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Forum: Africa & Middle East Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By John Bull
From Haifa it's easy enough to fix up a van tour...

From Haifa it's easy enough to fix up a van tour along with others milling around outside the cruise terminal - the most popular one includes Cana, Nazareth, a kibbutz, River Jordan baptisms, Sea of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By John Bull
I don't understand the negativity of...

I don't understand the negativity of replies.:confused:
No, not mid-Atlantic from the ship. But that's not what the OP was asking about.
And no, almost certainly not in the immediate area of the...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By John Bull
So it's a Saturday :) Yes, no worries. ...

So it's a Saturday :)
Yes, no worries.

Safest to arrange to disembark unassisted, with a car booked for 7.30 (its likely to be there a little earlier).
That would put you at Heathrow (is your...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By John Bull
I've never had to "stand in line" for fixed...

I've never had to "stand in line" for fixed dining, though just like for a theatre sometimes it's a slow shuffle.
You shouldn't need to be escorted after the first night, but there are plenty of...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics December 20th, 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By John Bull
Dogs4 has nicely summed up the must-sees, and the...

Dogs4 has nicely summed up the must-sees, and the score in SPB.
If you pre-book an organised tour in SPB you will not need a visa - that tour can be ship-organised or one you book direct with an...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 19th, 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By John Bull
Dammit. Had been hoping my 3-year old niece might...

Dammit. Had been hoping my 3-year old niece might be able to show me how to download photos. ;)

Looks like you're gonna have to use colouring books for the little 'un, KSUSHAQ

JB :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 19th, 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By John Bull
If they have e-mail...................... ...

If they have e-mail......................
e-mail them an un-narrated story in a sequence of pictures & photos. For instance, a photo of your home, a suitcase, a taxi, the airport, a plane taking...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 19th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
Yes, no worries, Mike, We already have a...

Yes, no worries, Mike,

We already have a similar arrangement with someone whose cruise starts the week before ours.
That will only cost me a pint. :)

If similar contractual terms are...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 19th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By John Bull
I'll be there next month on Thomson Dream. This...

I'll be there next month on Thomson Dream. This ship will be quayside, not moored off-shore. About 48,000 tonnes, 1500 pax. I think the port can accommodate larger.

You can probably guess which...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 19th, 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By John Bull
As number 1025's post, there's no protection...

As number 1025's post, there's no protection similar to the UK's ABTA.
But you can protect your money, with caveats, by paying only with a credit card.

Not sure I agree with 1025's reason for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 19th, 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
I don't think either of us is going to be...

I don't think either of us is going to be persuaded by the other, and we're heading way off the topic of cruising, so I'll answer as briefly as I can:

In all countries, incl. US & UK, some posts...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 18th, 2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Mike. Cashew's post got me thinking exactly...

Hi, Mike.
Cashew's post got me thinking exactly the same thing.
We all want to visit unspoilt areas but of course by doing so we're all playing our part in spoiling them. Catch 22.
(Yes, Cashew,...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe December 18th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By John Bull
Hi Tammy, No requirement to buy tickets in...

Hi Tammy,

No requirement to buy tickets in advance, though you can buy either a single ticket or an unlimited day ticket on-line for a discount. If you're travelling on it twice in the day, the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 18th, 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
We're going way off-topic here, Luddite, but your...

We're going way off-topic here, Luddite, but your response doesn't make sense. :confused:
The assassination attempts were on the life of Castro, but the embargo was implemented by the USA.
And the...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe December 18th, 2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,659
Posted By John Bull
It is extremely probable that you can just pick...

It is extremely probable that you can just pick up a cab at the port, though it's likely to be quite a lot cheaper to pre-book a private-hire cab.

Two well-known & reputable operators in Plymouth...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 18th, 2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
Well, there were at least half-a-dozen attempts...

Well, there were at least half-a-dozen attempts ;)
But that didn't answer my question.
If the US embargo wasn't imposed because of Castro's seizure of foreign assets in Cuba as I stated, why was it...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 18th, 2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
I agree with you, I rate freedom as perhaps the...

I agree with you, I rate freedom as perhaps the most important human right.
I didn't "defend" Cuba because of its healthcare and education, I simply used them as examples of the pros as well as the...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe December 17th, 2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By John Bull
Too tight, methinks. Maybe, just maybe, on...

Too tight, methinks.

Maybe, just maybe, on a Saturday or a Sunday if there were no screw-ups. But even which airport terminal you need will make a difference on such tight timing.
Unassisted...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 17th, 2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Dr D. But there are elections in Cuba....

Hi, Dr D.

But there are elections in Cuba. And the turnout is around 95%.
Not the same electoral freedoms - or constraints - that you or I have, but yes, they've certainly had elections since the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 17th, 2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By John Bull
No, it's not as good as that :D On any cruise...

No, it's not as good as that :D
On any cruise ship, any cruise line, that I've sailed.
On cruises, because I'm a cheapskate, I switch to drinking the free tea.

BTW, I don't think MSC or Costa...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 17th, 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
........ same as they had under US-backed...

........ same as they had under US-backed Batista, before the Castro-led revolution????

The embargo was (is) all about Castro seizing the assets of foreign corporations without paying...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 17th, 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By John Bull
Agreed. Market stalls, tourist shops & bars,...

Agreed.
Market stalls, tourist shops & bars, port taxis & vans etc should be no problem.
Problem tends to come with shops which sell primarily to locals. Although most accept USD, their tills are...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 17th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,181
Posted By John Bull
Next month we'll be porting (docked, not...

Next month we'll be porting (docked, not tendered) in Havana on Thomson Dream :)
55,000 tonnes, 1500 pax.
And I'm pretty certain the port can handle larger.

Most CC members will be aware that...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 15th, 2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,383
Posted By John Bull
Yes, the chair-hogs do it. Most folk...

Yes, the chair-hogs do it.

Most folk consider it's perfectly reasonable to reserve a lounger in this way (usually with a minor personal item or two such as a book, rather than just a towel) for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 13th, 2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By John Bull
Yep, Wrong on every point. :p Buildings are...

Yep, Wrong on every point. :p

Buildings are anchored to mother earth. Skyscrapers will be rocked by winds or earthquakes, but massive weight at the top makes it more difficult to start a sway and...
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