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  1. I was relaying the information the Captain told us in his morning address.
  2. It the winter vomiting bug, gastroenteritis sometimes it’s called Nora virus. There have been fifteen cases according to the Captain, no new cases today and none of the crew have been affected. Providing you continually wash your hands and use the sanitisers, as I am, I don’t see it as a problem.
  3. The hot chocolate is lovely. I’m enjoying a cup in the living room as I type.
  4. The P& O ships also suffer from out breaks of Nora virus but apart from a notice sent to the cabin very little information was ever disclosed on any of the P &O ship I have travelled on.
  5. It is still onboard because passengers are not following the guide lines laid out. Failing to wash their hands. He has given the numbers affected and NO crew have been affected. You heard wrong, the theatre is operating normally and has never been closed. There is an option to see the shows later via the TV channels. Everything is cleaned right down to all the tour buses being used by passengers. Due to those passengers confined to cabins requiring three meals a day all cabin room service has been suspended. Those in suite still have this option via their butler. No great loss as the service in The grill and Main Dining Room is excellent.
  6. It’s all just hear say. The theatre is open. The onboard performers are doing, well just that performing. New acts are joining the ship and those finished entertaining the passengers are leaving. Art and craft classes are well attended as are the dance classes. The gym is busy and the fitness classes are popular. Every thing is running like normal, yes there is Nora virus onboard but providing you maintain a high standard of personal hygiene every thing should be okay. I think you are wrongly trying to scare people.
  7. I’m very surprised to hear these comments. I am onboard this cruise and the Captain is being very open about the Nora virus, with regular updates. Procedures have been put in place and providing the passengers adhere to them, its working well. There were passengers onboard up until a few days ago still failing to wash their hands after visiting the toilets and some trying to enter the buffet without using the sinks. Staff are now stationed around the ship ( and with the Captain's full support ) are making sure hands are washed. All food is being served by the crew. There are hand sanitisers all around the ship. The atmosphere on the ship is good and providing you keep your own standard of hygiene good you should have no problems. The NorthernLights put in an appearance last night and made many people very happy.
  8. The ship is not due to dock until 12.30 today and we have a new sailing time of 10pm.
  9. Those that are onboard sailing back to back are being confined to their cabin for 48 hours. This is from a lady on board now.
  10. I’m looking forward to going on the Spirit of Discovery soon in search of the Northern lights. When the weather is cold and fresh you can’t beat wrapping your hands round a cup of delicious hot chocolate. Is there hot chocolate available?
  11. Interesting. I will have to check before or cruise on Island Princess next year. i always take my own coffee as I don’t like the Princess coffee.
  12. Princess becomes a little more English when sailing out form Southampton. Kettles in the cabins and formal night although less nights, most people dress up. The passengers are International and so are the crew. It makes for a very enjoyable cruise. The drinks service charge is 18%,. English bacon is available in the MDR, Tea, take a chance, you need to ask for extra tea bags to get it strong enough. Just ask, nothing is too much trouble, excellent service. I love you can ask for iced water, coffee, tea at any time any where. The waiters are not on commission so everyone is happy to help. Cruised 2018 and 2019 on Sapphire Princess, booked to go on Island Princess and Grand Princess next.
  13. The meet and greet is up to the individuals. Sometimes we go sometimes we don't. I just depends what else is going on. Its a good place to ask questions about the ships and ports and it's always easy to find and go back to.
  14. We are sailing on Sapphire Princess the same day so that's two big ships in. I wonder if there are any more?
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