Holidays: UK domestic cruises 'could restart in May'
09/03/2021 | news | business | 183
Cruise lines will be able to restart domestic trips as early as 17 May, according to the maritime minister.
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09/03/2021 16:05:05 30 4
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Skegness to Yarmouth?
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09/03/2021 16:07:19 29 4
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Living the dream.
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09/03/2021 16:12:49 7 2
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There was an apocryphal tale of a couple who travelled for a domestic "mystery cruise". When they boarded the ship they learned one of the ports of call was the town they lived in and had just come from.

I also saw myself one day when someone phoned in to "This Morning" and took part in a game which won them a prize of a weekend break in... the city they actually lived in.

Oh well.
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09/03/2021 16:05:05 30 4
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Skegness to Yarmouth?
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09/03/2021 16:07:19 29 4
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Living the dream.
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09/03/2021 16:09:22 11 6
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The perfect cauldron to expose a group of contained passengers to a virus - its already happened way back when. Let's hope protocols are stringent enough to allay any issues.
I do wonder how much fun a cruise would be with social distancing, face masks, etc - however, I do hope they can make it happen for the sake of those intrepid tourists.
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09/03/2021 16:59:59 12 7
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Cruising IS Brilliant: a new 'window' every morning, embark as passengers, disembark as cargo - what is more pleasurable than a 'sea-life? Don't knock if you have not tried!
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09/03/2021 16:09:26 6 17
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Never getting on one of these germ farms.

Every one I know who has been on a cruise has been ill due to a bug.
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09/03/2021 16:15:42 10 1
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Well I haven't in three Cruises. However going on a Cruise at this point seems like asking for trouble. One postive case on board and two weeks isolation beckons.
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09/03/2021 16:22:59 3 2
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I have been on several cruises without catching any bugs. Many cruise lines have spent lockdown upgrading the aircon etc, so they will be safer than Glasgow on a Saturday night or Bournemouth beach on a sunny Bank Holiday!
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09/03/2021 17:11:52 1 1
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I have always found the standard of hygiene excellent on the P&O cruise ships. Even before the pandemic hand sanitiser was physically administered to anyone going into restaurants, staff continually wipe down hand rail, guests were instructed to use the paper towels on door handles when leaving toilets and you always had the same gloved steward cleaning your cabin.
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10/03/2021 16:16:33 0 0
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I'm sure all normal, sensible and better informed cruise passengers will be mightily pleased if you don't join them on board! There is no better form of holiday.
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09/03/2021 16:10:07 9 8
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Norovirus has been commonly associated with Cruise ships for decades, but as it didn't kill people it wasn't worth 'putting the safety of our passengers and crew first'...
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09/03/2021 19:22:36 0 3
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Which govt minister has shares in P&O?
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09/03/2021 16:11:53 16 17
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Imagine coming out of pandemic lockdown and thinking it'd be great to book a holiday on a floating Petri dish. Talk about out of the fire and into the frying pan.
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09/03/2021 22:25:25 2 1
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just how long do you plan to hide behind your sofa, unless you are particularly old, and /or suffer hidden health issues, you are wasting your life away dodging what, for most of us, is a very mild infection.
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09/03/2021 16:05:05 30 4
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Skegness to Yarmouth?
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09/03/2021 16:12:49 7 2
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There was an apocryphal tale of a couple who travelled for a domestic "mystery cruise". When they boarded the ship they learned one of the ports of call was the town they lived in and had just come from.

I also saw myself one day when someone phoned in to "This Morning" and took part in a game which won them a prize of a weekend break in... the city they actually lived in.

Oh well.
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09/03/2021 16:18:06 12 3
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Our cruise to France was diverted to Portsmouth due to weather...one couple went back to their house for coffee while we were there..........
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09/03/2021 16:13:06 10 10
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You won't get me on one. How many going to have had their second jab by May? Maybe they could be used for care homes.
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09/03/2021 16:16:11 13 5
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I was going to suggest prisons, then it struck me. Haven't they been looking for an alternative for parliament while Westminster gets a make-over?
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09/03/2021 16:20:48 4 1
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It is cheaper to cruise the world for a year, being looked after by all and sundry, than it is to be holed up in a care home s staring at the same wall all day.
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09/03/2021 16:14:36 27 9
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Some of the early deaths in this pandemic were amongst cruise ship passengers, you know. Whole ships isolated, everyone banged up in their cabins and in some cases the air conditioning turned off.

