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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 16th, 2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By jocap
We wouldn't go on a cruise ship which was built...

We wouldn't go on a cruise ship which was built for Caribbean cruising, in May...we did make this mistake a couple of years ago, and found that the outside spaces were empty, so everyone was crammed...
Forum: UK Cruisers January 16th, 2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By jocap
Yes, we had a good walk round town, saw the...

Yes, we had a good walk round town, saw the famous tapestry and had lunch in an upstairs, open air café. I'd want to explore the island on another trip.
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 16th, 2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By jocap
Yes, we've done it several times with not too...

Yes, we've done it several times with not too heavy luggage- and all the way to Ocean Terminal, on one occasion. Didn't find any problems...it's flat all the way, and so long as you cross the busy...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 16th, 2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By jocap
Andymac...congratulations on booking this special...

Andymac...congratulations on booking this special cruise! :cool:
Yes, I'm afraid you will need a suit/dinner jacket or, especially in your case- the kilt, for 3 or perhaps four of the evenings....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 14th, 2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By jocap
At the Athens port of Piraeus, there are signs...

At the Athens port of Piraeus, there are signs saying what are the correct fares, but there often seems to be a way round those...too many passengers; too much heavy luggage; too much traffic......
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 12th, 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By jocap
Hi...we're taking €€ for St Marten and...

Hi...we're taking €€ for St Marten and Martinique, which is their preference, but we need €€ anyway because we're going via Portuguese Madeira and coming back via the Azores. I'm always finding € ...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 12th, 2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By jocap
Try cruisett.com. ;)

Try cruisett.com. ;)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 12th, 2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,045
Posted By jocap
Saga, for those 50+, is building a new ship for...

Saga, for those 50+, is building a new ship for less than 1,000 passengers. Every cabin will have a balcony, 15% of which are for singles. It appears that they questioned loyal Saga cruisers, who...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 12th, 2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,498
Posted By jocap
I have managed to pack for a last minute 14 night...

I have managed to pack for a last minute 14 night cruise in just 5 days, and found that I had enough of everything. ;)
The next cruise is 28 days, so all the formal clothes have been in a spare room...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 12th, 2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By jocap
I was unable to check in on line with P&O once,...

I was unable to check in on line with P&O once, because I only had 5 months left on my passport....this was for a straight forward Euro cruise with a Euro passport. I could have used the passport...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 7th, 2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By jocap
I thought you might be on Marco Polo, but she's...

I thought you might be on Marco Polo, but she's sailed...
As P&O says for no fly cruises, you can bring as much luggage as you can comfortably fit in your cabin, so long as each item doesn't weigh...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 5th, 2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By jocap
Do ask this on the Australia page (which is shown...

Do ask this on the Australia page (which is shown on the index page), as things may differ in Australia. There are cruise lines in Europe which have special rates for under 12s who share a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 5th, 2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By jocap
On cruises with lots of sea days, we go to the...

On cruises with lots of sea days, we go to the lectures, join the choir, see the latest films, do arts and crafts and spend time reading. The latest thing we've heard of is on a ship which did the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 5th, 2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By jocap
RCI ships are perfect for the younger...

RCI ships are perfect for the younger cruiser...there's plenty to occupy all ages.
You may be cutting it a bit fine flying in on the same day, even though it's a short flight...I'd think about an...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 5th, 2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By jocap
When were you seasick...on small boats? or...

When were you seasick...on small boats? or perhaps Channel Ferries? A cruise ship is very different to these, especially the flat bottomed ferries.
Have a word at your Health centre, who'll have...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 3rd, 2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,975
Posted By jocap
[QUOTE=fendbass;48646113]I just thought of...

[QUOTE=fendbass;48646113]I just thought of something else. A few years ago, the Independence of the Seas was relocating to the West Coast by going around Cape Horn. At least a stop in Rio de...
Forum: UK Cruisers January 2nd, 2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By jocap
I'm really pleased that the Australian market is...

I'm really pleased that the Australian market is having a brand new ship. :cool
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 31st, 2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By jocap
Thank you for that...when we were discussing what...

Thank you for that...when we were discussing what I'd said, we realised that we'd not heard of people changing lines before, except in the early years of P&O Princess merging with Carnival...around...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 31st, 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By jocap
Ex-techie...yes, the kettle on RCI appeared to be...

Ex-techie...yes, the kettle on RCI appeared to be on 220v, so was quite quick to boil.
I think RCI's first ship into Southampton was the Freedom OTS in 2007- we saw her in the spring- and she was...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 29th, 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By jocap
I've been reminded that the Eastern European...

I've been reminded that the Eastern European person who said she could be on any of Carnival Co's lines actually worked in the casino, so it was probably a different arrangement to the rest of the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 29th, 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By jocap
Thanks, Janine...some cruisers from the USA...

Thanks, Janine...some cruisers from the USA stayed on board after their TA, for the next cruise, and were quite bemused to discover a kettle, mugs, tea etc in their cabin. It was a good ploy of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 29th, 2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By jocap
We've sailed on Celebrity, one of Thomson's...

We've sailed on Celebrity, one of Thomson's oldest ships, and had little to complain about, although on the whole we prefer larger, modern ships. What made the cruise special was the entertainment,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 29th, 2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By jocap
Hi- Magellan is from the Cruise and Maritime...

Hi- Magellan is from the Cruise and Maritime line, a small UK company which uses older ships for adults only, including the well-known Marco Polo, at very reasonable prices. Their itineraries can be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 26th, 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By jocap
From what we heard on another RCI ship which had...

From what we heard on another RCI ship which had just arrived after her TA to the UK, kettles were suddenly placed in the cabins before reaching Southampton; we also picked up the fact that RCI's...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question December 26th, 2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By jocap
We were on board P&O's Azura for her naming...

We were on board P&O's Azura for her naming ceremony in 2010. Her twin sister, Ventura sailed past, and there was a lot of horn blowing. We were in a crowd of crew members, and some were in tears....
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