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Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By John Bull
Correct. Average depth is about two ft., except...

Correct.
Average depth is about two ft., except where channels have been dredged for the vaporettos etc.

JB :)
Forum: Italy Ports Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By John Bull
If they berth in Venice's cruise port, they go...

If they berth in Venice's cruise port, they go thro' the Giudecca - it's the only way in.

JB :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 430
Posted By John Bull
Yippeeee. The clock in my car is now correct,...

Yippeeee.
The clock in my car is now correct, first time since October.:)
And will remain correct until next October.:(

JB :)
Forum: Greece Ports Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By John Bull
Usually Syntagma Square, aka Constitution Square,...

Usually Syntagma Square, aka Constitution Square, opposite Parliament.
Has also been further down the main boulevard, opposite Temple of Zeus

JB :)
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 28th, 2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By John Bull
I've frequently seen Windsor taxi operators...

I've frequently seen Windsor taxi operators recommended on the 'net.
About half the cost of airport operators, so well worth the recommendation..
But I'd take the bus, cos I'm a cheapskate. :o
...
Forum: Asia March 28th, 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By John Bull
IMHO Halong City & environs aren't worth even a...

IMHO Halong City & environs aren't worth even a half-day tour, a tour to Hanoi isn't something to be left to chance, a junk tour you should be able to pick up if you get about a dozen folk together...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 28th, 2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By John Bull
Only ever heard debark from Americans. We give...

Only ever heard debark from Americans.
We give you a beautiful language, & you destroy it :D

JB :)
PS is that where the ugliness has crept into the other thread? ;)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 28th, 2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 24,706
Posted By John Bull
Since the add-on for drinks is mandatory, why not...

Since the add-on for drinks is mandatory, why not ditch the out-dated & over-played concept of adding that charge??????? It's just so damned simple & obvious to Europeans and a good few North...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 28th, 2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By John Bull
Usually in the arrivals hall about an hour after...

Usually in the arrivals hall about an hour after landing, sometime more like 90 minutes.
For European flights last check-in is normally 45 mins before flight time, but best not chance that with...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 28th, 2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By John Bull
For some ships, it's not possible to book "seats...

For some ships, it's not possible to book "seats on bus", you'd have to create or join a RollCall group of up to fifteen, with higher prices if the group size is below the 8 to 10 mark.
But for...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 28th, 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By John Bull
Heathrow is as boring & bland as other airports...

Heathrow is as boring & bland as other airports world-wide. Also depends which 12 hours, where your next flight is bound (domestic, Europe or inter-continental), whether luggage is booked through,...
Forum: Asia March 28th, 2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By John Bull
There are tourist sites both sides of the...

There are tourist sites both sides of the harbour, but the harbour isn't a barrier because there are road & MTR tunnels under it. But what a boring way to travel. IMHO the only way to cross is on the...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 27th, 2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By John Bull
Hasn't been required by Alla in the past. :) ...

Hasn't been required by Alla in the past. :)
And I think that's true of (all?) others.

JB :)
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 27th, 2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By John Bull
Bearing in mind that if you DIY to London you'll...

Bearing in mind that if you DIY to London you'll need to allow yourselves up to an hour for any delays heading back to the ship, you'll have less than 3 hours in London. Time for one ho-ho tour....
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 27th, 2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By John Bull
On a random date, a dozen direct Nat Express bus...

On a random date, a dozen direct Nat Express bus services from Heathrow to Southampton coach station from 00.30am to 10.30pm.
Did you enter Southampton cruise terminal as your destination? That...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 27th, 2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By John Bull
Sorry, but I'll disagree about Thomson. Smaller,...

Sorry, but I'll disagree about Thomson. Smaller, older ships & fairly basic entertainment. Limited dining options & in MDR dress is smart/casual plus one or two formal evenings which are observed far...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 27th, 2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By John Bull
Some years ago, in a van. Driver took an...

Some years ago, in a van. Driver took an interesting route - hills (Irish mountains ;)) & moorland going out, valleys & coast going back.
A good day.

JB :)
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 26th, 2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By John Bull
Did they learn their trade at Newark, Len? :D ...

Did they learn their trade at Newark, Len? :D

JB :)
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 26th, 2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,935
Posted By John Bull
I don't know about any St Petersburg trade...

I don't know about any St Petersburg trade association or cartel, Stan, but when there's a big change in currency values, shortages of supply, etc businesses will try to take a short-term advantage -...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 26th, 2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By John Bull
They just check & record the paperwork, no Q & A...

They just check & record the paperwork, no Q & A if it's all in order.

That takes longer than the process at most airports elsewhere in the world, but Stan may have been specifically referring to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 26th, 2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By John Bull
When cruise lines refer to "London" they usually...

When cruise lines refer to "London" they usually mean Southampton or Dover or Harwich, all about 80 miles from London.
That's no big deal, there are excellent transport links.
And a good choice of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 26th, 2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By John Bull
If going from London to Harwich, yes that change...

If going from London to Harwich, yes that change at Manningtree means down stairs, under the tracks, up stairs to the platform for the Harwich train. There's no elevator. :(

But from Harwich to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 25th, 2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By John Bull
Hi Claude & Virginia, For central London...

Hi Claude & Virginia,

For central London it's cheap & easy to use the train. :)
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Timetables & prices are available from about 12 weeks out. If your sailing is...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 25th, 2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,266
Posted By John Bull
Good. Glad that's been sorted. Here's a...

Good.
Glad that's been sorted.

Here's a street-view of 537 Wandsworth Road....
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 25th, 2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By John Bull
Well that makes it complicated to figure how much...

Well that makes it complicated to figure how much goes into his pocket. :confused:
How much of our income was profits from our private company & how much was our wages all depended on what was the...
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