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About ludoernie

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  1. ludoernie

    Harwich to Heathrow

    I live about 10 miles from Harwich, whenever we have to catch a flight out of Heathrow before 1 pm we usually stay the night before, if travelling to Heathrow by car you would need to travel down the A12 (worst road in England and the M25 2nd worst road) and if you use the trains on a Sunday you would not make it on time. Enjoy London for the day! Lesley :o
  2. ludoernie

    Bon Voyage List

    [quote name='newport dave']Newport Dave (David) - 7 July 2011 P&O Arcadia - The Baltics Clio1610 (Di) - 9th July 2011 Independence of the Seas - Italian Med Cruiser1955 (Jon) - 21 July 2011 - Arcadia - Fjords & Spizbergen Gilpet (Gill) - 6 August 2011 - Independence of the Seas - Italian Med Host EJNutz (John) - 31 August 2011 Emerald Princess - The Baltics Tartanexile81 - 2nd September 2011- Azura - Med and Adriatic suekay - 11 September 2011 - Navigator of the Seas - Eastern Med DEEDIA (Diane) 29th September 2011 RCI Explorer of the Seas - NY - Canada New England Jadzhea (jane) 23rd October 2011 - Disney Dream - 4 day Caribbean Whitby Lass (Gay) 23rd October 2011 - Costa Classica - China, Vietnam, Japan Host EJNutz (John) - 29 October 2011 Adventure Of the Seas - Spain/Portugal Peteukmcr - 29 October 2011 - Liberty of the Seas - 14 night Westbound Transatlantic Newport Dave (David) - 4 November 2011 - Celebrity Solstice - 12 night Eastern Med itsybitsy2 (Christine) - 4 November 2011 - Celebrity Solstice - 12 night Western Med Host Elizanessie (Liz) - 6 November 2011 - Navigator of the Seas - Transatlantic Omega1 - 13 November 2011 - Nieuw Amsterdam -B2B Eastern & Western Caribbean Lynnquenby (Lynn) - 18 November 2011 P&O Ventura - Caribbean HostSharon - 21 November 2011 - Oceana - Eastern Med inc. Holy Land, Egypt and Libya !!! Host Elizanessie (Liz) - 21 November 2011 - Majesty of the Seas Host Elizanessie (Liz) - 4 December 2011 Allure of the Seas - Western Caribbean suekay - 5 December 2011 - Brilliance of the Seas - Dubai and the Emirates Cruiser1955 (Jon) - 12 December 2011 - QM2 - Grand Caribbean Celebration Sidari/IslandCruso- 22 December Costa Deliziosa Italian Med inc Libya!! Tartanexile81- 8 January, 2012 - Oceana - Caribbean and USA from Southampton Omega1 - 18 February 2012 - Star Princess - B2B Rio to San Francisco Goldryder (Ally) - 1 May 2012 - Costa Classica - Dubai to Venice AnDeNo.UK- 14 May 2011 Independence of the Seas- Italian Med AnDeNo.UK- 15 April 2012 NCL Star Tampa to NY Host Sharon - 2 May 2012 Adonia to Western Med AnDeNo.UK - 3 May 2012 Jewel of the Seas Eastbound Transatlantic firstevercruise (Vickie) - 02 June 2012 Independence of the Seas - Italian Med Cruiser1955 (Jon) - 3 June 2012 - Arcadia - Baltic Peteukmcr - 23 September 2012 - Allure of the Seas - 7 night Western Caribbean Host Sharon - 25 September 2012 - Oriana Carribean TransAtlantic Host EJNutz (John) - 14 October 2012 Jewel of the Seas - Canada/New England Cruiser1955 (Jon) - 5 November 2012 - Arcadia - Eastern Med Goldryder (Ally) - 21 December 2012 - Costa Deliziosa - Mediterranean Christmas Host Sharon- 30 December 2012 - Oceana New Year's Eve Party Cruise Cruiser1955 (Jon) - 6 January 2013 - Queen Elizabeth - New Zealand 91 nights[/quote] Ludoernie - (Lesley) - 22 September 2012 - Celebrity Millennium - Panama Canal
  3. [quote name='Mikeb123']Hi Lesley, I am taking the RCCL Jewell Transatlantic next Sept and was told by some friends who live in London that Colchester is a very nice place to spend the day before the trip and save some money. We were going to land at Heathrow and take the train to Colchester. I see there is a Holiday Inn and Best Western Inn in Colchester. We wanted to visit some of the sights in town. Is it easy to get around? Are taxi's easy to hail and how much does it cost. Which hotel is reasonably priced and located within walking distance of the best places to visit. I was hoping to keep the hotel cost around 80-125 pounds for the night.[/quote] Hi Mike You can see most of Colchester on foot the best place to stay for location is the Best Western The George Hotel (Old Coaching House) never stayed myself but have had a drink and dinner in there bar and resturant its right on the high street not sure of cost - but the castle is only a few minutes walk easy enough to get a taxi from the station to Hotel should only cost around £6.00. Nice place to visit is the Tymperlys Clock Museum (all in walking distance) they have clocks from the 18th and 19th centry its free entry also Hollytrees museum (home life in Colchester over 300 years) Hollytrees is next to the Castle its also free entry, The Castle will cost you £4.90 per person they have artifacts from the roman invasion and a lot about the Civil War hope this helps let me know if you need any more info and i will try to help Lesley
  4. ludoernie