Even now there are crews all around the world trapped on various vessels because they are either infected or for quarantine reasons cannot go ashore if the ship is allowed to dock.
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10/03/2021 03:26:30 2 0
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So it is safe! Any virus shows up they are isolated anyway. Keep the. All there till the ship is clear of the virus. Perfect old days ship quarantine. Run up the yellow quarantine flag. Perfect floating hotel isolation for a fortnight minimum. Help the cruise companies business.
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09/03/2021 16:15:22 11 20
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These cruises need to be banned, the worst pollution possible and for what?
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09/03/2021 16:37:54 4 8
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Do they do onboard liver transplants for the alcoholicd
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09/03/2021 16:09:26 6 17
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Never getting on one of these germ farms.

Every one I know who has been on a cruise has been ill due to a bug.
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09/03/2021 16:15:42 10 1
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Well I haven't in three Cruises. However going on a Cruise at this point seems like asking for trouble. One postive case on board and two weeks isolation beckons.
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09/03/2021 16:13:06 10 10
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You won't get me on one. How many going to have had their second jab by May? Maybe they could be used for care homes.
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09/03/2021 16:16:11 13 5
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I was going to suggest prisons, then it struck me. Haven't they been looking for an alternative for parliament while Westminster gets a make-over?
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09/03/2021 16:12:49 7 2
bbc
There was an apocryphal tale of a couple who travelled for a domestic "mystery cruise". When they boarded the ship they learned one of the ports of call was the town they lived in and had just come from.

I also saw myself one day when someone phoned in to "This Morning" and took part in a game which won them a prize of a weekend break in... the city they actually lived in.

Oh well.
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09/03/2021 16:18:06 12 3
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Our cruise to France was diverted to Portsmouth due to weather...one couple went back to their house for coffee while we were there..........
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09/03/2021 16:13:06 10 10
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You won't get me on one. How many going to have had their second jab by May? Maybe they could be used for care homes.
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09/03/2021 16:20:48 4 1
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It is cheaper to cruise the world for a year, being looked after by all and sundry, than it is to be holed up in a care home s staring at the same wall all day.
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09/03/2021 16:09:26 6 17
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Never getting on one of these germ farms.

Every one I know who has been on a cruise has been ill due to a bug.
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09/03/2021 16:22:59 3 2
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I have been on several cruises without catching any bugs. Many cruise lines have spent lockdown upgrading the aircon etc, so they will be safer than Glasgow on a Saturday night or Bournemouth beach on a sunny Bank Holiday!
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09/03/2021 16:23:55 35 13
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"All cruises should be banned" : says everyone that does not go on cruises.
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09/03/2021 16:43:26 23 17
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Yep, and that are absolutely right!
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09/03/2021 16:25:15 32 14
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I have been on several cruises without catching any bugs. Many cruise lines have spent lockdown upgrading the aircon etc, so they will be safer than Glasgow on a Saturday night or Bournemouth beach on a sunny Bank Holiday!
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Bob
09/03/2021 17:44:55 15 5
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Not to mention we now have reliable testing. People citing Diamond Princess etc is just foolish.

Some lines have already said they'll be requesting vaccination status as well.
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09/03/2021 19:21:39 1 4
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Walking the plank for fake certificates, or coughing.
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09/03/2021 16:20:35 40 22
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A cruise would be my worst nightmare holiday from hell.

No thanks
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09/03/2021 16:43:03 15 18
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Completely agree. I have never been on one and not planning to be either.

Prefer mingling with the locals in more remote locations.
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10/03/2021 02:53:49 2 1
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Probably due to you not having the funds to pay for the to of the range 7 star cruises hey !
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10/03/2021 07:38:36 0 0
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Me too! Never ever fancied cruising with hundreds of other people all crammed on a cruise ship. Hi De Hi afloat that would be for me.
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tv
10/03/2021 08:29:07 2 0
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I thought that till I did one. Best holiday ever....but the Carribean not the North Sea !
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09/03/2021 16:33:58 5 6
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OMG. I thought I had heard some corkers from this government but this takes the biscuit.
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09/03/2021 16:50:56 1 1
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Never! "Falsified" Propaganda called "Public Information Broadcasts", a Health Supremo found "Guilty" of Contempt of Court - whatever next? Get me up that Gangplank pronto ....
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09/03/2021 16:15:22 11 20
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These cruises need to be banned, the worst pollution possible and for what?
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09/03/2021 16:37:54 4 8
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Do they do onboard liver transplants for the alcoholicd
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09/03/2021 16:49:02 4 2
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Maybe you could find one that would do you a brain implant?
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09/03/2021 16:38:02 7 9
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The cruises are a real curse: great polluters, bad for environment, nuisance to the local people and not bringing much economic benefit to them.

The longer they stay out the better.
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09/03/2021 16:47:58 1 3
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i dont believe that greta sailed for 3 weeks last year and im sure she wouldnt ruin the planet,
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09/03/2021 16:49:58 3 2
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go on a cruise ,id rather ride a bike up the clyde
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Gaz
09/03/2021 19:36:00 0 1
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And airports?
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09/03/2021 16:38:30 21 16
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I can't see the attraction of ten days in a floating prison camp. Seems like going from one lock down to another to me. The Isle of Wight ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde, a pork pie and a brown ale, seagulls screeching above, now that's more like it.
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09/03/2021 16:20:35 40 22
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A cruise would be my worst nightmare holiday from hell.

