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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By jocap
Hi...I think most chip and pin machines still...

Hi...I think most chip and pin machines still have the swipe facility on them, but the problem can be that younger assistants won't know about it, or have never before seen a card being swiped. My...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,813
Posted By jocap
Remember that the TV News only shows the dramatic...

Remember that the TV News only shows the dramatic bits....and people are still flocking to Turkey, the Red Sea coasts and, yes, even Tunisia.
We have the same problem with TV News in the UK, so I'd...
Forum: UK Cruisers March 22nd, 2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By jocap
We were staying in a hotel next to City Dock,...

We were staying in a hotel next to City Dock, which RCI seem to use, and as soon as the gates were open, at 10-ish, we wheeled the luggage through to where the stevadores were standing and asked them...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 19th, 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By jocap
So I see....she's doing mainly round the British...

So I see....she's doing mainly round the British Isles and the Baltic this summer. :cool: So....presuming that the OP is travelling from Bridport to the sunny Caribbean.....plenty of water sports...
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 19th, 2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,909
Posted By jocap
Good- you look forward to something very special,...

Good- you look forward to something very special, and ignore the reviews....what can be poor about a beautiful 5 yr.old ship, freshly refurbished and full of activities- plus all the great ports...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 17th, 2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By jocap
Just guessing here....this year P&O cruised...

Just guessing here....this year P&O cruised Ventura- a Grand Class ship, the same as Ruby Princess etc.
Later we heard that this year, 2015, the much smaller ship Oceana -identical to Sea...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 17th, 2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By jocap
If it's your last big holiday, then I presume...

If it's your last big holiday, then I presume it's August, and if you're on Royal Princess, then it's Southampton to the Med. I'm not sure of your itinerary, but most likely it will be some of the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 17th, 2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By jocap
We've booked a month sailing from the UK to the...

We've booked a month sailing from the UK to the Caribbean and back- for next January. After our initial discussions, I thought it would go on the back burner for several months, until one of us...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 17th, 2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By jocap
Look at staying in pubs...they can be very...

Look at staying in pubs...they can be very reasonably priced, and pub grub is often fresh and locally sourced. I, too would suggest that you drive back from Edinburgh via the Lake District, perhaps...
Forum: The Pub March 17th, 2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,847
Posted By jocap
Like it! :D It's going to be an interesting...

Like it! :D
It's going to be an interesting season, for sure. There's lots of interest in the rugby, though, now...friends are flying out to Rome to watch Wales win...:)
We cruised before...
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 17th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,909
Posted By jocap
Strangely enough, we were today we were...

Strangely enough, we were today we were discussing why we enjoy Azura/Ventura much more than any of the other ships we've tried.
Like many ships in the summer holidays, they can get noisy, but we...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 14th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By jocap
Plus hundreds of thousands of children cruise...

Plus hundreds of thousands of children cruise around the Med from their local European ports....if they've had their fill of culture then it's a day at the beach or a water park. I've not heard of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 14th, 2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By jocap
Now, that IS good news! ;)

Now, that IS good news! ;)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 14th, 2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By jocap
I see you were on Indy in 2013; we were on her...

I see you were on Indy in 2013; we were on her the following May, and the muster was inside- a first for us in not having to take your life jacket. Mind you, the weather was pretty unpleasant in...
Forum: The Pub March 14th, 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,847
Posted By jocap
Well done- again... What would you do if you...

Well done- again...
What would you do if you were in charge of the English eleven? :rolleyes:
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 13th, 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By jocap
:D NCL Jade finishes her 7 years she had to do...

:D NCL Jade finishes her 7 years she had to do in the Med, and returns back across the Atlantic this autumn.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 13th, 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,727
Posted By jocap
.....but it made us interested in the Marco Polo...

.....but it made us interested in the Marco Polo for the first time.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 13th, 2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,211
Posted By jocap
The only cruise where we've mustered outside was...

The only cruise where we've mustered outside was on Thomson, which was taken VERY seriously, and we mustered next to the actual lifeboat we would have used in an emergency. You muster there, the...
Forum: UK Cruisers March 7th, 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,430
Posted By jocap
Have a look at cruises from Savona/Genoa to...

Have a look at cruises from Savona/Genoa to Venice and back with MSC, Costa and P&O Oceana. There will probably be some of those which touch more Italian ports than others.
We were once on a round...
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 7th, 2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By jocap
Be very aware of the strength of the sun in the...

Be very aware of the strength of the sun in the Med at that time of year- and especially at Ephesus, where there's no shade at all. The light reflects from the white marble roads, which have been...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 5th, 2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 872
Posted By jocap
It's a break from driving! All our holidays have...

It's a break from driving! All our holidays have included either touring with our own car or hiring abroad, and the best part of taking our own was finally stowing it on the ferry, then having a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 5th, 2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By jocap
I agree with Cadiz, and if you're not to good at...

I agree with Cadiz, and if you're not to good at walking, there's HOHO buses at the port gates. Some vast ports have shuttles, such as Livorno, Civitavecchia and Barcelona. The island of Rhodes has...
Forum: Thomson Cruises March 2nd, 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,589
Posted By jocap
I think it will stay as Splendour.....at one time...

I think it will stay as Splendour.....at one time Louis was going to buy NCL Dawn for Thomson, but it fell through and so they bought Costa Europa instead, but kept the Dawn name....majesty also...
Forum: UK Cruisers February 27th, 2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,207
Posted By jocap
A cruise rumour which turned out to be true! ...

A cruise rumour which turned out to be true!
Although people read that HM was to be in Hampshire that day, it was quelled a little when a local paper said she would be visiting Winchester cathedral....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 23rd, 2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By jocap
Tulloch...I just thought with your name it was...

Tulloch...I just thought with your name it was worth checking if you were from the UK, and I see from your posts that you're going on the lovely Azura, so I'll respond....
Try Staysure, who try to...
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