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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 27th, 2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,118
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: 496
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: 1,255
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: 159
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: 749
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: 2,033
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: 2,105
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: 622
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: 1,292
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: 2,343
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: 2,105
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: 1,647
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: 760
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...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 17th, 2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By jocap
It's difficult to say- we often wait until...

It's difficult to say- we often wait until passengers have paid in full, when prices might go down, but then you don't usually have the option of choosing your cabin. As there are 6 + 4, this might...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 17th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By jocap
It wouldn't worry us to be in formal dress when...

It wouldn't worry us to be in formal dress when the rest of the ship is being informal- we often dress formally for a speciality restaurant on a non-formal night, especially if it's an anniversary or...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 14th, 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By jocap
QM dropped the semi-formal last year, to ties...

QM dropped the semi-formal last year, to ties optional.
Yes, she's the only cruise liner left, which is the reason for an unusual lay out- the marine architect planned the ship first for crossing...
Forum: P&O Cruises ( UK ) September 14th, 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,467
Posted By jocap
We've all been enjoying these posts beginning...

We've all been enjoying these posts beginning before the cruise, and hoping that at some time the mankini would appear- so he was very brave to eventually post this picture-taken in his cabin and...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,766
Posted By jocap
I buy paperback books, novelty birthday cards and...

I buy paperback books, novelty birthday cards and notepads with logos, for Christmas stocking gifts; I use the £10 sale for new wallets, and also a passport cover for my dog-eared passport. In one...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jocap
UK travellers go to Tunisia in their thousands- I...

UK travellers go to Tunisia in their thousands- I have emails from tour companies offering cheap package flights to me all the time. Over 400,000 UK holiday makers went last year, and I'm sure it's...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By jocap
Civitavecchia has an aqua park; there's also an...

Civitavecchia has an aqua park; there's also an ancient fortress at the port gate. The nearest seaside resort is San Marinello, which is just one stop along the train to Rome. Although Civi is a...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 12th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,116
Posted By jocap
I love returning to the cabin in the late...

I love returning to the cabin in the late evening, to find the lamps are lit, the bed's turned down, the cruise paper is on the cover and there's a chocolate on the pillow.
It feels as if Supernanny...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 12th, 2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,483
Posted By jocap
Do get your insurance as soon as you can- the...

Do get your insurance as soon as you can- the cruise line will ask for it, plus if something should happen to prevent you going, you'll be covered.
You'll be having a seamless journey out on the...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 12th, 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,208
Posted By jocap
I think the baggage weight is partly because the...

I think the baggage weight is partly because the suitcases are moved from the hold to your cabin by the stewards, some of whom are slightly built women, and so it's easier for two smaller suitcases...
Forum: First Time Cruisers September 12th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By jocap
Usually on P&O there's two formal nights a week,...

Usually on P&O there's two formal nights a week, and they are kept quite strictly- but if you don't want to join in, then you can eat in the buffet. One of the formal nights is also one of the theme...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question September 6th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,551
Posted By jocap
Around 3 cruises of two weeks+, over 2 years. We...

Around 3 cruises of two weeks+, over 2 years. We like to try different lines and destinations, so there's usually one in the planning, plus we have to take our turn as unlike my OH I'm not one for...
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