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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 16th, 2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
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: 412
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: 1,064
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: 611
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: 20
Views: 1,449
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...
Forum: Spain Ports August 17th, 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By aquilegia
I wonder what Jesus would think of people...

I wonder what Jesus would think of people entering churches to sightsee rather than worship?
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 13th, 2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By aquilegia
It's one of those annoying journeys that, because...

It's one of those annoying journeys that, because of the route the trains take, is actually considerably longer by train than by car. But the train is certainly the cheapest way.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 12th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By aquilegia
Oh, I wasn't aware of that. I haven't been on...

Oh, I wasn't aware of that. I haven't been on Coral or Island. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 12th, 2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By aquilegia
Thank you for posting the link to the video,...

Thank you for posting the link to the video, Cornishpastyman. Took me back to a lovely day we spent on Suomenlinna. I really enjoyed Helsinki.
Forum: Italy Ports August 11th, 2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By aquilegia
They are an agent, not a bus operator. I would...

They are an agent, not a bus operator. I would be asking them who will actually be operating the shuttle and then see if anyone has experience of that bus company.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 10th, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By aquilegia
There is no pool in the Sanctuary.

There is no pool in the Sanctuary.
Forum: Need Help Using The Boards? Ask Here! August 10th, 2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,890
Posted By aquilegia
Until you mentioned they weren't working, I'd...

Until you mentioned they weren't working, I'd never even noticed that there were Thread Tools!
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 9th, 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By aquilegia
Malta is indeed a fascinating island. There are...

Malta is indeed a fascinating island. There are a lot of prehistoric remains there, including the famous underground burial site, the Hypogeum, which is a World Heritage site. You need to book well...
Forum: Family Cruises August 9th, 2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,503
Posted By aquilegia
This recent post suggests the market is no longer...

This recent post suggests the market is no longer there:

http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=43678665
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 8th, 2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By aquilegia
Just take a small amount and get the rest out...

Just take a small amount and get the rest out from an ATM, just like you would at home.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 8th, 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,473
Posted By aquilegia
You might try posting on the Ports of Call board,...

You might try posting on the Ports of Call board, Baltics, here:

http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=192
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 8th, 2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By aquilegia
Yes, you're right, John. Cruise & Maritime is...

Yes, you're right, John. Cruise & Maritime is operating her now and state she was refurbished and upgrade at a cost of $10 million euros in 2013. She is doing a couple of cruises to Norway and the...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 7th, 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By aquilegia
It's not far from the ship, in fact you will...

It's not far from the ship, in fact you will probably be able to see it. It won't take you more than 10 minutes in a taxi. It just depends on how early your ship leaves and when afternoon tea...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 7th, 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By aquilegia
Tenby is a small town. As John Bull says, here...

Tenby is a small town. As John Bull says, here is a large car/coach park above the North Beach, so if that's where your coach is waiting it would only be a 5 minute walk down to the beach. If it's...
Forum: River Cruising August 7th, 2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By aquilegia
I've been to both. I liked parts of Nuremberg...

I've been to both. I liked parts of Nuremberg well enough but you will have already called at other German towns on your cruise. Prague is magical, particularly when the Christmas market is in the...
Forum: River Cruising August 7th, 2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By aquilegia
Madeira is a lovely island, very green and with a...

Madeira is a lovely island, very green and with a good climate all year round. We have been fortunate enough to spend several winter holidays there. If you have the opportunity to spend some time...
Forum: River Cruising August 5th, 2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,932
Posted By aquilegia
The BMW tour wasn't in the cruise documents when...

The BMW tour wasn't in the cruise documents when we sailed either. The Cruise Director mentioned it in his talk the evening before and you signed up after the meeting either with the concierge or...
Forum: River Cruising August 4th, 2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,932
Posted By aquilegia
Thank you for the review. We did this itinerary...

Thank you for the review. We did this itinerary on the Viking Freya at the end of April and fortunately there were no problems with river levels. We took the BMW factory tour, which was the only...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 2nd, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By aquilegia
Customs is just a walk through (unless you have...

Customs is just a walk through (unless you have anything to declare or the officials watching you from behind one way glass think you look suspicious). It is immigration that takes the time and that...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports July 31st, 2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By aquilegia
Is it the case that the Spice Bazaar and the...

Is it the case that the Spice Bazaar and the Grand Bazaar are not open on Sundays?
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