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Balloon Man

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    South West UK
  • Interests
    Cruising and flying
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Regent, Oceania and Azamara ... so far
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    South Pacific

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  1. Balloon Man

    Just Back From a Nile Cruise: Time for a Comeback?

    Great advert for Egypt but nothing about the ship. This Is Cruise Critic.
  2. Balloon Man

    Port Check-in (Sint Maarten)

    Hello Kamfish642. We will be getting off as you are getting on. Pre cruise we are staying at Divi Little Bay for two nights.
  3. Balloon Man

    Sweepstake

    I look forward to them targeting the audience here in the UK.
  4. Balloon Man

    Sweepstake

    I fully understand the problems national laws present but sorry, but if they can't include all their customers then they shouldn't offer it to any. We are all - as in the world - paying for their marketing through the bookings we make. Some people might consider it racist! After all, if you're not American or Canadian ....
  5. Balloon Man

    Sweepstake

    Why has Seabourn excluded most of the world from taking part and winning a holiday? We are not second class passengers. Why treat us like this?
  6. Balloon Man

    Can RSSC or SS hold a candle?

    Having sailed all three lines (and many more) I rate Regent first, SS second and Seabourn third. Not that I found that much difference between them. The food selection on Regent is outstanding. The dining room on Seabourn Odyssey is soulless.
  7. Try Regent. Best menu selection of any top cruise line, and we've been on them all. A whole page of 'always availables' with maybe half a dozen dishes of the day. As for the actual food itself, on Regent just like any ship it can vary day to day. One of my fondest food memories was on Azamara several years ago when the captain carved the suckling pig at lunchtime. It was delicious - and he was generous.
  8. Balloon Man

    Seabourn, Blenheim Palace Dinner.

    My wife, Lady Maria, says we have been slighted by the lack of an invitation and we are no longer to give them the pleasure of our money. I'm frightened to reminder her we are booked on Seabourn again in January.
  9. Balloon Man

    Seabourn versus Regent

    I'm a picky eater. Regent dinner menu best everyday and today only choices of any I have ever seen, and that includes Seabourn, Crystal and Silversea.
  10. Balloon Man

    Marco Polo for Sale

    I read earlier on this thread that a company had been interested in buying MP to turn it into an old folks' home. We booked our cruise on MP because we had been told it was just that, but with different scenery every day!
  11. Balloon Man

    Marco Polo for Sale

    We are booked on her 14 April, 2020 from Bristol around the British Isles!
  12. Balloon Man

    Royal Caribbean to invest in Silversea Cruises.

    Oh dear. Another line to be downgraded? Probably. We will see as we have enjoyed Silversea.
  13. Balloon Man

    Edge Reveal Comments 2/28/18

    Eden restaurant: wonder what the dress code is?
  14. Balloon Man

    Not good first impressions

    You can take as much wine and spirits (and presumably water!) as you wish on-board Cunard for private consumption in your cabin. Did it last month: two bottles of whisky and eight bottles of wine for a 14 day cruise. Had to buy more :loudcry::loudcry::loudcry:
  15. Balloon Man

    Recent Seabourn Air experience?

    Will be on Odyssey next January in the Caribbean. Seabourn's business class fare was over £7,000 for two people from London to St Maarten on American via New York. Air France via Paris for two - £4,086. And a shorter flight. Pays to shop around.
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