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  1. This was one of the best arrivals in port that we have ever experienced as we sailed into Palma, Majorca for a lunchtime arrival. The ship's orchestra and band combined with a fantastic concert of Glenn Miller era music in perfect weather. Certainly a day of outstanding memories!
  2. We totally agree that prices have tumbled. After our early P&O cruises we tried Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where they offered free flights to Miami on a brand new ship , Sovereign of the Seas with private facilities. It seemed bizarre at the time that it was cheaper than a cruise from Southampton, but they were just trying to break into the British market then. So we ended up with free BA flights to Miami, pre-cruise hotel and transfers and post cruise day-room for less than P&O prices for a very basic cabin.
  3. Hi Lois Thanks for all your positive comments about this cruise. I have lots more videos on my YouTube channel from various years and cruise lines. I started this project during the lockdown absence from cruising so that I can relive my cruise memories easily without searching out DVDs. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbYW-Y1IjRSD9MECilTBG5A My current project is a 2014 Seabourn Sojourn cruise from Athens to Monte Carlo, with a classical concert in Ephesus and also a 2013 Cunard Queen Victoria Princess Grill Baltic cruise including St. Petersbur
  4. The final port of this cruise and disembarkation in Venice is now on YouTube. It includes the early morning arrival into Venice, a short walk into St Marks Square, and the water taxi transfer to Marco Polo Airport.
  5. The final port of this cruise, La Coruna, is now on YouTube. It includes a short walk around the city on a rainy and blustery morning, then back onboard for an early lunch in the Saffron Restaurant. Also shows sailing home across a choppy Bay of Biscay, dinner in the Epicurean Restaurant, as well as some photos around the ship.
  6. That's an amazing experience and memory, Valfan. It's funny what you can put up with when you're young and just excited to be on a cruise like we were in those good old days. But don't think we could manage bunk beds now!!!
  7. Hi Lois This was an appetiser on the Atlantide dinner menu - Vegetable Vol au Vent as seen in this photo
  8. Our day in the port of Dubrovnik is now posted on YouTube, including a walk around the picturesque city, followed by poolside lunch on board. Then evening dining in Atlantide Restuarant and poolside entertainment with Death by Chocolate Buffet.
  9. One of our first cruises was on board Canberra in 1991 which we loved, despite having bunk beds and a bathroom down the corridor!!! In the recently enforced absence of cruising I decided to resurrect my videos, edit them and post on YouTube to avoid the need to search out DVDs, and so that I could relive the memories. Part 1 of a Canberra Mediterranean cruise from Southampton, with a rough crossing of the Bay of Biscay before the first port of Gibraltar is now posted -
  10. Thanks mrsgoggins, - you're just so kind. I only started my video project for the personal benefit of not having to search out DVDs to revive my memories until we can cruise again. I'm absolutely amazed that others find them enjoyable. I'm almost ready to post the first part of a Canberra video from 1991 sailing from Southampton with the first stop in Gibraltar.
  11. Thanks emam, glad you enjoyed the video. We always enjoy Cartagena, as it's easy to walk around independently. There's also a lift to the top of the castle with beautiful gardens to walk around which we discovered on a previous cruise..
  12. The next video of this cruise is now on YouTube, - a walk into Cartagena, followed by dining at Sindhu Restaurant, then a day at sea passing Gibraltar and Epicurean restaurant dining, then evening entertainment in Tamarind Club with Glenn Miller Big Band Night.
  13. We believe that there is no reciprocity of loyalty benefits with the two cruise lines. This is what was announced in April 2019 when Project Invictus was unveiled to enhance guests' cruising experience - https://www.silversea.com/about-silversea/press-releases/2019/april/guests-enjoy-unprecedented-luxury.html
  14. Hi again Lois, we've been to Dubrovnik a number of times and we always prefer to explore places independently. So we felt that we'd like something different this time away from the crowds in Dubrovnik. Cavtat is a very small picturesque town and the 45 minute boat journey provides beautiful scenic views close to the coastline along the way. We just wanted a relaxing morning trip, so we walked around the locality and had a drink at a shoreside cafe watching the world go by before returning to the ship for lunch. It was easy to do this independently as the boat left the harbour from
  15. Next part of this cruise, - our morning independent boat trip to Cavtat from Dubrovnik is now uploaded.
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