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There is a rumor on Ventura, that currently is unsubstantiated, that P&O are cancelling cruises when the ships return to port.

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Many cruise lines have cancelled all cruises until May, so I think the rumour mill is right on this occasion
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david63 wrote:
13 Mar 2020, 17:09
There is a rumor on Ventura, that currently is unsubstantiated, that P&O are cancelling cruises when the ships return to port.
is there? I am not surprised if this is true, they are being refused docking in Spanish ports, so I have read on their facebook web site, although this is from people on board one of their ships and not p &o official. I think they need to do this now as so many people are cancelling in light of what boris and co came up with yesterday. we were going to risk it in may, but I have now found out that my insurance will not be covering me any more due to my having "issues" and the risks attached to that. so we will have to cancel sometime next week I am giving their phone lines time to calm down a bit first. :crazy:
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The situation has changed overnight with passengers leaving Britannia being told the ship is sailing back to Southampton. Arcadia passenger's being offered the chance to leave in Cape Town and fly home.
Oceana denied berthing in Spain and Aurora coming back to Southampton must mean that P and O are moving to a position of cancelling all the current schedule for the time being.

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My niece and her husband and friends flew out to Britannia yesterday from Birmingham to celebrate her 50th birthday - so disappointing - she was so excited. I think she will probably sail back and knowing her she’ll make the best of it - probably spend all the extra OBC on booze :lol: They will get extra compensation apparently 125% of cost - same as that being offered to us over 70’s. Imagine though going to fly this morning and cruise cancelled - surely now P&O must follow all the other companies.

I really feel for the worldies - so disappointing but their health is more important.
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We cancelled the current Aurora cruise within the 48 hours prior to sailing. So disappointing that the cruise has had to turn around, but as Jan has said health is more important.

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Ventura's next cruise (Spain & Portugal) has now been confirmed as being cancelled


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Just unpacking,confirmed by text this morning.Ventura N004 cancelled.Port restrictions

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Update - niece has opted to sail home - she and her husband have been given extra £300 OBC each plus the £400 per cabin given by P&O to those passengers who opted to go on the cruise so £1000 to spend in a week on board - I predict they are going to have a good time spending it :lolno:
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Jan Rosser wrote:
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Update - niece has opted to sail home - she and her husband have been given extra £300 OBC each plus the £400 per cabin given by P&O to those passengers who opted to go on the cruise so £1000 to spend in a week on board - I predict they are going to have a good time spending it :lolno:
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Bobbinalong wrote:
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Just unpacking,confirmed by text this morning.Ventura N004 cancelled.Port restrictions

Welcome to the forum Bobbingalong, a shame it couldn't be under better circumstance.


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Why are P and O letting you book cruises that are supposed to be sailing in the next few weeks.

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Whynd1 wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 08:38
Why are P and O letting you book cruises that are supposed to be sailing in the next few weeks.
Can't imagine why anyone would want to.

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15 Mar 2020, 08:38
Why are P and O letting you book cruises that are supposed to be sailing in the next few weeks.
I imagine they are trying to keep some sort of cash flow, and all new bookings are subject to a comprehensive cancellation policy, so maybe they are available for those who think the crisis might be over quickly.
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Thanks Stephen.Had a oceana cruise to Dubai cancelled recently,better luck next time,we hope.125% refund for our N004 cruise (cash or cruise credit)

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I’m really quite shocked that P&O haven’t yet take the only realistic action they can take, and cancel all sailings for at least one or 2 months (although this isn’t expected to peak until about June).

Also, for those under 70, they have not been open about the rights of their customers. Their T&C allow the customer to cancel their cruise if it’s going to be significantly different from what they booked. Indeed, the Package holiday regulations obligate them to do this.

Not everyone wants 125% FCC. It’s a poor show from P&O
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Just seen that QM2 has aborted its world cruise in Australia and is flying passengers home.


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Having recently flown back from Oz i would rather take the more leisurely route but i do understand why.!!
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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 13:46
Just seen that QM2 has aborted its world cruise in Australia and is flying passengers home.


Queen Victoria is abandoning it's WC too and QE is heading back to Southampton from Oz ... I assume without passengers.
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Where are they going to put all these ships coming back to the UK.

Cruise ship car park.

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Whynd1 wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 15:28
Where are they going to put all these ships coming back to the UK.

Cruise ship car park.
Possibly off the Isle of Wight for a few of them so I will be able to go down and look longingly at them now that our next 2 cruises are cancelled. I suppose that will depend on whether we are allowed out or not :problem: As you drive up over Brading Down you can often see several cargo ships at anchor off the Island waiting their turn to go into Southampton to unload their cargo.

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Some may stay in ports but I guess the majority will anchor off shore as the cargo ships do while awaiting loads to avoid port charges.

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We have plenty of room on our driveway … just saying :angel:
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Between the pallets of bog rolls?

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and pasta crates :lol:


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As the government want all the over 70s to stay indoors perhaps they would like to pay for the extra heating needed and let them have free TV.

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Fortunately summer is coming and those of us with gardens will be able to spend a lot of time outside, while still in isolation. I am not anywhere near 70 but my husband is in three weeks, and it seems pointless him being in isolation if I’m not, so I’ll join him.

