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    Celebrity, Costa & NCL
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  1. Are there local tour company's on the dock side at the longer stops? Some of the official excursion prices are eye watering.
  2. Thank you to all those who have contributed to this topic, there is some really useful information from seasoned Hurtigruten cruisers. (had to laugh, spell check wanted to change Hurtigruten to Overtighten 😂) We are considering October 2021 Classic Round Voyage so will be keeping a close eye on this topic. With a non refundable 20% deposit being asked, how far out would be the best time to take the plunge? Do cabins at peak NL times sell out quickly?
  3. I see lots of photos of fruit,vegetables, pancakes & a chocolate mouse. Perhaps a field of barley wouldn't have gone amiss. Never had an issue with any cruise line in the last 4 years, Costa even provided a separate menu with 3 choices for each course but then I have no idea what its like..........
  4. I wasn't specifically asking YOU for photos so calm down. This is a really useful topic which people will find and hopefully get some answers, my hope is that it will attract others with additional information. For the record my wife is Vegan, I have every idea what its like and that is why I am researching on her behalf like the dutiful husband I am. You seem to have missed that information on post #7 I suggest you change your agent.......
  5. I hear you but the webpage does state.. I would like to hear some more reviews first from people that have experienced the menu or lack of. BTW. Nice blog. 👍 Enjoyed your reviews with great information.
  6. Doing a bit of research this morning I discovered a YouTube review from October 2018. I am not sure of the link rules but if you do a search on YouTube for Vegan on Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord you should be able to find it. I know its over a year old but it tells a different story to @Aliyah17 Perhaps things have changed in the last year?
  7. Perhaps in the course of time we might get a few other reports back on the vegan options. I'd like to think your experience was isolated. I would actually liked to have seen some photos of the dishes in the menu. The descriptions make the dishes sound really sparse.
  8. I think it was the Richard With, just read it on another thread.
  9. Would I be right in thinking having trawled their website that some of the Polar Outsides have double beds?
  10. I received the email about Hurtigruten goes Vegan some time ago and being as my good lady eats a plant based diet I have been considering taking a voyage with them. However having read the @Aliyah17 review I am not not so certain. It does say quite clearly on the link @hallasm posted the following...... Since February 2017, all 11 Norwegian coastal ships departing from Bergen have offered an 11-day, 3-course full vegan menu as part of our Norway's Coastal Kitchen concept. This is what I clearly remembered reading previously. I wonder what has gone amiss?
  11. We have recently returned home from a Mekong cruise on APT's La Marguerite, please feel free to follow the link to see how we got on. https://www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk/2019/09/la-marguerite-mekong-cruise-preamble/ Lots of photos from our trip with a day to day journal that was actually written while we were away.
  12. No go from Costa regarding a cabin allocation. Also the price has dropped by £250 PP which I asked to taken into consideration....... Nothing!!! We have now cancelled and awaiting deposit refund. We won't be rebooking either and will look for something else.
  13. I had forgotten Mediterranea & Atlantica had been sold, maybe this is a bid to reposition her prior to handing over. Strange that cruises are been sold into April 2021 though?
  14. Here is a copy of the letter. My TA has emailed Costa. Nothing to report so far.
  15. This one is new one for us, we received a letter from Costa informing us of ship change next year. Originally booked on the Costa Fortuna November 14, 2020 for 14 nights (B2B cruises). It’s only been booked since July and we had real issues with available cabins to UK customers but eventually settled on one that would probably be OK. While we have no issue with the ship change, in fact it’s probably a better option as they are changing it to the Mediterranea which has one of our favourite layouts. What we do have a problem with is we have a 10 day window to cancel or agree but with no option to select a cabin. Effectively we would be agreeing to the change but downgrading to guaranteed cabin. No mention of OBC or any other compensatory offering. I am not happy with the situation and am currently working with our TA to try and find a way forward. If it can’t be done we are going to cancel which is a real shame as we were looking forward to taking another longer cruise on Costa.
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