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I wonder if these will apply to cruise ships - if so it will be the first glimmer of hope that cruising will be able to return later in the year.

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Can't come soon enough.

Just noticed with TUI and Jet2 that there are no holidays listed from our nearest airport until April 2021.
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Also noticed that Jet2 have cancelled alot of flights from Leeds Bradford for this year.

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but is Spain still not allowing any cruise ships in?
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What I find incomprehensible is that some of the people complaining about others not socially distancing and the opening of pubs are the same people who are happy to jump on an airplane and fly to Spain.
Not on here I must add, but people I know.

One of Mrs Bs customers yesterday was telling her how she’s been so concerned about covid and dobbing in others for not conforming then proclaimed that she has a Villa booked for end July and really looking forward to it.

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Our next cruise is booked for end of June 2021 but will cancel if too many restrictions are still happening.
We don’t want to go on holiday wearing masks etc.

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barney wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 15:44
Our next cruise is booked for end of June 2021 but will cancel if too many restrictions are still happening.
We don’t want to go on holiday wearing masks etc.
That's how I feel. if there's too many restrictions, it's no holiday
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barney wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 15:44
Our next cruise is booked for end of June 2021 but will cancel if too many restrictions are still happening.
We don’t want to go on holiday wearing masks etc.
I doubt P&O want their passengers to be subject to too many restrictions, so they will be lobbying hard for a more balanced approach.
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Possibly the cruise companies are hoping for a certain percentage to cancel so that those that book well in advance 'thin themselves' out. It will be interesting to see what the cruise experience is going to be next year (travel permitting)

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towny44 wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 16:00
barney wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 15:44
Our next cruise is booked for end of June 2021 but will cancel if too many restrictions are still happening.
We don’t want to go on holiday wearing masks etc.
I doubt P&O want their passengers to be subject to too many restrictions, so they will be lobbying hard for a more balanced approach.
That would cause me other concerns - I wouldn’t feel comfortable in an environment where there wasn’t enough social distancing and other measures.

This is why I think I’m done with cruising for quite a long time to come
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Kendhni wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 18:20
Possibly the cruise companies are hoping for a certain percentage to cancel so that those that book well in advance 'thin themselves' out. It will be interesting to see what the cruise experience is going to be next year (travel permitting)
My next cruise is in March, as it stands at the moment, I would happily volunteer to be bumped off the ship, as long as they refund my deposit
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Next cruise 31 May, we have no intention of setting foot or a*se on a boat or plane till then.
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Next cruise for me and the family is Christmas on Iona - well supposed to be - she’s not even been launched yet :roll: but we are thinking do we want to go - I’m in the over 70’s category and the in-laws are in their 80’s. We are hoping P&O will cancel until the end of the year we don’t want to go through the paying for cruise scenario again and getting refunded - such a faff :(
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Jan Rosser wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 20:06
Christmas on Iona - well supposed to be - she’s not even been launched ye
The last that I heard was that she is almost finished and is in Rotterdam - but she may have moved since then

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david63 wrote:
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Jan Rosser wrote:
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Christmas on Iona - well supposed to be - she’s not even been launched ye
The last that I heard was that she is almost finished and is in Rotterdam - but she may have moved since then
She has been tootling up and down the Skagerak for the last week doing sea trials. I imagine she will be heading back to Bremerhaven shortly and then Carnival and Meyer Werft will need to do some hard talking to decide if CCL can cobble the final fee together ready for an August handover.
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I guess the governments job in establishing air corridors with other countries just got a lot more difficult following the scenes on the UK beaches. What other country would want to accept us after showing such willingness to flout sensible guidelines in the current situation.

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A classic example in Liverpool last night. Idiots

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Kendhni wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 07:03
I guess the governments job in establishing air corridors with other countries just got a lot more difficult following the scenes on the UK beaches. What other country would want to accept us after showing such willingness to flout sensible guidelines in the current situation.
Not forgetting the tons of crap they leave on the beaches. 😡
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If the air corridors were happening now I wonder how many of those on the beach at Bournemouth yesterday would have been on a plane heading for the Mediterranean. Is the Foreign Office advice against foreign travel still in existence?