No thanks
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09/03/2021 16:43:03 15 18
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Completely agree. I have never been on one and not planning to be either.

Prefer mingling with the locals in more remote locations.
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GEH
09/03/2021 16:53:05 17 1
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No my cup of tea either - but I don't think there's any talk of compelling us to take a cruise!
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Gaz
09/03/2021 19:42:42 3 3
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What like Spain?
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10/03/2021 02:54:57 1 0
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Sure to catch something there then,or is that in Hartlepool orGoole !
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10/03/2021 14:10:51 0 0
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Don't comment on something you knowthing about then. Go and trash some "unspoilt" location instead and give the locals your germs.
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09/03/2021 16:23:55 35 13
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"All cruises should be banned" : says everyone that does not go on cruises.
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09/03/2021 16:43:26 23 17
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Yep, and that are absolutely right!
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09/03/2021 18:44:23 4 3
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Why?
Cruises departing from and returning to the UK on the new LNG fueled cruise ships are the best hope we have for low carbon holidays and we have to cut our carbon from travel and holidays somehow.
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10/03/2021 02:51:19 1 0
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What abut freedom of choice?
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09/03/2021 16:43:39 14 7
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Aaand the miserable, ban everything brigade are out in force today...

The way some people are complaining, you'd think the evil gummint was going to force us all to go on cruises!
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09/03/2021 16:55:48 9 4
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Indeed, why bother to even read the article let alone comment if they hate cruises and/or disagree with them for whatever reason.
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09/03/2021 16:44:43 24 4
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Happy to consider it once the cruise line will give the guarantee that EVERYONE on board the ship (including staff) have received 2 jabs of the vaccine ....
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09/03/2021 17:27:32 24 2
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Glad someone thinks about the crew as well. Ships & seamen don't come into the news much unless passengers are inconvenienced. Many crew of all types of vessels are not getting relieved anywhere near on time - nobody is interested about them.
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09/03/2021 16:37:54 4 8
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Do they do onboard liver transplants for the alcoholicd
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09/03/2021 16:49:02 4 2
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Maybe you could find one that would do you a brain implant?
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09/03/2021 16:38:02 7 9
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The cruises are a real curse: great polluters, bad for environment, nuisance to the local people and not bringing much economic benefit to them.

The longer they stay out the better.
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09/03/2021 16:47:58 1 3
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i dont believe that greta sailed for 3 weeks last year and im sure she wouldnt ruin the planet,
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09/03/2021 16:38:02 7 9
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The cruises are a real curse: great polluters, bad for environment, nuisance to the local people and not bringing much economic benefit to them.

The longer they stay out the better.
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09/03/2021 16:49:58 3 2
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go on a cruise ,id rather ride a bike up the clyde
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09/03/2021 16:33:58 5 6
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OMG. I thought I had heard some corkers from this government but this takes the biscuit.
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09/03/2021 16:50:56 1 1
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Never! "Falsified" Propaganda called "Public Information Broadcasts", a Health Supremo found "Guilty" of Contempt of Court - whatever next? Get me up that Gangplank pronto ....
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Pip
09/03/2021 16:52:24 14 4
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I struggle with the Brittany Ferry crossing from Plymouth to Roscoff, the thought of a fortnight with 6000 cruise takers, fill me with horror. But if that's your bag good luck...............?
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09/03/2021 17:15:19 7 5
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Sardines come to mind
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09/03/2021 16:52:24 7 4
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UK domestic cruises 'could restart in May'

Just a coincidence but cruise rhymes with booze
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09/03/2021 16:43:03 15 18
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Completely agree. I have never been on one and not planning to be either.

Prefer mingling with the locals in more remote locations.
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GEH
09/03/2021 16:53:05 17 1
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No my cup of tea either - but I don't think there's any talk of compelling us to take a cruise!
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09/03/2021 16:53:54 21 11
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Crammed together in a small boot. Just the breeding gound needed for another outbreak. Cruise two weeks, not let off boat due to outbreak another two weeks at least.
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tv
10/03/2021 08:33:13 2 0
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Small boat ! You clearly have never seen a modern cruise ship !
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09/03/2021 16:43:39 14 7
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Aaand the miserable, ban everything brigade are out in force today...

