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  1. No one knows at this stage exactly what will happen in the future, so all is speculation.
  2. Well, I definitely did 😆. We’ve never not stayed in a balcony, our favourite being the M class FVs 😉
  3. Good grief, I must be missing cruising as I’d even consider booking an infinite balcony 😱 if we’d got to the stage of safe sailing 🤭.
  4. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/02/10/aqua-not-sold-actually-bill-gates-not-buying-super-yacht/4711515002/
  5. I may be wrong, but I think you may be looking at two different products. I would hazard a guess that you are referring to TUI - the old U.K. Thomson brand cruises now called Marella - and the above poster is referring to Mein Schiff (German part of the TUI group) and a completely different experience. Personally, I’ve always felt that the U.K. Thomson/Marella (TUI) fleet is not in the same classification as X etc. and their prices reflect this.
  6. Congratulations! More importantly, did the toilet rolls arrive 😆? This is the only year in many that we hadn't yet booked our summer cruise; we were waiting for no.1 son to confirm whether he was sailing with us or not. Instead, it looks like we have him back now for the whole of the summer as it appears the universities may not return until the new year in Sept/Oct. As you know, we also have the younger one still at school, preparing for his A levels; whatever is going to happen with those is about as clear as when cruising will return to some normalcy. However, there are still places around the world we’d love to see as a family, even if it takes a few years for everything to eventually calm down 🤞.
  7. No point coming here, nowhere to go and we, according to our government, are running four weeks behind Italy. Those over seventy are being told to prepare to self-isolate for 12 weeks.
  8. Agreed. Our peak isn’t supposedly due for another 4 weeks.
  9. Thanks for the update. Stay safe. I wish we would do something - anything really!
  10. Exactly. We are being told that we won’t hit our peak of cases until about four weeks time. No one wants the hassle of having to sort cruise ship issues when they have enough of their own health service problems.
  11. So is there only the Royal group, of the major lines, that is left to cancel now?
  12. True, unless Boris changes that in his COBRA meeting today. It’s been rumoured in the national media that we’re going up a level.
  13. So that means that everyone boarding the ship will be required to have secondary testing unless they stayed in their own home for 20 days prior to the cruise and then walked to the ship from home with their luggage; otherwise, how can anyone possibly say, with certainty, that they haven’t been in contact with an individual who has travelled through/in/from one of those countries listed.
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