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  1. Yes and if you are short of money then selling a ship For someone else to use is going to bring in far more than the scrap value of one of their (Carnival) older ships. I have seen the sell on price being £164m as opposed to £10m as scrap. Of course in the present situation when everything is up in the air, long term planning becomes very difficult.
  2. My understanding is that Oceana is a casualty of COVID. She would have gone in the next year or two but the Virus has brought on the evil day sooner. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  3. Well we saw her last week and the painting was going on on the port side in fact they were at it when we were there. She looked a lot better than when she came into the Tyne. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  4. We managed to rebook our “lost” Aurora cruise in Oct to a cruise on Ventura in March 22. We have been very fortunate in two ways, we have managed to book an adapted cabin and we have got it for less than we were paying on Aurora. We could have had a suite also but the price was a little eye watering. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. No idea. But if it is her they are in trouble.
  6. She is a joke and always has been. Hasnt got a clue.
  7. No. Decision came from Boris. Unions OK with the opening of schools with the correct risk assesment. Boris imposed 2m not the Unions.
  8. John it is worse in some schools like ours with an old building and a full school. Some of our rooms are very small and will struggle to take 8 children at 2 m. Never get the 15 as the government think schools can take.
  9. John this has been considered but the whole school would have to be deep cleaned between groups of children. Most schopls would not have enought staff with 10% to 20% self isolating. Also this does not help parents get back to work if their children only get half a days education.
  10. Its not the teachers stopping schools fully opening. Its the government.
  11. If there were any chance of schools going back Boris would jump at it. He has not he has Uturned not a comfortable position. That’s what tells me there will be no changes. You may have noticed I have not been around lately as conjecture bores me. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  12. But you made the title of the conversation 2m rule changing to 1m rule? I simply said it is not happening before the end of term that’s 5 weeks away. Boris had to Uturn on his claim to get all primary children back to school by July. Clearly indicating no change in the rule. I am not sure of your stance. On the whole matter. Of course eventually it will all go away but I have idea when that will be only not before 17th July.
  13. Which part is conjecture? There is a great push from the right to open schools so staff can go back to work. Many can’t do that if they have to look after their children. Up to the middle of July, the no reduction is fact, as we cannot open the school. September is speculation. However reopening schools is key to opening up the economy.
  14. Interesting discussion. But where did the idea come from that anyone in government is actually thinking of reducing down from 2 m any time soon. As a school govenor i have been told children will not now all be back at school this term. So that is 5 weeks more. There was also some doubt about the restart in September. We are having to plan for both eventualities.
  15. We were on that cruise as well but I did not have the same experience as you. I cannot remember any of the regular people we saw having any problems. We ended up, as we always do, a “cabin cough” and no other symptoms. We will only know when we get a test to see if we have had the virus. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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