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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,765
Posted By jocap
I think anyone going on this year's Mystery...

I think anyone going on this year's Mystery Cruise from London will be aware that the ports will be chilly in November, even if they make it into the Med, but I should think that with a small ship...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By jocap
People seem to have the "Marmite" experience with...

People seem to have the "Marmite" experience with Thomson's....we loved the cruise with them, but hated the ship (also Celebration)...but there again, we prefer the modern tower blocks!
Whilst you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By jocap
This doesn't answer the OP's question, but for...

This doesn't answer the OP's question, but for others reading- many ships do allow drinking on board at 18- such as RCI, Celebrity and European ships, if the cruise doesn't start from North America.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,160
Posted By jocap
I'd never even heard about tipping until I read...

I'd never even heard about tipping until I read these forums a few years ago....so once I handed over a £1 coin, and the man was amazed- but took it....
This year we took our cases very early to the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,765
Posted By jocap
Fred Olsen's mystery cruise departs from Tilbury,...

Fred Olsen's mystery cruise departs from Tilbury, London on November 15th for 14 nights.....and only two people in the Olsen line know the destination....;)
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 19th, 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By jocap
Although there's lots of ships out there, I think...

Although there's lots of ships out there, I think you need to be cautious for your first cruise. For a start, you will probably better off doing a full package from the UK which includes flights, and...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 19th, 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By jocap
At both Civitavecchia and Piraeus, it's fairly...

At both Civitavecchia and Piraeus, it's fairly easy to catch a train- follow the crowds! Both stations are around 20 mins away from where the ship will dock- in Piraeus, watch the traffic....if you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 17th, 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By jocap
It's difficult to say- we often wait until...

It's difficult to say- we often wait until passengers have paid in full, when prices might go down, but then you don't usually have the option of choosing your cabin. As there are 6 + 4, this might...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 17th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 883
Posted By jocap
It wouldn't worry us to be in formal dress when...

It wouldn't worry us to be in formal dress when the rest of the ship is being informal- we often dress formally for a speciality restaurant on a non-formal night, especially if it's an anniversary or...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 14th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,057
Posted By jocap
QM dropped the semi-formal last year, to ties...

QM dropped the semi-formal last year, to ties optional.
Yes, she's the only cruise liner left, which is the reason for an unusual lay out- the marine architect planned the ship first for crossing...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) September 14th, 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,336
Posted By jocap
We've all been enjoying these posts beginning...

We've all been enjoying these posts beginning before the cruise, and hoping that at some time the mankini would appear- so he was very brave to eventually post this picture-taken in his cabin and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,669
Posted By jocap
I buy paperback books, novelty birthday cards and...

I buy paperback books, novelty birthday cards and notepads with logos, for Christmas stocking gifts; I use the £10 sale for new wallets, and also a passport cover for my dog-eared passport. In one...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By jocap
UK travellers go to Tunisia in their thousands- I...

UK travellers go to Tunisia in their thousands- I have emails from tour companies offering cheap package flights to me all the time. Over 400,000 UK holiday makers went last year, and I'm sure it's...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By jocap
Civitavecchia has an aqua park; there's also an...

Civitavecchia has an aqua park; there's also an ancient fortress at the port gate. The nearest seaside resort is San Marinello, which is just one stop along the train to Rome. Although Civi is a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,727
Posted By jocap
I love returning to the cabin in the late...

I love returning to the cabin in the late evening, to find the lamps are lit, the bed's turned down, the cruise paper is on the cover and there's a chocolate on the pillow.
It feels as if Supernanny...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 12th, 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,177
Posted By jocap
Do get your insurance as soon as you can- the...

Do get your insurance as soon as you can- the cruise line will ask for it, plus if something should happen to prevent you going, you'll be covered.
You'll be having a seamless journey out on the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 12th, 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By jocap
I think the baggage weight is partly because the...

I think the baggage weight is partly because the suitcases are moved from the hold to your cabin by the stewards, some of whom are slightly built women, and so it's easier for two smaller suitcases...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 12th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By jocap
Usually on P&O there's two formal nights a week,...

Usually on P&O there's two formal nights a week, and they are kept quite strictly- but if you don't want to join in, then you can eat in the buffet. One of the formal nights is also one of the theme...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 6th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,440
Posted By jocap
Around 3 cruises of two weeks+, over 2 years. We...

Around 3 cruises of two weeks+, over 2 years. We like to try different lines and destinations, so there's usually one in the planning, plus we have to take our turn as unlike my OH I'm not one for...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 6th, 2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By jocap
Actually, I voted for Athens to Venice, mainly...

Actually, I voted for Athens to Venice, mainly because of Venice itself, but looking at both itineraries, I'd be happy with either! ;) We've done similar cruises to both, with different lines, and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 6th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By jocap
I know of three Carnival owned lines which...

I know of three Carnival owned lines which perform the wedding at sea- Cunard, P&O and Princess, and I've watched the lovely couples on the last two lines many times, because they're always on sea...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 6th, 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,236
Posted By jocap
I agree with Hank- some European based cruise...

I agree with Hank- some European based cruise lines do a full package with their own flights on chartered aeroplanes, to/from Barbados, so that your luggage was loaded in Europe and next seen in your...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 6th, 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By jocap
Have a look at Costa and MSC- there's no service...

Have a look at Costa and MSC- there's no service charge for children under 14; or P&O - none under 12, which can be a blessing when you're watching the costs. Meeting and having fun with children...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 6th, 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By jocap
I must say that I always ask people who are going...

I must say that I always ask people who are going to France if they're going by ferry or chunnel.....I didn't realise it was infra dig....:rolleyes:
Forum: UK Cruisers September 3rd, 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,709
Posted By jocap
Hi, Fletch....we always self disembark at...

Hi, Fletch....we always self disembark at Southampton, and haven't seen sight of immigration nor customs at that early hour, although I'm sure there will be some beady eyes somewhere....I'm just not...
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