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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By jocap
Oh, thank you for coming back and telling...

Oh, thank you for coming back and telling us....and it's really good to know that you had weather in the 20s. We still look at the forecast, and see what's happening in Norway- the tail end of...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By jocap
From Berlitz, next year's world cruises, which...

From Berlitz, next year's world cruises, which presumably will call at Aus and NZ are:
Jan-HAL from F.L.
P&O - Both Arcadia and Aurora from Southampton
Fred Olsen - Both Balmoral and Black Watch-...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,239
Posted By jocap
"Here Come the Girls" by Milly Johnson is a fun...

"Here Come the Girls" by Milly Johnson is a fun book about a group of women on their first cruise. The author also wrote "Here Come the Boys", which is on Kindle only, and draws on her own experience...
Forum: UK Cruisers Today, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By jocap
I prefer later excursions, and often go for the...

I prefer later excursions, and often go for the afternoon ones because of this. I'd be very happy for an 11am trip.
Forum: UK Cruisers Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By jocap
I like the "attentive yet subtle service"- this...

I like the "attentive yet subtle service"- this is something we, too, prefer to the in-your face type of service in some resorts or ships, yet I've seen criticisms of this sort of behaviour being not...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By jocap
Once you get to May, the weather will be settling...

Once you get to May, the weather will be settling into being warm.....before then it is warm enough for me, but can be changeable. If you're flying out, then expect good temperatures as soon as you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By jocap
I'm curious about the new gimmicks which will be...

I'm curious about the new gimmicks which will be selling this ship- will it have a roundabout on the promenade, or somewhere you can walk the plank? Open air cafes, or a central park?
This won't...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 21st, 2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By jocap
It depends on your interests....the MSC covers...

It depends on your interests....the MSC covers many important, interesting ports, and even ends in a different one to the starter port; The RCI is a tour of Atlantic islands with just one mainland...
Forum: UK Cruisers August 21st, 2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,781
Posted By jocap
I've started to believe that the sort of tea bags...

I've started to believe that the sort of tea bags provided on US ships are made specially to produce a tea-flavoured water without boiling.....but that's all it is, tea-flavoured. Remember- black tea...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 19th, 2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By jocap
As well as the adult only P&O three ships, and...

As well as the adult only P&O three ships, and the occasional Thomson, Saga have ships for adults only, with one being for over 55yrs, although the partner can be under that age.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 14th, 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By jocap
We cruised on IOS for the first time this year;...

We cruised on IOS for the first time this year; yes, the shows were fitted to dining times, but there was plenty of other entertainment in the evening.
I cannot say about soft drinks; it seems to be...
Forum: UK Cruisers August 14th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,246
Posted By jocap
Thank you for the information- we have enjoyed...

Thank you for the information- we have enjoyed the itinerary on a Louis cruise, and look forward to another one with them one day.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 4th, 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,071
Posted By jocap
This year it was the ship- we wanted to try RCI...

This year it was the ship- we wanted to try RCI and their Independence before she left the UK for ever- but it still had to be an interesting itinerary (Norway). Also, it was only for 8 days, so not...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question August 4th, 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By jocap
As Anthem is sailing from the UK, the 18yr olds...

As Anthem is sailing from the UK, the 18yr olds will be able to have a drink in the bars. I'm sure, with a brand new ship, there will be so many activities for every age that yours will find enough...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 4th, 2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By jocap
Google pictures of "Royal Princess"- Britannia is...

Google pictures of "Royal Princess"- Britannia is an identical ship, although the fixtures and fittings will be different. From what I've seen of the cabins, they are similar to Ventura/Azura in size...
Forum: First Time Cruisers August 4th, 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,347
Posted By jocap
I go along with the suggestion of the smaller UK...

I go along with the suggestion of the smaller UK managed lines, including the adult only Adonia.
Relatives of mine have tried several lines, and their favourite is Cunard- but Fred Olsen comes next...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By jocap
We're not long back from RCI in Southampton, and...

We're not long back from RCI in Southampton, and we took the allowed 2 bottles of wine with us. Their rules are stricter than Thomson/P&O and similar, thus we presumed their vigilance would also be...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,186
Posted By jocap
Husband's is Princess Cays, for all snorkelling...

Husband's is Princess Cays, for all snorkelling activities.
Mine is the white sands of the Isle of Iona, and Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull, Hebrides.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By jocap
We decide on a cruise for either the ports or the...

We decide on a cruise for either the ports or the ship- sometimes we get both...
We wanted to go on Independence OTS before she left the UK for good, so the itinerary was secondary.
We wanted to do...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By jocap
The last time we were in Corfu, there was an...

The last time we were in Corfu, there was an excursion to a hotel on the beach, not far from Corfu town. I think that might be an alternative if you find plan A doesn't work. You can hire a car at...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By jocap
She has her loyal customers....you do know that...

She has her loyal customers....you do know that she's an adult only ship? (just in case you've half a dozen teenagers with you! ;))
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By jocap
Welcome to Cruise Critic- enjoy your cruise on...

Welcome to Cruise Critic- enjoy your cruise on this beautiful, traditional ship. :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question July 24th, 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By jocap
This year, P&O's Ventura is visiting Corsica in...

This year, P&O's Ventura is visiting Corsica in her fortnightly cruise from Venice to Genoa. Next year the ship doing that route will be Oceana although I don't know if the ports will be exactly the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 24th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By jocap
With P&O, the normal meeting place is off the...

With P&O, the normal meeting place is off the ship, but quite close to it.
Check the ports of call page for Norwegian tours, as there are some excursions run by the town or village itself, such as...
Forum: First Time Cruisers July 24th, 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By jocap
I'm sure you know this already, but for anyone...

I'm sure you know this already, but for anyone else reading, check the date on your EHIC, as the first bunch of users didn't realise there was a time limit...Hopefully you won't need to use them!;)...
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