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Borrowed .... I wonder how many will admit to being there!.
"Some things that I just don't understand....
You decide to go to the beach. Its heaving when you get there. Why dont you just turn the car round and go elsewhere? Anywhere else, even if it's back home?
Why, when you've taken the trouble to pack a bag with your picnic, do you not take all your debris and put it back into same bag and dump it when you get back home? Why leave it on the beach? What is wrong with you?
Will you be embarrassed or proud to say, "I was one of the folk on Bournemouth beach that day?"
Be ashamed. For I'm rather ashamed to be British right now."

We had the same situation up here in the Lake District with gridlock on narrow roards, people parking in passing places and a scene of desecration with all the rubbish and human waste left behind for somebody else to clear up. It's absolute madness and it's disgusting. I fear I am going to be shielded for a whole lot longer as a consequence of people who just don't care about anything but themselves.

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CaroleF wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 10:18
If the air corridors were happening now I wonder how many of those on the beach at Bournemouth yesterday would have been on a plane heading for the Mediterranean. Is the Foreign Office advice against foreign travel still in existence?
Somebody on the News this morning was saying if you do travel your insurance will not cover you because the advice from the FO is not to travel.

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CaroleF wrote:
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Is the Foreign Office advice against foreign travel still in existence?
Yes for all but essential travel. However I cannot see the bit about over 70s not cruising - not that there are any cruises to go on at the moment.

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oldbluefox wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 10:23
CaroleF wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 10:18
If the air corridors were happening now I wonder how many of those on the beach at Bournemouth yesterday would have been on a plane heading for the Mediterranean. Is the Foreign Office advice against foreign travel still in existence?
Somebody on the News this morning was saying if you do travel your insurance will not cover you because the advice from the FO is not to travel.
But Boris knows that and presumably if and when he announces these air corridors he will also remove the advise not to travel for holidays. Or is he as stupid as some people think.
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towny44 wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 11:07

But Boris knows that and presumably if and when he announces these air corridors he will also remove the advise not to travel for holidays. Or is he as stupid as some people think.
That's what Simon Calder said yesterday (not that Boris is stupid, though for all I know he may think that, but that the FO advice will be lifted for the countries with which we share an air corridor) :D .

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anniec wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 13:05
towny44 wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 11:07

But Boris knows that and presumably if and when he announces these air corridors he will also remove the advise not to travel for holidays. Or is he as stupid as some people think.
That's what Simon Calder said yesterday (not that Boris is stupid, though for all I know he may think that, but that the FO advice will be lifted for the countries with which we share an air corridor) :D .
Good heavens, am I being mentioned alongside Simon Calder, makes me most chuffed. :wave:
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And now there's an apparent about-turn and each country will be individually covid rated - Simon Calder in the Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 88611.html

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The green light system sounds ok and will doubtless be accurate-ish regarding Europe but less so perhaps in a number of other places, for example in Asian Countries where reporting does not always follow UK type protocols meaning that Corona victims are few and far between yet ‘ Heart attacks and unexpected ‘ related deaths have soared.

Having said that I do not actually know how far the ' Travel Corridors ' will .... travel.
Moby or Mob is far easier to type ...

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I feel it's still all too soon and we will regret it with a second wave of the virus kicking in.

I know one person who won't be travelling abroad any time soon.
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Stephen wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 08:05
I know one person who won't be travelling abroad any time soon.
Moby?????

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david63 wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 08:36
Stephen wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 08:05
I know one person who won't be travelling abroad any time soon.
Moby?????
Moby would be ' two ' so it must be somebody else ;)
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The government have said they will deal with isolated outbreaks…. well good luck with that then because unless each plane load of passengers come from the same area there’s going to be an awful lot of isolated outbreaks should one of them come back infected

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Stephen wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 08:05
I feel it's still all too soon and we will regret it with a second wave of the virus kicking in.

