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About Purdey16

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    Driving ( fast cars ) , wild life watching , and grandchildren
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    Aurora 2003,2015 , Ventura 2010 , Marco Polo 2013 , FD Olsen 2015, Britannia 2017 , Ventura 2017, Au

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  1. Thanks Richard for a wonderful review , we will be doing this same cruise on Arcadia in September 2021 Canada in the fall , and will be using some of you tips and information on the ports. Arcadia is my favorite ship and have three more cruises booked on her , jeanlyon I think we are on the same cruise next April to canaries especially looking forward to Madeira.
  2. Another suggestion is to buy a rechargable hair straightener that's what I take on my holidays always handy to put in hand bag too if going on long journey or camping , Amazon do them they can last quite a while and don't take long to recharge
  3. Thank you hcat and vtcruising for your information on Rhodes the valley of the butterflies sounds amazing something I would like to do you've picked me up now , Jim's photos are lovely of Oia I will make sure next time we do a Greek cruise Santorini is on the schedule 😉.
  4. Lovely pictures Jim of Santorini and Oia I'm seeing what I will be missing on my Greek cruise next October I really thought I was going there but we're going to Rhodes instead , I'm so disappointed but living it through your pictures and the pictures of your ship in the distance looks fantastic.
  5. Yes we come into this category it will be our first retirement cruise at sweet 60 , and very mobile still 😉
  6. Glad for you daiB and anyone else who got what they wanted cabins and a better price , I had to wait until today but I did pre register with our TA the other week and happy to say we got our cabin of choice on Arcadia to Canada 2021 with the pre registration price and I looked on p & o website this morning and prices for my cabin are up £100 pp already
  7. Hello wowzz, we have been on Ventura four times now never found a problem with anything staff and service all been lovely , just that smell in that area at certain times but I'm sure they're sort it out soon , just to let you know that ther is a roll call for this cruise it is small and quite at moment but you can get some good information from others in what they will be doing
  8. I'm also on her January 2021 and probably will be mostly seniors it helps being 35 days long , we were on her in September to Norway and didn't see many children about 8 in total , all in all the carpets and furnishings were all good and clean , only one small problem was at certain times of the day there was a foul plumbing smell around the Havana club , photo areas but you would always see a cleaner spraying something in the air to get rid of the smell, they would do this every day for a couple of hours
  9. Hi Jim , lovely pictures of mt Edna it looked sunny and hot up there hope you enjoyed that tour 🌞your suite looks good, are you going to eat in le petit chef ? I have seen a video on YouTube about it and it looks a lot of fun it's a shame we don't have any land based restaurants here in the UK that does that .
  10. Hi Andy, I haven't heard any rumors about this but I certainly hope that they don't stop serving lunch in the mdr it's the only place we do have lunch has I'm not a big fan of the buffet area with people rushing you along , touching things with their hands and then trying to find a table, no thanks I like a more civilized lunch and it was certainly very busy on my last couple of cruises on Arcadia and Ventura but still plenty to choose from menu
  11. Hi Jim & Iain , I've followed a couple of your reviews before and really looking forward to this one , we are doing the Greek islands next year so interested to see what you do we have also just booked our first celebrity solitce cruise Australia / south Pacific but that's 18 months away yet , have a wonderful cruise
  12. Carry on from above Barbados -kingstown, St Vincent,Antgua- St Maarten - St Kitts, Grand Turk - Tortola, St Lucia - Grenada Barbados 3 Full days in Barbados Hope that helps
  13. I received my new book this morning up to April 2022 , surprised I got it before it went live on Internet so now I'm having a good look all weekend
  14. Thank you deladane for a wonderful review and all your fantastic photos , loved your Paris trip and learned so much of what to see and do , we are like you and do so much in a day to experience all these wonderful places , sometimes when it is on our door step we forget to go and visit and after 40 plus years of living here we have only just got to visit Windsor castle and did bath two years ago but still to visit Stonehenge which is only a hour away , it's taken me a few nights to catch up on your review and can't wait until your next one you do so much research and valuable information for everyone , I'm off on my cruise in about 6 hours to Norway for a week so I will catch up how your flight home went when I get back , thank you again
  15. Thank you too for your wonderful write up , it's got me excited for my cruise on Ventura in September, like you my next cruise will be a first time in a suite booked it 2 years ago now our children are all grown up now so a treat for us , palaceman and wowzz I'm on the same cruise as you two but I'm not on that other web site just cc roll call , there's a few of us chatting but still quiet I'm really looking forward to new Orleans
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