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I see on Facecloth that Ventura was adrift without engine power off Teneriffe last night awaiting a tug to tow her back in to port.

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I seen something on CC and someone on board said they were safely in port and allowed to go ashore as they are sailing tonight at 9pm. Missing Lanzarote and going directly to Lisbon.


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Arcadia is staying g in port overnight due to the bad weather.

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Hope someone has the compo forms handy

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If not we can fly some out. Merv said he'd pay the postage

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Stephen wrote:
08 Dec 2019, 15:48
If not we can fly some out. Merv said he'd pay the postage
Eeeeek.

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Oh dear. Now not sailing tonight and missing Lisbon. Awaiting men with spanners flying out to fix the widget. Perhaps they'll take the compo forms in their hand luggage.


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I see that the next Ventura cruise has been completely cancelled.
Current passengers are being offered the choice of staying on board or flying home.

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I know which I'd be taking. But different for those who have commitments at home.

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Aparantly Ventura is now due back in Southampton on Tuesday 17th December
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Gill W wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 14:46
Aparantly Ventura is now due back in Southampton on Tuesday 17th December
When was she originally due back?


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Was due back Friday according to posts on the other cc, lots of talk about compo going on.

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Ray B wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 15:04
Was due back Friday according to posts on the other cc, lots of talk about compo going on.
There always is. Unless I was actually out of pocket then I think in these circumstances I would take a pragmatic approach - an extra three or four days free cruise would suit me.

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Just had a look at Southampton VTS and it looks as if she may be back on Monday morning


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It can not come as a surprise when these thing break down, it is a machine and no matter how much love and attention is given to the workings sometimes the unthinkable happens. At the end of the day ships are working none stop 24/7. I would not mind betting that something is still chugging away even when going back to dry dock.

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Well just reading about it has ruined my life so my claim is going in.

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Hope she is fixed by next May when I go on her - causing me considerable worry and stress :crazy: - I mean they've only got five months to fix her :lolno: may need one of those compo forms too Merv ;)
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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 16:40
Well just reading about it has ruined my life so my claim is going in.
I didn't know you were on her :roll: :roll:

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I'm just flying out now. ......

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Interesting comment from one cancelled customer: "thought they'd have a back up for these circumstances ". Spare ship just in case?

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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 21:17
Interesting comment from one cancelled customer: "thought they'd have a back up for these circumstances ". Spare ship just in case?


:lol:

There's always one


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Stephen wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 12:32
Mervyn and Trish wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 21:17
Interesting comment from one cancelled customer: "thought they'd have a back up for these circumstances ". Spare ship just in case?


:lol:

There's always one
Then why did they not use it
:lol: :silent:

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Looks like she's fixed. Heading home tomorrow

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Well she's sailed but after a semicircle at 19 knots is now doing 14.5. Don't know if that was the plan to test things before settling to a leisurely cruise or if the widget has broken again.

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Why don't they just ship out a new elastic band and be done with it, or at least have the spare ship prepped just in case.


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Now heading North on a steady course

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Presumably they would all have voted by post, or not all, as they were not due back till tomorrow.
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towny44 wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 16:38
Presumably they would all have voted by post, or not all, as they were not due back till tomorrow.
Ballet forms should arrive by Monday then.

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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 15:54
Well she's sailed but after a semicircle at 19 knots is now doing 14.5. Don't know if that was the plan to test things before settling to a leisurely cruise or if the widget has broken again.
Looks like the former. Phew.

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