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Does anyone know if the Speights Brewery tours get booked out while cruise ships are in town?
We don't want to make any plans for our day in port but I happened across a listing for the Brewery on Trip Advisor and thought it might be a bit of fun for a couple of hours.
They can. We booked ahead and were glad we did as the tours from about mid morning to early afternoon were fully booked on that day. If you have roaming on your mobile, check in when you get ashore if you do not want to book ahead. Call costs are not prohibitive once you are ashore and off the on board Maritime service, which is OTT.
__________________ Colleen and Harry
Princess (Pacific, Sun and Dawn) to Pacific, Fiji and New Guinea.
Statendam and Sun Princess to New Zealand.
P&O to Fiji.
Oosterdam - Solar Eclipse Cruise 2012.
Good to hear that this is a worthwhile trip. We've booked this excursion through Princess, plus there are additional pub stops. Glad that we have a designated driver!
__________________ Pre mid 1990's - a dozen or so cruises on Princess, Carnival, etc., then got married and had to make do with once or twice a year trips to Maui. Rediscovered cruising in 2008 and here's our roster since then: June 2008 - Golden Princess - Alaska September 2008 - Carnival Freedom - Mediterranean February 2009 - Island Princess - Panama Canal May 2009 - Grand Princess - Iberian Interlude May 2010 - Star Princess - Baltic / Scandinavia / Russia Christmas 2010 - Emerald Princess - Eastern Caribbean October 2011 - Star Princess - Greek Isles Venice to Rome February 2012 - Star Princess - Around the Horn Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro January 2013 - Diamond Princess - Auckland to Sydney March 2013 - Star Princess - Valparaiso to Los Angeles December 2013 - Caribbean Princess - New Year's Western Caribbean
Memorial Day 2014 - Caribbean Princess - Soggy Suite Cruise to Western Caribbean October 2014 - Emerald Princess - Canary Islands & Madeira February 2015 - Emerald Princess - Western Caribbean
I emailed Speights yesterday (Sunday) got replies in no time. First question: Can you book and not pay until the day? Answer: no problem - pay on the day you arrive.
Second question: How far in front can you book? Answer: They are taking bookings now for 2014. You can book as far in front as you like.
So you can book in front - and if something unforseen happens - (like ship can't berth) you won't be losing any money - but if posssible they would like you to contact them if you do have to cancel.
Coming up: Nothing yet..........on the lookout !!!!!
Superstar Gemini - 2002 - Asia -Singapore-Phuket-Kuala Lumpur -Phi Phi Islands -Penang - Malacca Funchal - 2004 (Aus) - Three days to nowhere (Indian Ocean - south of Femantle) Superstar Virgo x 2- 2003 & 2007 Asia - Singapore - Phuket - Kuala Lumpur - Langkawi - Penang Costa Allegra - May 16th 2009 - 14 days Singapore - Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hong Kong - Kota Kinabula - Borneo - Brunei - Singapore Pacific Sun - Jan 2010 - 3 days to nowhere Fremantle Costa Classica - April 2011 - 7 days Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Phuket - Penang - Langkawi - Malacca (not necessarily in that order!!) Dawn Princess Dec 2013- 14 days Melbourne - NZ return Dawn Princess - April 2015 - 4 days Fremantle, Albany, Busselton, Fremantle
Last edited by dizzy1948; October 15th, 2012 at 06:13 AM.