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About Shelledpea

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    Hyde, Manchester UK
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    Looking for cheap cruises, then booking them, then researching the ports ~ Sad I know!
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  1. No, I'm not but thanks for mentioning it ~ I'll go & take a look!
  2. I'll rephrase my question ~ I don't fancy paying for the Piu Gusto upgrade on a 19 night cruise when I know I'll probably only drink 4 or so cocktails, but if I fancy the cocktail of the day would it be included? (Only asking because it would be on MSCs Easy package) Yes I'm happy to pay as as I go and I also know that there are a few non alcoholic cocktails on included on the Brindiamo package...
  3. Hi All, We've booked our upcoming cruise with the Brindiamo package and I feel that should be enough for us without upgrading to the Piu Gusto package, but I was wondering if the Cocktail of the day would be included (Only because MSC do include that with the easy package). If not there's plenty of choice without, but if it is then I'd be extremely happy! Any ideas??? Many Thanks
  4. Thankyou for all the info. I'm now thinking of looking at ships tours and seeing if there is anything interesting
  5. Many thanks, I'll email Roopesh and see if they will allow us in that day. Thank you so much for true quick response
  6. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any experience of getting to the beach from the Cruise terminal in Salalah. We are wondering if anyone has contacted the Hilton Hotel there and arranged a day pass themselves or whether we would need to book through the cruise company? Also I've heard the it is quite a distance from the port to the town and that taxi prices have to be negotiated before hand ~ is this correct? Many thanks in advance Shelley
  7. I've just received an e-mail from Costa stating that our stop on 20th November onboard Diadema has been changed from Khasab to Khor Fakkan. We were planning on going on a boat trip and going snorkeling near Telegraph Island but now I'm wondering what my options will be as Khor Fakkan seems very much an industrial port. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them Dear Guest, we are writing to inform you that the itinerary of the cruise of Costa Diadema in November 2019 has slightly changed. Here below you can find the new itinerary with evidence of the change. --- PREVIOUS CALLS REMAIN UNCHANGED --- Date Location Country Arrival Time Departure Time 20-Nov-2019 Khor al Fakkan United Arab Emirates 07:00 15:00 --- NEXT CALLS REMAIN UNCHANGED --- We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a pleasant holiday on board our ship.
  8. Dancer Bob, Can you clarify are you talking chocolate as in drinks because if they are giving away free chocolate I think my other half will not be moving from the chocolate counter until I roll him to bed! But drinks sound awesome I must say As for the brindiamo package I have it on my 2 upcoming cruises : “Brindiamo” Beverage Package Apéritifs & Vermouth Tio Pepe / Aperol / Bitter Campari / Martini Rosso, Bianco, Dry / Pastis / Pernod 45 / Ricard / Campari Soda / Crodino / Flûte Asti Spumante Martini & Rossi, Prosecco DOC “Valdo” Beers International Draught Beer Beer (alcohol free) Fruit Juices Pear / Peach / Apricot Pineapple / Orange / Grapefruit Soft Drinks and Mineral Water Sodas / Tonic water/ Bitter Lemon Lemon Iced Tea Peach Iced Tea Syrup with water by glass Mineral Water Sparkling or Natural Hot Beverages Illy Espresso Decaffeinated Illy Iced Coffee Illy Caffè Shakerato Illy Cappuccino Illy “Corretto” “Dammann” Tea Selection From the Chocolate Bar Coconut, Mint, Meringue, Hazelnut, Strawberry, Pistachio, Orange, Cinnamon, White, Extra Milk, Extra Dark, Light, Hot or cold Chocolate Wines by glass DOC White Wines DOC Red Wines Grappa Nonino Selezione Speciale Vuisinar Segnana Bianca Cognac Cognac *** Cognac V.S Whisky Ballantine’s, J&B Johnnie Walker Red Jim Beam Canadian Club, Jameson Dewar’s White Label Gin Beefeater, Gordon’s, Gilbey’s Vodka Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Gilbey’s Rum Bacardi Bianco Bacardi Gold Bacardi Limón Myer’s Brandy Vecchia Romagna E.N., Fundador Tequila Jose Cuervo Fortified Wines Harveys Bristol Cream Sandeman Ruby Port Bitters Averna Cynar Jägermeister Fernet Branca Branca Menta Montenegro Ramazzotti Amaro Lucano Bacardi Breezer Lime, Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple Liqueurs Disaronno Drambuie Peachtree Kahlua Tia Maria Limoncello Sambuca Southern Comfort Cocktails Alcoholfree Colibrì Fruit Punch Pink Panther Squok Shirley Temple I do think that this is a decent selection of drinks..... Still undecided on the Piu Gusto upgrade for our 19nt cruise but I'll decide after the 3 nighter in October
  9. I've heard a few times now that Salalah isn't worth visiting. We're looking at a boat trip in Khasab and going for a trip round Yas Island to see the F1 Circuit in Abu Dhabi ~ we were going to go visit the waterpark but from friends we've heard it's not worth the money especially as Siam Park in tenerife is Half the Price & twice the size and we've already been there 🙂
  10. Thankyou Wansborough that's what I thought when I read the link the Embassy sent me but I wasn't sure on how to interpret it for multiple stops Cheers Shelley
  11. Thanks for the speedy responses ~ Looks like Costa are making a 50% profit on each Jordanian exit visa. Glad to know I don't have to mess about getting a multiple entry visa
  12. Hi all, I am getting conflicting information regarding the need for an Omani Visa for my cruise in November this year ~ we will be docking at Khasab, Muscat & Salalah. I have spoken to the Oman Embassy who have said that the ship should receive a 1 day visa for each passenger in each port but as far as I was aware from our booking details and small print Costa state that all individuals are responsible for making sure they have their own visas. This is the link that Oman Embassy sent me via email: http://www.rop.gov.om/old/english/dg_pr_visas_shipcrew.asp If anyone has done something similar in the past could you please let me know what your experience was as I do not wish to shell out on a multiple entry visa if it is completely unnecessary
  13. As long as you entering Via Aqaba you do not need a visa for a one day stay as long as you are leaving the country at the same place ~ but there is an exit fee to be paid of 8JD From jordanian ministry of Tourism & antiquities https://www.mota.gov.jo/Contents/Visa_Information.aspx : "Arrivals at Aqaba, either through the port, the airport or at the crossing from Israel or Saudi Arabia, are granted a visa to Jordan. There is no obligation associated with this visa, provided that they leave the country from the same border and within 1 month of arrival, and that they do not need to renew their visa. Those holding an ASEZ visa and wishing to stay longer than 1 month must extend it at the ASEZA office in Aqaba and not with their local police station as holders of a normal visa would. Exit service fee applies for land and sea border points. 8.00 JD per passenger and 5.00 JD per vehicle." 8JD = approx $11.50
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