The way some people are complaining, you'd think the evil gummint was going to force us all to go on cruises!
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09/03/2021 16:55:48 9 4
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Indeed, why bother to even read the article let alone comment if they hate cruises and/or disagree with them for whatever reason.
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09/03/2021 16:55:29 15 9
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sail out to spread it about
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09/03/2021 16:57:46 7 5
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Johnson is itching to please business. Vaccine success is being pushed and school return helps to push his agenda. The rest of the world needs to catch up however.
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10/03/2021 00:32:53 0 2
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And his vote base
Does anybody under 60 take cruises?
Has anybody under 60 had two jabs?
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09/03/2021 16:09:22 11 6
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The perfect cauldron to expose a group of contained passengers to a virus - its already happened way back when. Let's hope protocols are stringent enough to allay any issues.
I do wonder how much fun a cruise would be with social distancing, face masks, etc - however, I do hope they can make it happen for the sake of those intrepid tourists.
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09/03/2021 16:59:59 12 7
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Cruising IS Brilliant: a new 'window' every morning, embark as passengers, disembark as cargo - what is more pleasurable than a 'sea-life? Don't knock if you have not tried!
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09/03/2021 17:03:28 10 12
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Butlins on the sea, no thanks.
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09/03/2021 17:06:08 13 9
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Could be worse than eat out to die out
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09/03/2021 17:10:17 5 2
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A domestic cruise of the UK?... that'll take the sting out of lockdown
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09/03/2021 17:10:26 20 13
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Do you have fail an IQ test really badly to become a minister?

Why would anyone in their right mind pay money to cruise around the UK? Every time I think I've seen the most stupid idea a minister can come up with I'm amazed to find another one suggesting something even more stupid.
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09/03/2021 17:22:17 6 2
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North West Scotland?
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Bob
09/03/2021 17:43:07 7 2
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It isn't a minister's idea, it is the cruise lines wanting to get some revenue for their ships sitting there doing nothing...
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tv
10/03/2021 08:32:05 0 0
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Well its not the ministers suggesting it actually , its the cruise lines. They are desperate to start making money again and think we wont notice its the Irish Sea we are looking at....not the Carribean ??
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09/03/2021 16:09:26 6 17
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Never getting on one of these germ farms.

Every one I know who has been on a cruise has been ill due to a bug.
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09/03/2021 17:11:52 1 1
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I have always found the standard of hygiene excellent on the P&O cruise ships. Even before the pandemic hand sanitiser was physically administered to anyone going into restaurants, staff continually wipe down hand rail, guests were instructed to use the paper towels on door handles when leaving toilets and you always had the same gloved steward cleaning your cabin.
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Pip
09/03/2021 16:52:24 14 4
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I struggle with the Brittany Ferry crossing from Plymouth to Roscoff, the thought of a fortnight with 6000 cruise takers, fill me with horror. But if that's your bag good luck...............?
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09/03/2021 17:15:19 7 5
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Sardines come to mind
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09/03/2021 17:20:14 9 10
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After the scandal around both The Diamond Princess and The Ruby Princess cruise ships I'm surprised they are considering allowing any cruise liners to dock at a UK port this side of 2022 at the earliest.
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09/03/2021 17:10:26 20 13
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Do you have fail an IQ test really badly to become a minister?

Why would anyone in their right mind pay money to cruise around the UK? Every time I think I've seen the most stupid idea a minister can come up with I'm amazed to find another one suggesting something even more stupid.
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09/03/2021 17:22:17 6 2
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North West Scotland?
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09/03/2021 17:31:20 12 2
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In Summer 2019 I want on a cruise to Iceland. On the way back we passed through the Hebrides. It was absolutely stunning, especially watching the sun set around 10pm with a glass of malt whisky in my hand.
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fr1
09/03/2021 18:09:10 3 6
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Not a hope in hell of any tourism in Scotland in 2021 so don't think any cruise ships will be docking up here.

No one in Scotland will be leaving their local authority in 2021. There's an election to win and an independce
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09/03/2021 17:25:19 10 2
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7 day cruise around Gas Street Basin it is then!
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09/03/2021 16:44:43 24 4
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Happy to consider it once the cruise line will give the guarantee that EVERYONE on board the ship (including staff) have received 2 jabs of the vaccine ....
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09/03/2021 17:27:32 24 2
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Glad someone thinks about the crew as well. Ships & seamen don't come into the news much unless passengers are inconvenienced. Many crew of all types of vessels are not getting relieved anywhere near on time - nobody is interested about them.
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09/03/2021 19:31:49 3 5
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So you hope to be relieved of seamen.
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09/03/2021 23:53:30 1 1
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As a retired Master I can conform that seafarers generally are underpaid etc., and outside the industry itself are treated as inferior.
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NRB
09/03/2021 17:27:55 2 8
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Another conservative clown in charge of yet more ways to lose money
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09/03/2021 17:22:17 6 2
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North West Scotland?
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09/03/2021 17:31:20 12 2
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In Summer 2019 I want on a cruise to Iceland. On the way back we passed through the Hebrides. It was absolutely stunning, especially watching the sun set around 10pm with a glass of malt whisky in my hand.
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me
09/03/2021 23:03:30 1 1
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I totally agree with you re the beauty of the Hebrides but I wouldn’t pay cruise prices and suffer the rough seas to go there If I’m cruising, I want to go places I can’t reach overland and experience different cultures. Neither would I go on a cruise to spend all the time cooped up on a ship.
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09/03/2021 17:33:55 5 6
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thats one way to ease the presure on the NHS and gov, create hospital and quarantine ships en mass

