Don’t fret Bandanini and Bandanettes I’m incorporating Cruiseday Tuesday into a new feature as things are moving quickly…. here’s Newsday Tuesday – Green for more go.
We’ve long lobbied for Greece, and particularly its islands to be first off the block with a UK green light and now we’re pushing Cyprus.
Hype for Cyprus
My friend Diomedous in Aegeanworld has good news for us.
Pafos on the southwest coast is reporting a 0.000 rate of positive cases!
Seven nights with free half-board upgrade for July departures from £689pp, flying from Gatwick, with other airports available on request.
More ports in the storm
The UK Government will be releasing their Travel review on Thursday, June 3, with the new destinations to come in on June 10.
We’re hearing on the grapevine that these ten are mooted because they’re leading the way on vaccinations and Covid rates.
And no, Cyprus, isn’t on it but I know Boris Johnson and Grant Shapps are ardent readers… imagine them in Bandanas.
The perfect ten
So let’s look at some of the ten that could get the green light.
Malta has long held a special place in our heart while we need little invitation to flag up the Caribbean.
Each have their individual merits.
Anguilla and the Caribbean
But on alphabetical order, and because their Minister got off the beach and put down his rum punch to talk to us… let’s headline Anguilla.
Antigua and Barbuda (one country),
Fiji or there would be a mutiny
Exotic islands you say? Fiji is being championed too and why not as it has been voted Happiest Place on Earth.
And I put their patience to the test when I tried going native with my Dad Dancing when they brought their show to Dublin.
The big Finnish
Let’s finish our list of contenders with, well with a big Finnish, where we all know they love a sauna and cutting ice circles in lakes to jump into.
And we suspect there will be a mass dunking if they get the nod.
It’s Newsday Tuesday – more Green for go. Go, go, go.
And Bye Bye Love Boat cap’n
And for most of us Fiftysomethings our first insight into the magical world of cruising wax The Love Boat.
So it was only natural that Princess Cruises should get Captain Stubing on board to serve as their Global Ambassador for 35 years.
May heaven be a calm sea, Cptn Gavin MacLeod.