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Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By aquilegia
It's south-eastern areas that border Syria, not...

It's south-eastern areas that border Syria, not south-western.

We vacation in Turkey every year and I have never felt remotely unsafe there, even when walking on my own. It's a different culture,...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 22nd, 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By aquilegia
I know what you mean, Bob, but I think you've put...

I know what you mean, Bob, but I think you've put it a bit confusingly.The flight time is still 1 and a half hours!.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 22nd, 2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By aquilegia
You can fly direct from Southampton Airport to...

You can fly direct from Southampton Airport to Amsterdam. It takes just over an hour.
Forum: River Cruising March 22nd, 2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By aquilegia
I don't know the answer to this but I don't think...

I don't know the answer to this but I don't think the river cruise lines would have much incentive to do this. Unlike ocean cruises, where there are often several thousand passengers, a river cruise...
Forum: River Cruising March 22nd, 2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By aquilegia
This idea of white only being able to be worn...

This idea of white only being able to be worn before/after certain dates (Easter, Labor Day?) is an American thing; believe me, people in the UK and Europe are completely baffled by this type of...
Forum: River Cruising March 22nd, 2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,739
Posted By aquilegia
Thanks for posting the menu, JVilleGal, it was...

Thanks for posting the menu, JVilleGal, it was interesting. I don't recall Viking menus in detail but I can't say I'm unduy impressed with the Avalon ones. They look very 'American' to me, rather...
Forum: Spain Ports March 21st, 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By aquilegia
The Vigo tourist information run a cheap...

The Vigo tourist information run a cheap sightseeing bus from near where the ship docks. It's not a HoHo, you don't get off, but it goes all round the city with a recorded commentary and also goes...
Forum: River Cruising March 21st, 2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By aquilegia
The included morning tours always return to the...

The included morning tours always return to the ship for lunch anyway. You can have it in the dining room or there is a buffet option. Of course, if you wanted to stay onshore after the tour and...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 18th, 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,390
Posted By aquilegia
I suggest you go to the Trip Advisor website and...

I suggest you go to the Trip Advisor website and look at the London forum. You'll find the general opinion there is that the London Pass is not usually a good option. There is a Travelcard...
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 17th, 2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By aquilegia
As a matter of record, I always conform to dress...

As a matter of record, I always conform to dress codes. I don't need lessons in etiquette. But I stand by my comment that Carnival's wording implies that they don't really much care. Maybe custom...
Forum: River Cruising March 17th, 2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By aquilegia
Yes, they have announced they're getting into...

Yes, they have announced they're getting into Mississipi cruises. They are going to make their base in New Orleans and hope to start the first cruises in late 2017.
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 17th, 2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,164
Posted By aquilegia
Well, in the quote Langley Cruisers posted it...

Well, in the quote Langley Cruisers posted it does say 'We also suggest a sports coat.' But if they only 'suggest' one, it doesn't sound as thought they're particularly bothered about a dress code.
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 16th, 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,940
Posted By aquilegia
Am I the only one on here who never reads reviews...

Am I the only one on here who never reads reviews once I've made my decision and booked?
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 15th, 2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By aquilegia
That part of the Atlantic is actually called the...

That part of the Atlantic is actually called the Bay of Biscay. Sometimes it is calm, but it can be very rough. It's impossible to tell in advance what any ocean is going to be like. If you are...
Forum: Spain Ports March 14th, 2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By aquilegia
Banks in Madeira will not charge you for using...

Banks in Madeira will not charge you for using their ATMs. Any fees will be those charged by your own bank.

Incidentally, Madeira is not a Spanish port. It is Portuguese.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 13th, 2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By aquilegia
You would probably do better to post this in the...

You would probably do better to post this in the Greek Ports forum. There are a lot of questions about Mykonos there.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 13th, 2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By aquilegia
When you've come all that way, there's no way I...

When you've come all that way, there's no way I would want to be stuck out at an airport hotel where there's nothing to do or see. And I'd have thought you would have been glad to have a day free of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 13th, 2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By aquilegia
There are luggage lockers in Amsterdam Central...

There are luggage lockers in Amsterdam Central station, though I've heard it's sometimes difficult to find an empty one. I chose to use the independent Drop and Go luggage store in Nieuwendijk,...
Forum: Italy Ports March 12th, 2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By aquilegia
I've been to Verona, but not when on a cruise. I...

I've been to Verona, but not when on a cruise. I think the only itinerary which would be feasible would be one calling at Venice. I don't know whether there would be a ship excursion to Verona...
Forum: River Cruising March 12th, 2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By aquilegia
Well, Brussels is a nice city to visit with quite...

Well, Brussels is a nice city to visit with quite a bit to see but I must admit that in your place I would be very disappointed. And as it's obviously some long-planned event, you would have thought...
Forum: Spain Ports March 9th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By aquilegia
The standout tour in Lanzarote is to Timanfaya...

The standout tour in Lanzarote is to Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountain), with its moon like landscape and underground volcanic activities (they cook chickens over holes in the ground). It is no...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 9th, 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By aquilegia
As Globaliser says, you can't use your...

As Globaliser says, you can't use your Oystercard. I'm sure a dark suit would be fine for your husband or even a dark blazer with collar and tie.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 9th, 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By aquilegia
Or you could just go into Glasgow, which is a...

Or you could just go into Glasgow, which is a fine city with some great architecture.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 9th, 2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By aquilegia
Oystercard can only be used for travel within...

Oystercard can only be used for travel within London. You will have to pay separately for the train to Staplehurst.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 8th, 2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By aquilegia
I've stayed on holiday several years near Bodrum,...

I've stayed on holiday several years near Bodrum, which is a really nice town. I've only noticed some of the smaller cruise ships there; I know Thomson from the UK go to Bodrum. There's a lovely...
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