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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By jocap
We're not long back from RCI in Southampton, and...

We're not long back from RCI in Southampton, and we took the allowed 2 bottles of wine with us. Their rules are stricter than Thomson/P&O and similar, thus we presumed their vigilance would also be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,914
Posted By jocap
Husband's is Princess Cays, for all snorkelling...

Husband's is Princess Cays, for all snorkelling activities.
Mine is the white sands of the Isle of Iona, and Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull, Hebrides.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By jocap
We decide on a cruise for either the ports or the...

We decide on a cruise for either the ports or the ship- sometimes we get both...
We wanted to go on Independence OTS before she left the UK for good, so the itinerary was secondary.
We wanted to do...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By jocap
The last time we were in Corfu, there was an...

The last time we were in Corfu, there was an excursion to a hotel on the beach, not far from Corfu town. I think that might be an alternative if you find plan A doesn't work. You can hire a car at...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By jocap
She has her loyal customers....you do know that...

She has her loyal customers....you do know that she's an adult only ship? (just in case you've half a dozen teenagers with you! ;))
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By jocap
Welcome to Cruise Critic- enjoy your cruise on...

Welcome to Cruise Critic- enjoy your cruise on this beautiful, traditional ship. :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By jocap
This year, P&O's Ventura is visiting Corsica in...

This year, P&O's Ventura is visiting Corsica in her fortnightly cruise from Venice to Genoa. Next year the ship doing that route will be Oceana although I don't know if the ports will be exactly the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 24th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By jocap
With P&O, the normal meeting place is off the...

With P&O, the normal meeting place is off the ship, but quite close to it.
Check the ports of call page for Norwegian tours, as there are some excursions run by the town or village itself, such as...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 24th, 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By jocap
I'm sure you know this already, but for anyone...

I'm sure you know this already, but for anyone else reading, check the date on your EHIC, as the first bunch of users didn't realise there was a time limit...Hopefully you won't need to use them!;)...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 16th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By jocap
If you fly into London, there are various Baltic...

If you fly into London, there are various Baltic cruises going from Harwich- I see HAL and RCI, and from Dover- Saga (over 50s), Disney and others. They're on various days, so some should return you...
Forum: UK Cruisers July 16th, 2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,424
Posted By jocap
Do we really want to watch the rest? I suppose...

Do we really want to watch the rest?
I suppose we will, if only to see if it gets any better.
But where were the ports? isn't that what cruising's about?
I understand that it was filmed over a 5...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 16th, 2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,650
Posted By jocap
[QUOTE=Oceansounds11;43236683]Thanks once again...

[QUOTE=Oceansounds11;43236683]Thanks once again for ALL the advice. I was planning on leaving his phone at home, and I think my mind is made up now after reading previous post regarding cell phones...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 7th, 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By jocap
We were on Indy in May, and yes, there's a lot of...

We were on Indy in May, and yes, there's a lot of things happening on board.
As for it being very American- no, there were about 500 from the US, many of whom had stayed on board for a week in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 2nd, 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,078
Posted By jocap
You'll probably enjoy the experience, for the...

You'll probably enjoy the experience, for the sheer novelty- we certainly did on our first cruise! :cool:
Remember, though, that you don't have to eat there every night....we were 1/2 way through a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 2nd, 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By jocap
I'm not sure which P&O/Princess "Grand Class"...

I'm not sure which P&O/Princess "Grand Class" have covered pools, other than Ventura, which has a sliding roof.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 2nd, 2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,282
Posted By jocap
The OP said from Tampa to Harwich.....it is...

The OP said from Tampa to Harwich.....it is extraordinarily difficult to admit any animal into the UK, so the pooches would have to have much more than documents from a Dr or service dog provider....
Forum: UK Cruisers July 2nd, 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By jocap
I suppose it's competition with the charter...

I suppose it's competition with the charter packages used by P&O, which have tried full fly/cruise packages to the same destinations this year.....
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 2nd, 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By jocap
I don't know which shops you have near you, but...

I don't know which shops you have near you, but Asda and Matalan have been known to sell cheap dinner jackets for under £20...say €22....which would be a saving for you; try a large supermarket, or...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 2nd, 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,361
Posted By jocap
There's two ways of going about that from the...

There's two ways of going about that from the UK....buy your ESTA, book your flight (or check out which flight the cruise line is offering, and for how much), then sail from the USA.
Or take a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 25th, 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By jocap
The last time we left our suitcases was after our...

The last time we left our suitcases was after our ship had called at Gibraltar before returning to Southampton, and we were using one of the coaches to return home.
Customs were out in force that...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 25th, 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,078
Posted By jocap
No, we're no longer interested in the big tables...

No, we're no longer interested in the big tables nor the set hours, and even freedom dining can be a noisy experience. We like to be able to eat when we want, but this year we tried a cruise line...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 25th, 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By jocap
We've usually holidayed in the Med during half...

We've usually holidayed in the Med during half term week (third week in Oct) for many years, and had reasonably mild weather but the autumn rains are starting, and the daylight hours are less, so the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International June 25th, 2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By jocap
It all changed this May, as check-in staff are...

It all changed this May, as check-in staff are trying to prepare for next year when there will be several extra large ships in Southampton, including Anthem of the Seas, another RCI, Royal Princess...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 17th, 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By jocap
We self disembark in the UK, because we have a...

We self disembark in the UK, because we have a day's driving ahead and like to get away from the port before rush hour starts; we've not found this a struggle because suitcases today are well...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question June 14th, 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,487
Posted By jocap
Yes, that has been our experience on several P&O...

Yes, that has been our experience on several P&O cruises- very few announcements. It was very different when we recently tried RCI, and I gave up listening because there were so many, mainly about...
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