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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By John Bull
No. You'll probably be berthed at Ocean Terminal,...

No. You'll probably be berthed at Ocean Terminal, alternatively Mayflower. Neither is ideal for walking, especially with luggage. But there should be plenty of taxis & the fare will be no more than...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By John Bull
Hi Paul, Here's a direct link ...

Hi Paul,
Here's a direct link
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2017665

P&O's boarding for Azura & Ventura in the Caribbean is spread over two days, hence it's 20th/21st. You get...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By John Bull
Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh by ...

Flights from Southampton to Edinburgh by http://www.flybe.com/
To get a total fare you do need to go through a dummy booking for your date & flight time - like most other budget airlines,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By John Bull
About two years ago the Govt banned excessive...

About two years ago the Govt banned excessive charges for payment by card. Sellers can now only levy "a small charge to cover the cost of processing a card payment". And the charge must be up-front,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By John Bull
Neither of these Caribbean ports is on an island,...

Neither of these Caribbean ports is on an island, but they both figure from time to time on cruise itineraries:
La Guairá, Venezuela. Chosen by cruise lines to re-bunker with cheap fuel. Too...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 29th, 2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By John Bull
Only been to the Southampton one. Very very few...

Only been to the Southampton one. Very very few artefacts, good presentation with much use of dioramas, an OK experience.
The one in Belfast gets very well received, I get the impression it's...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 29th, 2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By John Bull
OK, so it's the wife who insists on over-packing....

OK, so it's the wife who insists on over-packing.
How strong is she? :D

Don't know your port or airport, but you should be able to get assigned/re-assigned to the first slot for regular...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 29th, 2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By John Bull
A scheduled flight arrival at 8am will give...

A scheduled flight arrival at 8am will give plenty of time for the 11.30 coach.
In fact, you are likely to be hanging around for a couple of hours. So you might want to consider booking the 9.50...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports January 28th, 2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By John Bull
Reason understood. BTW, forget what I said...

Reason understood.

BTW, forget what I said about finding a bar along the main drag. Just checked it out on Google streetview - right opposite the border exit for pedestrians is a big new complex...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 28th, 2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By John Bull
A taxi from the quayside for €50 each way,...

A taxi from the quayside for €50 each way, pre-booked or take your chances - as No.28's post they hold up to eight passengers but if you've not pre-booked one you need to be on the quay early to...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports January 28th, 2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By John Bull
There's a very frequent bus service to the...

There's a very frequent bus service to the border, costs just one or two euros. Certainly it goes from the "bus station" behind Casemates Square, but I don't know whether you'd have to first walk...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 28th, 2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By John Bull
Sorry to contradict you twice in quick succession...

Sorry to contradict you twice in quick succession ;), but a passport won't show residency, only nationality.
Theoretically within the rules of some cruise lines an American living in Europe can't...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 28th, 2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By John Bull
Ouch. The Asheville sailors usually give good...

Ouch.
The Asheville sailors usually give good advice on CC - but not on this occasion.
If travelling from Heathrow to Southampton or vice-versa by train the simplest & cheapest & quickest way is to...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 28th, 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By John Bull
Your post surprised me too!! Plenty of other...

Your post surprised me too!!
Plenty of other cruise lines sail the fjords from Southampton, Dover, Harwich - even Newcastle & Rosythe.
All have some adapted cabins, though there's a tendency for...
Forum: Asia January 28th, 2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By John Bull
Gotta be Bangkok. Royal Palace, Wat Arun,...

Gotta be Bangkok.
Royal Palace, Wat Arun, long-tail boat ride through the klongs (canals), mebbe float down the river on a converted rice barge, or the silly-cheap Express ferries, Chinatown, ride a...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics January 27th, 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By John Bull
A shame you'll only have the one day in SPB, but...

A shame you'll only have the one day in SPB, but it sounds like your group may be big enough to take a private tour rather than pick from the seat-in-bus options. You should be able to get somewhere...
Forum: UK Cruisers January 27th, 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,238
Posted By John Bull
Here's as précis, with a map at the bottom ...

Here's as précis, with a map at the bottom
http://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/southampton_accommodation.htm
Holiday Inn is popular with those cruising out of City cruise terminal, Premier Inn West...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 27th, 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By John Bull
Absolutely !!! 17 hours in a metal tube?...

Absolutely !!!

17 hours in a metal tube? :eek:
Much better to spend a day or three in LA or SF.
Or, by buying open-jaw return flights, SF one way & LA the other.

JB :)
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics January 27th, 2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By John Bull
Leaving aside SPB, at all other ports where the...

Leaving aside SPB, at all other ports where the ship is berthed you should have no difficulty getting off the ship as soon as an announcement that the local authority has cleared it for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 26th, 2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By John Bull
As other posts, forget the mainstream cruise...

As other posts, forget the mainstream cruise ships.
Consider on-shore accommodation & ferries.

Or cruise on a little sailing gullet - they normally carry about 12 to 18 people & you can book a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 26th, 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,235
Posted By John Bull
Purely by co-incidence of course :D ...

Purely by co-incidence of course :D

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We were there last week on Thomson Dream.
45 hours in Havana doesn’t make me an expert, but...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 26th, 2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,789
Posted By John Bull
I know what you're thinking, Dave? ;) But not...

I know what you're thinking, Dave? ;)
But not so. Nurse says I'm still as bright as a pig in clover.

BTW, some gas station pumps in the USA need a zip-code if you use a card.

John Wassname :)...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 26th, 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,789
Posted By John Bull
Errr, nope, G. But I ran a cash business so all...

Errr, nope, G.
But I ran a cash business so all my cash came from the till.
Some of us are quite naïve about ATMs. :o ;)

JB :)
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 26th, 2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,789
Posted By John Bull
.......... and as I found out last year, Barbara,...

.......... and as I found out last year, Barbara, some gas pumps that need a zipcode to use a card. Though the guys behind the till were happy to process without.
Don'cha just love technology ;)
...
Forum: UK Cruisers January 26th, 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Posted By John Bull
Sounds very much like my Nationwide a/c &...

Sounds very much like my Nationwide a/c & insurance. Free European cover, or upgrade the account which increases the cover to worldwide for a fee, met in part by interest earned in the a/c.

Prior...
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