Frankly this is a joke and all that will do is release future payable pension liabilities
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09/03/2021 17:38:21 25 11
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Personally, I have never really understood the appeal of a floating care home for the elderly but each to their own.
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09/03/2021 17:57:41 11 9
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And spending a week in a floating block of flats to boot?! Luxury!
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09/03/2021 18:12:47 3 2
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Burial at sea
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09/03/2021 18:31:35 5 1
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Some think that lying on a beach growing skin cancer is not for them but many millions of, mainly young, people do it year after year.
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09/03/2021 22:22:14 1 3
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don't knock it if you haven't tried it......
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09/03/2021 17:10:26 20 13
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Do you have fail an IQ test really badly to become a minister?

Why would anyone in their right mind pay money to cruise around the UK? Every time I think I've seen the most stupid idea a minister can come up with I'm amazed to find another one suggesting something even more stupid.
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Bob
09/03/2021 17:43:07 7 2
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It isn't a minister's idea, it is the cruise lines wanting to get some revenue for their ships sitting there doing nothing...
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09/03/2021 16:25:15 32 14
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I have been on several cruises without catching any bugs. Many cruise lines have spent lockdown upgrading the aircon etc, so they will be safer than Glasgow on a Saturday night or Bournemouth beach on a sunny Bank Holiday!
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Bob
09/03/2021 17:44:55 15 5
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Not to mention we now have reliable testing. People citing Diamond Princess etc is just foolish.

Some lines have already said they'll be requesting vaccination status as well.
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10/03/2021 08:36:09 1 1
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At £37bn for 2 years of test and trace, you'd expect testing to be reliable.
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Bob
09/03/2021 17:46:39 11 2
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Sailing around the UK isn't a terrible idea - except what the lines are proposing is literally just that - sailing. No stops.

No thanks.
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09/03/2021 18:12:25 17 7
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Do you really want to sail from Portsmouth & stop off in, say, Skye only to be forceably quarantined by Nutty Nicola for entering Scotland from a foreign country?
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09/03/2021 17:46:35 6 12
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I'd rather go to prison!
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09/03/2021 19:25:54 2 1
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Do not pass Go!
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09/03/2021 17:48:09 3 5
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Thought all the cruise ships had been sent to India to be wrapped.
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LG
09/03/2021 18:20:42 3 2
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Wrapped in what?
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09/03/2021 17:48:14 8 9
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So floating petri dishes full of vulnerable people will be allowed before gyms full of young people?!
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09/03/2021 17:56:33 4 7
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But if they've all been vaccinated....
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09/03/2021 17:48:14 8 9
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So floating petri dishes full of vulnerable people will be allowed before gyms full of young people?!
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09/03/2021 17:56:33 4 7
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But if they've all been vaccinated....
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09/03/2021 17:38:21 25 11
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Personally, I have never really understood the appeal of a floating care home for the elderly but each to their own.
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09/03/2021 17:57:41 11 9
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And spending a week in a floating block of flats to boot?! Luxury!
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09/03/2021 17:59:37 2 3
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Well my little trip from Dover to Norway and back is booked for September and only carries 500 passengers - think my days on the huge floating hotels are done though. Not sure I'd feel confident of booking a trip BEFORE then, though. And another UK cruise ship - CMV's Columbus - is due to arrive on an Indian beach for scrapping any day now
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09/03/2021 18:08:13 4 6
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Yay!! Good to hear that we are starting to open up again!!
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09/03/2021 17:22:17 6 2
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North West Scotland?
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fr1
09/03/2021 18:09:10 3 6
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Not a hope in hell of any tourism in Scotland in 2021 so don't think any cruise ships will be docking up here.

No one in Scotland will be leaving their local authority in 2021. There's an election to win and an independce
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09/03/2021 22:05:59 2 2
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If wee Nic has her way no one will get in or out and their will be a no mans land with towers and fences at the border and the Scottish Navy will shoo away anyone entering Scottish waters. Oh wait that could be a problem considering her ship building reputation. Hail the Supreme Leader Nic of the North
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09/03/2021 18:10:53 7 16
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These things should be banned, they just pollute the oceans and are a Petrie Dish of viruses and Bacteria.
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09/03/2021 20:10:43 2 1
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As should all forms of land, sea &air travel based on fossil fuels?
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Bob
09/03/2021 17:46:39 11 2
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Sailing around the UK isn't a terrible idea - except what the lines are proposing is literally just that - sailing. No stops.

