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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe December 16th, 2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By aquilegia
Agree with the other posters that you can't fit...

Agree with the other posters that you can't fit in Anne Frank house, a museum etc all the first morning. And you will need to take a tram to the museum district, as it is some distance from the...
Forum: River Cruising December 12th, 2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By aquilegia
The weather is not propitious for river cruises...

The weather is not propitious for river cruises in Europe in winter. You will probably find that you will not be able to book a last minute river cruise at any time of the year. Because the ships...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 8th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By aquilegia
He will need to discuss with the insurance...

He will need to discuss with the insurance company whether he is covered for any additional travel expenses that he might occur catching up with a cruise that he had already booked before taking out...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe December 6th, 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By aquilegia
If you haven't been there before, don't be in too...

If you haven't been there before, don't be in too much of a hurry to leave Cobh. It's an interesting place in its own right.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 5th, 2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By aquilegia
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong,...

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that tourists or business travellers holding a normal Australian passport don't require a Schengen visa if they are not staying in the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 5th, 2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By aquilegia
Can I ask why you prefer to be higher up the ship?

Can I ask why you prefer to be higher up the ship?
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 1st, 2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By aquilegia
I don't understand how you can't know whether...

I don't understand how you can't know whether your cruise is paid for or not. If you contact your card provider they will be presumably be able to give you the answer straight away.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 28th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By aquilegia
There is a car hire facility at the dock. We...

There is a car hire facility at the dock. We prebooked a car online with Cicar but you can hire on the day as well. There was another car hire desk in the same building, I think it was Hertz. We...
Forum: Italy Ports November 21st, 2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By aquilegia
From what people on Trip Advisor are saying, this...

From what people on Trip Advisor are saying, this is not completely true. There has not been a law passed, it is simply a proposal so far and if it were passed it would not come into effect till...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 20th, 2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,896
Posted By aquilegia
It was stated yesterday that that the last poppy...

It was stated yesterday that that the last poppy is due to be removed on 28th November but that it could happen sooner. Over half of them have been removed already. Some people have already...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 20th, 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By aquilegia
Your title suggests you want to compare the two...

Your title suggests you want to compare the two cruise lines, but your actual question is just referring to the size of ship. As regards the cruise line, I would say that Azamara is definitely a...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics November 17th, 2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By aquilegia
There is a reason that the vast majority of...

There is a reason that the vast majority of cruises spend 2 days in St Petersburg. It is because there is so much to see. You say in your post that you want to do a 'one day tour taking in the...
Forum: River Cruising November 16th, 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,858
Posted By aquilegia
You rarely see kids on river cruises and only...

You rarely see kids on river cruises and only few, if any, teenagers. While at least your girls would have each other for company, I'm afraid they might be bored. Because river cruise ships are...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 12th, 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By aquilegia
It will take a lot longer than the routes...

It will take a lot longer than the routes described.
Forum: Italy Ports November 11th, 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By aquilegia
They are agents. Personally, I always prefer to...

They are agents. Personally, I always prefer to deal direct with the tour operator.
Forum: Italy Ports November 11th, 2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By aquilegia
Glad that you found a company that suited you and...

Glad that you found a company that suited you and had a great time. You are quite correct in saying that cruisingexcursions.com is just an agent. The problem with agents is that the quality of a...
Forum: Italy Ports November 4th, 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By aquilegia
Well, I'm not sure why you would expect anyone to...

Well, I'm not sure why you would expect anyone to be reassured by your review, when you weren't reassured by the 200 positive reviews and photographs on Trip Advisor!

I've only just seen this...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 30th, 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,282
Posted By aquilegia
We like meeting new people at dinner. What we...

We like meeting new people at dinner. What we don't like is dining with the same people night after night, which is why we don't do traditional dining. And if we fancy being on our own one night,...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 28th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By aquilegia
I don't think he was making a point about...

I don't think he was making a point about spelling at all. In the UK, if you say 'I don't know about such and such, but...' you are often just calling attention to an additional point that needs to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,334
Posted By aquilegia
i think he meant a nephrologist, a kidney...

i think he meant a nephrologist, a kidney specialist.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 25th, 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By aquilegia
The Vasa is unique. There is no way I would want...

The Vasa is unique. There is no way I would want to miss it.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 22nd, 2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By aquilegia
Milford Haven - take a trip to Pembroke Castle.

Milford Haven - take a trip to Pembroke Castle.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 22nd, 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By aquilegia
Note that London (Southampton) is very...

Note that London (Southampton) is very misleading. Southampton is 75 miles from London. You aren't very likely to find a cruise which actually goes to London, they are few and far between.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 20th, 2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By aquilegia
Norwegian woollen goods are usually of high...

Norwegian woollen goods are usually of high quality and very hard-wearing. They make nice gifts but they're often very heavy which can be a problem if you're restricted for weight flying home.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 20th, 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By aquilegia
I much prefer the DropandGo independent luggage...

I much prefer the DropandGo independent luggage storage outlet in Nieuwe Neustraat, about 5 minutes walk from the station. The staff are very efficient and friendly and the prices are good, 4 Euros...
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