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Forum: Italy Ports Today, 03:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By John Bull
Right. Though if 8 folk share (as we did) that's...

Right. Though if 8 folk share (as we did) that's less than 4 euros a-piece. Compared to the shuttle, which doesn't even go to the station, at around 10 euros a-piece.

But what is new, & the point...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By John Bull
My spellings demonstrate my deep knowledge of the...

My spellings demonstrate my deep knowledge of the area :rolleyes:

JB :D
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By John Bull
Ooops, missed this thread.:o Plenty of...

Ooops, missed this thread.:o

Plenty of Cotswolds advice already from those more knowledgeable than I.

Yes, a pleasant saunter up from Southampton could include Salisbury & its cathedral (worth...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By John Bull
A car for your time in Sydney - whether based in...

A car for your time in Sydney - whether based in the centre or outskirts - is a useless millstone.
So choose lodgings outside Sydney & go into the city by public transport(consider Manley, seaside...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By John Bull
Sorry, gonna disagree. Just a little.;) ...

Sorry, gonna disagree.
Just a little.;)

IMHO Sorrento is no big deal.
Very pleasant, but it's nothing like the Amalfi coast, which is on the other side of the peninsula.
But just Pompeii seems...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By John Bull
Just my fourpenn'orth. $309 is not a lot...

Just my fourpenn'orth.

$309 is not a lot more than we paid a few years back for seat-in-bus when sharing a 16-seat van. And our cost would have been significantly more for a private or RollCall...
Forum: Greece Ports Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By John Bull
Oh yes, it zig-zags. Dial "Santorini donkey...

Oh yes, it zig-zags.
Dial "Santorini donkey path" or similar into Google Images.
But it's not rough. It's pretty level stone slabs and with a good solid waist-level wall, you won't fall off the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By John Bull
I'm intrigued. :confused: What's with Texas...

I'm intrigued. :confused:

What's with Texas giving Jim preference over Jack?
And why hasn't it started the Civil War all over again? ;)

JB :)
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By John Bull
And new to me. A couple of years back we...

And new to me.

A couple of years back we simply jumped in one of the taxis lined up at the quay.

In many many cruises to dozens of ports worldwide there's not been one where I was obliged to...
Forum: Greece Ports Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By John Bull
Hi Deb, Port schedules are often incomplete,...

Hi Deb,

Port schedules are often incomplete, so don't be too confident about having only MSC Musica for company.

But according to the one schedule that I've checked, Splendour will be there 7am...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By John Bull
The driver actually misses out very little on...

The driver actually misses out very little on this sort of tour. :)
It's all about the stops rather than the route.
The drive from Le Havre, when you need keep your mind on the fast road, isn't...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By John Bull
If you check a map & the itineraries I mentioned,...

If you check a map & the itineraries I mentioned, you'll find that somewhere along the way they all pass Bayeux on the fast A13 road.
For instance this one in the past 24 hours for a Canadian...
Forum: Spain Ports Yesterday, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By John Bull
I'm pretty certain you're wrong there, John. ...

I'm pretty certain you're wrong there, John.
I'm pretty certain that attempting any crime is illegal anywhere.
But the krunch is the burden of proof, much more difficult with an unsuccessful...
Forum: France Ports Yesterday, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By John Bull
You can rent just a car & driver, making sure...

You can rent just a car & driver, making sure it's one who speaks passable English & knows the D-Day sights. The Canadian centre - which is on Juno beach - has staff, signage & commentaries in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 28th, 2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By John Bull
Cheapest transfer is by pre-booking a scheduled...

Cheapest transfer is by pre-booking a scheduled coach (bus) operated by
http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx direct from Heathrow to Southampton coach station at about £18 per person. The coach...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 27th, 2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By John Bull
It has, they are, they always have been. ;) And...

It has, they are, they always have been. ;)
And it does

JB :)
Forum: Asia February 26th, 2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By John Bull
The Salisbury, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui...

The Salisbury, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui which is the focal area of Kowloon. Next door is the iconic (and expensive) Peninsula Hotel & the old cruise terminal & the Star Ferry terminal are just...
Forum: Italy Ports February 26th, 2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By John Bull
Yes, simpler. And more certain. Also, altho...

Yes, simpler. And more certain.
Also, altho central Florence is very walkable it saves a long & steep walk up to the statue of David. Great city vista from there too.
The value of private vs public...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics February 26th, 2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,885
Posted By John Bull
If you are arranging a private tour you can set...

If you are arranging a private tour you can set your own itinerary, so any of the local operators can oblige with 3 hours at the Hermitage, including important pre-public admission.
But I seem to...
Forum: Italy Ports February 26th, 2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By John Bull
Yes, most (all?) cruise lines charge for the...

Yes, most (all?) cruise lines charge for the shuttle to central Livorno.

Although smaller ships berth close to the dock gate - actually walkable to the centre of town - most of them berth deep...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics February 26th, 2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,885
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Solu, Strictly speaking, Len is correct...

Hi, Solu,

Strictly speaking, Len is correct - the difference is that other posters have commented on tours they've already taken, rather than tours they've booked. See the mods' comment at...
Forum: Asia February 26th, 2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By John Bull
You may not even need any, depending on your...

You may not even need any, depending on your port/s, intentions, etc 'cos USD are widely accepted in cruise ports & tourist haunts.

Can you provide us with a little more detail about your trip?
...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe February 24th, 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By John Bull
Here's a couple of convenient boutique hotels in...

Here's a couple of convenient boutique hotels in the same price range.
http://www.thepighotel.com/#2
Set in the city wall, a 5 to 10 min walk from City cruise terminal.
Beware TripAdvisor's...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe February 24th, 2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By John Bull
Duplicate post :o

Duplicate post :o
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics February 24th, 2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By John Bull
Yes, St Petersburg - either ship's tours or a...

Yes, St Petersburg - either ship's tours or a pre-booked tour with one of the highly recommended local operators which all offer visa-free tours. Alla Tours as we used, TJ Travel as Ashland used, or...
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