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Force Majeure and cruises

There has been a lot of talk recently about ‘Force Majeure’, in the context of the itinerary disruptions that occurred as a result of the Norwegian strike. I thought I’d investigate what it actually means and what difference it makes, so hey ho! it’s time to read the small print in the terms and conditions […]

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I’ve received a couple of comments from Tricia Huggins, as follows: Just had a text from P & O that strike is lifted and original itinerary back on. Tjhere is a god!! and Just had another text from P & O to say that departure delayed until 8pm to allow for people to travel to […]

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Norwegian strike – what's it about?

So what’s the strike about, given that it’s causing so much trouble to the UK cruising public? Well, it seems to be a public-sector dispute over wages. Unlike almost every other european country Norway has continued to grow in recent years, and the government there is worried about their economy overheating. So they’ve asked for […]

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P&O are changing the itineraries for cruises A212 on Azura and D206 on Adonia. I first got this information from a passenger who was contacted by P&O. He was offered the chance to cancel his cruise and he has done so, with a full refund. Since then P&O have posted a link to a page on […]

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I’ve been having a quick check and this is where various ships seem to have got to this morning (1 June): Cunard’s Queen Victoria is at Andalsnes, which is where she’s supposed to be. Andalsnes may be one of those ports that isn’t affected by the strike because the pilot boats are hired from the […]

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(Update: I have now learned that Balmoral’s revised itinerary has her calling at Warnemunde, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Zeebrugge.) The strike does seem to have spread into some other port areas at least: it seems that P&O’s Aurora wasn’t able to get into Bergen yesterday as a result. However, it’s not comprehensive: P&O’s Arcadia has apparently […]

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Norwegian ports pilots' strike

Further update 31 May: According to AIS, the cruiseships Brilliance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) and Ryndam (Holland-America) are both berthed in Bergen today. However I can’t see any cruiseships at Oslo. Update 31 May: Here’s a link to a statement by the Norwegian Coastal Administration about the extent of the strike. In particular, click […]

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