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Forum: River Cruising January 27th, 2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By aquilegia
River cruises are more expensive for the reasons...

River cruises are more expensive for the reasons Host Jazzbeau has stated. But most of the main river cruise lines include wine and beer with meals, and also daily guided excursions.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 22nd, 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By aquilegia
Just in case it is not clear, Greenwich is...

Just in case it is not clear, Greenwich is actually a part of London.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 20th, 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By aquilegia
A number of local bus companies do tours to...

A number of local bus companies do tours to Stonehenge from Bath eg Madmax Tours, Scarpa Tours, Lion Tours, so you can easily do it as a day trip.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 18th, 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,883
Posted By aquilegia
I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. Are...

I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. Are you suggesting that the major cruise lines which have stringent restrictions on smoking (no smoking on balconies or in public rooms, only on certain...
Forum: River Cruising January 18th, 2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By aquilegia
As far as I know, none of the river cruise lines...

As far as I know, none of the river cruise lines have formal evenings. If you choose an itinerary you like on one of the mainstream lines, you can't go far wrong.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics January 16th, 2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,830
Posted By aquilegia
Bruges (Brugge) is not on the coast. It is...

Bruges (Brugge) is not on the coast. It is Zeebrugge which is on the coast. Bruges is a separate town about 10 miles inland.
Forum: Spain Ports January 16th, 2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By aquilegia
When we were there, they only had a couple of...

When we were there, they only had a couple of cars at the dock and brought all the rest over from the airport, which I think must be their main base. I'm sure you'll get a car one way or the other.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 16th, 2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,755
Posted By aquilegia
If you are going to tip anyone, plucasana, please...

If you are going to tip anyone, plucasana, please give them £s. Euros are not going to be of any use to them unless they're planning a holiday to the Eurozone.
Forum: River Cruising January 16th, 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By aquilegia
The ship will dock within about 10 minutes walk...

The ship will dock within about 10 minutes walk of a Metro station. We went on the included bus and walking tour in the morning, which ended right in the city centre. If you didn't want to return...
Forum: Spain Ports January 15th, 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By aquilegia
I don't understand what they mean either. We...

I don't understand what they mean either. We hired a car from Cicar about 15 months ago and found them very pleasant. We booked online and collected it at the dock office. I certainly wouldn't be...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 15th, 2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,522
Posted By aquilegia
In Italy, the law does actually state that...

In Italy, the law does actually state that non-Italians must carry their passport with them.
Forum: Spain Ports January 13th, 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By aquilegia
You might get more replies if you post this on...

You might get more replies if you post this on the Other Mediterranean Ports board. Madeira (it's never called Madeira Island by the way) isn't a Spanish port, it's part of Portugal.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 11th, 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By aquilegia
I remember as a child being given streamers to...

I remember as a child being given streamers to throw a couple of times. I was in two minds about it - I loved seeing all the brightly coloured streamers but when the ship moved away from the dock I...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 10th, 2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By aquilegia
Well, you should really ask your own doctor who...

Well, you should really ask your own doctor who knows your circumstances. However, I travel to Greece and/or Turkey every year on vacation and no vaccinations have ever been required. I would...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics January 9th, 2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By aquilegia
I did a Baltics cruise a few years ago in June...

I did a Baltics cruise a few years ago in June and the temperature was in the 80s for a lot of the time. On your other point, I think Baltic cruises tend to be expensive anyway, but well worth it.
Forum: Italy Ports January 9th, 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By aquilegia
Exactly. The train is going to be your cheapest...

Exactly. The train is going to be your cheapest option and is no more likely to cause you problems than a hire car or private bus.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 9th, 2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By aquilegia
That was my thought too. So often there are...

That was my thought too. So often there are people here complaining that the category of cabin they want appears to be sold out months in advance as it is. It really doesn't need people holding on...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 9th, 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By aquilegia
It is called Air Passenger Duty but I've seen...

It is called Air Passenger Duty but I've seen some travel sites refer to it as airport exit fees. I don't recall the exact amounts; it varies according to whether you are flying short or long haul...
Forum: River Cruising January 6th, 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,397
Posted By aquilegia
We cruised on the Freya 9 months ago. We had a...

We cruised on the Freya 9 months ago. We had a French balcony cbin which we found just fine. The cruises are so port intensive I wasn't interested in paying extra for a proper balcony I could sit...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 5th, 2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By aquilegia
While a car is good for exploring the Cotswolds,...

While a car is good for exploring the Cotswolds, you won't need it in Bath itself and parking is difficult there at the best of times. I would go to Bath by train and spend a day or two exploring...
Forum: First Time Cruisers December 30th, 2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By aquilegia
As this is your first cruise, I think you've made...

As this is your first cruise, I think you've made a good choice with P&O. Hurtigruten do not provide a typical cruise experience as that is not their primary function and Cruise & Maritime are a...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe December 29th, 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By aquilegia
It is a long way from Southampton to Thornbury...

It is a long way from Southampton to Thornbury Castle and from Thornbury Castle to London. It's going to be quite expensive. You could look at getting a train or bus to/from Bristol and just use a...
Forum: River Cruising December 28th, 2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,894
Posted By aquilegia
Steamboats, I assumed that the cruise is aimed at...

Steamboats, I assumed that the cruise is aimed at vegans. I meant that I couldn't understand why someone like the OP, who seems to eat meat, would choose to go a whole cruise eating an unfamiliar...
Forum: River Cruising December 28th, 2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,894
Posted By aquilegia
Yes, I do know that.

Yes, I do know that.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe December 28th, 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By aquilegia
If you want to go into Windsor Castle grounds you...

If you want to go into Windsor Castle grounds you will have to pay the full entrance fee and, as WatchHill says, you have to go through security. I think they X-ray your bags. This is a Royal...
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