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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 29th, 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,578
Posted By John Bull
Hi Dave, from somewhere very remote in British...

Hi Dave, from somewhere very remote in British Columbia (or is it Alberta)

All in jest. :)
But yes, very 1960's :rolleyes:

So I,ll switch my disparagement to Canadian clam chowder ;)
With...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 29th, 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By John Bull
Hi Roothy, There are duty free booze n smokes...

Hi Roothy,
There are duty free booze n smokes bargains in Gib, but yes, to reinforce your point there are also plenty of rip-offs, ESP in electronics. And Gib is a dumping ground for last-years...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 29th, 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By John Bull
Chipping in from somewhere quite remote in...

Chipping in from somewhere quite remote in British Columbia, all fingers n thumbs on my I-pad.
I strongly recommend early unassisted disembarkation, ie haul your own bags from the cabin, this wil be...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,578
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Alaskanb. In New Mexico. :confused: :D ...

Hi, Alaskanb. In New Mexico. :confused: :D

Nope, not this time.
In brief, SF, coastal Hwy1 to Seattle, Jasper, Glacier Nat Park, Yellowstone, Black Hills, Chicago, Dearborn (Model T pilgrimage...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By John Bull
To Portsmouth $50 sounds very cheap for a...

To Portsmouth
$50 sounds very cheap for a one-way rental.
Sure it's not £50?
Does it include all the add-ons?
What's the latest return time for the car?
And make sure the fuel policy is...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,578
Posted By John Bull
You can walk from PIWQ to the port gate in five...

You can walk from PIWQ to the port gate in five minutes by cutting through the parking lot of the Holiday Inn. Then the terminal, which looks to be one minute away, is more like another 5 - you know...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,578
Posted By John Bull
Holiday Inn (Herbert Walker Ave) is alongside...

Holiday Inn (Herbert Walker Ave) is alongside port gate 8, right by the Celeb terminal (City Cruise Terminal). Rather dated hotel but popular with cruisers because of its location. Rooms at the front...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By John Bull
Aquacars or www.smithsforairports.com or...

Aquacars or www.smithsforairports.com or www.westquaycars for private transfer.
I agree, Corfie, £17 is way too low - more like £30 to 40. But the £75 quoted by Vic was to Heathrow, & that's good...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 23rd, 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By John Bull
The last passengers will probably be off the ship...

The last passengers will probably be off the ship by 9.30, so you'll be in central London well before mid-day.

Check-in times at most hotels are a guaranteed time, if your room is ready when you...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 23rd, 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By John Bull
The taxi tour includes all admissions except the...

The taxi tour includes all admissions except the WW2 tunnels.
That tour doesn't visit the WW2 tunnels but after its last stop, the Great Siege tunnel, it returns to town past the entrance. So one...
Forum: Italy Ports August 23rd, 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By John Bull
OK, so you're planning a stop-over in Florence,...

OK, so you're planning a stop-over in Florence, rather than a same-day return to Civi.
Yes, perfectly do-able, by train or road.
And if it's just a couple of nights, a hotel in Pisa rather than...
Forum: Italy Ports August 23rd, 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By John Bull
Florence is 2.5 to 3 hours from Civi (the port...

Florence is 2.5 to 3 hours from Civi (the port for Rome).
Is this what you meant?
Or is your port Livorno, as cruisemom's post?
Or La Spezia, which is also used as a port for Florence?

JB :)
Forum: Africa & Middle East August 22nd, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By John Bull
Your reluctance appreciated. In touristy parts,...

Your reluctance appreciated.
In touristy parts, goods are often priced in euros & shekels.
You'll get by with euros or plastic for most things, including taxis & vans at the port. And for a taxi...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By John Bull
oops. Mis-read post. JB :o

oops. Mis-read post.

JB :o
Forum: Italy Ports August 21st, 2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By John Bull
Very easy. From port to rail station means...

Very easy.
From port to rail station means either ship's shuttle to town centre then short hop on a local bus, or a taxi from the port to the station - taxi costs 25 euros (last year) but they hold...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 21st, 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By John Bull
Yes, apparently rates offered by bureaux in the...

Yes, apparently rates offered by bureaux in the States are much poorer than here in the UK.:p

Not disagreeing, just asking cos I don't know .........
Is there a minimum sum to withdraw from ATMs...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 21st, 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By John Bull
Yep. spot-on. Useful to have some local...

Yep. spot-on.
Useful to have some local shrapnel in your pocket, just as much as you KNOW you're going to spend & back it up with euros & plastic.
Ships give awful exchange rates, though for small...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 21st, 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By John Bull
That's a stern-facing balcony cabin. ...

That's a stern-facing balcony cabin.
Sought-after by many :cool:
Most at the stern have larger balconies than those on the sides, & the balconies are more useable in wet or windy weather. You look...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 21st, 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By John Bull
Depends on a number of factors, including which...

Depends on a number of factors, including which port, how long you've got in port, & your own comfort-level with independent travel, using public train, buses, ferries etc.
Public transport in the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By John Bull
Hi, & welcome. Keith has kindly linked the...

Hi, & welcome.
Keith has kindly linked the Italy ports-of-call forum.
Lots of info on there, & anything else you need to know, that's the place to ask.

No "difficulty" with the temporary port...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,282
Posted By John Bull
You'll see that the important bit of your post is...

You'll see that the important bit of your post is corrupted.
Just a guess, but probably it includes the name of a travel agent - which is a no-no on Cruise Critic.

Post the ports on each...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 20th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By John Bull
The free City Link bus service is essentially for...

The free City Link bus service is essentially for the benefit of passengers on the Isle of Wight ferries & customers of West Quay Mall, those organisations pay the cost but it's free to anyone. I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By John Bull
Only necessary on aircraft for carry-on, same as...

Only necessary on aircraft for carry-on, same as the 50ml of liquids rule. Those rules don't apply to checked aircraft luggage since passengers have no access to checked luggage during the flight.
...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 20th, 2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By John Bull
Vehicle size for the Rock tour is limited by the...

Vehicle size for the Rock tour is limited by the steep narrow roads & hairpin bends.
The max size is something like 8 or 10, but that's the best I can guestimate. If you don't get a definitive...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 20th, 2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By John Bull
A Brit ship like Azura is a good choice for a...

A Brit ship like Azura is a good choice for a first cruise, keeps life simple & on-board costs low.

Guessing this is a "repositioning" cruise - you sail out & fly back.
So you'll have quite a few...
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