    Rental car, Harwich, England

    bobthek There are no car hire companies in Harwich, the nearest is Colchester about 20 min away (where i live) I have checked for you and enterprise.com will pick you up from the port and drop you off if you wish or you can leave the car at any of there offices in england there local telephone no. is 01206 871574 (from usa i think its 044 1206 871574) - hope this helps Lesley
  5. [quote name='ollienbertsmum']As we took the train journey to my family in Nottingham, we passed some lovely looking countryside. I mean, it is Constable country and Gainsborough was born near there - there was a super looking cathedral - I think it was Bury St Edmunds, there is Clacton on Sea - a typical English seaside resort - any CCers live near there and say that it is worth the short taxi trip ? There must be some way of getting a good guided tour of the area. Colchester is one of the first Roman towns in England, that has to be interesting. London is not the only part of England that is worth a visit. Try [URL]http://www.expedia.com/daily/cruise/geo/ports.asp?tiid=602460[/URL] for lots of information about the area - I wish I had found it 12 months ago ![/quote] Hi I live in Colchester which is only 10 min train ride - Come and visit us we have a norman castle and the roman wall and lots of other interesting places to visit - plenty of tea rooms - as some one who lives near i would not go to clacton (sorry to those who live there) its a bit run down now also you can get to dedham - flatford mill (Constable) and also lavenham is worth a visit - when are you docking in Harwich? Lesley
  6. ludoernie

    From Harwich, which is easier...

    We live 15 min from Harwich and we would go for the Heathrow flight - the traffic can be quite bad on the A12 (the major route from Harwich to the Motorways) even on a Saturday what with check in times to get the gatwick flight is pushing it a bit why give yourselves headache - more relax to go for the heathrow flight - have a great cruise and when you past Colchester shout us a Hello Lesley
  7. ludoernie

    Hawaii on Radiance

    Hi We did this cruise sept 06 - if you plan right you can see most of Oahu in the day - we hired a car only cost us £54.00 a mini bus will pick you up from the pier and take you to there offices, driving over there is easy, you can print off driving trips on the internet, and the road trip will take you all around the island in about 6 hours great if you never been before Have a great time Lesley
  8. ludoernie

    UK Cruisers-with regard Fuel Surcharge

    Hi all Thanks for all the info i am new to these boards - I have been readng about how the US get price drops didn't know until now that it works in the uk too will keep a eye on the prices fo our cruise on the RC web site Thanks again
  9. ludoernie

    City Tours of New York

    Hi we are also crusing with RCI on Exploer of the Sea next November, so far no luck with city excursion from RCI they seam to have this tour for other deprture ports but not Cape Liberty have been looking into private tour from NY limo company - if I have any luck will let you know - when do you sail?