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Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By John Bull
I've seen recent posts on another cruisers'...

I've seen recent posts on another cruisers' website and on TripAdvisor http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g298507-d1477956-Reviews-DenRus-St_Petersburg_Northwestern_District.html
...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By John Bull
A Baltic cruise is all about the ports, so go by...

A Baltic cruise is all about the ports, so go by the itineraries.

Avoid any cruise which ports in St Petersburg only for a day.

And I'd be inclined to avoid one which ports at Nynasham rather...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 19th, 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By John Bull
My favourite P&O ship. :) At 2000 passengers...

My favourite P&O ship. :)
At 2000 passengers she's just my size, big enough to have the amenities but small enough to be friendly.
Not adults-only (adults-only attracts a very elderly clientele),...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 19th, 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By John Bull
Like most people, we take reviews with a pinch of...

Like most people, we take reviews with a pinch of salt.
A bad review can come from someone with a chip on their shoulder, or someone that's allowed one factor such as a poor flight to cloud their...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 19th, 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By John Bull
Even the football no-hopers of the US of A :p are...

Even the football no-hopers of the US of A :p are in the World Cup finals.

So the chances are pretty good, subject to times & satellite reception. :)

JB :)
(with tin hat on :D)
Forum: Italy Ports April 19th, 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By John Bull
Hi Shannon, IIRC, we'd arrived Florence...

Hi Shannon,

IIRC, we'd arrived Florence about 10am, had plenty of time to look round before catching the train back to Pisa about 2.30pm (wouldn't be the case if you wanted to go into museums)...
Forum: Spain Ports April 19th, 2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,077
Posted By John Bull
Dammit, too late to edit. I never was much good...

Dammit, too late to edit.
I never was much good at arithmetic :o :D

But the theory still holds :)

JB :)
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics April 19th, 2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By John Bull
Viator is a booking agency, not a tour operator....

Viator is a booking agency, not a tour operator. So the quality of a chosen tour depends on the operator rather more than on Viator.

By searching the web you should be able to find Viator's tours...
Forum: Spain Ports April 19th, 2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,077
Posted By John Bull
Even with a late sailing, cruise ship tours tend...

Even with a late sailing, cruise ship tours tend to get folk back to the ship for dinner. It's my guess that the 9 hours will be something like 8.30am to 6.30pm.
If so, that will give you time to...
Forum: Italy Ports April 19th, 2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By John Bull
Your Florence (Firenze) station is Santa Maria...

Your Florence (Firenze) station is Santa Maria Novella, always abbreviated to S M Novella as Euro-cruiser's post. It's where our train terminated, though judging from E/C's post that's not always the...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 19th, 2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By John Bull
Absolutely. A taxi from the rank at the ship...

Absolutely.
A taxi from the rank at the ship is OK for a little local trip, for instance to the rail station, but for the journey to Gatwick (about 2 hours) just taking the next taxi in the line...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 19th, 2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By John Bull
I keep forgetting about the option of setting up...

I keep forgetting about the option of setting up an on-board account with cash. :rolleyes:
That's because if your own currency isn't the same as ship's currency it makes life complicated &...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 18th, 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By John Bull
Trouble is, they'll get you one way or the other...

Trouble is, they'll get you one way or the other - as Wassup's comment, most of those without own-alcohol restrictions charge higher cruise ticket prices, and many of those are drinks-inclusive....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 18th, 2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By John Bull
Depending on the port, it's often cheaper to...

Depending on the port, it's often cheaper to bring on wine & pay the corkage rather than ships' over-inflated prices.
Worked for us sailing out of Aus.

But Talisker's comment struck a chord. ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 18th, 2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By John Bull
I've crossed the VS950-G off my shopping list ;) ...

I've crossed the VS950-G off my shopping list ;)
Along with the Forums mobile app. ;)

JB :)
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 17th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By John Bull
Your credit card provides more protection than...

Your credit card provides more protection than your debit card, including buying faulty goods. Particularly useful when buying abroad.

As cruisead's post, when you present your card to open your...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By John Bull
This from their website at...

This from their website at http://www.princess.com/learn/faq_answer/onboard/experience.jsp

"Electronic Cigarettes
The use of electronic cigarettes is permitted in all areas onboard with the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 17th, 2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By John Bull
Agreed. And add emergency lights only or no...

Agreed.
And add emergency lights only or no lights at all, add heavy seas, add a degree of sleepiness or intoxication, add rounding-up all in your herd, add seasickness, add anxiety, add any number...
Forum: Greece Ports April 16th, 2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By John Bull
It operates every ten minutes or less :) JB...

It operates every ten minutes or less :)

JB :)
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 16th, 2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By John Bull
Coaches (buses) from London Victoria to...

Coaches (buses) from London Victoria to Southampton are operated by http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx
Regular fare about £16, and often silly-cheap promos called Fun Fares.
At about 2.5...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 16th, 2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By John Bull
Although many early-morning transatlantic flights...

Although many early-morning transatlantic flights arrive early, I too think there's a strong chance you'd miss the bus. There's a 5-10 min walk to the bus station if you land at T1/2/3, but T4 & T5...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 16th, 2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By John Bull
Despite the product & its use & effects being...

Despite the product & its use & effects being very different to regular cigarettes, in the main cruise lines treat them the same as regular cigarettes.
If there's a no smoking policy in a particular...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 16th, 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By John Bull
Made me smile :D JB :)

Made me smile :D

JB :)
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics April 16th, 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By John Bull
"Maps" provided by ships are invariably useless -...

"Maps" provided by ships are invariably useless - of an inappropriate scale & with little information. They concentrate on showing where their recommended* shops are. There are usually good free maps...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 16th, 2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 979
Posted By John Bull
The problem is folks' straps tripping others. And...

The problem is folks' straps tripping others. And when you're packed tight leaving a drill (same as say, leaving a theatre), you're shuffling along & can't see your feet. And that includes on...
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