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  1. Also see Staysure travel insurance no includes covid cover
  2. I see P&O have now cancelled all sailings until at least the 15th Oct 2020.
  3. Looking less likely any marella cruises soon Surely corfu makes no sense now.
  4. Latest from TUI/Marella Tour operator Tui has extended the suspension of its holidays until at least the end of June. The firm has also cancelled its Marella Cruises sailings up to July 30. Where now
  5. Not least the 14 days quarantine (if this stays in place post the end of June). I see the European body for air travel have issued guideline CAA here expected to follow with similar. 1. Min hand luggage 2. All planes disinfected load/unload. 3. No food, drink or duty free sold on board. 4. At security, boarding gates and at planes. 1.5 metres safe distancing rules GEEEZZZZ no danger at Corfu airport 5. See Jet 2 now pushed back start till July. We will have to await TUI/Marella
  6. It will be interesting which cruise lines and what size after this. See also folks in Venice saying how nice it is without tourists. Markets open
  7. Interesting article in Daily mail today re holiday insurance. Can't see any of us going anywhere ex UK anytime soon with appropriate holiday insurance.
  8. I am Struggling with the following. 1. If they currently have say more than 1/3rd of capacity booked on each ship. Who is going to be allowed to go? 2. If only 1/3rd of venue capacity can be used how does this work, you can't Que I would assume? 3. Who counts how many people around the pool? 4. If I had kids of kids club age still and booked an paid a lot of money only to be told 10 kids per session, they won't ahve enough capacity. We will just have to wait and see what Marella advise everyone
  9. Found this on Linked in TUI Group has said it expects to restart cruise service this summer, but with less occupancy. The company, which oversees the TUI, Hapag-Lloyd and Marella brands, said the changes will start at boarding, with new health questionnaires. screening preboarding and staggered boarding groups. The company also said it plans to start with less than 1,000 guests on each ship until August 31, 2020, meaning TUI's big ships, with capacity for just under 3,000 guests, would be sailing at approximately one third occupancy, allowing for much more distance in public areas. Other changes include the elimination of self-service food. Public venues will also be limited to one third of their capacity. Only 10 children will be allowed in the Kids’ Club aboard, the company said. In addition, the ships will operate at what TUI called OPP-3 (Outbreak Prevention Plan Level 3), meaning constant cleaning of touched services, every 30 minutes or less. The company said it expects to have COVID-19 testing capabilities aboard with additional medical staff. The cruise line will work closely with ports to develop joint procedures to handle any possible COVID-19 cases, according to a statement
  10. Posted today by TUI Group TUI Group has said it expects to restart cruise service this summer, but with less occupancy. The company, which oversees the TUI, Hapag-Lloyd and Marella brands, said the changes will start at boarding, with new health questionnaires. screening preboarding and staggered boarding groups. The company also said it plans to start with less than 1,000 guests on each ship until August 31, 2020, meaning TUI's big ships, with capacity for just under 3,000 guests, would be sailing at approximately one third occupancy, allowing for much more distance in public areas. Other changes include the elimination of self-service food. Public venues will also be limited to one third of their capacity. Only 10 children will be allowed in the Kids’ Club aboard, the company said. In addition, the ships will operate at what TUI called OPP-3 (Outbreak Prevention Plan Level 3), meaning constant cleaning of touched services, every 30 minutes or less. The company said it expects to have COVID-19 testing capabilities aboard with additional medical staff. The cruise line will work closely with ports to develop joint procedures to handle any possible COVID-19 cases, according to a statement
  11. Jim Looks even less likely given the information from earlier (1) Health secretary saying foreign holidays doubtful this summer. (2) Spain also doing a quarantine of 14 days. We await further information from Marella
  12. Hi Jim the family due to go 9th Oct for two weeks. Who knows, not even sure if they scale down the ex Scotland flights to corfu or not. Can't see them having a vaccine anytime soon. Even then it should be quite rightly given to the front line key staff. I've asked our friend from staff who made it back to manilla and have a contract to restart end June if they have heard anything since the three ship announcement. Keep safe
  13. Guess if its a long term plan that you isolate for 14 days after returning into the UK. That's going to make any cruising starting anytime soon a struggle. Go on a cruise for two weeks then stay in the house for two weeks when you return. I'm still struggling to get how you get people thru corfu Airport, its crammed at the best of times never mind with social distancing
  14. Even with any announcements re easing current lock down, is see over the weekend that they don't see theaters opening pre 2021. So I think Jim maybe spot on, how do you run a cruise ship (1) Social distancing around pool? (2) Bar area. (3) Shows? So I guess its 2021 most probably. Keep safe everyone
  15. Maybe a fair shout. As they have a number of ships sitting off Portsmouth (incl. the Celebration which is being retired), Dream is sitting in med and Disc 1 taking the long router home with a stop in Cape town for fuel etc.
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