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About nightingalegirl

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    Taking "adventures" with our grandchildren
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess,HAL, RC-
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe and Asia

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  1. Thanks so much for this follow up info. Will see what we can organize. Your pictures and info are invaluable. Avril
  2. Your time in Muscat sounds wonderful. Can you please tell us what the tour company’s name was as I would like to follow up with them for our trip in November. Thanks for your wonderful insight in Petra as well! Avril
  3. Thank you so much for the suggestion! Did you use this company with other CC members in a group or just yourselves? I will send an enquire as I don’t see prices listed on their website. Thanks again! Avril
  4. We are going to be there in November 2019 and I am looking at options for a tour company. Checking out the above tour for6 hours with Mohammed. Anyone used the company and/or the tour guide? Any guidance would be helpful. Other options? Thanks for help. Avril
  5. We are going to be there on the Sapphire Princess on Nov 28. I know there are listings on Viator but I would prefer dealing with a particular company rather than an umbrella group. We would really appreciate any advise from fellow members. We will be in port from 7am to 4pm. Thanks for any info you can provide. Avril
  6. Yes but wanted to hear from other CC members who had used this Company before as a verification. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  7. We are going to Casablanca in a couple of weeks and are considering taking a free walking tour with above company. Have good reviews. Any feedback would be helpful regarding sights and the company. Thanks Sent from my iPad using Forums
  8. Thanks so much! One less thing to pack! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  9. Is the self serve laundromat still free on the ship? Will take my own soap but want to verify machines are free as they were a couple of years ago. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  10. Princess does not host Meet and Greets per say. Usually it is someone on the Roll Call for the specific cruise who will take the lead,contact Princess HO,arrange for a space,ie a lounge or room,and if you are lucky Princess will provide complimentary coffee or tea. When the meeting is arranged quite often officers or other staff will come for a short while to chat. It depends on the captain how long they stay. If he is outgoing and passenger friendly he stays longer. Check your roll call. Avril Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. Slight correction! It is Southern Railway not Southwestern! Oops! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  12. A couple of thoughts. Have landed at Gatwick several times and love it. Much easier than Heathrow. But—— I think it will be nip and tuck to make it in time for the 14:09 Train. By the time you get off the plane , collect your luggage ,get through customs and get to the platform. You will be watching your watch! Also another caveat, the railway is Southwestern who have been in a legal strike position for a few years and they are known for taking strike action with little notice,usually the day of. We got caught with 5£ tickets we couldn’t use due to sudden strike action and ended up on the bus. Our friend who lives just north of Southampton warned us to be cautious if taking the train for this trip in June. And we hadn’t asked! We are planning to take the bus when we take our trip just in case. Check out the bus schedule, National Express as there are usually choices of time. They are frequent. Good luck with whatever your choice ends up to be! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  13. So sorry Craig! I am so sorry! Had a senior moment! Really looking forward to our day together and other fun on our trip together. And I promise I will never call you Wayne again!!!! Avril Sent from my iPad using Forums
  14. Already booked a few weeks ago. All is well! She was very good getting back to me. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  15. I am back! I agree with everyone’s comments re costs and the reasons for doing whatever you’re doing. We are also taking private tours plus driving with Wayne in a car rental. We plan to walk in some places but are still making plans. In general we we do private tours on all our trips. I agree that the costs on this trip are much higher than we usually encounter but we really want to do this itinerary and we want to see as much as possible therefore we have to close our eyes and dive in! In general we like the private tours because there are fewer people and we can control the itinerary more easily. More touring,less shopping stops. We are really looking forward to spending two weeks with all the folks on the roll call. It will e so much fun! Sent from my iPad using Forums
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