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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By jocap
Hi, Dave...our last 2 ships were Ventura/Azura,...

Hi, Dave...our last 2 ships were Ventura/Azura, with quite small rooms which are also part of an entertainment bar- yes, they were busy at night, but as you say, it was socialising more than...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,575
Posted By jocap
Hi, Babs.....we're going on my least favourite...

Hi, Babs.....we're going on my least favourite ship shortly. I've just lost my elderly dog, and November was looming bleakly, so OH picked up a special offer in his email, and booked us on board, to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,735
Posted By jocap
Not a cruise as we know them today, but out of my...

Not a cruise as we know them today, but out of my first year salary as a teacher in the '60s, I took my mother on a "cruise" on MacBrayne's ferry "Columba", sailing round the Scottish Hebridean...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By jocap
Classic FM UK occasionally arranges cruises on...

Classic FM UK occasionally arranges cruises on P&O and Fred Olsen.
Check Cunard for musicians on board.
"The Really Big Chorus", a well-known UK organisation which trains people from scratch to do...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 27th, 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By jocap
We don't have a particular favourite; if given a...

We don't have a particular favourite; if given a choice of several ships on a particular day and itinerary, we'd probably choose one from the P&O/Princess stable.
Forum: First Time Cruisers October 27th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,617
Posted By jocap
Perhaps because almost everyone in the UK holds a...

Perhaps because almost everyone in the UK holds a passport, there would be ructions if the government didn't do this....is it time to start lobbying? ;)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By jocap
As well as the 3 P&O no children ships, there are...

As well as the 3 P&O no children ships, there are a number of other UK based ships which are adult only- there's even a cruise line dedicated to the over 50s.... :cool:
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By jocap
P&O/ Thomson ships return in March/April from the...

P&O/ Thomson ships return in March/April from the Caribbean.
I find anywhere in the Med hot enough for me in May. Have a look at what's sailing from Barcelona, if it's just a week you're wanting- or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By jocap
I read that she has an ice- strengthened hull,...

I read that she has an ice- strengthened hull, and is used to sailing in northern waters. The cruises sound fantastic! :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By jocap
We've had to repeat many Med ports, but would...

We've had to repeat many Med ports, but would always return to anything with the Greek Isles in it
Otherwise, the Round Britain and the Norwegian cruises we'd repeat again and again.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,801
Posted By jocap
To the OP....yes, we will never, ever sail from...

To the OP....yes, we will never, ever sail from Fort Lauderdale again, for the reasons you mention- not only the lack of officers, but because of the questioning, each word of which I remember...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,163
Posted By jocap
Our normal cruise length is a fortnight, but...

Our normal cruise length is a fortnight, but twice we've done the 18 days from Southampton with 2 days in Venice. I think that's as much as we can handle.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 23rd, 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By jocap
Thank you, too, from me....I always wondered why...

Thank you, too, from me....I always wondered why UK ships such as P&O, Thomson etc had such small casinos which were not over frequented. ;)
Forum: First Time Cruisers October 23rd, 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,617
Posted By jocap
You're right, Dee, but more than that- many...

You're right, Dee, but more than that- many cruise lines require that 6 months left before you can check in...
I was checking in on line 5 months before my passport needed renewing, but wasn't...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 18th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By jocap
As for the ease of embarkation in ports, we...

As for the ease of embarkation in ports, we waited for well over an hour outside the ship one day, and over 20 mins at the next port-in heavy rain-for re-entry to Independence OTS....it's something...
Forum: UK Cruisers October 17th, 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,188
Posted By jocap
As laboratory supervisor, she would be dealing...

As laboratory supervisor, she would be dealing with infected blood every day, and would have taken all the usual precautions.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 11th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By jocap
I never saw a child in the childrens' area on...

I never saw a child in the childrens' area on Independence this May, but the Norwegian weather wasn't very warm (think Northern Scotland). On the warmest day, there were several people in the main...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,169
Posted By jocap
If you get to the UK, there's a number of lines...

If you get to the UK, there's a number of lines with small ships. Some, however, are adult only, including the P&O "R" ship, Adonia. Most are inexpensive, compared to the small luxury lines. Check...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,624
Posted By jocap
18 year olds can drink on RCI ships, except ones...

18 year olds can drink on RCI ships, except ones sailing from North America.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,185
Posted By jocap
When you think of all the work involved, not to...

When you think of all the work involved, not to mention the cost, of taking a pet on the QM2, I doubt that even the most ardent dog lover would go through with it unless there was an important reason...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By jocap
Look at a cruise which covers the Adriatic, plus...

Look at a cruise which covers the Adriatic, plus calls at some islands off Greece or Italy. Or try the Norwegian fjords, where you'll moor in some lovely spots, or around the British Isles.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,215
Posted By jocap
No, not loyal to any, although we've probably...

No, not loyal to any, although we've probably done more with P&O because of convenience, so have some loyalty points from them and their sister brand Princess. We like trying new lines, but have...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 1st, 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By jocap
It depends on the itinerary and the number of sea...

It depends on the itinerary and the number of sea days.
For instance- we went on RCI's Independence to the Norwegian fjords- a mistake, because she's an inward looking ship with few indoor places to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 1st, 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,151
Posted By jocap
Arriving at 9.40...it will take time to get...

Arriving at 9.40...it will take time to get through the airport, and on to the shuttle to the port, then check in queues, so, yes, the children will probably be tired and want to get on board ASAP....
Forum: UK Cruisers October 1st, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,071
Posted By jocap
That's interesting....and will this food court be...

That's interesting....and will this food court be free food, or are pay places moving in?- perhaps a mixture of both?
I think a food court will move the crowds along a bit faster!
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