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  1. Mine was just an independent holiday flights only. The BA call centre is just cutting me off this morning. Instead I wrote to The Times. Made me feel better anyway 😁. My P&O refund is still due too. I expect that will take many more weeks (got in before the change).
  2. You’re luckier with BA than I have been. They cancelled my Italy flight 14 days ago and I have yet to receive the refund.
  3. Me too - Robert Peston (referencing PA - could be Daily Mail source) https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-14/elderly-to-be-quarantined-for-four-months-in-wartime-style-mobilisation-to-combat-coronavirus/https://www.itv.com/news/2020-03-14/elderly-to-be-quarantined-for-four-months-in-wartime-style-mobilisation-to-combat-coronavirus/
  4. Ports already shut. All arrivals two weeks quarantine from last Thursday
  5. What about remaining high risk of disease transference?
  6. New P&O e mail KEEPING YOU UPDATED British nationals aged 70 and over and people with underlying health conditions In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the UK Government has issued advice against cruise ship travel for British nationals aged 70 and over and people with underlying health conditions. We understand if you are concerned by this advice. Please find your options below OR visit our website for more information. If you have an existing booking If you have an existing booking that departs before 1 September 2020 and you are a British national aged 70 and over, or if you have underlying health condition as outlined on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website your options below. If you’d like to keep your existing booking, your ship and crew will be ready and waiting to welcome you, however you will be asked to confirm you have chosen to sail having read the latest government guidance. Should you wish to cancel: We are offering you a Future Cruise Credit of 125% to the amount of your cancellation fee (with any monies remaining to be refunded) to be applied against any new booking up to the equivalent value. Your Future Cruise Credit can be used for a new booking made before 31 December 2021, and can be redeemed against any P&O Cruises holiday sailing before 31 March 2022. Alternatively, you are also entitled to a full refund. If you are cancelling due to concern over an underlying health condition, your refund will be subject to providing proof of your underlying medical condition. If you are not a British national aged 70 and over and do not have a pre-existing health condition but would like to cancel your booking, please find our flexible booking policy here. Interim Transfer Policy For those who are sailing after 31 August 2020, our existing interim transfer policy applies. Between now and 31 August 2020, you have the option of transferring your holiday to an alternative date should you wish. Under our temporary highly flexible terms, you can choose to transfer your holiday to any sailing within our published programme. If you booked with us, and wish to amend your booking, please contact P&O Cruises on 0344 338 8636. Alternatively, please contact your travel agent. As we're sure you can appreciate ours and our agents' phone lines are extremely busy at present, so please bear with us whilst we deal with the most imminent departures. If your departure is not within the next 14 days please consider calling us nearer to your departure date. Quote Edit
  7. New P&O e mail KEEPING YOU UPDATED British nationals aged 70 and over and people with underlying health conditions In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the UK Government has issued advice against cruise ship travel for British nationals aged 70 and over and people with underlying health conditions. We understand if you are concerned by this advice. Please find your options below OR visit our website for more information. If you have an existing booking If you have an existing booking that departs before 1 September 2020 and you are a British national aged 70 and over, or if you have underlying health condition as outlined on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website your options below. If you’d like to keep your existing booking, your ship and crew will be ready and waiting to welcome you, however you will be asked to confirm you have chosen to sail having read the latest government guidance. Should you wish to cancel: We are offering you a Future Cruise Credit of 125% to the amount of your cancellation fee (with any monies remaining to be refunded) to be applied against any new booking up to the equivalent value. Your Future Cruise Credit can be used for a new booking made before 31 December 2021, and can be redeemed against any P&O Cruises holiday sailing before 31 March 2022. Alternatively, you are also entitled to a full refund. If you are cancelling due to concern over an underlying health condition, your refund will be subject to providing proof of your underlying medical condition. If you are not a British national aged 70 and over and do not have a pre-existing health condition but would like to cancel your booking, please find our flexible booking policy here. Interim Transfer Policy For those who are sailing after 31 August 2020, our existing interim transfer policy applies. Between now and 31 August 2020, you have the option of transferring your holiday to an alternative date should you wish. Under our temporary highly flexible terms, you can choose to transfer your holiday to any sailing within our published programme. If you booked with us, and wish to amend your booking, please contact P&O Cruises on 0344 338 8636. Alternatively, please contact your travel agent. As we're sure you can appreciate ours and our agents' phone lines are extremely busy at present, so please bear with us whilst we deal with the most imminent departures. If your departure is not within the next 14 days please consider calling us nearer to your departure date.
