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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By aquilegia
Milford Haven - take a trip to Pembroke Castle.

Milford Haven - take a trip to Pembroke Castle.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By aquilegia
Note that London (Southampton) is very...

Note that London (Southampton) is very misleading. Southampton is 75 miles from London. You aren't very likely to find a cruise which actually goes to London, they are few and far between.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics October 20th, 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By aquilegia
Norwegian woollen goods are usually of high...

Norwegian woollen goods are usually of high quality and very hard-wearing. They make nice gifts but they're often very heavy which can be a problem if you're restricted for weight flying home.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 20th, 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By aquilegia
I much prefer the DropandGo independent luggage...

I much prefer the DropandGo independent luggage storage outlet in Nieuwe Neustraat, about 5 minutes walk from the station. The staff are very efficient and friendly and the prices are good, 4 Euros...
Forum: Italy Ports October 11th, 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By aquilegia
Marazul is right. 14 carat gold is unusual in...

Marazul is right. 14 carat gold is unusual in Europe, including UK. Cheap and cheerful jewellery is 9 carat, more expensive stuff is 18 carat, with 22 carat common for wedding rings.
Forum: River Cruising October 10th, 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,913
Posted By aquilegia
Yes, in fact they encourage you to bring on wine...

Yes, in fact they encourage you to bring on wine from the ports you visit.
Forum: First Time Cruisers October 8th, 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By aquilegia
I have never heard of a cruise line that did not...

I have never heard of a cruise line that did not supply hair dryers and towels.
Forum: Italy Ports October 7th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By aquilegia
You're quite right. I hadn't noticed that...

You're quite right. I hadn't noticed that sticky, I read further up the page above the list of Italy ports,where it has Notices and just refers to recommendations.
Forum: Italy Ports October 6th, 2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By aquilegia
No reason it should be. It's starting a thread...

No reason it should be. It's starting a thread to recommend a tour company that's not allowed. You can start a thread to complain about one.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 6th, 2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,806
Posted By aquilegia
We really enjoyed Vigo. We took the Tourist...

We really enjoyed Vigo. We took the Tourist Office bus tour which took one and a half hours and was pretty cheap. There is a very nice beach area just outside the city, some nice buildings and...
Forum: River Cruising October 5th, 2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By aquilegia
As another Princess and Viking cruiser, I really...

As another Princess and Viking cruiser, I really enjoyed your review. While I agree with the poster a priori that ocean and river cruises are two completely different products, I still think a...
Forum: River Cruising October 5th, 2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By aquilegia
There are not usually problems with locks. There...

There are not usually problems with locks. There was an issue with a broken lock on the Danube this year but that was very unusual. The water levels are a problem if they are either too low...
Forum: First Time Cruisers October 4th, 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By aquilegia
I really don't see why you should have a problem....

I really don't see why you should have a problem. Many of the major cruise lines ban smoking in cabins, balconies and most public areas and you will find vegetarian options in the main dining rooms...
Forum: Italy Ports October 3rd, 2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By aquilegia
From what EuroMark says, it sounds as though they...

From what EuroMark says, it sounds as though they are like Viator and cruisexcursions.com ie a tour agent, not a tour operator. The quality of the tours is therefore always going to depend on which...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports October 2nd, 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By aquilegia
What has Greece to do with Malta? And the...

What has Greece to do with Malta? And the airport in Greece concerned was Aktion, Preveza, which as well as having a small terminal for civilian charter flights during the summer season, is also a...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe September 30th, 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By aquilegia
The OP is considering a British Isles cruise, not...

The OP is considering a British Isles cruise, not a mainland Europe one. In fact, the UK Meteorological Office records for this summer show that only August was cooler than usual. May, June and...
Forum: River Cruising September 28th, 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By aquilegia
You will find that travellers cheques are rarely...

You will find that travellers cheques are rarely used by Europeans these days. You may have difficulty in finding places to change them. I would advise you just to use ATMs and credit cards.
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports September 25th, 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By aquilegia
Most of the popular sights (Blue Mosque, Hagia...

Most of the popular sights (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Cisterns, Grand Bazaar) are in the Sultanahmet area anyway.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe September 22nd, 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By aquilegia
I have recently taken a short break in Amsterdam....

I have recently taken a short break in Amsterdam. There a number of different cards available. I bought a basic GVB 72 hour travel card for 16.50 euros, I think a 96 hour one would have been 23.50...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe September 21st, 2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By aquilegia
Most, if not all, cathedrals and churches do not...

Most, if not all, cathedrals and churches do not charge people who are entering them in order to attend a service. If you want to go inside to admire the architecture etc, rather to use it as a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 16th, 2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By aquilegia
I have done this itinerary in reverse, but not at...

I have done this itinerary in reverse, but not at that time of year. I would think it would be a bit too chilly. You might get more replies if you post in the River Cruising forum here:
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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe September 15th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By aquilegia
If your shuttle drops you off near the...

If your shuttle drops you off near the Rijksmuseum, canal tours also leave from Stadhouderskade which is only a 10min walk away. I think the boats leave quarter past and quarter to the hour and take...
Forum: River Cruising September 15th, 2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By aquilegia
The included tours usually take place in the...

The included tours usually take place in the morning and give you an overview. If it's a small place, it may be a walking tour or if it's a city it will be a coach tour with photo stops and a bit of...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 9th, 2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By aquilegia
They have been arranging these tours for years...

They have been arranging these tours for years and know exactly what they are doing. They do the further sites on the first day and on the second day they are in St Petersburg within easy reach of...
Forum: River Cruising September 9th, 2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,598
Posted By aquilegia
Have you ever been on a river cruise? I'm sorry,...

Have you ever been on a river cruise? I'm sorry, but I think this is a really bad idea for a multi-generational trip. Even if Viking will take them (and reading Stratheden' post I think it's...
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