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  1. also live in small village in North East-this weather is so unusually sunny-thank goodness we have a garden can self isolate in
  2. I have used SPB tours in past and several other St Petersburg companies offer tour packages in other Baltic ports however in todays uncertain travel times check cancellation policy
  3. we were due to do our first Cunard cruise in July-transatlantic on QM2 but cancelled before final payment we have been self isolating for over a week as my husband has compromised immune system However I have to go out every few days for fresh provisions as online supermarket delivery spots are impossible to find! working from home and husband on long term sick after stroke last year[unrelated to immune system problem] but hey life goes on and cruise critic is one of the ways to do it-thank you for all the funny posts-even from some posters who didn't mean to provide humour!
  4. oh thank you John bull and sddsdean for your humour in these trying times
  5. can well recommend Dorset day trips with Daren and his VW camper van Snowy had a great time touring all over Dorset with cruise port pick up and drop off book with him directly-unfortunately trip advisor trying to squeeze extra money out of local operators by asking extra to book via them and implying they are recommended way to go http://dorsetdaytrips.co.uk/
  6. you need to visit Venice for a day to see if it is worth a return visit personally we find the place over ated but if we had not been would have always wondered the joy of cruising for us is visiting several destinations for a taster to see if we would return some have been surprises-both pleasant and not so
  7. personally have never felt the urge to climb tower-apparently inner steps not easy being there first thing before crowds descend and getting photos of outside then off to rest of sightseeing would be my vote
  8. yes that approach is what we do for all ports but especially St Petersburg we have visited twice first time we used Anastasia for 3 of us second time TJ for 5 of us-both times went with the company most responsive to our mobility needs
  9. shorebee are a third party operator ie they don't run tours themselves but contract with local companies so quality may be variable the "water taxi" I think refers to a local boat operator who runs largish boats from jetty at Fira over to Oia transport back usually by bus to top of cliff so you have to take cable car or walk down donkey path They don't leave until they have a full boat so you could be waiting a while if you are one of first ones on
  10. rang Cunard today original flight was Virgin 9pm flight but premium economy fully booked however they offered us alternative flight on British Airways at same time and £250 pp for upgrade to premium economy or world traveller plus decided was worth it for chance to actually stand a chance to sleep on overnight flight in more comfortable seat with foot rest of course if they decided to upgrade us at no extra cost to business class with the lie flat beds I wouldn't object!!!
  11. I'd recommend Corfu taxi tours for a trip over the centre and to the other coast for some dramatic scenery However that could take up most of the 3 hours What do you want out of the beach stop? To sunbathe/go in water that is going to eat into your time and waste of money when you are paying for the taxi time by the hour I presume you have a decent amount of time in port so would suggest being dropped off at a local beach at end of tour
  12. thanks we booked direct with Cunard on their telephone line I need to ring anyway to check they received the wheelchair assistance forms for my husband
  13. we have include air back to uk presently at 9pm from JFK to Heathrow 9pm economy on virgin atlantic cant see online option to upgrade do we have to ring them?
  14. https://www.hittheroadmadeira.com/ Slyfox this is the company we used
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