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Forum: Spain Ports April 19th, 2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By aquilegia
It's some years since I went to Drach Caves, but...

It's some years since I went to Drach Caves, but as far as I can remember a guide took you down through the caves to the pool, where you sat down on stone benches and boats appeared with musicians on...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 15th, 2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,788
Posted By aquilegia
And I hope poster#8 wasn't really planning to...

And I hope poster#8 wasn't really planning to bring a travel iron on board!
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 12th, 2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By aquilegia
Have a look on the Trip Advisor London forum and...

Have a look on the Trip Advisor London forum and you'll find that a lot of people don't consider the London Pass good value, unless you're going to visit all the attractions. A lot of people...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 9th, 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By aquilegia
Istanbul is really very easy to DIY. You can get...

Istanbul is really very easy to DIY. You can get a tram from about 5 minutes walk from the port which will take you into the Sultanahmet area, where you'll find most of the main sights are within...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics April 7th, 2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By aquilegia
The tour group visa is only valid when you're on...

The tour group visa is only valid when you're on a tour. If you want to get off the ship on your own the next day, you will have to have obtained individual visas for all of you before you leave...
Forum: Family Cruises April 6th, 2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By aquilegia
Presumably you know that, even if you are doing a...

Presumably you know that, even if you are doing a private tour of St Petersburg the first day, you would still all need individual visas for the second day if you were going round the city on your...
Forum: Greece Ports April 5th, 2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By aquilegia
Well, backsbanny, I don't much care for your use...

Well, backsbanny, I don't much care for your use of the word 'fake, which implies deliberate deceit. Perhaps you can explain to me why the website www.visitgreece.gr, which as I'm sure you know is...
Forum: Greece Ports April 4th, 2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By aquilegia
The station at Piraeus is a metro station. The...

The station at Piraeus is a metro station. The metro line may run overground at that point so the station isn't underground, but it is still part of the metro system and classed as a metro station.
Forum: Italy Ports March 31st, 2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By aquilegia
I think the regulated cost of a gondola ride now...

I think the regulated cost of a gondola ride now (the prices went up fairly recently) is 80 euros for 30 minutes in the day and around 100 (or maybe 110) euros in the evening (this is the price for a...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 31st, 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By aquilegia
Veeraswamy has been there since the 1920s. It's...

Veeraswamy has been there since the 1920s. It's the UK's oldest Indian restaurant. I can remember being taken there as a small child many years ago and I thought it was incredibly exotic!
Forum: Italy Ports March 30th, 2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By aquilegia
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Italy Ports March 29th, 2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By aquilegia
Not on cruises from Italy, no.

Not on cruises from Italy, no.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 29th, 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By aquilegia
We used Drop & Go, which is an independent...

We used Drop & Go, which is an independent luggage storage facility about 5 minutes walk from Centraal station. They were reasonably priced and we found them very good.
Forum: Italy Ports March 29th, 2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By aquilegia
That's how I understand it. I've been on a...

That's how I understand it. I've been on a cruise out of Italy but as I don't use the spa or buy photos and I rarely get anything from the shop, I wouldn't be likely to have noticed it.
Forum: Greece Ports March 29th, 2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By aquilegia
The sea around Lefkas island is lovely, with lots...

The sea around Lefkas island is lovely, with lots of little islets and bays. Lefkas itself is very nice and Lefkas Town is very interesting.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 29th, 2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By aquilegia
I don't see why you couldn't get a bus or taxi to...

I don't see why you couldn't get a bus or taxi to the area, but as far as i know you then have to take a boat trip to the Grotto, which is actually several caves. It's a while since I last...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 28th, 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By aquilegia
London is full of fine theatres. I'm not sure...

London is full of fine theatres. I'm not sure why you particularly want to go to the Old Vic. Theatre tickets are expensive, so wouldn't it be better to reserach what's on at all the theatres and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 28th, 2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 872
Posted By aquilegia
And the Bon Voyage experience is only at the port...

And the Bon Voyage experience is only at the port of embarkation, not at any port called at during the cruise.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 27th, 2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,847
Posted By aquilegia
It's south-eastern areas that border Syria, not...

It's south-eastern areas that border Syria, not south-western.

We vacation in Turkey every year and I have never felt remotely unsafe there, even when walking on my own. It's a different culture,...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 22nd, 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By aquilegia
I know what you mean, Bob, but I think you've put...

I know what you mean, Bob, but I think you've put it a bit confusingly.The flight time is still 1 and a half hours!.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 22nd, 2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By aquilegia
You can fly direct from Southampton Airport to...

You can fly direct from Southampton Airport to Amsterdam. It takes just over an hour.
Forum: River Cruising March 22nd, 2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By aquilegia
I don't know the answer to this but I don't think...

I don't know the answer to this but I don't think the river cruise lines would have much incentive to do this. Unlike ocean cruises, where there are often several thousand passengers, a river cruise...
Forum: River Cruising March 22nd, 2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,471
Posted By aquilegia
This idea of white only being able to be worn...

This idea of white only being able to be worn before/after certain dates (Easter, Labor Day?) is an American thing; believe me, people in the UK and Europe are completely baffled by this type of...
Forum: River Cruising March 22nd, 2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,935
Posted By aquilegia
Thanks for posting the menu, JVilleGal, it was...

Thanks for posting the menu, JVilleGal, it was interesting. I don't recall Viking menus in detail but I can't say I'm unduy impressed with the Avalon ones. They look very 'American' to me, rather...
Forum: Spain Ports March 21st, 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By aquilegia
The Vigo tourist information run a cheap...

The Vigo tourist information run a cheap sightseeing bus from near where the ship docks. It's not a HoHo, you don't get off, but it goes all round the city with a recorded commentary and also goes...
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