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  1. Is it worth paying the extra for an inside cabin on decks 8/9 compared to decks 4/5? Just thinking of noise from above.
  2. Thank you for your replies. Does anyone have or know where there is a list of what drinks are included in the All inclusive package?
  3. Looking to book Marella Explorer Canaries Nov 19. O/H is Diabetic, can anyone advise if there are Sugar free/no added sugar options available on the menus and buffet? Was on Rhapsody of the Seas in October and the amount on offer was excellent. No added sugar drinks and snacks in the buffet and snack bars and several options in the MDR each day. Regarding the All inclusive drinks, is Diet coke etc and coffee included? Steve
  4. Thank you for your replies. it was just of a case of whether a Debit Card is accepted as we have used it always before on P and O with no issues. We are aware that they put small holds on the card which clear soon after we are back home, not an issue really.
  5. Sailing on Rhaspody OTS on OCT 6th. Just done the Online check in and asks for a Credit Card. I do not own a credit card but have a VISA Debit card (Bank Card). Does anyone know if this is OK? as never come across this before.
  6. We opt for inside all the time. They suit us well and having no daylight is an advantage as we always get a good nights sleep. IMO go inside and the money you save is your spending money!
  7. That's good to hear. we do dress up for Formal sometimes but usually its trousers and a smart shirt that does the job. On P and O there are certain areas that we cannot access but that's not a problem for us. When we were on the Carnival Sunshine there was no restrictions anywhere on the ship, just a mixture of people formal and casual enjoying themselves.
  8. Hi thank you for your replies. They would definitely encourage us to go with CMV on Columbus. Do you know if the Formal evenings are enforced? What percentage of passengers dress up?
  9. Is there a buffet restaurant on Columbus? Sometimes after a busy port day it is good to just unwind and grab a relaxed evening meal instead of sitting down for a multi course meal. Also what are the vegetarian and Diabetic options like onboard? any feedback would be useful.
  10. We visited Istanbul in March 2017 not long after the bombings and attacks had taken place. We were there for 3 nights on a city break with BA from Heathrow.We experienced no trouble, the only military presence we felt was having bags searched when entering the grounds of the Topkapi palace. The locals were most friendly and very welcoming. Would I go back again? MOST definitely, next time for a longer visit so I could see more of this fantastic city.:D
  11. Thank you for your positive replies. We are used to the larger ships ie Azura and Ventura but have used the smaller P and O ships, however do not think it will be an issue. We are usually out and about during the day.
  12. Considering a 7 night cruise in November 2019 on Marella Dream around the Canaries. Looking at this option as OH is not keen on the 3 nights at sea with P and O from Southampton and it is also port intensive. Only concern is the age of the ship, but we are open minded and would give it a go. Is this worth trying and also what are the vegetarian options like aboard.Also does anyone know when Marella release the prices for winter 2019?
  13. Thank you for your reply's. we will most likely purchase one before we go and use it between us
  14. Sailing on Rhapsody OTS 6h October. first time with RCCL having previously been with Carnival P and O many times. Does anyone know how the Cafe Select Coffee Card works and is it worth buying at £23.56 offered on Cruise planner at present. thanks Steve
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