I have ordered a whole load of seeds and plan to stock up on compost later this week when - I hope I can come out of my self isolation due to a persistent cough.
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Hope it passes soon Gill. I had a mild cold a while back which left me with a cough that occasionally sets off. No fever or other symptoms though so definitely not CV. Nonetheless I always think people are looking at me if I cough in a public place!

My isolation plan when we get home involves a bit of decorating if I can get the materials before they bolt the door! The biggest challenge is the car is booked in shortly for its MOT and if I'm forced to cancel that I'm stuffed.
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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 22:32
the car is booked in shortly for its MOT and if I'm forced to cancel that I'm stuffed.
I am sure the lovely people at DVLC will understand and give you an exception!!

The point is that there are many such things going on in our lives that cannot be ignored.

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Hope it passes soon Gill. I had a mild cold a while back which left me with a cough that occasionally sets off. No fever or other symptoms though so definitely not CV. Nonetheless I always think people are looking at me if I cough in a public place!

My isolation plan when we get home involves a bit of decorating if I can get the materials before they bolt the door! The biggest challenge is the car is booked in shortly for its MOT and if I'm forced to cancel that I'm stuffed.
You need an MOT garage like mine Merv, the owner picks ours up and delivers it back after servicing and testing.
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Smurfies bright idea.

P&O have ships that cannot go anywhere. The Government/NHS need beds. What have ships got in abundance? - beds. New branding for P&O - floating hospitals.

If needed I would require a suite!!

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david63 wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 07:39
Smurfies bright idea.

P&O have ships that cannot go anywhere. The Government/NHS need beds. What have ships got in abundance? - beds. New branding for P&O - floating hospitals.

If needed I would require a suite!!
It would certainly be a possibility.
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david63 wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 07:39
Smurfies bright idea.

P&O have ships that cannot go anywhere. The Government/NHS need beds. What have ships got in abundance? - beds. New branding for P&O - floating hospitals.

If needed I would require a suite!!
Now that is lateral thinking - good idea.


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Just this minute re eived an e mail from P and O cancelling operations from 16th March to 11th April, som that's me on the 11th April.

Offering 125% FCC and all excursion,spa packages etc will be refunded.

My ta says it's taking a while,e for the FCC to show though.

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Ships have been used as hospitals before but mainly for less serious things. I'm not sure how they'd work for seriously ill infectious patients needing intensive care.

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But unlike Hospitals they do have a bar for one's final hours …. just saying :relaxed:
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Manoverboard wrote:
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But unlike Hospitals they do have a bar for one's final hours …. just saying :relaxed:

Cough.....

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My July Iona cruise balance was due yesterday but I have today cancelled and thought I would forfeit my deposit but pleased to find out that it will be refunded - not what I was expecting :lolno:
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That's nice to hear Jan.


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:oops: Just re-read previous post. Meant to say shame you have had to cancel, but good to hear you got your deposit back.

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cruisin_duo wrote:
16 Mar 2020, 15:57
That's nice to hear Jan.
Thanks I sort of knew what you meant :lol: All these statements about refunds/future cruise credits etc. are a bit confusing but my travel agent tells me that he is working 12 hour days to cope with people cancelling/rebooking/having refunds - very very busy. I need to speak to my son and family about our Whitsun week cruise which is fully paid for and what to do - so many options - rebook/partial refund plus FCC or wait until last minute and 125% FCC - the mind boggles :crazy:
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In the end I have applied for a refund. Not sure how things will work out. Already have one booked in October which I can move if I need to. Just not sure how things are going to work out and this option gives me the best flexibility.

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My niece is certainly enjoying her sail home - she and her husband sent a photo of themselves tonight at a food and wine pairing evening in the Epicurean - they said they are “bit tipsy” :lolno:
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Have a relative sailing the med on June 16 from Southampton. Been told that cruise still on schedule but checks will be made for covid every time they get on /off ship.Any further info anybody ?

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Have a relative sailing the med on June 16 from Southampton. Been told that cruise still on schedule but checks will be made for covid every time they get on /off ship.Any further info anybody ?
Do they have enough testing kits to do this .... seems very doubtful.
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Manoverboard wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 16:56
Bobbinalong wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 16:17
Have a relative sailing the med on June 16 from Southampton. Been told that cruise still on schedule but checks will be made for covid every time they get on /off ship.Any further info anybody ?
Do they have enough testing kits to do this .... seems very doubtful.
I wonder if the test is more rudimentary. Do you have a cough? Let me stick this thermometer in your ear. (Or worse)

But more to the point will any port actually be open to cruise ships by then?
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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 17:11
... Let me stick this thermometer in your ear. (Or worse)
:lol: :lol:
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Mervyn and Trish wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 17:11
I wonder if the test is more rudimentary. Do you have a cough? Let me stick this thermometer in your ear. (Or worse)

But more to the point will any port actually be open to cruise ships by then?
The test checks that I have seen have been with an infrared thermometer pointed at foreheads. I have an industrial version of one of these which I bought to check the temperature profile of my radiators. I never thought it would come in useful for cruise holidays.
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