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New Zealand thoughts they were clear of Covid, 110 days later they have an outbreak. Nothing is certain these days. Italy has given permission to MSC to sail again.

 

"The MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica are to set sail on Aug. 16 and Aug. 29 from Genoa and Bari, respectively, to sites in Italy, Malta and Greece in a high-stakes gamble for the industry that Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has called a "fundamental part of our economy".

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51 minutes ago, Dermotsgirl said:

Whatever.

 

Hopefully other users will find the information in my post to be helpful 

 

It's a shame there is no way of blocking rude people on here

 

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

Do Southampton based ships sail to the Canaries in the winter?

Yes, it's one of the staple destinations for Brits seeking some winter sun. Once you get to the Canaries, the weather is often nice and warm, but the Bay of Biscay can be dicey, so you can have 'interesting' weather on the journey out and back.  

 

My main cruise line is P&O and usually two or three of their ships sail from Southampton in the winter, and typically do the Canaries, Northern Lights cruises to Norway, and 'Christmas Markets cruises to places like Denmark and Germany. P&O's other ships are either based in the Caribbean for the winter, or do longer cruises like a World Cruise or sail round South America.

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1 hour ago, Dermotsgirl said:

Yes, it's one of the staple destinations for Brits seeking some winter sun. Once you get to the Canaries, the weather is often nice and warm, but the Bay of Biscay can be dicey, so you can have 'interesting' weather on the journey out and back.  

 

 

Biscane Bay is quite lovely in the winter

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4 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Back to the topic, not this year. 

P&O who predominantly sail from Southampton have announced cruises suspended until November 12th.

I suspect that will be pushed back to December at the earliest.

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55 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Biscane Bay is quite lovely in the winter

It is a lot of the time but the winds and swell can make an uncomfortable day.

We have had a force 11 sailing through this stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.

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59 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Biscane Bay is quite lovely in the winter


In my experience it can be interesting in May too🤢

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17 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

It is a lot of the time but the winds and swell can make an uncomfortable day.

We have had a force 11 sailing through this stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.

I could be wrong but I think @John&LaLa was joking about Biscayne Bay off of Miami Florida. 

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1 hour ago, grapau27 said:

It is a lot of the time but the winds and swell can make an uncomfortable day.

We have had a force 11 sailing through this stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.

 

1 hour ago, Billy Baltic said:


In my experience it can be interesting in May too🤢

 

Errrrm. He's not referring to Bay of Biscay. Just trying to be a smart*** - for a change 🙄 (or 'joking' as his BFF would have it)

Edited by Bobal

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17 minutes ago, Bobal said:

 

 

Errrrm. He's not referring to Bay of Biscay. Just trying to be a smart*** - for a change 🙄 (or 'joking' as his BFF would have it)

 

I knew he was referring to Biscayne Bay in Florida and thought it was funny

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18 minutes ago, Bobal said:

 

 

Errrrm. He's not referring to Bay of Biscay. Just trying to be a smart*** - for a change 🙄 (or 'joking' as his BFF would have it)


My bad for misreading 🤦‍♂️ 

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45 minutes ago, Bobal said:

 

 

Errrrm. He's not referring to Bay of Biscay. Just trying to be a smart*** - for a change 🙄 (or 'joking' as his BFF would have it)

 

For a change🤔

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33 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

For a change🤔

Well obviously I meant it ironically but if you don't understand the expression just Google it 😉 

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18 minutes ago, Bobal said:

Well obviously I meant it ironically but if you don't understand the expression just Google it 😉 

 

You really need to work on your sarcasm.

 

I run a workshop on Tuesday afternoons if you're interested.😇

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2 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

I could be wrong but I think @John&LaLa was joking about Biscayne Bay off of Miami Florida. 

Thanks Rory.

As John replied to Dermotsgirls post on Bay of Biscay I assumed he was talking about the same Bay of Biscay as the thread is about Sailing from Southampton England.

Graham.

Edited by grapau27

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55 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks Rory.

As John replied to Dermotsgirls post on Bay of Biscay I assumed he was talking about the same Bay of Biscay as the thread is about Sailing from Southampton England.

Graham.

 

Still room in that Tuesday class, Graham

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18 hours ago, compman9 said:

The UK had its first covid death free day on 3rd August

Can you please link your source, as I thought there had been 8 deaths in the UK on 3rd August

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18 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Do Southampton based ships sail to the Canaries in the winter?

Hello,

 

Yes they do - but not just the Canaries. Those that like the cold as well as the heat (or at least warmth) are catered for with cruises going north. But the Canaries are the most popular for Christmas.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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Canary Islands have today introduced very severe mask wearing laws and a smoking ban so can't imagine cruise ships docking this winter

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