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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 30th, 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By jocap
Catho- there's also a Fred Olsen ship- Boudicca-...

Catho- there's also a Fred Olsen ship- Boudicca- leaving Liverpool for a round trip to Canada and back on Sept 6th, 16 nights, which I've just seen advertised for £1849 pp. That's the lowest price...
Forum: UK Cruisers April 30th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By jocap
It was ferries that did it for us! Sometimes the...

It was ferries that did it for us! Sometimes the best part of our holiday was getting on board, finding the tiny cabin, then going on deck for the sailaway. It didn't matter if it was one night, or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 28th, 2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 36,423
Posted By jocap
Saw one yesterday; booked today; off in a week....

Saw one yesterday; booked today; off in a week....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 28th, 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By jocap
We, too, are receiving many last minute deals-...

We, too, are receiving many last minute deals- and have just picked up one, going shortly. Quite a few of those are from Southampton, which this year seems to be swamped by vast ships; Britannia and...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 28th, 2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By jocap
P&O caters for babies with a night nursery where...

P&O caters for babies with a night nursery where your baby can sleep whilst you have your dinner/a show; toddlers can rest on bean bags. Check whether Princess has this facility; some lines offer...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 26th, 2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By jocap
Perhaps the 2 smaller Cunard ships will be right...

Perhaps the 2 smaller Cunard ships will be right for you? Excellent service, although they're formal, if that's a concern.
P&O's Aurora is a beautiful ship, with an indoor pool which has good...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 26th, 2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,284
Posted By jocap
Do talk to a cruising TA about this- I know that...

Do talk to a cruising TA about this- I know that next Sunday's TA on the QM2 has a much reduced price to the one paid by my friends, as often happens with ships if they're not full.
Also, get...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 26th, 2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By jocap
I'm not sure which dock you'll be sailing from,...

I'm not sure which dock you'll be sailing from, but a few months ago we saw the gates open at the City Dock around 10am, and we just walked through- some stevadores pointed to the luggage drop and...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) April 26th, 2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By jocap
We always self disembark, and have always made...

We always self disembark, and have always made the 8.15am train north, but we know the time of the next trains, just in case.......and from Aurora in Nov, we actually made the 7.45. The reception...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 22nd, 2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By jocap
I've just realised...you said Feb, and in...

I've just realised...you said Feb, and in Northern Norway there will only be about 4 or 5 hours of day light anyway, so I think I'd even be tempted to take a nice snug inside!
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 22nd, 2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By jocap
Hi, Peggyalto, and welcome! :) Either Norway or...

Hi, Peggyalto, and welcome! :)
Either Norway or the Baltic are served by most of the lines sailing from the UK, and honestly, you can choose from vast, action-packed, to large, busy and to small,...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 20th, 2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By jocap
We once had a balcony on a winter Med cruise,...

We once had a balcony on a winter Med cruise, because one of us smoked then...now that option has gone from most ships. As far as I can recall, the only people outside on the dark and windy nights...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 20th, 2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By jocap
I've seen collecting boxes in UK airports- I...

I've seen collecting boxes in UK airports- I think from Rotary- for unwanted foreign currency.
I'd forgotten about the French Caribbean isles using the €...we're crossing by sea and so will have €€...
Forum: UK Cruisers April 20th, 2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By jocap
Thanks...I wasn't sure whether they would be a...

Thanks...I wasn't sure whether they would be a bit like Fred Olsen- not particularly aimed at children, but children are made most welcome on board.
That's another line to add to the adult only...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) April 18th, 2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By jocap
Thanks...yes, although we're beginning to feel...

Thanks...yes, although we're beginning to feel our age a little! He finally managed to retire last year, at 71, so we're looking at more last min cruises. :cool: We lost our dog in November, and so G...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 18th, 2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,411
Posted By jocap
I've been introduced to Louise Penny's detective...

I've been introduced to Louise Penny's detective books, and am now on to my fourth. They're written about her native Canada, and I'm learning so much about the culture and history. Well written, with...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 18th, 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 810
Posted By jocap
We book early if it's a long cruise-eg, we've...

We book early if it's a long cruise-eg, we've been booked for quite a while now for a month on board next winter, because we wanted a particular cabin for that length of time.
If it's just a...
Forum: UK Cruisers April 18th, 2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By jocap
C&M ships...are they adult only?

I've picked up elsewhere that the new Cruise and Maritime is for adults. Is this true about all C&M ships, or just the latest addition?
Forum: UK Cruisers April 18th, 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By jocap
If you're thinking of the budget, then it can be...

If you're thinking of the budget, then it can be cheaper to use a package, unless you can find some great bargain with a budget airline. Unfortunately, many ships are more expensive in school holiday...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 18th, 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By jocap
Thanks, KK...my first job, too! ;) But as the...

Thanks, KK...my first job, too! ;)
But as the OP is on Ventura, the likelihood is that she's from the UK or Ireland, or a nearby country, and UK rules are strict....:rolleyes:
Judpau....being with...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 18th, 2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,100
Posted By jocap
Hi, Nurse Dibdob (love the name!)....I don't know...

Hi, Nurse Dibdob (love the name!)....I don't know if you're sailing out of the UK, but it's often wise to have some sort of raincoat for the sailaway....sadly, sometimes even a jumper....:(
Enjoy!
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) April 13th, 2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By jocap
I've just seen your name on the roll call...we...

I've just seen your name on the roll call...we decided to book early as well, so that we could have our cabin choice. I'm not sure we'll last that long without a little cruise somewhere, though!...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question April 13th, 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,396
Posted By jocap
Yes, we've enjoyed all our cruises, but the two...

Yes, we've enjoyed all our cruises, but the two least enjoyed were for the same reason- the weather. We were on ships built for hot climates- P&O's Azura, and RCI's Independence OTS, where much of...
Forum: UK Cruisers April 13th, 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By jocap
Thomson can be good for a first cruise, because...

Thomson can be good for a first cruise, because they use their own aeroplanes from many regional airports, so once you're checked in, you're in their care until you land back in Blighty! I don't know...
Forum: First Time Cruisers April 13th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By jocap
The last time we were on Ventura or her sister...

The last time we were on Ventura or her sister ship Azura ( get them muddled occasionally!), it was in term time, and there were 7 children on board. Most schools are back in the first week of...
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