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    You are certainly correct Keith (#39) about madness not to insure. Accidents happen. Wife and self flew from Auckland to Sydney to join a cruise, with a one-night stay in a hotel pre-cruise in 2016. Wife fell in the hotel room, broke a wrist, off to St. Vincent Hospital for X-ray, not good said the Docs, we operate tomorrow. Wife had heart attack while pre-op taking place, op abandoned when deciding heart more important than wrist. No flying to anywhere said the Docs she stays right here. Cleared after five nights stay so home to Auckland "...and no flying refugee class, up-front or not at all", they said. Cruise was a non-event for us while extra hotel stays, taxis and the occasional sandwich for self took care of spending money. Insurance covered all costs, including the cruise fares, except the excess. No costs for hospital due to Aus and NZ medical co-operative arrangements. For me it's no travel without comprehensive insurance. St Vincent is a great hospital which has the reputation, I learned, of not discharging a patient until even the tiniest pimple has been flattened.

    Travel insurance is a strange thing which pending travellers often seem to nit-pick over. The same travellers would rarely question a hotel charge, a meal cost or the cost of entry to some gig or other, either of which has little or no benefit, in comparison, after tomorrow.
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    My thanks to all who responded to this thread.
    Anyway, it is now all settled and worked out. I am staying home and babysitting the dog. My wife will visit her son and his partner for 4 weeks in May. As i will not be travelling she lashed out and will travel business class and ended up booking with Finnair.
    This solution makes us both happy.

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    If you want to travel to ozzie by sea, Cunard have regular sailings and in the past CMV have had cruises out of Aussie with delivery trips. Ships include Arcadia, Black Watch & Madgellan as wellas others.

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    There area couple of cruise lines doing world cruises which could be used to go from one country to another.
    They do various legs and there are some from Sydney to UK, takes a while though, and it is a lot cheaper to go by air, even first class.
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    I see in this weekends Australian newspaper an advert for CMV advertising a trip on the Vasco de Gama from London (Tilbury) to Sydney, depart 9 October 2020 and return in February/March 2012. Cunard also have regular runs to Australia as well as some of the major lines with there floating villages.

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    No so sure about the Vasco da Gama.
    This is the one that had engine problems last week.
    But yes, there area number of ways you can now sail between UK and Oz.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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