No thanks.
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09/03/2021 18:12:25 17 7
bbc
Do you really want to sail from Portsmouth & stop off in, say, Skye only to be forceably quarantined by Nutty Nicola for entering Scotland from a foreign country?
70
09/03/2021 18:35:43 4 1
bbc
Portsmouth? I'm not sure anyone gets a cruise from Portsmouth, unless its the ferry to the Isle of Wight.
52
09/03/2021 17:38:21 25 11
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Personally, I have never really understood the appeal of a floating care home for the elderly but each to their own.
66
09/03/2021 18:12:47 3 2
bbc
Burial at sea
57
09/03/2021 17:48:09 3 5
bbc
Thought all the cruise ships had been sent to India to be wrapped.
67
LG
09/03/2021 18:20:42 3 2
bbc
Wrapped in what?
157
10/03/2021 07:41:32 0 0
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Sorry should have been scrapped, a typo
68
09/03/2021 18:25:50 6 8
bbc
No lessons learnt from the beginning of Covid. Biggest early outbreaks were on these boats. Now we want more? Mega-rich playhouses can open first because these are holidays for govt ministers and their friends?
81
09/03/2021 19:23:11 1 3
bbc
Yes, the lesson learned is don't let people on who haven't been vaccinated for a hitherto unknown coronavirus.
94
09/03/2021 20:09:29 2 1
bbc
Their choice. As before an outbreak on the boat will entail expensive lengthy quarantine stuck at port in the claustrophobic cabin counting seagulls all day long.
100
09/03/2021 20:40:17 0 2
bbc
More like the owners of the cruise lines bringing political pressure to play.
52
09/03/2021 17:38:21 25 11
bbc
Personally, I have never really understood the appeal of a floating care home for the elderly but each to their own.
69
09/03/2021 18:31:35 5 1
bbc
Some think that lying on a beach growing skin cancer is not for them but many millions of, mainly young, people do it year after year.
88
09/03/2021 19:48:34 5 1
bbc
Never seen the point in that either.
65
09/03/2021 18:12:25 17 7
bbc
Do you really want to sail from Portsmouth & stop off in, say, Skye only to be forceably quarantined by Nutty Nicola for entering Scotland from a foreign country?
70
09/03/2021 18:35:43 4 1
bbc
Portsmouth? I'm not sure anyone gets a cruise from Portsmouth, unless its the ferry to the Isle of Wight.
112
09/03/2021 21:30:24 1 1
bbc
True, it is Southampton.
24
09/03/2021 16:43:26 23 17
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Yep, and that are absolutely right!
71
09/03/2021 18:44:23 4 3
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Why?
Cruises departing from and returning to the UK on the new LNG fueled cruise ships are the best hope we have for low carbon holidays and we have to cut our carbon from travel and holidays somehow.
72
09/03/2021 18:48:40 6 9
bbc
Oooh goody, floating Petrie dishes are potentially moving.
Enjoy.
73
09/03/2021 19:06:44 1 15
bbc
Are the saddo Cruisers really to stupid as to grab these first offerings of holidays when the virus is still out there and travelling very fast in the wrong direction? The answer is YES, they are. What a bunch. The vaccine will help, that's it. Not stop infection or illness. This is a lucky help-line, not something to be abused. But they will. What's the point???
78
09/03/2021 19:22:33 1 5
bbc
If everyone is vaccinated, then there is very little risk. However, as the staff won't have been vaccinated, there is risk.
74
09/03/2021 19:16:23 3 9
bbc
This really about as dumb an idea as Brexit
84
09/03/2021 19:32:48 4 3
bbc
Unless you are a cruise ship operator who doesn't want to go out of business.

Government have been awful to big businesses. They've failed the airports and I'd imagine the cruises are in peril, not that our ministers care as the only cruise they'd go on is a freebie.
90
09/03/2021 20:04:26 0 2
bbc
Maybe, but then 52% proved themselves to be dumb, do no doubt a wise move by P&O to attract those folks.
120
09/03/2021 21:42:46 0 2
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Or allowing the EU to take control of your vaccination roll out, who would be stupid enough ?
75
09/03/2021 19:18:24 2 2
bbc
Relax in the thundering seas around the UK!
102
09/03/2021 21:05:32 0 3
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Yes, the North Sea in a Force 9 gale. How lovely!
17
09/03/2021 16:25:15 32 14
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I have been on several cruises without catching any bugs. Many cruise lines have spent lockdown upgrading the aircon etc, so they will be safer than Glasgow on a Saturday night or Bournemouth beach on a sunny Bank Holiday!
76
09/03/2021 19:21:39 1 4
bbc
Walking the plank for fake certificates, or coughing.
77
09/03/2021 19:21:57 4 4
bbc
The problem with cruises is not the passengers. It's the fact that many of the staff won't have been vaccinated.

