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Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) February 5th, 2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By aquilegia
Thank you both very much, David and Martyn,...

Thank you both very much, David and Martyn, between you you've told me all I need to know. And greetings from Portishead, Martyn!
Forum: Italy Ports February 4th, 2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By aquilegia
You really don't need to spend money on a tour of...

You really don't need to spend money on a tour of Venice. It is a small city which is ideal for strolling in. Just get a good guide book.
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) February 4th, 2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By aquilegia
Non-formal dining on formal nights

When dining formally, we always follow the dress code. But on our forthcoming 4 nighter on Ventura there is one formal night and we don't feel like dressing up. I am quite confused as to what our...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 31st, 2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By aquilegia
If there are any special events around the...

If there are any special events around the country they'll be this year for the Queen's 90th, not in 2017 when the OP is visiting. I've never heard of any birthday celebrations round the country in...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 27th, 2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By aquilegia
Thanks again, Scriv. We ought not to go wrong...

Thanks again, Scriv. We ought not to go wrong with all that detailed information. It'll be a weekday when we're there. I'm usually over cautious about getting back to the ship in time so I...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 27th, 2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By aquilegia
Thank you very much, Scriv, for all that...

Thank you very much, Scriv, for all that information. It's very helpful, particularly about the free bus from Bruges station. Do you buy the train ticket at Blankenberge station or should you buy it...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 27th, 2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By aquilegia
I can understand your disappointment, but...

I can understand your disappointment, but whatever cruise line you book with you run the risk of the itinerary being altered long before the cruise. I've no reason to think that P&O is different to...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 26th, 2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By aquilegia
Thank you FluffyFiFi. That is just what I was...

Thank you FluffyFiFi. That is just what I was hoping to hear.
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 26th, 2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By aquilegia
I've started another thread about Zeebrugge...

I've started another thread about Zeebrugge shuttles so it'll be interesting to see if it gets any answers.
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 26th, 2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By aquilegia
P&O shuttles at Zeebrugge?

I know that there is a free shuttle to the port gates provided by the Zeebrugge authorities because you aren't permitted to walk in the port. But does P&O provided shuttles of its own that go...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 26th, 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By aquilegia
Well, on the Transfers Ashore section of the P&O...

Well, on the Transfers Ashore section of the P&O website it says 'Please note, if you have booked a P&O Cruises Select price, complimentary shuttle bus services will be provided for you at each port...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 26th, 2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By aquilegia
We're not boarding till 3.30 either, also on C...

We're not boarding till 3.30 either, also on C deck, so that doesn't leave much time for the muster drill. I was wondering whether P&O do a shuttle to Blankenburg. They're supposed to do an...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 26th, 2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By aquilegia
Good idea about looking at the port websites, I...

Good idea about looking at the port websites, I didn't think of that! Thanks.
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 26th, 2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By aquilegia
Vague port times

New to P&O and perplexed by vagueness of itinerary on our forthcoming 4-nighter to Amsterdam and Zeebrugge. I'm used to itineraries showing actually times. It doesn't even say when we're scheduled...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 22nd, 2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By aquilegia
Thanks to all who've replied. It sounds as...

Thanks to all who've replied. It sounds as though we'll be fine with Freedom Dining. We tend to eat a bit later than the most popular times and we're happy to share a table. I'd forgotten that you...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) January 21st, 2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By aquilegia
Few questions re Ventura

I'm a regular Princess cruiser who's booked a short cruise on Ventura. I know there are a few differences between the two lines, so I'd like a couple of things clarified.

On Princess, cabins are...
Forum: Spain Ports January 10th, 2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By aquilegia
It's a Mediterranean cruise you're doing, not...

It's a Mediterranean cruise you're doing, not really a cruise to Spain. The only mainland Spanish port you're visiting is Barcelona. Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the island of Mallorca and,...
Forum: Italy Ports December 31st, 2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By aquilegia
While it's been unseasonably mild in parts of...

While it's been unseasonably mild in parts of Western Europe this year, January is normally the coldest month. I wouldn't count on being able to wear lighter clothes in port.
Forum: France Ports December 31st, 2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By aquilegia
We had a lot of on board credit to use up, so...

We had a lot of on board credit to use up, so booked a ship's tour, which is something we don't usually do.
Forum: Family Cruises December 9th, 2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By aquilegia
As this is your first cruise, you may not be...

As this is your first cruise, you may not be aware what a a cruise ship's lifeboat looks like. They are entirely suitable for tendering. It's an enclosed boat with proper seats, taking about 120...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question November 26th, 2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 964
Posted By aquilegia
In the UK it's not offered till age 70.

In the UK it's not offered till age 70.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics November 15th, 2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By aquilegia
We're going on the Emerald Princess to Stavanger,...

We're going on the Emerald Princess to Stavanger, Flaam, Olden, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Tromso, Lofoten Islands, Aalesund and Bergen. The ship's definitely too big to get up the Trollfjorden that...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe November 14th, 2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,130
Posted By aquilegia
Most officially designated 3 star hotels in the...

Most officially designated 3 star hotels in the UK have dining facilities.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics November 12th, 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,060
Posted By aquilegia
Just to thank you all for your input again. ...

Just to thank you all for your input again. Following the advice of Terry and others, we've booked a 14-nighter going right up to the North Cape. Really looking forward to it now!
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports November 10th, 2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By aquilegia
I've driven in Madeira and I certainly wouldn't...

I've driven in Madeira and I certainly wouldn't describe it as a relaxing experience for the driver. The roads are narrow, winding and steep and they also often have drainage gullies at the edge of...
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