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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 12th, 2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By aquilegia
Just noticed your comment about a spoon making...

Just noticed your comment about a spoon making workshop. For anyone who isn't familiar with Wales and might be confused by this, it will no doubt be a workshop for making carved wooden 'love...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 12th, 2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By aquilegia
Well, in theory yes, but I've never tried it and...

Well, in theory yes, but I've never tried it and I wouldn't. Much too cramped and not necessarily a very hygienic ambience. OP, glad your wife liked my towel comment! I'm sure she'll manage just...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics April 11th, 2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By aquilegia
Your second question is a red herring. If it...

Your second question is a red herring. If it isn't safe for passengers to go ashore, the cruise line will miss out the port anyway.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 11th, 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By aquilegia
Well, toilet facilities usually just means toilet...

Well, toilet facilities usually just means toilet cubicles. It's normal in the UK to change into and out of your swim suit or trunks on the beach, preserving your modesty with a large towel. ...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 10th, 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By aquilegia
Tenby has two excellent sandy beaches, North...

Tenby has two excellent sandy beaches, North Beach and South Beach. The Gower is quite a long way from Tenby,and while it has some beautiful beaches as you can see from Newport Dave's photograph,...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 7th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By aquilegia
Things have changed since 4774Papa visited in...

Things have changed since 4774Papa visited in May. Last December a new visitor centre opened. The A334 road next to Stonehenge has now been closed and shuttle buses take you from the visitor centre...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 5th, 2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By aquilegia
Oh, I agree with you about the building. You can...

Oh, I agree with you about the building. You can get tours around the building which take you into parts you would not normally see eg dressing rooms.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe April 5th, 2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By aquilegia
if you're a Dr Who fan, the best place to go is...

if you're a Dr Who fan, the best place to go is the Dr Who Experience in Cardiff Bay.

http://www.doctorwhoexperience.com/
Forum: Other Mediterranean Ports April 4th, 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By aquilegia
I visited Queluz (note spelling) Palace many...

I visited Queluz (note spelling) Palace many years ago and thought it was just lovely. The exterior is painted pale pink and I believe it is in the same style as the Palace of Versailles in France. ...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 29th, 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By aquilegia
The underground stations at Heathrow sell various...

The underground stations at Heathrow sell various Travelcards, but not the ones which entitle you to 2 for 1 offers at some tourist attractions. These can only be purchased at National Rail...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 25th, 2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By aquilegia
And you are therefore more likely to get an...

And you are therefore more likely to get an answer if you post your question on that board.
Forum: Greece Ports March 25th, 2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By aquilegia
Museums?

Museums?
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 23rd, 2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,215
Posted By aquilegia
When you say 'tips are not accepted', I presume...

When you say 'tips are not accepted', I presume you mean tips are not customary. I think you can be pretty sure that if you offer anyone a tip, in any country, the likelihood is they will accept it!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 21st, 2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By aquilegia
According to the Princess website, jeans are...

According to the Princess website, jeans are allowed unless they have fraying or holes. Obvioulsy not on formal nights though.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 21st, 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,012
Posted By aquilegia
Unless you are among the very small minority of...

Unless you are among the very small minority of passengers who get a Russian visa and go off on your own, you will be in a tour group so it will be very obvious to officialdom that you are a tourist....
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 20th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,012
Posted By aquilegia
What a snobbish, unpleasant post. I hope the...

What a snobbish, unpleasant post. I hope the other posters don't imagine that all of us in the UK hold your views.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 20th, 2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,012
Posted By aquilegia
I really don't see why anyone would suggest that....

I really don't see why anyone would suggest that. Unless you speak fluent Finnish, Estonian etc you are pretty likely to be noticed as a tourist anyway. And you are visiting places where cruise...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 20th, 2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By aquilegia
I would have thought it would just be commonsense...

I would have thought it would just be commonsense for them to check with you that the contents were all there. I can't see that implies anything whatsoever.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 20th, 2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By aquilegia
I would doubt that the ship's medical centre...

I would doubt that the ship's medical centre would have the equipment to remove a cast. It is not in any way an emergency situation. I also agree with the poster who suggested you might need an...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 17th, 2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By aquilegia
You can make reservations for the specialty...

You can make reservations for the specialty restaurants, Sabatini's and Crown Grill, as soon as you board. For the MDR, if you are doing traditional dining, you will already know which sitting you...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 15th, 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By aquilegia
Yes, they certainly would 'bother' you. You...

Yes, they certainly would 'bother' you. You would be in the country illegally.
Forum: Spain Ports March 15th, 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By aquilegia
Well, I don't know how you do your searches, but...

Well, I don't know how you do your searches, but I just put 'Barcelona' and 'ticks' into the Google search box and this site came up on the first Google page of results:
...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 14th, 2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By aquilegia
This is not the case. Some black cabs do, some...

This is not the case. Some black cabs do, some don't. You can't assume that you are going to be able to pay by card when you hire a cab.
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 14th, 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By aquilegia
That would be a very niche market, I can't...

That would be a very niche market, I can't imagine any such organised tours being available in the cities you mention. What you could do would be to research on the internet and make a list of the...
Forum: Northern Europe & Baltics March 14th, 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By aquilegia
It really makes no difference on a Baltic cruise.

It really makes no difference on a Baltic cruise.
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