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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 18th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By jocap
As for the ease of embarkation in ports, we...

As for the ease of embarkation in ports, we waited for well over an hour outside the ship one day, and over 20 mins at the next port-in heavy rain-for re-entry to Independence OTS....it's something...
Forum: UK Cruisers October 17th, 2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,749
Posted By jocap
As laboratory supervisor, she would be dealing...

As laboratory supervisor, she would be dealing with infected blood every day, and would have taken all the usual precautions.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 11th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By jocap
I never saw a child in the childrens' area on...

I never saw a child in the childrens' area on Independence this May, but the Norwegian weather wasn't very warm (think Northern Scotland). On the warmest day, there were several people in the main...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,086
Posted By jocap
If you get to the UK, there's a number of lines...

If you get to the UK, there's a number of lines with small ships. Some, however, are adult only, including the P&O "R" ship, Adonia. Most are inexpensive, compared to the small luxury lines. Check...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,513
Posted By jocap
18 year olds can drink on RCI ships, except ones...

18 year olds can drink on RCI ships, except ones sailing from North America.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,065
Posted By jocap
When you think of all the work involved, not to...

When you think of all the work involved, not to mention the cost, of taking a pet on the QM2, I doubt that even the most ardent dog lover would go through with it unless there was an important reason...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,202
Posted By jocap
Look at a cruise which covers the Adriatic, plus...

Look at a cruise which covers the Adriatic, plus calls at some islands off Greece or Italy. Or try the Norwegian fjords, where you'll moor in some lovely spots, or around the British Isles.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 8th, 2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,084
Posted By jocap
No, not loyal to any, although we've probably...

No, not loyal to any, although we've probably done more with P&O because of convenience, so have some loyalty points from them and their sister brand Princess. We like trying new lines, but have...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 1st, 2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,616
Posted By jocap
It depends on the itinerary and the number of sea...

It depends on the itinerary and the number of sea days.
For instance- we went on RCI's Independence to the Norwegian fjords- a mistake, because she's an inward looking ship with few indoor places to...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 1st, 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,036
Posted By jocap
Arriving at 9.40...it will take time to get...

Arriving at 9.40...it will take time to get through the airport, and on to the shuttle to the port, then check in queues, so, yes, the children will probably be tired and want to get on board ASAP....
Forum: UK Cruisers October 1st, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,009
Posted By jocap
That's interesting....and will this food court be...

That's interesting....and will this food court be free food, or are pay places moving in?- perhaps a mixture of both?
I think a food court will move the crowds along a bit faster!
Forum: First Time Cruisers October 1st, 2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By jocap
Thomson has the one formal night, but many people...

Thomson has the one formal night, but many people just go to the buffet rather than join in- full meals are served there, and drinks. However, Thomson is a little more of a "fun" line than Fred O....
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,036
Posted By jocap
Have a great cruise- we're very fond of Jade. The...

Have a great cruise- we're very fond of Jade. The last time I saw her, we'd arrived on another ship which moored at the same pier....and it was very busy alongside as there were about 7 big ships in...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By jocap
My OH loved Champagne Reef at Dominica.

My OH loved Champagne Reef at Dominica.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By jocap
We checked a cruise on RCI's Independence with...

We checked a cruise on RCI's Independence with several TAs, and one of them was offering £150 OBC per cabin- so that was where we booked.
Also 100 shares from Carnival= OBC for Cunard, P&O etc.
Forum: UK Cruisers September 27th, 2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By jocap
I saw the video of the kitchens....hundreds of...

I saw the video of the kitchens....hundreds of plates and their covering lids smashed on the floor, and great containers of some tomato dish pouring round the floor....an awful mess. I'd already...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 27th, 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By jocap
From what I read, Kwells are made by Bayer, which...

From what I read, Kwells are made by Bayer, which has 5 production lines in Italy, so you may well find that they're on sale in the pharmacies.
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 27th, 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By jocap
If you're on a W. Med cruise, then you'll...

If you're on a W. Med cruise, then you'll probably be calling in at France, Spain, Italy....the post might be slow to the USA, but the cards will eventually reach you., as they have quite good postal...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 22nd, 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,307
Posted By jocap
I think anyone going on this year's Mystery...

I think anyone going on this year's Mystery Cruise from London will be aware that the ports will be chilly in November, even if they make it into the Med, but I should think that with a small ship...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 22nd, 2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By jocap
People seem to have the "Marmite" experience with...

People seem to have the "Marmite" experience with Thomson's....we loved the cruise with them, but hated the ship (also Celebration)...but there again, we prefer the modern tower blocks!
Whilst you...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,477
Posted By jocap
This doesn't answer the OP's question, but for...

This doesn't answer the OP's question, but for others reading- many ships do allow drinking on board at 18- such as RCI, Celebrity and European ships, if the cruise doesn't start from North America.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,670
Posted By jocap
I'd never even heard about tipping until I read...

I'd never even heard about tipping until I read these forums a few years ago....so once I handed over a £1 coin, and the man was amazed- but took it....
This year we took our cases very early to the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 19th, 2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,307
Posted By jocap
Fred Olsen's mystery cruise departs from Tilbury,...

Fred Olsen's mystery cruise departs from Tilbury, London on November 15th for 14 nights.....and only two people in the Olsen line know the destination....;)
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 19th, 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
Posted By jocap
Although there's lots of ships out there, I think...

Although there's lots of ships out there, I think you need to be cautious for your first cruise. For a start, you will probably better off doing a full package from the UK which includes flights, and...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 19th, 2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By jocap
At both Civitavecchia and Piraeus, it's fairly...

At both Civitavecchia and Piraeus, it's fairly easy to catch a train- follow the crowds! Both stations are around 20 mins away from where the ship will dock- in Piraeus, watch the traffic....if you...
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