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Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By John Bull
Busy or not, G, it's definitely a God-forsaken...

Busy or not, G, it's definitely a God-forsaken hour. ;)

More importantly, at that time of day there'll be little risk of queues left over from delays earlier in the day, delays which can have a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By John Bull
A cancellation is only likely if the departure...

A cancellation is only likely if the departure port is affected - its happened but its rare.
And although weather forecasting has come a long way, its only likely to be on-the-day that a decision is...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By John Bull
Hmmmm, Bonaire and night-life don't seem to go...

Hmmmm, Bonaire and night-life don't seem to go together.
Departure time could be due anything from the tide to a typing error ;)

Follow Keith's suggestion. Folk there may be just as mystified and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By John Bull
They did back at the beginning of this year. ...

They did back at the beginning of this year.

JB :)
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By John Bull
Caribbean. Though it's quite late in the season,...

Caribbean. Though it's quite late in the season, not sure there'll be any direct UK fly/cruises in late May. A US ship out of San Juan would give you more ports-of-call than ex-Florida, though US...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By John Bull
Airport formalities for visitors are usually up...

Airport formalities for visitors are usually up to 90 minutes from touch-down to arrivals hall, and luggage reclaim & immigration lines should be at their shortest at that God-forsaken hour :p
You...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By John Bull
Hi Susan, Hertz, National and Europcar have...

Hi Susan,

Hertz, National and Europcar have depots close to City Cruise Terminal (RCI, Celebrity & others) and just a short taxi hop from the other cruise terminals. I don't think they offer a...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By John Bull
How very diplomatic.:) :D Yep, no big deal...

How very diplomatic.:) :D

Yep, no big deal in Jersey cos the locals know their notes aren't legal elsewhere in the UK.
But the Scots can get up-tight and protective about their bank notes, which...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Today, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By John Bull
You don't necessarily have to go to central bus...

You don't necessarily have to go to central bus station - that's only for T's 1, 2, 3 which are all close to it.
Buses pick up at T's 5 and 4, in both cases on the concourse just outside the...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By John Bull
Errr, not my experience. ;) All cruise lines...

Errr, not my experience. ;)

All cruise lines use same-day for chartered direct flights to the Caribbean.

For cruises out of the US I guess it may depend on the port and the flight time and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By John Bull
I don't think I'd ever pass up on something I've...

I don't think I'd ever pass up on something I've looked forward to and paid for (no refunds if the weather puts you off) - certainly rain wouldn't put me off.
How much you'll enjoy depends on other...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By John Bull
I don't know St Croix. But for the others - and...

I don't know St Croix.
But for the others - and most Caribbean islands - they're all worth exploring to different degrees.
So can I suggest that instead of dividing between those to tour & those...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,575
Posted By John Bull
Hmmmmmmm. This thread seems to have gone full...

Hmmmmmmm.
This thread seems to have gone full circle.;)

No doubt the pre-paid cards work when you want to pay for something.
Or to draw cash.
Perhaps even at the end of the cruise, to settle...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By John Bull
Antigua - worth taking a taxi or van tour,...

Antigua - worth taking a taxi or van tour, there'll be plenty plus sharers on the pier. To Shirley Heights, at the other end of the island, then down to Nelson's dockyard (good pub there for lunch)....
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe Yesterday, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By John Bull
A couple of things about King Alfred's statue, in...

A couple of things about King Alfred's statue, in the middle of Broadway / High St.

It's on a tall plinth, and unusually the plinth is broader at the top than the bottom. The reason? It was...
Forum: Spain Ports October 21st, 2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By John Bull
First, they need to understand that, like most of...

First, they need to understand that, like most of the costas, del Sol is very much the playground and second home / retirement choice of northern Europeans. Even if they venture some distance inland...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 21st, 2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By John Bull
Yep, that's appreciated. But surely the whole...

Yep, that's appreciated.
But surely the whole point of an ESTA is to weed out existing problems before travel.
The granting of an ESTA may not be a guarantee, but i'd be grieved to be granted an...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 21st, 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By John Bull
Apart from ship's own transfer coach, the simple...

Apart from ship's own transfer coach, the simple answer is No. :(
Heathrow is extremely well-served by public transport into London, but not elsewhere.
So whether you elect to travel by train or...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 21st, 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By John Bull
Hmmmmm. First time I applied for an EsTA it...

Hmmmmm.
First time I applied for an EsTA it took a couple of weeks to come through - should be just 2 or 3 days. Folk reckoned the delay was possibly due to an undesirable with the same name.
No...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question October 21st, 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,379
Posted By John Bull
The fairly frequently reported delays at US...

The fairly frequently reported delays at US Immigration aren't about being questioned, they're simply about long queues caused by too many passengers and not enough immigration staff.
Same thing...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 21st, 2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By John Bull
Scottbee's reply re Eurostar is spot-on, that's...

Scottbee's reply re Eurostar is spot-on, that's the quickest way to travel and most would take that route - probably using Ashford rather than Ebbsfleet.
Take the local train from Dover to Ashford....
Forum: Asia October 19th, 2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By John Bull
You've been around the block a good few times,...

You've been around the block a good few times, Ashland - I'm surprised it's taken you so long to find SE Asia. :p

Fabulous part of the world to cruise, have a great time.

JB :)
Ps Singapore to...
Forum: Asia October 18th, 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By John Bull
Can't help re Komodo. But Bali and elsewhere...

Can't help re Komodo.

But Bali and elsewhere there will be taxis and vans available at the pier.
Charges are very low and negotiable even lower, but concentrate more on what is offered. You will...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 18th, 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By John Bull
Certainly viable. Past Oxford to...

Certainly viable.
Past Oxford to Woodstock/Blenheim Palace, Chipping Norton and Shipston on Stour, to Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon for the night. Mebbe a side trip to Warwick Castle.
To Bath...
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe October 18th, 2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By John Bull
Stonehenge is a major touritst attraction, it's...

Stonehenge is a major touritst attraction, it's on a lot of bucket-lists and folk are almost always thrilled to have been there.
But you are correct that there's little to see - if you go along just...
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