Hope you ain’t suggesting it was me. I like humour, l also like pointing out that Saga’s share price is at its current low offering due to the total ineptitude of this Tory Gov. We need a positive travel message.
Katenip - what utter *******s. Army was brought in to assist like they were brought in to assist throughout the UK. Scotland prioritised care home residents first which meant those at most risk of death were protected first. I despise people like yourself who simply lie. Kinda like the Tories do. I almost died of covid because of these clowns
Jed, if you want to chat with the grown ups then you need to talk some sense. You might want to do some research on Scottish Widows and your ignorance regarding how banks operate and how they failed kinda suggests the high interest savings account option is calling your name.
No chip here but you might want to do some research on the economy of Scotland - compare it to Ireland or Norway and then ask yourself, is Westminster rule holding Scotland back? If your conclusion is no then you might want to shift your share cash to a high interest savings account where judgement is not required. Take the blinkers off and you might just see the worst prime minister in UK history before he falls on his own sword or his Tory friends do their usual knife to the back routine. Regardless of how he goes, it can only help in the pursuit of £7.50.
We all gotta learn from our mistakes in life. This man never will. On a brighter note, Cummings might just nail him to the cross in the coming days. Any man who could select Cummings as his right hand man must surely have questionable judgement. You gotta laugh.
Which ultimately brings me back to Saga. Price should clearly be higher. However, this dithering idiot and his travel policy of ‘travel don’t travel, computer says no’ nonsense is holding that whole industry back. The man is an absolute embarrassment.
You’re rewriting history there Jed. He followed a plan for herd immunity when it was clear that herd immunity requires a vaccine. Missed the first five cobra covid meetings. Sent out completely wrong message with his shaking hands with everyone nonsense. Nearly died due to his own ****wittery. Locked down too late. Left the borders open. Gave ppe contracts to friends who couldn’t manufacture ****. Wasted 37bn on a hopeless track and trace system. Carried on with brexit during a pandemic. Still appears incapable of making a decision on anything. I agree that Corbyn wouldn’t have been any better. No wonder Scotland wants to leave, Boris couldn’t lace Sturgeon’s boots.
Beach Good news re 100% being offered in 2022 If the cabins listed are what’s left in jan 2022 then they are off to an absolute flyer. They may of course be drip feeding the availability of cabins but that would be unusual for a cruise line.
Banbury/FJGooner (you stole Tierney!) Are we maybe at risk of underestimating the knock on value of travel? Travel Insurance bought and data collected to sell other products. There’s many a loaf been bought for 20p and it’s not for the seller to get rich off the loaf? Also, l’m unsure the percentage of travel staff who worked from home pre pandemic but l’d bet moving forward there will be significantly less staff in expensive buildings. I think travel may contribute more than l could ever evidence but it’s purely a hunch.
Back to normal now Banbury, fully kicked covid’s ass. Thanks for asking. Strangely my previous trader mentality has been replaced by the mindset of an investor. Whereas l used to buy the dips and attempt to sell high (usually badly) I now check in periodically to see how my investments are doing. No worse off either but maybe that tells it’s own story. Maybe scary moments in life can help focus the mind on what’s important ?? Re forward sales: As someone who cruises occasionally, the take up for January next year is (in my opinion) very good. I’m reliably informed (by a cruise specialist) that oldies tend to look at their winter break after they’ve had their summer one. Beach could maybe expand on that? I’m only 51 but that’s what l tend to do too. Do we know if it’s 80 or 100% capacity they are selling for 2022? I’d have thought 100% surely? Don’t call me Shirley! I further maintain that when Bojo announces lifting on EU travel and yon traffic light thingy, positivity will grow and sp will rise even before the increase in sales that will surely follow. I believe Punters have gone mad for UK cruises because they feel safer in UK and are extremely confident they will happen, whereas they were and to some extent remain uncertain over other cruises. Once that uncertainty lifts and they realise how **** Greenock actually is, they’ll be booking a proper cruise! I can just hear them now - “There’s nothing in Invergordon Harry, this was your idea, my ****tail umbrella has flown away and those hailstones are bloody horizontal, you’re an ******** Harry!!”
Setanta will soon be gone. CEO buying shares. June, July and August almost completely sold out. PPPN destroying targets and that’s before any extras. Covid stats improving all over Europe. ....... and as for the future: Go into Saga Cruises and check the availability for the three cruises in Jan 2022, especially the 83 night one. Look at the prices they’re achieving....... and again that’s without selling extras.
Thanks Banbury - Got my first vaccine early last week and bizarrely my long covid symptoms have been diminishing since then. Walked 5 miles on Sunday. Sore legs the day after but that’s a good thing. I’m looking forward to results next week. Hoping for something positive from Boris re travel too.
Saga June Cruise Just a wee summary to see what pppn Saga are looking to achieve. I know this does not confirm what price cabins have been sold for but it is a nice indicator of underlying confidence in their product.
27th June Discovery - 6 nights. Avg. price per person per night of remaining available cabins:
Single 25 available x £2096 = £52400 10 available x £2328 = £23280 Total = £75680 divided by 35 passengers divided by 6 nights Single = £360 pppn
Twin 224 available x £1451 = £325024 62 available x £1917 = £118854 52 available x £2411 = £125372 4 available x £2966 = £11864 Total = £581114 divided by 342 passengers divided by 6 nights Twin = £283 pppn
£75680 + £581114 = £656794 divided by Passengers 35 + 342 = 377 Gives an Avg price to pay of £1742 divided by 6 nights
Resumption of sailing date (opinion)18 Feb 2021 15:05
It’s nice to see the sp showing dare l say it ‘stability’ but I’m looking to stock up. Any opinions on when May and June sailings will be cancelled as l’m hoping for a bounce? Following the Etonian Twats announcement on 22nd maybe?