast but that has been on a much smaller vessel. The views are spectacular but larger ships wouldn’t be able to make those passages.
I guess since the Costa disaster close coasting has been put ‘even further on the back burner’.
Added to that the lack of deck games, the limited dancing, dining ‘à deux’ only, and possibly the difficulties involved in ‘just chewing the fat’ with other passengers on deck or generally around the ship ...I don’t think we will be cruising with P&O this year.
Last edited by Ranchi on 03 Apr 2021, 17:25, edited 1 time in total.

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