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  1. Thank you to everyone who has replied. You’ve made me feel calmer about the situation now. We’re off today for the flight and start the cruise the day after we arrive. I’m now really looking forward to it and seeing new places. Have a very Happy Christmas everyone.
  2. Thanks so much to Reina and Lisiamc for your replies. Really appreciate you taking the time to do this. It seems I’m getting myself in a tizz unnecessarily (hope so). Decided I won’t take the tramadol but will need the co codamol to keep on top of the pain. I’ve got a list of my medications from the GP surgery and the prescription part for reordering. I couldn’t get copies of the prescriptions themselves, so these will have to do. Thanks again for your help and I hope my stress levels go down enough for me to start looking forward to the flight and cruise. Happy Christmas to you all too.
  3. Thanks so much for your reply. I hope I’m just getting stressed for nothing. Really apreciate you taking the time Aus Traveller to reply. Happy cruising.
  4. Thank you for your reply Aus Traveller. Much appreciated. May I ask if you declared the fish oil supplements on the “landing card” as a food item? Thank you.
  5. Going on the South America cruise on Star next week and really looking forward to it. Flying into Santiago airport from UK and was getting packed today when it struck me that I need to take my prescribed co- codamol tablets with me (along with blood pressure, migraine, anti emetics and epi pens) and they may not be allowed. I’m also prescribed Tramadol for night time, but have read lots of negative stuff about these being brought in, and I can manage without these until I get home. I’ve been searching for hours trying to find whether I’ll be ok bringing these into Chile via customs and to the cruise. I’ve left it far too late now (kicking myself big time) to get a letter from my GP, but will try to get copies of prescriptions tom. Has anyone experience of taking these types of medications through the Santiago customs? My DH takes COD liver oil capsules, echanacia and St John’s Wort, and we wondered if they will be allowed or not? Alollogies for asking this as it’s not technically a “cruise” question, but I’m now getting stressed just before our cruise. You don’t need to tell me that I should have sorted this out sooner, as I know I’m an idiot for not, but there’s been so much bad stuff happening to us recently that I’ve been distracted and just ever gave it a thought Thank you.
  6. Yes was same cost for economy for standard seats. Extra leg room ones cost more. Sorry can’t remember the exact cost but think it’s around £60pp each way. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Booked premium economy for a BA scheduled flight as part of a cruise package. Had to pay the total flight costs when seats released (in order to book specific seats), we also then had to pay extra to book the seats. I get stressed flying and as I want to be sure that we’re sitting together and where, I pay for the privilege. It seems to be the way of the world me that where they can get more money out of folks they will. For peace of mind I’ll pay it even if I’m not too happy about it. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. Could you perhaps consider going somewhere else rather than Hawaii that has less sea days? What about the Caribbean? That way your teens have lots of port days to go to the beach or whatever and lovely weather to have fun in. We did the Hawaii Xmas and new year cruise a few years ago and although I enjoyed it, it was far too many sea days for me and it was too cool and too windy to get much use out of the balcony. We’ve also done the Caribbean quite a few times at the same time of year and it’s hot & sunny, and there will possibly be more teens on board for yours to mix with. Hope you don’t mind me suggesting this. Just a thought. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. Always available Creme Brûlée. Alfredo’s pizza. Fettuccini Alfredo. Pina colada soup. IC. Volcano. Nice staff. Nice atmosphere. Bigger balconies (some ships C deck). Mix of passengers. Just a few of my thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. We stayed in the Holiday Inn in The Rocks. There’s a roof top pool (we didn’t use it) but the view from the roof is fantastic. Overlooks the Opera House and the Bridge. A sight I’ll always remember. Hotel was good too although it was a few years ago we were there. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Ask the steward when you get on board but be prepared to wait until the next day to receive one, as they’re laundered between cruises. They’re not brilliant but better than nothing. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Im so glad there are people who love CB as much as me! However I hope you’re not all on the same cruise as me as there may be none left for me to indulge my favourite every evening. [emoji568] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. I’m another vote for the return trip. I’d be super excited going out (taking into account the wedding and the anticipation of the fab holiday / honeymoon). When you come to the end of your trip (which I’m sure will be fab), it could almost feel like an anti-climax, and you’re having to face the long plane trip home. So if I then had the super duper upgraded seats, I’d be looking forward to the return flight rather than looking at it as something to get through in order to get home. Hope this makes sense. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. Oops serves me right for not checking text! Agree it would be Crime Brûlée if they did take it away from being always available. Thanks for everyone’s replies. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. Thanks so much Fishywood. Didn’t see that thread but will go and look for it. Thanks again and great to know. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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