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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 22nd, 2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By aquilegia
This is an inaccurate generalisation. We choose...

This is an inaccurate generalisation. We choose MT/Anytime options precisely because we like meeting other people, but we like meeting a whole range of people not just the same ones every night. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By aquilegia
Agree with TC1957. All it says on the website is...

Agree with TC1957. All it says on the website is that the person must sign a health questionnaire on check in to say they are aware of RCI'S pregnancy policy. It doesn't say anything about needing...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By aquilegia
We have always found Crown Grill very good. ...

We have always found Crown Grill very good. There is no Sterling Steakhouse on Emerald Princess.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics July 17th, 2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 129,127
Posted By aquilegia
Just want to say that I visited Aalesund on a...

Just want to say that I visited Aalesund on a cruise a couple of weeks ago and was absolutely captivated by the city and its location. I loved all the Art Nouveau buildings. You are very lucky to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 15th, 2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By aquilegia
Some ocean cruises do this as well on certain...

Some ocean cruises do this as well on certain itineraries. As has been said, it's to facilitate the local authorities clearing the ship. If you'require visiting a country where the law requires...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports July 7th, 2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By aquilegia
[QUOTE=GrJ Berkshire;50295803]Nowhere apart from...

[QUOTE=GrJ Berkshire;50295803]Nowhere apart from Russia , needs you to carry passports in Europe./QUOTE]

That is incorrect. You are required to carry them in Italy. However, as the OP isn't going...
Forum: Greece Ports June 7th, 2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By aquilegia
How it may have been recently in general is...

How it may have been recently in general is totally irrelevant to how it may be tomorrow. This type of question can never produce any useful information.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 5th, 2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By aquilegia
The Ocean Diamond sailed down the Bristol Channel...

The Ocean Diamond sailed down the Bristol Channel past my house a few weeks ago. Up till then, I'd never heard of Iceland Pro cruises but I must say from the outside it looked a very attractive...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics June 5th, 2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By aquilegia
Not surprising. Since 14 January 2011 the euro...

Not surprising. Since 14 January 2011 the euro has been the only official currency.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports June 1st, 2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By aquilegia
Agree with LondonTowner. I much prefer to deal...

Agree with LondonTowner. I much prefer to deal with whichever company is actually operating the tour.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 26th, 2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By aquilegia
I suspect that is indeed what has happened here. ...

I suspect that is indeed what has happened here. But however disappointing and annoying it is, I doubt that the OP is legally entitled to anything other than a full refund.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question May 25th, 2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By aquilegia
Probably not much use to the OP as she's in the...

Probably not much use to the OP as she's in the US, but on P&O's Ventura (and probably on some of their other ships) the specialty Indian restaurant Sindhu serves soft-shelled crab. And very good it...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) May 13th, 2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By aquilegia
We went on the train in February. We were told...

We went on the train in February. We were told that if we showed our cruise card at the station the fare was slightly cheaper. I think it was either 5 or 6 euros. As it was snowing the day we...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) May 2nd, 2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By aquilegia
Another vote for West Quay taxis, who a lot of...

Another vote for West Quay taxis, who a lot of the hotels use as well. They are a very slick operation. If you ring them before you come out of the terminal building, they'll tell you how long the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 29th, 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By aquilegia
I see you don't do much ironing, JB! Flat irons...

I see you don't do much ironing, JB! Flat irons were the small, cast iron ones used pre-electricity. We use steam irons nowadays!

Flat irons in American terminology are what we in the UK call...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 24th, 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By aquilegia
Bristol is certainly worth a visit. There's the...

Bristol is certainly worth a visit. There's the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Brunel's steamship SS Great Britain, various museums including M shed on the harbourside (very modern and is free) historic...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 17th, 2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By aquilegia
As per John Bull's post, the law on child seats...

As per John Bull's post, the law on child seats does not apply to some taxis. But if you're not prepared to use a London style taxi, just bring the car seat with you. The inconvenience of flying...
Forum: Spain Ports April 14th, 2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By aquilegia
Vigo is not an island. It is a city on the...

Vigo is not an island. It is a city on the Spanish mainland. We just went around town on the local tourist bus but if you want a longer excursion, many people go to Santiago de Compostela to see...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 11th, 2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By aquilegia
Yes, but I think JB has assumed, as have I, that...

Yes, but I think JB has assumed, as have I, that the OP is not from the UK. If he is from the US, they don't credit you with any unused time on renewal, as I understand it.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 11th, 2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By aquilegia
It would probably be better to post this in the...

It would probably be better to post this in the British Isles forum here:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=233
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) April 8th, 2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,734
Posted By aquilegia
Me too. It wasn't so much the salads offered...

Me too. It wasn't so much the salads offered that disappointed me, but the lack of choice of dressings. The first day I went round and round the buffet, assuming they must be somewhere and I was...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 8th, 2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By aquilegia
Are the renovations still ongoing, John? I...

Are the renovations still ongoing, John? I thought they were supposed to be finishing them last month.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 3rd, 2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By aquilegia
I'v sailed with Viking on a river cruise. As the...

I'v sailed with Viking on a river cruise. As the others have said, you will find a lot of information on the river cruising forum. With tipping, they do not add it to your shipboard account. There...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 1st, 2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By aquilegia
We have used the Drop and Go luggage storage...

We have used the Drop and Go luggage storage company in Prins Hendrikkade about 5 minutes from the station. We found them very efficient and reasonable.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 31st, 2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By aquilegia
Of course jeans will be acceptable. Or at least...

Of course jeans will be acceptable. Or at least they will be acceptable to UK and European residents. Judging by some of the comments on this thread, I don't know what your fellow Americans will...
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