However, I don't understand why so many people are against cruises. I can't think of a worse way to spend a holiday, but I do know people who enjoy them, so if it's safe, let them get on with it.
97
09/03/2021 20:12:18 5 3
bbc
Its a bit of a thing for many people now that if they don't like something they want to ban it.
98
09/03/2021 20:12:50 0 3
bbc
but if this vaccine is as wonderful as you pro lot keep telling us it is, then as long as the passengers have been vaxxed it doesnt matter. or are you actually admitting it doesnt work properly after all
73
09/03/2021 19:06:44 1 15
bbc
Are the saddo Cruisers really to stupid as to grab these first offerings of holidays when the virus is still out there and travelling very fast in the wrong direction? The answer is YES, they are. What a bunch. The vaccine will help, that's it. Not stop infection or illness. This is a lucky help-line, not something to be abused. But they will. What's the point???
78
09/03/2021 19:22:33 1 5
bbc
If everyone is vaccinated, then there is very little risk. However, as the staff won't have been vaccinated, there is risk.
93
09/03/2021 20:07:11 3 2
bbc
If everyone is vaccinated then by definition so are the staff.
5
09/03/2021 16:10:07 9 8
bbc
Norovirus has been commonly associated with Cruise ships for decades, but as it didn't kill people it wasn't worth 'putting the safety of our passengers and crew first'...
79
09/03/2021 19:22:36 0 3
bbc
Which govt minister has shares in P&O?
80
09/03/2021 19:22:46 6 3
bbc
We can’t hide forever
68
09/03/2021 18:25:50 6 8
bbc
No lessons learnt from the beginning of Covid. Biggest early outbreaks were on these boats. Now we want more? Mega-rich playhouses can open first because these are holidays for govt ministers and their friends?
81
09/03/2021 19:23:11 1 3
bbc
Yes, the lesson learned is don't let people on who haven't been vaccinated for a hitherto unknown coronavirus.
56
09/03/2021 17:46:35 6 12
bbc
I'd rather go to prison!
82
09/03/2021 19:25:54 2 1
bbc
Do not pass Go!
48
09/03/2021 17:27:32 24 2
bbc
Glad someone thinks about the crew as well. Ships & seamen don't come into the news much unless passengers are inconvenienced. Many crew of all types of vessels are not getting relieved anywhere near on time - nobody is interested about them.
83
09/03/2021 19:31:49 3 5
bbc
So you hope to be relieved of seamen.
74
09/03/2021 19:16:23 3 9
bbc
This really about as dumb an idea as Brexit
84
09/03/2021 19:32:48 4 3
bbc
Unless you are a cruise ship operator who doesn't want to go out of business.

Government have been awful to big businesses. They've failed the airports and I'd imagine the cruises are in peril, not that our ministers care as the only cruise they'd go on is a freebie.
92
09/03/2021 20:05:57 0 2
bbc
The government is not responsible for big businesses, big businesses are, they’re private. I guess you’d have bailed out all non viable businesses then.
21
09/03/2021 16:38:02 7 9
bbc
The cruises are a real curse: great polluters, bad for environment, nuisance to the local people and not bringing much economic benefit to them.

The longer they stay out the better.
85
Gaz
09/03/2021 19:36:00 0 1
bbc
And airports?
86
09/03/2021 19:40:09 0 2
bbc
Will any insurance company provide the necessary cover for a cruise.
I'm sure the are plenty of wealthy folk who are in a position to fund any problems themselves ,but many others are not that lucky
I will give overseas a miss for the time being unless insurance can be provided at an affordable price.
107
09/03/2021 21:22:12 0 3
bbc
Yes it is possible to get insurance, but as many of the passengers would be old, it wouldn't be available for them.
23
09/03/2021 16:43:03 15 18
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Completely agree. I have never been on one and not planning to be either.

Prefer mingling with the locals in more remote locations.
87
Gaz
09/03/2021 19:42:42 3 3
bbc
What like Spain?
69
09/03/2021 18:31:35 5 1
bbc
Some think that lying on a beach growing skin cancer is not for them but many millions of, mainly young, people do it year after year.
88
09/03/2021 19:48:34 5 1
bbc
Never seen the point in that either.
89
09/03/2021 20:02:16 1 3
bbc
Norfolk Broads by P&O.
74
09/03/2021 19:16:23 3 9
bbc
This really about as dumb an idea as Brexit
90
09/03/2021 20:04:26 0 2
bbc
Maybe, but then 52% proved themselves to be dumb, do no doubt a wise move by P&O to attract those folks.
91
09/03/2021 20:04:45 3 3
bbc
You can get a great domestic cruise on the Isle of Wight ferry from march 29th. Returns start at about £15. Book early to avoid disappointment.
133
09/03/2021 23:10:59 2 1
bbc
dont you mean book early to guarantee disappointment ? :)
84
09/03/2021 19:32:48 4 3
bbc
Unless you are a cruise ship operator who doesn't want to go out of business.

