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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 29th, 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By jocap
The P&O ship Adonia , an adult only ship, has no...

The P&O ship Adonia , an adult only ship, has no casino.
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) August 29th, 2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By jocap
Aurora last November...the ship's dock was...

Aurora last November...the ship's dock was covered with a thick, black oily looking substance which covered everyone's shoes, then walked back on to the ship. Turned out to be a spillage of black...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 27th, 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By jocap
Welcome, Steve...:) Check what's on shore for...

Welcome, Steve...:)
Check what's on shore for your teens...in Civitavecchia, there's an aqua swimming centre, although I haven't been, but it only looks a short taxi ride away. There's also a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 27th, 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,399
Posted By jocap
To the OP...yes, I've seen quite a lot of people...

To the OP...yes, I've seen quite a lot of people wearing the provided dressing gowns to the pool...I always thought of them as spa gowns. This has been on UK cruises. :rolleyes: Often it's quite...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) August 27th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By jocap
No, and I'm slightly worried....Adonia didn't get...

No, and I'm slightly worried....Adonia didn't get her paint job, and Carnival are borrowing her for their new Fathom line...let's hope that the beards in Miami haven't got their eyes on Ventura!...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 25th, 2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,898
Posted By jocap
For cheaper cruising, check out the older ships-...

For cheaper cruising, check out the older ships- Cruise& Maritime- as Dsrdsrdsr says, much cheaper than the main lines; Thomson, Pullmantur (Spanish speaking) and Celestyal (Louis Cruise). The latter...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 25th, 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By jocap
It must depend on the line- on P&O you get small...

It must depend on the line- on P&O you get small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body lotion by The White Company, plus bar soap and shampoo dispensers; on our RCI cruise I think it was just the...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) August 25th, 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,744
Posted By jocap
I can't remember the sliding scale of OBC, but I...

I can't remember the sliding scale of OBC, but I think we got £60 for 11 nights.
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 25th, 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By jocap
Autumn starts around Sept 21st; nights are...

Autumn starts around Sept 21st; nights are drawing in, and there's a chance of some high winds and rain. On the whole, though the temperatures will remain in the 20s and 30s- certainly much warmer...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,616
Posted By jocap
We missed lovely Cadiz this May because of gales,...

We missed lovely Cadiz this May because of gales, and the following three ports were rearranged.
In late November, when it was likely that storms would cause us to miss some Atlantic ports, we had...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,783
Posted By jocap
A lecturer on a cruise told us about the "lines"...

A lecturer on a cruise told us about the "lines" across the ocean which a ship follows when it can. The QM2 from Southampton to New York follows such a line, as did her predecessors, and so they were...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 21st, 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By jocap
And don't forget to check out your EHIC...

And don't forget to check out your EHIC cards....they do have a date on, which we always check before travelling. This will give reciprocal care in the EU, but you probably know that already. ;)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,288
Posted By jocap
We share the load with our neighbours, who also...

We share the load with our neighbours, who also travel a lot. Although the post goes through a letter box in the door, we once returned from a longish cruise and had a very difficult time trying to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By jocap
Novotel, Holiday Inn and Grand Harbour are...

Novotel, Holiday Inn and Grand Harbour are amongst several which offer a stay and park scheme; The Ibis, next to Novotel is a cheaper hotel but very comfortable, and offers cruise parking for £5 per...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,944
Posted By jocap
Anyone who cares for a person during an illness,...

Anyone who cares for a person during an illness, or with a handicap. In homes, often called a care assistant, or care worker. I have noticed many carers on cruisers, often a "paid" worker who helps...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By jocap
Welcome, Sandypaws21! Glad to hear you like the...

Welcome, Sandypaws21! Glad to hear you like the Lake District, where we live in a deep, dark valley....;)
I find at that time of year it's always chilly out on deck of an evening, so I have a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,863
Posted By jocap
For most holidays we've been driving either our...

For most holidays we've been driving either our own or a hire car. We realised that our best moments were on the overnight ferries from Europe to the UK, where we didn't have to decide where to drive...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By jocap
I've been with P&O from Southampton about 7...

I've been with P&O from Southampton about 7 times, and have usually turned up for check-in around 11.30am, when the desks open, whatever time we've been given. In May we were with a large party in a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 18th, 2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,190
Posted By jocap
As the OP is from the UK, perhaps it's worth...

As the OP is from the UK, perhaps it's worth mentioning that the majority of UK managed cruise lines have formal nights where dressing in diner jackets, suits or the kilt are the norm. On large...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) August 18th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By jocap
To anyone visiting Ephesus in summer, or planning...

To anyone visiting Ephesus in summer, or planning to walk up the volcano at Santorini....please be aware that neither has any shade, and visitors can become overwhelmed by the heat and strong sun. Do...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,944
Posted By jocap
That's a wonderful story- thank you. I usually...

That's a wonderful story- thank you. I usually meet people with carers on my cruises, and think how wonderful to be able to enjoy life when you have a serious disability. Let's hope we're still...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By jocap
As you're on the Magellan, you'll be sailing out...

As you're on the Magellan, you'll be sailing out of the UK, and, yes, the North Sea can be difficult...it can also be calm! Just think of all the overnight ferries which cross, and they don't seem to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,944
Posted By jocap
When I need the presence of a couple of carers at...

When I need the presence of a couple of carers at my side 24/7 might be the time to call a halt....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 13th, 2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,395
Posted By jocap
In Southampton, RCI was booking people on board...

In Southampton, RCI was booking people on board according to their deck-eg, deck 9 was at 11.45am, we were on deck 8 so it was 12.15pm. Most lines don't want you between 1-2.30 pm because that's when...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 7th, 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Poll: Balconies
Views: 2,128
Posted By jocap
It's not often that we go on a cruise to the sun,...

It's not often that we go on a cruise to the sun, so an outside cabin is what we aim for. We used to have balconies, but an exceedingly cold and windy Med cruise one Feb showed us what a waste it...
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