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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By John Bull
Azamara are small enough to sail up the Saigon...

Azamara are small enough to sail up the Saigon River & port in the city.
Be on deck for the sail-in.:cool:

They used to port at Ben Nha Rong (put "Bonsai River Cruise" into Googlemaps), only a 15...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By John Bull
Plenty of taxis at Portsmouth Harbour -it's a...

Plenty of taxis at Portsmouth Harbour -it's a travel interchange with buses, cross-harbour ferries & ferries to the Isle of Wight as well as being adjacent to the historic dockyard & ships, Gunwharf...
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By John Bull
After dark is the time to be in Venice. :cool: ...

After dark is the time to be in Venice. :cool:
All the trippers have gone, the heat of the day has gone, the place is quiet & relaxed.

Cadburysmom says early morning is a great time too.
I'll...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By John Bull
I get the impression that nowadays everyone has...

I get the impression that nowadays everyone has to exit the port via the new Cruise Terminal - which is at the far end of the cruise quays.
Tom's "30 minute walk" ties in with that - previously...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,866
Posted By John Bull
First of all, sorry your cruise got screwed-up,...

First of all, sorry your cruise got screwed-up, regardless of fault. And the grief can't have helped your medical condition.

But despite being a long post there's some important missing detail....
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By John Bull
My info on Golden Tours being a little...

My info on Golden Tours being a little out-of-date and London Toolkit being a little more positive about their offering, I checked recent T/A reviews.
Sadly they're just as poor as earlier reviews....
Forum: France Ports July 27th, 2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By John Bull
Dammit. I've visited the American War museums ...

Dammit.
I've visited the American War museums in Saigon & the Cu Chi Tunnels and China Beach in Vietnam. And Gettysburg, Petersburg, Harpers Ferry and other American Civil War sights. And Little...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 27th, 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By John Bull
Ho-hos are great if you're on them. Not so...

Ho-hos are great if you're on them.
Not so great for Londoners like Globaliser who get stuck behind them :D

Time you got out of the Big Bad City, G.,
come & live in the countryside :)

JB :)
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 27th, 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By John Bull
A cheaper alternative to port parking is...

A cheaper alternative to port parking is http://www.southamptoncruiseparking.co.uk/
It's on the opposite side of Southampton Water & includes a 20 minute minibus transfer. As a rule of thumb,...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 27th, 2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By John Bull
I'll concur with the others. :) For city...

I'll concur with the others. :)
For city traffic, Centraal Station puts you deeper in the mire than Leidseplein, whereas from Schipol you're already out of the city & on your way.

Yes, parking in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 27th, 2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By John Bull
It's 22 miles. something under half an hour. ...

It's 22 miles. something under half an hour.
The route is the M20 motorway

It's currently having frequent problems Dover-bound due to French strikes & migrant issues. When anything like that...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 27th, 2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By John Bull
There's little to choose on price or service or...

There's little to choose on price or service or reviews, as you've probably figured - itsanita was perhaps unlucky with the balance that day.

As mommabear's post, the main routes are the same,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 27th, 2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By John Bull
Yikes, you're having more navigation grief than I...

Yikes, you're having more navigation grief than I did on day one.
And I'm a techno-dumbo :D

But well worth persevering, there's stax of useful info on the site.

Unless you "un-subscribe" to...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports July 26th, 2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By John Bull
Just to clarify on local buses mentioned by...

Just to clarify on local buses mentioned by roothy & shemp.
Good little local bus services around town & up to Europa Point, and a frequent double-deck service to the Spanish border that takes no...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 25th, 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By John Bull
Simon, Bob, eandj, & I are all singing from the...

Simon, Bob, eandj, & I are all singing from the same song-sheet on this one. ;)

Whichever bus you buy tickets for, you can switch to the other provided there is space on the bus.

It's rather...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By John Bull
Thomson have based ships in the UK in the past....

Thomson have based ships in the UK in the past. operating mainly out of Liverpool but they did encounter problems with poor access to berthing at Liverpool.

I guess they feel they get better...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 22nd, 2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By John Bull
This is a taxi from Bruges back to your ship in...

This is a taxi from Bruges back to your ship in Zeebrugge port, yes?

It's about 11 miles, 30 minutes.

I reckon it pretty pointless to arrange a taxi to Bruges before about 8.30am
...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 21st, 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By John Bull
Consider Thomson. They have Caribbean cruises...

Consider Thomson.
They have Caribbean cruises which include a port-of-call visit to Colon, in Panama.
Although the ship doesn't sail the canal, they offer a full-day excursion from Colon by coach...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 21st, 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By John Bull
Good point. Your train's end-destination will...

Good point.
Your train's end-destination will be Bournemouth or Poole or Weymouth.

Sometimes departures to these destinations are within a few minutes of each-other - since you have Megatrain...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 21st, 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By John Bull
Royal Princess has three sailings in August, all...

Royal Princess has three sailings in August, all three are from Ocean Cruise Terminal (berth 46), same as WAVTAM.

Since you're at the same hotel, the walk will be the same.
But the weather...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 21st, 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By John Bull
Smiths for Airports are highly-regarded and good...

Smiths for Airports are highly-regarded and good value. They're based at the Southampton end, so they're fine for central London to Southampton and Southampton to Heathrow.
But Heathrow to central...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 21st, 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,161
Posted By John Bull
They're the closest I can think of, & nothing to...

They're the closest I can think of, & nothing to choose between them.

A walk to the Co-op in the High Street is the more interesting, and a few watering holes on the way.
The Tesco is in a...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports July 21st, 2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By John Bull
I guess four fit adults with reasonable rolling...

I guess four fit adults with reasonable rolling luggage could walk from the cruise port to the Kabitas ferry in 15 minutes but I don't know the frequency of the ferries to the various jetties on the...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 21st, 2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By John Bull
Cracked it. :) This is Premier Inn, County...

Cracked it. :)

This is Premier Inn, County Hall.
Swing the camera 180degrees & you can see the footbridge which crosses the street to enter the station at platform level....
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe July 21st, 2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By John Bull
Ten minutes should be enough. But your ticket is...

Ten minutes should be enough. But your ticket is only good for that particular train, so give yourselves 20 ;)

On the same side of York Street as County Hall, use the steps & pedestrian bridge...
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