Government have been awful to big businesses. They've failed the airports and I'd imagine the cruises are in peril, not that our ministers care as the only cruise they'd go on is a freebie.
92
09/03/2021 20:05:57 0 2
bbc
The government is not responsible for big businesses, big businesses are, they’re private. I guess you’d have bailed out all non viable businesses then.
96
09/03/2021 20:11:27 1 2
bbc
They are when they're closed down their revenue streams.

The Government bail out for LHR covers 7% of operating cost. So where do they source the other 93% when footfall is down 98%?

Any ideas?
78
09/03/2021 19:22:33 1 5
bbc
If everyone is vaccinated, then there is very little risk. However, as the staff won't have been vaccinated, there is risk.
93
09/03/2021 20:07:11 3 2
bbc
If everyone is vaccinated then by definition so are the staff.
105
09/03/2021 21:19:45 1 3
bbc
Which is why I wrote my second sentence. ??
68
09/03/2021 18:25:50 6 8
bbc
No lessons learnt from the beginning of Covid. Biggest early outbreaks were on these boats. Now we want more? Mega-rich playhouses can open first because these are holidays for govt ministers and their friends?
94
09/03/2021 20:09:29 2 1
bbc
Their choice. As before an outbreak on the boat will entail expensive lengthy quarantine stuck at port in the claustrophobic cabin counting seagulls all day long.
64
09/03/2021 18:10:53 7 16
bbc
These things should be banned, they just pollute the oceans and are a Petrie Dish of viruses and Bacteria.
95
09/03/2021 20:10:43 2 1
bbc
As should all forms of land, sea &air travel based on fossil fuels?
121
09/03/2021 21:45:20 2 2
bbc
So just all travel then, like what we have now and what Whitty wants for ever.
You are a bundle of fun aren't you.?
92
09/03/2021 20:05:57 0 2
bbc
The government is not responsible for big businesses, big businesses are, they’re private. I guess you’d have bailed out all non viable businesses then.
96
09/03/2021 20:11:27 1 2
bbc
They are when they're closed down their revenue streams.

The Government bail out for LHR covers 7% of operating cost. So where do they source the other 93% when footfall is down 98%?

Any ideas?
77
09/03/2021 19:21:57 4 4
bbc
The problem with cruises is not the passengers. It's the fact that many of the staff won't have been vaccinated.

However, I don't understand why so many people are against cruises. I can't think of a worse way to spend a holiday, but I do know people who enjoy them, so if it's safe, let them get on with it.
97
09/03/2021 20:12:18 5 3
bbc
Its a bit of a thing for many people now that if they don't like something they want to ban it.
77
09/03/2021 19:21:57 4 4
bbc
The problem with cruises is not the passengers. It's the fact that many of the staff won't have been vaccinated.

However, I don't understand why so many people are against cruises. I can't think of a worse way to spend a holiday, but I do know people who enjoy them, so if it's safe, let them get on with it.
98
09/03/2021 20:12:50 0 3
bbc
but if this vaccine is as wonderful as you pro lot keep telling us it is, then as long as the passengers have been vaxxed it doesnt matter. or are you actually admitting it doesnt work properly after all
99
09/03/2021 20:34:54 1 2
bbc
Antivaxer alert! Please remove the foolish ones comment.
104
09/03/2021 21:18:54 1 1
bbc
If everyone one is vaccinated, not half vaccinated, it is as safe as it can be. However, as I've already pointed out, the younger staff won't have been vaccinated, so it's not safe for them, and given they are more likely to be very infectious than vaccinated people, they is still a chance of illness.
98
09/03/2021 20:12:50 0 3
bbc
but if this vaccine is as wonderful as you pro lot keep telling us it is, then as long as the passengers have been vaxxed it doesnt matter. or are you actually admitting it doesnt work properly after all
99
09/03/2021 20:34:54 1 2
bbc
Antivaxer alert! Please remove the foolish ones comment.
68
09/03/2021 18:25:50 6 8
bbc
No lessons learnt from the beginning of Covid. Biggest early outbreaks were on these boats. Now we want more? Mega-rich playhouses can open first because these are holidays for govt ministers and their friends?
100
09/03/2021 20:40:17 0 2
bbc
More like the owners of the cruise lines bringing political pressure to play.