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Literary Lynne

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About Literary Lynne

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  • Location
    London and Brighton, UK
  • Interests
    Modernism - Literature, Ballet and Art, Sailing
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Azamara and Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    The World

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  1. Corinne - I was so shocked and saddened to hear your awful news of John's death and the terrible problems you were encountering with receiving your refund. At least the latter has now been resolved but you really didn't need to go through all of that in addition to your devastating loss. Sending my heartfelt sympathy. Lynne x
  2. Understand from friends currently on Oceana that they are heading straight back to Southampton, arriving Wednesday 18th March. They have been given a full 100% credit. Lynne
  3. Hi Hiccups I actually chose this cruise because of the stop in Tarragona as I wanted to follow the Roman trail, but I was more than happy to be safe and away from the protestors. It was good to meet you on board - just pleasant memories now. Here's to the next time. Lynne 😀
  4. Thank you so much for posting your experiences here. The photos are stunning. I'm enjoying following along with you on this wonderful journey. Lynne😀
  5. Think maybe that the process differs between ships as we have just returned from Pursuit (19 Oct). We weren't given information sheets on embarkation that included info about fruit baskets and we did receive LCV laundry coupons. Have to say that the laundry was perfect. Wish I could iron shirts as well as they did!
  6. Loving your report and all the wonderful photos. It is like reliving the cruise all over again, with the addition of places that we didn't visit, meals that we missed out on etc., although I'm sure we were doing something equally fantastic at the same time. I've written a review, without all the pics, but I know it can take a few days to be uploaded to the Review section. Missing you already, as they say! Lynne 🤩
  7. Ah, thank you for clarifying. I hadn't realised that for suite guests speciality dining is complementary but doesn't mean that they can dine there any time.
  8. No discounted deals for first night speciality dining on our Pursuit cruise 12-19 October 19. We booked the three dinner package for $70 each as soon as we boarded around 12noon and had our choice of times and restaurant. Both Aqualina and Prime C dinners were excellent. We did talk to other guests who arrived at 1pm and staying in a suite who said that they were unable to book the times they wanted in the speciality restaurants and we also talked to another couple staying in a suite who were unable to make reservations in either speciality restaurant on several evenings, despite t
  9. Cabin number: 4040 (Oceanview) Ship: Pursuit Date of travel: 12-19 October 2019 Any Noise?: No noise at all Would you choose again: NO, but only because the dark grey decor make the room so gloomy that we needed the lights on all the time. Also, the air con cannot be turned off (or balcony door open to let in some natural fresh air as it is an ocean view room) resulted in sore, dry throats for us, which spoilt the holiday rather. In the past have been happy with oceanview rooms on deck 4 on Quest and Journey but they were lighter in decor and the air con has not been as fie
  10. Hi Hiccups Great to meet you on board. Hope that you are safely home, as we are. We were in an oceanview and, as you said, we received $100 on board credit for missing Tarragona. We debarked in Barcelona around 7am, which was much earlier than we had intended originally, but due to the protests and the fact that the protestors had marched on the port during Friday evening and occupied the airport earlier in the week which resulted in a lot of flight cancellations, we followed the captain's advice and left early. There was no trouble in getting to the airport by taxi and our fl
  11. Thanks Sleep 7 We are on this cruise and really looking forward to it. For us, there is so much to see in Tarragona that interests us - the Roman trail is what we are going to be following. Will have to be up early though as the ship leaves at 2pm for Barcelona. https://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/en/routes/roman-route Can understand why you want to spend more time in Barcelona though and glad that you will have the opportunity now. Look forward to meeting you at the Meet and Mingle on board. Lynne 😀
  12. So happy to have your thoughts on your cruise nodski and more than pleased that you are having a great time. We are on Pursuit in a couple of weeks so every morsel of information is of interest. Look forward to hearing more but in the meantime I hope you enjoy every minute. Thank you. Lynne 😀
  13. I'm in the UK and a regular Azamara customer - next cruise in a couple of week's time, but didn't receive this survey. Have never booked a hotel through Azamara though.
  14. I agree that on port intensive cruises it probably isn't an important issue for guests or economical for Azamara but on cruises with a number of sea days I think it is vitally important and would be a deal-breaker for me if I knew that there were some good lecturers on board. Lynne 🙂
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