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Forum: UK Cruisers September 12th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,298
Posted By John Bull
No, Marie, you won,t have to haul your luggage...

No, Marie, you won,t have to haul your luggage off the bus. :)

You,ll be met at arrivals in any terminal by an RCI rep or their shore agents and led to the bus.

You,ll have to haul your bags...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics September 10th, 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By John Bull
Whether Alla or the others put a group together...

Whether Alla or the others put a group together or you have to do that yourselves depends on your ship - with an RCI ship I,m pretty sure they,ll be happy to take your individual booking and pair you...
Forum: Italy Ports September 9th, 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Roothy. Both are A-list. Unless you want...

Hi, Roothy.
Both are A-list.
Unless you want to visit Murano, IMHO Venice can be explored in a single day. It,s very much a tourist destination.
Since it.s your embarkation port you,ll want to...
Forum: France Ports September 2nd, 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By John Bull
Close to the ship, as a previous post the crew...

Close to the ship, as a previous post the crew are a good bet. Or look for a little crowd of people all busy texting. Or cafes n bars which offer Free Wifi - but check whether customers are happily...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 29th, 2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By John Bull
Hi Dave, from somewhere very remote in British...

Hi Dave, from somewhere very remote in British Columbia (or is it Alberta)

All in jest. :)
But yes, very 1960's :rolleyes:

So I,ll switch my disparagement to Canadian clam chowder ;)
With...
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports August 29th, 2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By John Bull
Hi Roothy, There are duty free booze n smokes...

Hi Roothy,
There are duty free booze n smokes bargains in Gib, but yes, to reinforce your point there are also plenty of rip-offs, ESP in electronics. And Gib is a dumping ground for last-years...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 29th, 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By John Bull
Chipping in from somewhere quite remote in...

Chipping in from somewhere quite remote in British Columbia, all fingers n thumbs on my I-pad.
I strongly recommend early unassisted disembarkation, ie haul your own bags from the cabin, this wil be...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By John Bull
Hi, Alaskanb. In New Mexico. :confused: :D ...

Hi, Alaskanb. In New Mexico. :confused: :D

Nope, not this time.
In brief, SF, coastal Hwy1 to Seattle, Jasper, Glacier Nat Park, Yellowstone, Black Hills, Chicago, Dearborn (Model T pilgrimage...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By John Bull
To Portsmouth $50 sounds very cheap for a...

To Portsmouth
$50 sounds very cheap for a one-way rental.
Sure it's not £50?
Does it include all the add-ons?
What's the latest return time for the car?
And make sure the fuel policy is...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By John Bull
You can walk from PIWQ to the port gate in five...

You can walk from PIWQ to the port gate in five minutes by cutting through the parking lot of the Holiday Inn. Then the terminal, which looks to be one minute away, is more like another 5 - you know...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By John Bull
Holiday Inn (Herbert Walker Ave) is alongside...

Holiday Inn (Herbert Walker Ave) is alongside port gate 8, right by the Celeb terminal (City Cruise Terminal). Rather dated hotel but popular with cruisers because of its location. Rooms at the front...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 24th, 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By John Bull
Aquacars or www.smithsforairports.com or...

Aquacars or www.smithsforairports.com or www.westquaycars for private transfer.
I agree, Corfie, £17 is way too low - more like £30 to 40. But the £75 quoted by Vic was to Heathrow, & that's good...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 23rd, 2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By John Bull
The last passengers will probably be off the ship...

The last passengers will probably be off the ship by 9.30, so you'll be in central London well before mid-day.

Check-in times at most hotels are a guaranteed time, if your room is ready when you...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe August 23rd, 2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By John Bull
The taxi tour includes all admissions except the...

The taxi tour includes all admissions except the WW2 tunnels.
That tour doesn't visit the WW2 tunnels but after its last stop, the Great Siege tunnel, it returns to town past the entrance. So one...
Forum: Italy Ports August 23rd, 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By John Bull
OK, so you're planning a stop-over in Florence,...

OK, so you're planning a stop-over in Florence, rather than a same-day return to Civi.
Yes, perfectly do-able, by train or road.
And if it's just a couple of nights, a hotel in Pisa rather than...
Forum: Italy Ports August 23rd, 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By John Bull
Florence is 2.5 to 3 hours from Civi (the port...

Florence is 2.5 to 3 hours from Civi (the port for Rome).
Is this what you meant?
Or is your port Livorno, as cruisemom's post?
Or La Spezia, which is also used as a port for Florence?

JB :)
Forum: Africa & Middle East August 22nd, 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By John Bull
Your reluctance appreciated. In touristy parts,...

Your reluctance appreciated.
In touristy parts, goods are often priced in euros & shekels.
You'll get by with euros or plastic for most things, including taxis & vans at the port. And for a taxi...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By John Bull
oops. Mis-read post. JB :o

oops. Mis-read post.

JB :o
Forum: Italy Ports August 21st, 2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By John Bull
Very easy. From port to rail station means...

Very easy.
From port to rail station means either ship's shuttle to town centre then short hop on a local bus, or a taxi from the port to the station - taxi costs 25 euros (last year) but they hold...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 21st, 2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By John Bull
Yes, apparently rates offered by bureaux in the...

Yes, apparently rates offered by bureaux in the States are much poorer than here in the UK.:p

Not disagreeing, just asking cos I don't know .........
Is there a minimum sum to withdraw from ATMs...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics August 21st, 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By John Bull
Yep. spot-on. Useful to have some local...

Yep. spot-on.
Useful to have some local shrapnel in your pocket, just as much as you KNOW you're going to spend & back it up with euros & plastic.
Ships give awful exchange rates, though for small...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 21st, 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By John Bull
That's a stern-facing balcony cabin. ...

That's a stern-facing balcony cabin.
Sought-after by many :cool:
Most at the stern have larger balconies than those on the sides, & the balconies are more useable in wet or windy weather. You look...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 21st, 2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,543
Posted By John Bull
Depends on a number of factors, including which...

Depends on a number of factors, including which port, how long you've got in port, & your own comfort-level with independent travel, using public train, buses, ferries etc.
Public transport in the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By John Bull
Hi, & welcome. Keith has kindly linked the...

Hi, & welcome.
Keith has kindly linked the Italy ports-of-call forum.
Lots of info on there, & anything else you need to know, that's the place to ask.

No "difficulty" with the temporary port...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 20th, 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By John Bull
You'll see that the important bit of your post is...

You'll see that the important bit of your post is corrupted.
Just a guess, but probably it includes the name of a travel agent - which is a no-no on Cruise Critic.

Post the ports on each...
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