I know one person who won't be travelling abroad any time soon.
If anyone was in any doubt that Johnson was just making it up as he goes along..........

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anniec wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 06:43
And now there's an apparent about-turn and each country will be individually covid rated - Simon Calder in the Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 88611.html
How I hate media websites that try to push you to subscribe or fill in reams of data protection terms before they let you onto their site. I would burn all their editors at the stake. :evil:
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So how are they going to enforce the lockdown rule for those that visit a country and then have to isolate when they return. Will plod be stationed outside your house for two weeks....
..I think not.

Just cannot see how they can enforce it apart from a neighbour grassing you up.

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Stephen wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 09:47
So how are they going to enforce the lockdown rule for those that visit a country and then have to isolate when they return.
Random checking and/or the use of the Track & Track operatives could be options.

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david63 wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 10:05
Stephen wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 09:47
So how are they going to enforce the lockdown rule for those that visit a country and then have to isolate when they return.
Random checking and/or the use of the Track & Track operatives could be options.
Tagging would be easier…a small price to pay if they really feel they need a holiday abroad

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I think it's a great idea that they may be going abroard ....saves them crapping leaving litter on our Darzet beaches.
Moby or Mob is far easier to type ...

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Manoverboard wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 11:11
I think it's a great idea that they may be going abroard ....saves them crapping leaving litter on our Darzet beaches.
Better there than in the unspoilt beauty of the Shropshire Hills. ;) :D

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That sounds like fighting talk Moby. Are you just going to sit there and take that.

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Onelife wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 11:23
Manoverboard wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 11:11
I think it's a great idea that they may be going abroard ....saves them crapping leaving litter on our Darzet beaches.
Better there than in the unspoilt beauty of the Shropshire Hills. ;) :D
You will do well to remember that now you've just advertised said beauty ... my OL beauty ;)
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I wonder how a person will be able to arrange travel insurance if these corridors are subject to closure last minute especially if the ships start operating as I doubt you would be able to get full European cover or worldwide come to that. Better off staying in the Uk but without piddling on Mobys lawn..
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jacksparrow wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 15:39
I wonder how a person will be able to arrange travel insurance if these corridors are subject to closure last minute especially if the ships start operating as I doubt you would be able to get full European cover or worldwide come to that. Better off staying in the Uk but without piddling on Mobys lawn..
Thank you ... :thumbup:

Such activities should of course be restricted to the Piddle Valley where, with luck, they will be staring down both barrels.
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Manoverboard wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 16:34
jacksparrow wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 15:39
I wonder how a person will be able to arrange travel insurance if these corridors are subject to closure last minute especially if the ships start operating as I doubt you would be able to get full European cover or worldwide come to that. Better off staying in the Uk but without piddling on Mobys lawn..
Thank you ... :thumbup:

Such activities should of course be restricted to the Piddle Valley where, with luck, they will be staring down both barrels.
I’m always scent marking the perimeters of our garden as its supposed to keep foxy away :o :D

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Onelife wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 16:52

I’m always scent marking the perimeters of our garden as its supposed to keep foxy away :o :D
Whatever it is it works! :o

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oldbluefox wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 22:25
Onelife wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 16:52

I’m always scent marking the perimeters of our garden as its supposed to keep foxy away :o :D
Whatever it is it works! :o
We do have open days for nice foxes :thumbup: ;)

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Are you to be now know as oldbrownfox Foxy

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Stephen wrote:
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Are you to be now know as oldbrownfox Foxy
I think it's just a case that his eyes are failing him and he's having his annual molt ;) :)

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Onelife wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 08:43
Stephen wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 07:52
Are you to be now know as oldbrownfox Foxy
I think it's just a case that his eyes are failing him and he's having his annual molt ;) :)
I think he looks rather fetching .... as in ready to fetch this, that and the other :angel:
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Looks a bit gay to me.

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Stephen wrote:
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Looks a bit gay to me.
He'll no doubt "come out" and tell you shortly :thumbup:

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