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Forum: River Cruising Yesterday, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,119
Posted By aquilegia
I don't quite know how they manage the twin...

I don't quite know how they manage the twin configuration but I doubt they would have the bed touching the window. Even if there wasn't enough room to get round, there is the space between the...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports March 3rd, 2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By aquilegia
You can buy Madeira wine in a lot of places but...

You can buy Madeira wine in a lot of places but one of the best is Blandy's wine lodge in the main street, where you can taste various types. We have holidayed in Madeira a number of times and...
Forum: Spain Ports March 2nd, 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By aquilegia
Thank you mskaufman. Did you buy your tickets...

Thank you mskaufman. Did you buy your tickets online beforehand or just get them on the day?
Forum: Spain Ports March 2nd, 2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By aquilegia
Barcelona HoHo bus

Surprisingly, given that we always DIY, we have never used a HoHo bus, but are thinking of taking one in Barcelona on our forthcoming Med cruise. However, I'm slightly confused as to how they work. ...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 2nd, 2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By aquilegia
I don't understand what you mean by saying that's...

I don't understand what you mean by saying that's not the way it's done there. We went from the port to our hotel near Nyhavn by taxi and there were loads of taxis waiting at the port. In fact, we...
Forum: River Cruising March 1st, 2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By aquilegia
I was in Bologna for a few days a couple of weeks...

I was in Bologna for a few days a couple of weeks ago and really liked it. it. I've visited Italy a lot and it's definitely the least 'touristy' large Italian city I've ever been to. All the meals...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 1st, 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By aquilegia
the OP has not yet paid the balance. Read the...

the OP has not yet paid the balance. Read the second paragraph of his post.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 27th, 2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,736
Posted By aquilegia
<<<< We have two cabins for 2 persons so there is...

<<<< We have two cabins for 2 persons so there is plenty of space. >>>>

That isn't necessarily the point. There are often threads on these boards from people asking if they can book a certain...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 26th, 2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By aquilegia
No! This is wrong. It may be the case with...

No! This is wrong. It may be the case with Australian cruises, but if a cruise line adds autotips for US passengers, it charges UK passengers the same rate in exactly the same way. They are not...
Forum: Italy Ports February 22nd, 2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By aquilegia
Are you sure you really need a tour? Venice is a...

Are you sure you really need a tour? Venice is a place that is very easy to explore yourself with a good guide book by vaporetto and on foot.
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 22nd, 2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,120
Posted By aquilegia
Misunderstanding on my part. I thought you meant...

Misunderstanding on my part. I thought you meant he'd come and gone from the thread.
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 21st, 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,120
Posted By aquilegia
Well, if you scroll a few posts up from yours...

Well, if you scroll a few posts up from yours you'll find he came back today to update us on how it went.
Forum: River Cruising February 21st, 2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By aquilegia
That sounds the same place that we docked last...

That sounds the same place that we docked last year. The metro is very easy to use.
Forum: River Cruising February 20th, 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By aquilegia
I can't quite work out where your extra lunches...

I can't quite work out where your extra lunches and dinners are coming from? Are you choosing to eat a meal out in every port, rather than returning to the boat?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 19th, 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By aquilegia
To answer your last question first. If there is...

To answer your last question first. If there is considered any serious threat to passengers, a cruise line will omit a port. But I believe you are worrying unnecessarily. No cruise lines are...
Forum: River Cruising February 14th, 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,947
Posted By aquilegia
In Europe, ATMs at banks do not usually make any...

In Europe, ATMs at banks do not usually make any charges for using their machine. The fees you pay will be those charged by your own bank.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe February 6th, 2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By aquilegia
You are correct in thinking that you will have to...

You are correct in thinking that you will have to go to Brussels to catch the Eurostar train to London. But you can buy a train ticket to London on the Eurostar website which will include the...
Forum: Italy Ports February 1st, 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By aquilegia
fabnfortysomething, I've just looked at P&O...

fabnfortysomething, I've just looked at P&O cruises explanation on this and they don't mention anything about a distinction between calling at EU and non-EU ports.
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Forum: Italy Ports February 1st, 2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By aquilegia
I don't think it has anything to do with whether...

I don't think it has anything to do with whether the ship calls at a non-EU port or night. It is where the cruise starts that determines it and there are different rates and regulations. Spain...
Forum: First Time Cruisers January 31st, 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,100
Posted By aquilegia
When you get to the box which shows the name and...

When you get to the box which shows the name and date of your cruise and the number of roll call members, try ignoring the link that says 'View roll call' and click on the one in the right of the box...
Forum: River Cruising January 27th, 2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,211
Posted By aquilegia
River cruises are more expensive for the reasons...

River cruises are more expensive for the reasons Host Jazzbeau has stated. But most of the main river cruise lines include wine and beer with meals, and also daily guided excursions.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 22nd, 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By aquilegia
Just in case it is not clear, Greenwich is...

Just in case it is not clear, Greenwich is actually a part of London.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe January 20th, 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By aquilegia
A number of local bus companies do tours to...

A number of local bus companies do tours to Stonehenge from Bath eg Madmax Tours, Scarpa Tours, Lion Tours, so you can easily do it as a day trip.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question January 18th, 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,251
Posted By aquilegia
I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. Are...

I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. Are you suggesting that the major cruise lines which have stringent restrictions on smoking (no smoking on balconies or in public rooms, only on certain...
Forum: River Cruising January 18th, 2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By aquilegia
As far as I know, none of the river cruise lines...

As far as I know, none of the river cruise lines have formal evenings. If you choose an itinerary you like on one of the mainstream lines, you can't go far wrong.
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