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  1. Unless that boat is a submarine, which are often larger than many ships. 🤪
  2. If that were true, when businesses get trillion dollar tax cuts, as they have done several times in the recent past, we should see the prices of goods and services fall a similar amount as a result. I've never seen evidence to that effect. What you do see is increased corporate profits.
  3. Has anyone else noticed that a certain very popular online Oz cruise TA is now only showing cruises for after September 2nd?
  4. Don't pay and don't cancel. Leave it as long as possible. Let P&O decide what to do with it. Whether that be canceling your booking or canceling the entire cruise. In other words, play for time but don't hand over any more money. Things are moving quickly, the situation could be very different in a week. As for cruise lines going bankrupt, that is entirely possible. I don't see it as likely, but it is far more possible now than at any time in the past few decades. The possibility has gone from "never" to "probably not". It has happened in the past to airlines. For me "probably not" is enough reason not to trust them with your money in the form of Future Cruise Credits, which are essentially IOUs which would evaporate in any bankruptcy proceedings.
  5. As soon as one player comes down with the virus the whole season will come to a screeching halt. Same with NRL.
  6. Yes. Shoes, long pants (not jeans) and a collared shirt counts as smart casual for men. This is fine for any restaurant even on formal nights. Ladies options are even more flexible. For those whose dinners are "spoiled" by how others dress, it would perhaps behove them to remember that they are not the only ones on vacation.
  7. That probably applies, but if it does logically it should also apply to hotels and trains. Also cruise ships with more than 500 crew will be required to disembark many of them.
  8. Technically, a 30 day ban on cruise ships originating from foreign ports. In theory P&O Oz or Carnival could still be running cruises up the Queensland coast. Or those three night cruises to nowhere.
  9. Chronic only means persistent. It could for example be a persistent cough with no underlying serious medical condition.
  10. With a caveat to #1. I think cruises in Australian waters only will restart in June.
  11. So am I right in thinking that while Princess has shut down for 60 days, all other cruise lines have shut down for 30 days? No more cruising anywhere until the middle of April.
  12. Yampi Sound is where the Buccaneer Archipelago is located. The best known island there is Cockatoo Island. Cruisers of a certain age will remember being taught about Cockatoo Island in primary school, as it was a major iron ore mine during the 50s and 60s. They stopped mining when they took the island down to sea level.
  13. Lovely to meet you and G, however briefly, on Ruby last November. We almost bumped into you again in February, when we boarded the Majestic the same day you disembarked. I'm sure we'll hear more about your future adventures at sea. After all, "I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking." - John Masefield You can take the cruiser out of the ocean, but you can't take the ocean out of the cruiser. 😎 All the best for you both, Graham and Donald
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