  8. St Kilda - Did that on Seabourn 2018
  9. Me too! Scary as we got off a cruise yesterday (we went as we had no option to cancel it or delay) and my 78 year old father accompanied us and doesn’t have the best respiratory health.
  10. Thanks Isklaar. Just to add stay home for 7 days if you have a high temperature.
  11. Shame. We called in Stavanger on Monday (Aurora)
  12. Important changes to your holiday terms Applicable to holidays departing before 1 September 2020 As your P&O Cruises holiday approaches, we wanted to get in touch to let you know about some important changes we've made to your holiday terms given the current uncertainty surrounding travel. Rest assured, we're doing everything we can to help you navigate this evolving situation. For your latest updates please click here In this ever-changing environment, we understand that you may well feel in need of some added flexibility, so please read on to consider your options in light of a number of recent enhancements we have made to our cancellation and transfer policies. Sailing as planned If you'd like to keep your existing booking, your ship and crew are ready and waiting to welcome you. We are pleased to be able to offer you some on-board spending money to enhance your holiday; this will be credited to your on-board account and can be used for drinks, spa treatments, room service and shore experiences booked on board. The amount you'll receive depends upon the number of nights you'll be spending on board with us: Cruise duration (nights) On-board spending money per cabin 1-3 £100 4-7 £200 8-14 £400 15+ £600 There's no need to call us; your on-board spending money will be added to your account in time for departure and you will receive an updated booking confirmation in due course to confirm this. Transferring your booking You also have the option of transferring your holiday to an alternative date should you wish, and you can do this up to 48 hours before departure. Under our temporary highly flexible terms, you can choose to transfer your holiday to any sailing within our published programme. Any holiday, any price, anywhere! Cancelling your holiday Should you wish to cancel your holiday, you'll be pleased to know we've temporarily relaxed our cancellation policy given the circumstances. Here's a guide to what you need to know: As you're booked on a P&O Cruises holiday sailing before 31 August 2020, you may now cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure Cancelled bookings will receive a Future Cruise Credit equivalent to the cancellation fees and refunds will be given on any remaining monies paid - full details of how this will be applied are outlined in the table overleaf Your Future Cruise Credit can be used right up to the end of next year (31 December 2021) and can be redeemed against any P&O Cruises holiday sailing until the end of March 2022 Select Price and Early Saver: Period before departure within which notice of cancellation is received by P&O Cruises Cancellation charges New Interim Policy (assuming cruise paid for in full by required date) From the date of booking until 91 days before departure Loss of deposit FCC given to value of deposit 90 to 57 days 50% Refund 50%. FCC 50% 56 to 42 days 60% Refund 40%. FCC 60% 41 to 16 days 75% Refund 25%. FCC 75% 15 to 6 days 90% Refund 10%. FCC 90% Less than 6 days and up until 2 days prior to departure 100% Refund 0%. FCC 100% Less than 2 days prior to departure and failure to embark 100% No refund or FCC Saver: Period before departure within which notice of cancellation is received by P&O Cruises Original Cancellation charges (percentage of fare) New Interim Policy (assuming cruise paid for in full by required date) From the date of booking until 2 days prior to departure 100% 100% FCC Less than 2 days prior to departure and failure to embark 100% No refund or FCC Full details of this interim transfer policy, including Frequently Asked Questions, can be found here. We will be contacting booked guests with a cruise departing from 1 September onwards shortly. We hope this helps clearly outline all of your options. To make any changes to your booking please call us on 0344 338 8594(local call charges apply), otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.
  13. Aurora 28 Feb - 11 Mar More hand gel promotion. Everyone using it. People are using paper towels to exit loos after lengthy hand washing (happy birthday twice). Health form quick to complete. No temp screening embarking on Aurora 28 Feb. People on board do have coughs and colds. This was apparent on the coach down. Well it is a Winter and we have been above the Arctic Circle for 6 days, so what can you do? Other than that, no real change. Not mentioned in announcements etc. BAU
  14. Fantastic cruise thanks. Northern Lights, snow, cold sunny days -what’s not to like?!
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