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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Banjo. Sorry, I was your side of the Pond...

Hi, Banjo.
Sorry, I was your side of the Pond during this thread - hate hand-held touch-screen tablets & couldn't join in.
But you seem to have done pretty well without my help.:)

Soap tree is a...
Forum: Greece Ports Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By John Bull
Errr, yes it can, Tom. ;) Is that dessert (and...

Errr, yes it can, Tom. ;)
Is that dessert (and the rest of the meal) going to be as good value there as somewhere you find for yourself?
Someone ends up paying incentives, & its not difficult to...
Forum: Africa & Middle East Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By John Bull
That travel alert is over a year out-of-date. ...

That travel alert is over a year out-of-date.

Yes Paul, you're clearly aware that the risk at Sharm el Sheikh & Safaga/Luxor is much lower than Cairo or its ports.

Don't expect to see history...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Lou, Here are answers from another...

Hi, Lou,

Here are answers from another foreigner, replies from Americans will let us see how many I got right ;)
And in my post I've thoughtfully left spaces for them to flame me for each answer....
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By John Bull
Hi Marty, Can I presume that you are American? ...

Hi Marty,
Can I presume that you are American?

Since your cruise ends in Turkey you will need a visa. There are three ways to obtain it.

1. It is probable that your ship will arrange Turkish...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By John Bull
Both are very worthwhile stops. I guess Antigua...

Both are very worthwhile stops. I guess Antigua has the edge because it has more and better beaches, and Shirley Heights/Nelson's dockyard beats St Kitts' volcanic corner and Fort Brimstone. But...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By John Bull
That's a pretty wide remit to answer on a forum,...

That's a pretty wide remit to answer on a forum, London has hundreds of sights. It's much better for folk on this forum to comment on your proposed plans & choices than to start from scratch.

You...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,008
Posted By John Bull
It's not cruising to West Africa. That's the...

It's not cruising to West Africa.
That's the only extra precaution that's needed. :rolleyes:

JB :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By John Bull
What this forum doesn't need is yet another...

What this forum doesn't need is yet another damned-silly scare-mongering thread about Ebola. :mad:
Didn't you read the comments on that other thread you contributed to? :rolleyes:

Are you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By John Bull
Depending on the precise details, statistically...

Depending on the precise details, statistically at least 98% of folk make it on time.
So no need to worry until your 99th cruise.
Unless anyone can see a flaw in my maths. :D

For one land-based...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports October 28th, 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By John Bull
"Convenient for the airport" won't be ideal -...

"Convenient for the airport" won't be ideal - both airports are a 30 to 40 minute drive from the cruise terminals & city sights. And there's no-where in town convenient to stash luggage for the day. ...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 28th, 2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By John Bull
In Europe, certainly outside of Sweden, it's seen...

In Europe, certainly outside of Sweden, it's seen as an amusement - not a source of tensions. ;)

There are suggestions that it may be Danish, suggestions that there's no submarine at all. If it...
Forum: First Time Cruisers October 28th, 2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By John Bull
errrrrr, my thoughts too when I saw the first...

errrrrr, my thoughts too when I saw the first reply (Stefan - "it will always be the same time as departure port").
But I suspect that probably Stefan knows the OPs itinerary, and that there are no...
Forum: Asia October 28th, 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By John Bull
For both, and other destinations on the Island,...

For both, and other destinations on the Island, from the Central bus terminal on the Island at Exchange Square - that's near the Central Star Ferry pier.

If you're starting from the mainland you...
Forum: Africa & Middle East October 28th, 2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By John Bull
I'm no expert, but it sounds like your advisor is...

I'm no expert, but it sounds like your advisor is qualified and that you have the correct paperwork.:)
What "different answers" have you been given? And by whom?

This is an international health...
Forum: Africa & Middle East October 27th, 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By John Bull
A waiver is quite usual for those over (?) 65,...

A waiver is quite usual for those over (?) 65, due to possible complications / side-effects of the vaccine. I don't think it's any less acceptable on your itinerary than elsewhere.
But it does need...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,570
Posted By John Bull
I'll put money on it that Jo's talking about the...

I'll put money on it that Jo's talking about the same cruise line, mebbe even the same ship.
I'd hack a couple of weeks with C&M for absolutely the right itinerary, not available with other cruise...
Forum: South America October 27th, 2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By John Bull
Travel from port to Copacabana or elsewhere by...

Travel from port to Copacabana or elsewhere by metro is very inconvenient, there's no metro station near the port. I don't know about buses, but I suspect the only convernient transport is by taxi.
...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 26th, 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By John Bull
Best if hubby doesn't check out this weekend's...

Best if hubby doesn't check out this weekend's result. :p

Go, you Saints - breaking up that top-six monopoly :cool:

JB :)
Forum: Greece Ports October 26th, 2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By John Bull
All these things are a fact of life, and no...

All these things are a fact of life, and no different in Greece than tourist spots in the rest of the world.
A polite no, then turning a deaf ear or staring vacantly into the distance does the job...
Forum: Asia October 26th, 2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By John Bull
No personal experience, but everyone who's posted...

No personal experience, but everyone who's posted about it has done the same. ;)

JB :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 26th, 2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By John Bull
Sadly, we get confused very easily. :o My...

Sadly, we get confused very easily. :o

My o/h puts our two-bottle allowance in the checked luggage, but forgets to tell me she's done it.
So I put another two bottles in the carry-on.
We've...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 25th, 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By John Bull
Keith, if I'm reading your post correctly you...

Keith, if I'm reading your post correctly you overnite on the ship in port on the Saturday nite?
That's not the norm, but it's not particularly unusual - I've done a number of cruises which involve...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 25th, 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By John Bull
If cruise line-arranged flights are seats on...

If cruise line-arranged flights are seats on scheduled aircraft rather than aircraft chartered by the cruise line, yes you'll generally find it a lot cheaper.
And you can select your own flights...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 25th, 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By John Bull
See, I told you someone would know where your...

See, I told you someone would know where your ship berths. :)
But I didn't expect you to be told 45 minutes before you named your ship.
Neat trick, north-bound :cool: :D

Frihamnen is a bus or...
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